Making games is difficult work. Below you’ll find a list of resources that help us keep going when we get stuck. Sometimes digital resources aren’t enough and you need help from a real person.

That’s where we come in!

Come to one of our coworking events if you need help from another game maker. Or check out our list of local freelancers if  you need help outside your skillset.

We are always looking to add more people to our list of Flyover Freelancers. Please check out our Freelancers page if you are looking for an opportunity to help make games happen!

Game Engines

Unity – Popular 2D and 3D game engine.

Puzzle Script – Open-source HTML5 puzzle game engine

Game Maker – Variable amounts of coding required, Game Maker is a good entry-level game engine. The original Spelunky was made on this. 

Scratch – Small, Simple, and Fun. Very friendly for beginners. HatLight was made using scratch.

Construct – Similar to Game Maker, it’s a good way to start game development.

Superpowers – 2D and 3D open source game engine.

TwineFor making interactive, nonlinear stories!

Art Tools

Gimp – A free open source art program that’s similar to Photoshop. – Similar to Gimp, Windows only.

Blender – Free and open source, Blender is a 3D modeling program.

Let’s Make Some Gifs! – Tutorials on various GIF making procedures.

Audio Tools

FamiTracker – A tracker that restricts you to the limitations of the NES hardware. Windows only.

MilkyTracker – MilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.

BFXR – A small sound effect generator.

SFXR – A small sound effect generator. Originally made for Ludum Dare 10.