Game Developer Resources

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2D Animation Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
ShoeBoxWindows, Machttp://renderhjs.net/shoebox/Free
SpriterWindows, Mac, Linuxhttps://brashmonkey.com/Paid

2D Texture Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
Pix PlantWindows, Machttps://www.pixplant.com/Paid

3D Animation Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
Anim8orWindowshttp://www.anim8or.com/Free
Motion BuilderWindows http://www.autodesk.com/products/motionbuilder/overviewPaid

3D Modeling Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
3D CoatWindows, Mac, Linux http://3dcoat.com/home/Paid
3DS MaxWindowshttp://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/Paid
BlenderWindows, Mac, Linuxhttps://www.blender.org/Free
Lightwave 3DWindows, Machttps://www.lightwave3d.com/Paid
MayaWindows, Machttp://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/Paid
ModoWindows, Mac https://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/modo/Paid
SiloWindows, Machttp://nevercenter.com/silo/Paid
SketchupWindows, Machttp://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-makeFree

3D Painting Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
Crack ArtWindows http://crackart.org/Free
MariWindows, Mac, Linuxhttps://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/mari/Paid
Poly UnwrapperWindowshttp://www.polytools3d.com/polyunwrapper/index.htmlPaid
Substance PainterWindows, Mac, Linuxhttps://www.allegorithmic.com/products/substance-painterPaid

3D Sculpting Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
Blacksmith 3DWindows, Mac http://www.blacksmith3d.com/Paid
TopogunWindows, Mac, Linuxhttp://www.topogun.com/

Code Editor

TitleNotesLinkCost
AtomWindowshttps://atom.io/ Free
CodaMachttps://panic.com/coda/Paid
Notepad++Windowshttp://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Free
SublimetextWindows, Mac, Linuxhttp://www.sublimetext.com/ Free
TextWranglerMachttp://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/ Free

Drawing Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
AlchemyWindows, Mac, Linuxhttp://al.chemy.org/Free

Game Engines

TitleNotesLinkCost
App Game KitWindows http://www.appgamekit.com/Paid
Cocos2DWindows, Machttp://www.cocos2d-x.org/Free
Construct 2Windowshttps://www.scirra.com/construct2Free/Paid
Corona SDKAndroid, iOS, Kindle, Nookhttp://www.coronalabs.comFree
CryEngineWindowshttps://www.cryengine.com/Free/Paid
Game GuruWindowshttps://www.game-guru.com/Paid
GameMaker: StudioWindows, Machttp://www.yoyogames.comFree
GamesaladiOS, Mac, Windows, Webhttp://www.gamesalad.com/creatorFree
Godot EngineWindows, Mac, Linuxhttp://www.godotengine.org/Free
HeroEngineWindows, Mac, Linux http://www.heroengine.com/Free/Paid
MonoGameAndroid, iOS, Linux, Mac, PS Mobile, Raspberry Pi, Web, Windows 8, Windows Phonehttp://www.monogame.netFree
PhaserWeb http://www.photonstorm.com/phaserFree
Pico-8Windows, Mac, Linuxhttp://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.phpFree
PlayCanvasWebhttp://www.playcanvas.comFree
Project AnarchyAndroid, iOS, PC, Tizenhttp://www.projectanarchy.comFree
RPG MakerWindowshttp://www.rpgmakerweb.com/Paid
StencylWebhttp://www.stencyl.comFree
Torque 2D/3DWindowshttp://www.garagegames.com/Paid
TurbulenzWeb http://biz.turbulenz.com/developersFree
Unity 3DAndroid, BlackBerry, iOS, Linux, Mac, PS3, PS4, Web, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Onehttp://www.unity3d.comFree
Unreal EngineWindowshttps://www.unrealengine.com/Free

Image Editing Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
AcornMac http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/Paid
ArtRageWindows, Machttps://www.artrage.com/Paid
GimpWindows, Mac, Linuxhttp://www.gimp.org/Free
KritaWindows, Linuxhttps://krita.org/en/Free
PainterWindows, Machttp://www.painterartist.com/Paid
PixelmatorMachttp://www.pixelmator.com/mac/Paid
PixiaWindowshttp://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/Free
PixlrBrowser Basedhttps://pixlr.com/Free

Pixel Art Tools

TitleNotesLinkCost
AsepriteWindows, Machttp://www.aseprite.org/Paid
GraphicsGaleWindowshttps://graphicsgale.com/us/index.htmlPaid
PickleWindows, Machttp://www.pickleeditor.com/Paid
PiqBrowser Basedhttp://piq.codeus.net/ Free
PiskelBrowser Based http://www.piskelapp.com/ Free
ProMotionWindowshttp://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/index.phpPaid
Pyxel EditWindows, Machttp://pyxeledit.com/Paid

Project Management Tools

TitleLinkCost
Asanahttps://asana.com/Free/Paid
Google Docshttps://www.google.com/intl/en/docs/about/index.htmlFree/Paid
Google Hangoutshttps://hangouts.google.com/Free
Hip Chathttps://www.hipchat.com/Free/Paid
Planhttps://plan.io/Free/Paid
Slackhttps://slack.com/Free/Paid
Target Processhttps://www.targetprocess.com/Free/Paid
Teamworkhttps://www.teamwork.com/Free/Paid
Trellohttps://trello.com/Free/Paid