there is a plethora of free programs you can use for your mobile app game development, and this list is far from complete (it’s not even a list really, only two programs). Access to game tools in general and free ones in particular has never been greater. It seems weird that we only use two such tools, when there is so many to choose from.
But that – I guess – comes with the fact that our first game DIGGER is designed to be simplistic and minimalistic…
Unity is a tool specifically designed for game development – and oh boy it is good! It takes a bit to get into it but once the switch flips you’re in. 🙂 As yBYTE (our coder) has a lot of experience in C# programming the development part is fairly easy for him.
This tool comes with a passionate and very helpful community. Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with all the upgrades. We also use Unity for the animation of our characters.
For our first game DIGGER we use Inkscape to design and create vector graphics. (Oh the secret is out, DIGGER is 2D!). We just started using Inkscape, and if you never have used similar programs before it can be a bit intimidating. But there are so many free tutorials out there and with a bit of practice everyone gets into it.
Other programs we might use for future games include Qubicle (a program to design 3D elements) and Harmony (software for drawing and animating characters). Those programs are not for free, and that’s why we decided against it for now. DIGGER is a leisure time project and not designed to make a lot of money. If it does however, we might buy these goodies in the future.
Have a great day everyone!