Assets Tool List



1 month ago


Every game needs its own assets, and everyone knows that, and to make those assets you need some tools. That's why you should consider picking the best utilities! (Note: feel free to suggests new tools to add to this list because it's far from being finished. Also, I bet Rodot will make an original version of this page. If it's true I'll delete mine.)

Sound and Music

  • Bosca Ceoil Great tool for making music. It has some chiptune options too If you want to make an 8-bit like music. [Free]
  • ChipTone One of the best chip sound generator. It's simple to use and way more complex than srfx. [Free, Online]
  • Audacity The good old audacity! You can also use it to downgrade your sound to a format readable by the Gamebuino META. [Free]

Sprites, Tiles and ART

  • Photoshop Incredible but expensive, if you have the means to buy it, I would recommend it. [Paid]
  • Piskel The #1 free pixel art tool! It can do animated sprites, it's open source... It's perfect! [Free, Online & Offline]
  • Aseprite *Added by SiegfriedCroes* Does all the stuff Piskel do but with way more functions to it. "It's totally worth the 10€" [Paid, Offline]
  • Gimp Can be used to convert PNGs to BMP [Free]

Gamebuino Related Tools

  • PNG to code Convert images to "flash" code lines. [Free, Online]
  • Gamebuino Tool Coming soon, a simple tool that I'm working on. It alows you to convert select parts of the image to multiple code images or one spritesheet. You can also chose to use a custom palette or the RGB565 mode. It can also help you make tile maps using the images you converted. [Free]

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NEW 4 weeks ago

Just to note for the Pskel desktop application if you have an Antivirus. BitDefender flags it as Malware for some reason.

I downloaded it right off the site.

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