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18th Sep 2020

What does a Director in VR games do?

How do you become a Director for VR games? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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18th Sep 2020

What does an Economist in games do?

How do you become an Economist for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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18th Sep 2020

Announcing Side Quest with Codemasters

Get involved with the Side Quest challenge in partnership with Codemasters!

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18th Sep 2020

What does a Performance Marketing Lead in games do?

How do you become a Performance Marketing Lead for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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18th Sep 2020

What does an Economist in games do?

How do you become an Economist for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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17th Sep 2020

What does a Gameplay Programmer in games do?

How do you become a Gameplay Programmer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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16th Sep 2020

What does a Playtester in games do?

How do you become a Playtester for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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14th Sep 2020

What does a PR Manager in games do?

How do you become a PR Manager for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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14th Sep 2020

Best Practices For Getting a Job in Game Audio

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14th Sep 2020

Best Practices For Getting a Job in Game Art

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14th Sep 2020

What does a Studio Manager in games do?

How do you become a Studio Manager for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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10th Sep 2020

What does a DevOps Engineer in games do?

How do you become a DevOps Engineer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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10th Sep 2020

What does a Chief Operating Officer in games do? Interview with Gemma Johnson-Brown, COO at Dovetail Games & Ambassador Director at Women in Games

How do you become a Chief Operating Officer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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10th Sep 2020

What does a Creative Director in games do?

How do you become a Creative Director for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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10th Sep 2020

What does a Senior Producer in games do? Interview with Teressa Wright, Netspeak Games

How do you become a Senior Producer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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5th Sep 2020

Official Women in Games Jam 2020

Side Quest this month is partnering with Women in Games and Sledgehammer Games!

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4th Sep 2020

What does a Video Producer in games do? Interview with Ellen Causey, GamesRadar

How do you become a Video Producer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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3rd Sep 2020

What does an Esports Team Owner in games do? Interview with Jayda Schroepfer

How do you become an Esports Team Owner for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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3rd Sep 2020

What does a Level Designer in games do? Interview with Jonathon Wilson, Hangar 13 Games

How do you become a Level Designer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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3rd Sep 2020

What does a Project Manager in games do? Interview with Charlie Coler, Studio Gobo

How do you become a Project Manager for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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1st Sep 2020

John Beech on the future of Dreams

Media Molecule's Senior Principal Designer talks us through the creation and ambitions of Dreams on PS4

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25th Aug 2020

What does a Concept Artist in games do? Interview with Mel Cummings

How do you become a Concept Artist for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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25th Aug 2020

What does a UI Designer in games do? Interview with Fey Vercuiel, Studio Gobo

How do you become a UI Designer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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24th Aug 2020

What does a Community Manager in games do? Interview with Grace Carroll, Creative Assembly

How do you become a Community Manager for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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19th Aug 2020

Results Day: Your passion drives your career, not your grades.

Let these games industry professionals reassure you that you can make your own path

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19th Aug 2020

What does a Business Development Manager in games do?

How do you become a Business Development Manager for videogames?

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18th Aug 2020

What does a Gameplay Designer in games do? Interview with Karoline Forsberg, nDreams

How do you become a Gameplay Designer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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17th Aug 2020

What does a Community Director in games do? Interview with Victoria Tran, Kitfox

How do you become a Community Director for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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16th Aug 2020

What does a Concept Artist in games do? Interview with Anna Hollinrake, Mediatonic Games

How do you become a Concept Artist for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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16th Aug 2020

Creating your Games Industry Portfolio

Get started building a portfolio for your dream games job

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12th Aug 2020

What does an Esports Host in games do? Interview with Frankie Ward

How do you become an Esports Host in gaming? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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12th Aug 2020

Games Modding – Why you should do it

Tim Hoban and Scott Reismanis of Mod.io explain modding and how you can get started

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12th Aug 2020

What does a Community Assistant in games do? Interview with Daniel Cosgrove, nDreams

How do you become a Community Assistant for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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11th Aug 2020

Get Started in Gamemaking with the Core Game Dev Bootcamp

Learn game development from the experts in this free one-month course

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17th Jul 2020

What does a Composer in games do? Interview with Joris de Man, Composer and Sound Designer

How do you become a Composer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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15th Jul 2020

What does an Associate Producer in games do? Interview with Emily Sheraton, Cloud Imperium Games

How do you become an Associate Producer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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15th Jul 2020

You Are a Games Designer: Part II

2nd installement of our game design workshop for begginers

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15th Jul 2020

You Are a Games Designer: Part III

3rd installement of our paper prototyping games design workshop series

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15th Jul 2020

What does an Animator in games do? Interview with Rachel Senior, Wargaming UK

How do you become an Animator for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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15th Jul 2020

What does an Engine Programmer in games do? Interview with Timea Tabori, Rockstar Games

How do you become an Engine Programmer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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15th Jul 2020

How do you become a Graphics Programmer?

Howard tells us his journey to becoming a top graphics programmer for one of the UK's largest studios...

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13th Jul 2020

What does a VFX Artist in games do? Interview with Lloyd Knott, Rockstar Games

How do you become a VFX Artist for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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12th Jul 2020

What does a Studio Assistant in games do? Interview with Tacita French, Studio Gobo

How do you become a Studio Assistant for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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7th Jul 2020

You are a games designer - workshop

A 4-part workshop for new games designers created with games design residents at the V&A Museum in London

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7th Jul 2020

What does a Head of Talent in games do? Interview with Guy DeRosa, Studio Gobo and Electric Square

How do you become a Head of Talent for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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22nd Jun 2020

How to generate amazing ideas for games...

A breakdown of simple tools and strategies to help you develop great game ideas on a regular basis.

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29th May 2020

Trello

Trello is a platform for managing tasks in a project, either on your own or in a team.

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29th May 2020

Unity

Unity is a popular 3D game engine for making PC, VR, console, and mobile games that’s free for personal use.

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29th May 2020

Unigene

A Russian game engine that can also be used for simulations and data visualisation.

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29th May 2020

Twine

Twine is a free tool for creating interactive stories and branching narratives.

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29th May 2020

Wwise

End to end audio solution used by most AAA games studios

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29th May 2020

Vertex Meadow

Vertex Meadow is a tool that turns 2D images into explorable 3D terrain.

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29th May 2020

Unreal

Unreal is a popular 3D game engine for making PC, VR, console, and mobile games that’s free for personal use.

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28th May 2020

sok-worlds

sok-worlds is a playful tool for making and exploring 3D collage games.

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28th May 2020

sok-stories

sok-stories is a playful tool for making and exploring small 2D worlds.

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28th May 2020

JSFXR

Jsfxr is a website that generates free sound effects for your game.

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28th May 2020

SFX Buzz

SFX Buzz is a library of free sound effects including instrumentals.

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28th May 2020

Sketchup

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program that you can use to make objects for your game.

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28th May 2020

Stencyl

Stencyl is a game-maker that lets you create Flash games for free or desktop/mobile games with a paid account.

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28th May 2020

Solar2D

Open source game engine based on Lua, with foundation on the Corona SDK game engine.

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28th May 2020

Tinychoice

Tinychoice is a simple tool for making small text games in HTML.

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28th May 2020

Tracery

Tracery is a simple tool and language to generate text for bots, games, and stories.

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28th May 2020

Super Game Asset

Super Game Asset is a library of free and paid assets you could download and use in your games.

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28th May 2020

What does a 3D Character Artist in games do? Interview with Shayleen Hulbert, Freelancer

How do you become a 3D Character Artist for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

Substance Painter

Designed with one specific job in mind, to professionally texture your 3D assets.

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28th May 2020

What does a Systems Designer in games do? Interview with Victoria Boyce, Rebellion

How do you get into system designing for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

What does a UX Designer in games do? Interview with Lauren Woodroffee, Two Point Studios

How do you get into UX designing for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

What does a Gameplay Programmer in games do? Interview with Tiffany Wild, Ubisoft

How do you become a Gameplay Programmer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

What does a Quality Assurance Tester in games do? Interview with Lesleyann White, Failbetter Games

How do you get into QA for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

What does a Programmer in games do? Interview with Matt Griffiths, Bird in Sky

How do you get into programming for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

What does a Producer in games do? Interview with Bruna Silva, Marmalade Game Studio

How do you get into producing videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

What does a Narrative Designer in games do? Interview with Sarah Longthorne, Sumo Digital

How do you become a Narrative Designer for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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28th May 2020

What does a Technical Artist in games do? Interview with Kristrun Fridriksdottir, Sports Interactive

How do you become a Technical Artist for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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27th May 2020

Pling Pling

PlingPling is a fun in-browser tool for making HTML pinball games.

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27th May 2020

Roblox

Roblox is an online platform for making a variety of game types and for playing games made by other users.

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27th May 2020

Piskel

A free online editor for pixel art and animated sprites

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27th May 2020

RPG Maker MV

RPG Maker is a program for making role-playing games (RPGs) that requires no coding experience.

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27th May 2020

LÖVE

A tool for building 2D games in the Lua programming language.

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27th May 2020

Open Game Art

A large library of video game art, including sprites, models and backgrounds.

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27th May 2020

Notion

A shared workspace to help youi collaborate with teammates while you develop your game together.

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27th May 2020

Lumberyard

Amazon's 2D and 3D game engine, using Lua and C++.

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27th May 2020

Kenney

A huge free library of game assets, including sounds, effects, and 2D and 3D art.

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27th May 2020

Ren'Py

Ren’Py is a free visual novel engine that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell interactive stories.

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27th May 2020

Scratch

Scratch is a free online game-making tool primarily aimed at teaching young people how to make games.

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27th May 2020

Reaper

Reaper is a multitrack audio production application that you could use to record, edit, process, and mix your game audio.

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27th May 2020

PuzzleScript

An open source game engine, allowing you to make simple 2D puzzle games in your browser.

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27th May 2020

Openclipart

A huge library of free clip art images to use in your game.

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27th May 2020

Monogame

A free C# framework for building games for any platform.

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27th May 2020

Quest

Let's you create text adventure games and interactive choose your own adventure game books

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27th May 2020

Pico-8

A cute game engine for making 2D games with visual art and audio editors, and a Lua editor for programming game elements.

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27th May 2020

Paradise

A game where you can shape the enviroment you play in, by interacting with the world.

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27th May 2020

Paint.net

A free image and photo editor tool, with many of the same editing functions as Photoshop, but completely free.

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27th May 2020

What does a Designer in games do? Interview with Kate Killick from Mojiworks and We Make Games

How do you get into designing for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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27th May 2020

What does a Junior Programmer in games do? Interview with Kalliopi Tsavari, nDreams

How do you get into programming for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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27th May 2020

What does a Marketing Manager in games do? Interview with Katherine Welsford, Bossa Studios

How do you get into marketing for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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27th May 2020

What does a Quality Assurance Manager in games do? Interview with Ryan Harris, nDreams

How do you get into Quality Assurance for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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27th May 2020

What does an Engine Specialist Programmer in games do? Interview with Harry Rose, Unity Technologies

How do you get into programming for videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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26th May 2020

Clickteam Fusion

No code required, and very easy to get started. Make a 2D physics based game similar to Angry Birds in under an hour.

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26th May 2020

Dulst

Create an online multiplayer card game that can be played in your browser.

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26th May 2020

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a type of copyright license that can help you find free art and audio for your game.

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26th May 2020

Core games

Make multiplayer games harnessing the power of Unreal Engine without having to write a line of code.

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26th May 2020

Gimp

Free and open source powerful cross platform image editor.

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26th May 2020

Flickgame

A ‘tiny game engine’ which lets you make small web games in the style of MS Paint.

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26th May 2020

CoDecks

A playful project management/planning tool designed specifically with game development in mind

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26th May 2020

Construct

Powerful game engine which runs in a browser with no coding required, using an innovative ‘block-based’ approach for logic.

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26th May 2020

Cry Engine

Fully featured game engine allowing you to make AAA quality games for any platform.

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26th May 2020

Fungus

Free plugin for Unity which can help you make games with no coding.

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26th May 2020

Freesound.org

A library of various sounds that are free to download and use.

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26th May 2020

Hopscotch

Mobile creative development for younger folks (on iOS devices) (8-14) without writing code.

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26th May 2020

HacknPlan

Project management and planning tool made specifically with game design teams in mind.

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26th May 2020

Buildbox

Create and publish 2D or 3D mobile games without the need to write any code.

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26th May 2020

Defold

Game engine, allowing you to make 2D and 3D games in the Lua programming language.

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26th May 2020

Gamemaker Studio 2

A powerful drag-and-drop game engine for making 2D games.

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26th May 2020

Dungeonscript

An open source game engine, allowing you to make simple 3D puzzle games in your browser.

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26th May 2020

Inform

A system to create interactive fiction using natural language syntax

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26th May 2020

Emotica

A game-maker that allows you to make small games using only emojis.

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26th May 2020

GB Studio

Create 2D JRPG retro style games without any coding, that can be played on an emulator or console.

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26th May 2020

Graphics Gale

A pixel art tool for making game art and animations that you can easily put in your game.

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26th May 2020

INK Script

A powerful natural mark-up language to create interactive fiction.

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26th May 2020

Dreams

A playful space to create games, art, films and music, and play thousands of creations made by others.

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26th May 2020

Godot

A free game engine for making 2D and 3D games, with extra features to support programmers.

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25th May 2020

Audacity

A multitrack sound program. Record, edit and add effects to your sounds before exporting them for your game.

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25th May 2020

BandLab

Powerful free in-browser tool allowing you to create, record, synthesize, mix and share music.

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25th May 2020

Adventure Creator

A paid plugin for Unity which helps you make adventure games without any coding.

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25th May 2020

Affinity Photo

A cheaper competitor to Adobe Photoshop, this software can be useful for editing your game art.

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25th May 2020

BeepBox

An online tool in your browser tool to help you easily sketch and share music ideas for your game.

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25th May 2020

Blender

Powerful 3D modeling tool allowing you to create 3D assets for your games.

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25th May 2020

Bitsy

Free online in-browser game engine, which allows you to create simple games and worlds around exploring and narrative.

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25th May 2020

BFXR

Online or downloadable tool which allows you to easily (with one button press!) create and edit sound effects for your game.

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14th May 2020

Adventure Game Studio

A great way to make point and click ‘LucasArts / Monkey Island’ style adventure games all wrapped up in one package.

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13th May 2020

What does an Environment Artist in games do and how do I become one?

How do you become an Environment Artist in videogames? We ask an industry pro about their journey...

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5th May 2020

What does a Specialist Lawyer in games do?

How do you get specialist law in videogames? We ask an indusrty pro for an overview and tips...

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4th May 2020

What does an Audio Designer in games do? Interview with Aston Mills from Jagex

How do you get into audio design in videogames? We ask an industry pro for an overview and tips...

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26th Mar 2020

Into Games Mentorship FAQ

A guide for mentors and mentees to the basics of the Into Games mentor programme.

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