As you many of you know Indie Retro News prides itself on writing as much awesome retro gaming news as possible. But to be honest we rarely feature the tools behind any of the games that have been made or are currently in development. So to change all that we have decided to give a heads up to a really cool bit of software called ' Game Creator Pro ' by Pixel Vision 8 (PV8), that not only teaches retro game development, but enables the designing of games around limited resolutions, colours, sprites, sound and memory. In their words "It is ideal for game jams, prototyping ideas or having fun"
According to the developers The Game Creator is a full development environment authoring 8-bit games and is built on top of the open source Pixel Vision SDK framework. It has many resources available to the developer such as project management, asset creation and coding/debugging tools as an all in one solution for those of you wanting to create retro styled games or even tools. In fact if you get the free version, it supports loading, playing and editing of .pv8 games and tools, the creation of games in Lua with an easy to learn API and even the ability to share games with others.
But if you get the full pro package it goes that much further with a fully featured colour editor, sprite preview and editing, a SFX generator for different sound effects and much more tools on the way! So if you want what could be the best retro gaming development software on the market today, Game Creator and Game Creator Pro by Pixel Vision 8 could be the software for you!
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