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A list of useful programs and utilities that might help your game development.
Graphics Gale (windows — free)
A very popular pixel editor and great overall tool. Supports animation, layers, onion skin, palettes and more.
Cosmigo Pro Motion (windows — US$ 78.00)
Huge set of features: animation, layers, onion skin, palettes, tilemaps.
Tile Studio (windows — free)
Both a pixel editor and tilemap editor (doesn’t export to flixel tilemap format). It seems development has stopped… but the current version is quite complete.
Pixen (mac — free)
Very complete editor for mac. Supports animations, layers, onion skin, palettes and more.
Allegro Sprite Editor (windows, mac and compilable on anything else — free)
A complete, cross-platform solution. Supports animations, layers, palettes.
Pencil (windows, mac and linux — free)
This isn’t really oriented on pixel editing, but works fine for it. Supports vectors, advanced animation, layers, palettes and more.
SWF2SpriteSheet (windows, mac, and linux —US $10.00_) (_TRIALS AVAILABLE)
This is a really useful utility that convert Flash IDE animations (in SWF format) to a PNG sprite sheet.
Slate (windows, mac and linux — free)
A simple bitmap editor for 2D tilesets, whose goal is to simplify the creation of seamless tilesets.
Flevel (browser — free)
A simple tilemap editor made in Flixel that runs in your browser. Supports flixel map format, layers, sprites and more.
DAME (windows, mac, linux — free)
Created with Flixel in mind, this tilemap editor looks very promising. Supports lots of stuff.
Flan (windows, mac — free for non-commercial use)
A map editor created specifically for flixel. Supports flixel map format, layers, sprites, parallax and more.
Wasabi M (windows — free for non-commercial use)
A new tile map editor built specifically for flixel. Supports flixel map format, layers, sprites, tile stamps and more.
Mappy (windows — free)
Very complete tile map editor. Supports flixel format through plug-in, layers, isometric & hexagonal and lots more.
Ogmo (all platforms supported by adobe air — Donationware)
Small tiles map editors, exports to an xml file.
NOTE: These are all free tools, there is so many audio software out there that listing them here would be ridiculous.
Audacity (all platforms — free)
Audio editor with multi-track support.
LMMS (windows, linux — free)
Quite complete Fruity Loops clone.
Musagi (windows — free)
From the author of sfxr, this is a sophisticated sequencer/synthesizer to compose and arrange songs.
Milky Tracker (all platforms — free)
Fast Tracker based, Protracker compatible 8 bit music tracker.