We are currently looking for people to help us make game-related help pages to assist players with common problems.
posted by Tap on Mar 19, 2011

Below is an up-to-date list of useful tools every game developer should know about.

Dia
Every developer needs a diagramming tool.
URL: http://portableapps.com/apps/office/dia_portable
Alternative (what I use): http://logicnet.dk/DiagramDesigner/

Dropbox
Finally, an extremely convenient way to share files over the internet, Dropbox is extremely helpful to developers who need to send prototypes to their testers.
URL: http://www.dropbox.com/

Lightscreen
Take screenshots in a flexible, fast-paced way.
URL: http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/

SFXR-B
SFXR is the simple tool we use to create sound effects. Even if you already know about SFXR, make sure you check out the AS3 port, SFXR-B, because it has more features.
URL: http://ded.increpare.com/~locus/as3sfxr-b/

Teamviewer
You may want to collaborate with other people, and TeamViewer helps you do that. You can watch as your artist designs a character and offer feedback in realtime, for example.
URL: http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/teamviewer_portable

Unity
This game engine is nothing short of amazing, but I do not use it, myself. If you are looking for a free 3d game engine with a WYSIWYG feel, Unity is your best option.
URL: http://unity3d.com/

XN Resource Editor
You may not need this tool, but it could prove very useful in a bind. RPG Maker and Game Maker users will find this to be an invaluable resource. Get it?
URL: http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/xn_resource_editor_portable

List subject to change.

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