i've put together a list of hundreds (!) of open source, experimental, and tiny tools for interactive, web, and game development

this rose out of my weird tools games class, where we have been talking about walled gardens, the politics and aesthetics that tools carry with them, the edges of “tool” and where it intersects with “game” or “playful media” and how much a tool can say about its maker

(but i also thought this resource might be particularly useful now ~)


This full of marvelous little distractions. Thank you so much for the list.


really neat, thank you!

I added a few app suggestions to the google doc

@abundance Awesome list! I’d suggest adding RPG in a Box ( http:// / @rpginabox ) It’s a voxel-based RPG engine with visual scripting ($25)

@abundance ...what the /heck/? The /entire page/ is a third-party frame, from Google? Okay, uh, wow.

Do you happen to have a non-Googly version anywhere, by any chance?

@abundance Ah, thank you so much!

I couldn't see the FAQ, because I couldn't see /anything/, because the entire page was one giant Google frame. :3

@abundance ...what's with all the Google redirect links? *tilts head*

@abundance Like, I go to click on any link to a tool, and it tries to bounce me through Google first. Nooo thanks.

@IceWolf thats a side-effect of, which is a useful tool that automatically tracks changes to a google doc and populates the contents to a non-firewalled subdomain. unfortunately i haven't found a way to automatically push changes (happening every few minutes as people add things) without this. i'm with you, but i made the choice to trade broader accessibility and distribution for moral purity, so, eh

@abundance Oh, okay, I kinda assumed was just your personal domain and that was a separate copy of the document. *nodnods*

@IceWolf yep once stuff settles down a little with additions i'll do a manual mirror too

@abundance Happy to host it if/when you get round to that, if needed. Or if you want to chuck it all up somewhere on the Game Making Tools wiki, or expand on any of the tools there: :acnl_shy:

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