Game Creator Free by Pixel Vision 8
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Game Creator Free

Pick a system, code in Lua and use built-in tools to make your own games!
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The Game Creator Free is a full development environment for authoring 8-bit games and is built on top of the open source Pixel Vision SDK framework. It contains project management, asset creation, and coding/debugging tools. This all in one solution enables complete end to end development allowing anyone to create desktop games, share them and even build custom tools.

Free Version
Pixel Vision 8: Game Creator is offered for free as part of the Fantasy Console Club Hobbyist plan and supports the following features:

  • Supports loading, playing and editing of .pv8 (Games), .pvs (System Templates) and .pvt (Tools) files.
  • Create games in Lua with an easy to learn API optimized for tile based games.
  • Open workflow, allowing you to edit game code (Lua), art (png) or system limits (JSON) with an external editor.
  • Build tools for PV8 to fit your workflow and needs.
  • Easily share games with others as .pv8 (.zip) files.

What's included?

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Game Creator Free v0.8.1b
Windows Installer v0.8.1b
18.8 MB
Mac OS Installer v0.8.1b
25.8 MB
Linux Installer v0.8.1b
40.7 MB
Introduction to Pixel Vision 8
4 mins
Game Creator Overview
8 mins
Using External Editors
6 mins
Configure Atom
3 mins
New Game Tool
2 mins
Workspace Tool
3 mins
Save Tool Overview
3 mins
Game Creator Free - Previous Releases
Windows Installer v0.8.0b
18.8 MB
Mac OS Installer v0.8.0b
25.7 MB
Linux Installer v0.8.0b
40.6 MB

Learn Retro Game Development with Modern Workflows

Pixel Vision 8 is an 8-bit fantasy console. Developers can customize its specs to match actual hardware or create something new. It is ideal for game jams, prototyping ideas, and having fun.