Hiya! This is pretty much my first time, so needles to say I’m pretty excited. I have little experience in game developing, but plenty in programming in general to be able to make some games.
Language :AS3, everyone loves flash… Right?
Library: Flixel, it makes everything so much easier.
IDE: Flashdevelop, easy and powerful enough
Art: GraphicsGale for simple sprites, GIMP for additional editing.
Sounds: sfxr, what else?
Music: Aviary or Otomata, depending on the kind of game I’ll end up making.
Sadly I have no musical skills, so I’m not sure how I’ll handle this. I’ve heard of Autotracker, but I’ve never used Python, and it seems a hassle to convert to .wav then to .mp3. I guess I can use Wolfram Tones if it’s going to be a retro/8-bit ish game, else I might throw in some royalty free music. Anyone knows if the latter is allowed? If not, I suppose the game has to be so good that it doesn’t need music.
EDIT: Thanks to Rybicon for sharing Caranha’s blog, it seems I have found a way to create simple music.