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Apps for game design? - XxHeadShotxX - Dec 12, 2010 01:52 PM

Can anyone tell me any good apps for a game designer? Thank you

RE: Apps for game design? - EvolPenguin - Dec 12, 2010 02:50 PM

For game designing, I unfortunately don't know too much. My advice would be make some games, see what makes them good, then discover what works best for you for design.
If you are learning game development, this is a great thread to get started: . Personally, I learned with a language called TNT Basic, which is a free language based on BASIC that is designed for game programming. There are some simple tutorials that go through the basics of Pong and Tron. Unfortunately, the progress on it has lapsed a bit, but it's still a great learning language. Go to, download the IDE, try running a few of the tutorials. If you have any questions, you can post them here or in their forums (though I'd advise here).
Good luck!

RE: Apps for game design? - XxHeadShotxX - Dec 12, 2010 04:03 PM

Thanks for the advice. They should have an app that should let you right scripts or something then be able to send it to your computer or something. That would be pretty cool and helpful.

RE: Apps for game design? - EvolPenguin - Dec 12, 2010 04:42 PM

Do you mean for the iPad or some other mobile device? If so, check out this link:
Edit: The first one on there, should allow you to edit code on your iPad and transfer it to and from your computer.


RE: Apps for game design? - XxHeadShotxX - Dec 12, 2010 05:02 PM

I have an iPhone 3 gs and I'm interested in game design, web design, and ive been trying to find apps that would atleast let me be able to to some of the work on the go

RE: Apps for game design? - skyhawk - Dec 13, 2010 02:28 AM

* Excel or Numbers
* Omnigraffle
* A solid text editor that supports syntax highlighting in a variety of scripting languages (textmate, subethaedit, komodo edit)
* Pixelmator or some other equivalent for basic art.

Game Designing: Getting your ideas across.

RE: Apps for game design? - gnurf - Dec 16, 2010 06:08 PM

Here's a screenshot of my killer app:
The magic portable design tool!

Once I'm past the idea level, Acorn+Art Text help me make some crappy icons and buttons, GarageBand and lots of noise-related software instruments can make sound effects.Scrivener is becoming increasingly useful for organising a very complex idea.

RE: Apps for game design? - fugufish - Nov 19, 2011 06:55 PM

what type of game are you building?

I'm a firm believer of diving into the ice cold water first before getting that lifejacket.

RE: Apps for game design? - James Andy - Jun 20, 2012 02:29 AM

Visit this link where you will see some good information.

RE: Apps for game design? - EastbayHill - Aug 14, 2012 05:28 AM

I've made a small iPhone app with the purpose of getting game ideas down when you're on the go.


It's not anything advanced, basically it let's you outline the main parts of your idea along with some quick drafts. I made it for my own purpose and am using it regularly (especially when commuting) Smile

RE: Apps for game design? - FoxVoid - Mar 18, 2016 10:40 PM

You mean you want to design games on your phone? I don't know how well that would work out