Game Jam Kit – Useful Links

I’m helping out with the Getty Game Jam, and I figure I’d post links to some sites I’ve found handy in the past, especially if I’m short on time.

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My particular weak point is audio, especially music, but having any audio usually a million times better than no audio at all.  Fonts can also go a long way to making a quickly programmed game look right.  To that end here are a few links:

bfxr.net (http://www.bfxr.net/): An old standby for quick, retro sound fx.  Great for old-school style games, but I’ve also had luck making subtle, minor sounds to help with GUI feedback and other types of interaction.

TuneToys (http://nosuch.com/tjt/tunetoys.html): The whole site is great, but I’ve had luck with the “Pieces-O-Midi,” which cuts up and rearranges a MIDI you give it.  You often get a track that sounds familiar, but also novel.

GXSCC (http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-SanJose/8700/P/GXSCCB236/indexE.htm): This turns MIDI files into chiptunes – From NES or MSX style to simple square or saw waves.  Very handy!

Tack-O-Rama Fonts (http://tackorama.net/Fonts/fonts.htm): Separates font styles by decade.  Want to make an Art Deco game?  Retro-70s computer fonts? Edgy Punk Rock poster text?  The site has proven very useful finding an appropriate font to suit your game style.  A large number of dingbat fonts could also provide decent clip art.

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