10 Essential Tools for Making an Indie Game

When I started working on my first game Platform Pixels about a year ago, I had no idea how much work it would be. Since starting the project I have learnt how to make a game, create music, design graphics, edit video, and a bunch of other useful stuff! As I prepare for the initial launch, I though it would be cool to put together a list of the tools I found most useful throughout the development process.

Genymotion - Finally, A Good Android Emulator for Linux

The emulator can be found at genymotion.com. I should preface this post by stating that I have only used the Genymotion emulator for around twenty minutes, but it has already impressed me to the point where I would consider using as my main app testing device (I currently use a hardware device). I have a few problems with the official Android emulator: Hard to enable x86 emulation on Linux Difficult to spoof GPS coordinates Not very user friendly In the short period of testing Genymotion, all of these points were resolved.