A downloadable tool

The Exploding Editor is a platform-agnostic game development tool that can ease the process of developing 2D games, especially (but not exclusively) pixel art games. Its purpose is to generate data (in the JSON format) that can be used in a game engine of your choice. (It is not an art-creation tool.)

It features a grid-based sprite slicing system, a color palette editor, a tilemap editor, an animation editor, and more all encompassed in a simple interface. I originally made it for personal use, so every feature was added for a purpose. This is why it is such a light-weight, but powerful application.

This is no longer being worked on. I still use the tool personally but I don't currently have the time to polish it up for release.

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dude i love using tools made for my own personal use. i use unity, so i probably wont ever use this tool. but i really think its awesome you made your own tool

You project looks really cool. This could make development with game frameworks a lot more convenient.

Having a Linux version would be very nice.

Yes the whole point of everything being in JSON is that you can use it with any framework. I hope I can get around to releasing it but I am finishing up a game project first.