Resources

Here is a list of resources to help you with your GB Studio development. This list will be updated periodically. If you know of something that should be added to the list, please Contact Us.

The docs for the GB Studio 2.0 Beta are available at https://develop.gbstudio.dev/docs/

The latest development build of GB Studio can be downloaded at https://github.com/chrismaltby/gb-studio/tree/v2beta#beta-builds


Pixel Art Apps

Aseprite

Animated Sprite Editor, great for many types of pixel art

Paint.net

Free Windows based editor

GrafX2

“Old School” styled editor

Piskel

Browser based pixel art editor

LibreSprite

Free and open source image editor

Pixel Studio

iPad/iOS App, with macOS and Windows apps as well

Tiled

Tile editor, great for making tilesets

Krita

Open source painting program

Photopea

Browser based photo editor


GraphicsGale

Free Pixel animation tool for Windows

Tilesetter

Free* cross platform tool for creating tilesets. (*paid version has more features)

Calculators

Tile Counter

Checks the Tile Count for a PNG image

Max BG Calc

Calculates the maximum dimension you can make in GB Studio 2.0 +


Music Tools/Apps

MilkyTracker

Windows and macOS Music Tracker

OpenMPT

Windows music tracker

ProTracker

Clone of the classic Amiga tracker, Windows and macOS

BassoonTracker

Web based music tracker

hUGEtracker

Tracker that will be integrated into a future release of GB Studio

FT 2 Mod

Converts Famitracker text export into OpenMTP paste data

MIDI 2 Mod

Converts MIDI files to GB Studio read mod files (Work In Progress)

Game Boy Music Tools

Tools for Game Boy Music from Trominal


Asset Collections


GB Studio Assets on Itch

Collection of assets made for GB Studio on Itch.io

Fonts from Jeremy Duber

Free set of fonts for GB Studio

Community Assets (DeerTears Collection)

Contains sprites, music, fonts and more.

Kenney NL Fonts

Free set of pixel fonts

Monochrome RPG

Free tiles and NPC sprites from Kenney NL

BitFont Maker

Tool for making pixel font, web based

Generators

GB-BG-TXT

Generates a long text “crawl” PNG optimized for GB Studio

GlyphBoy Swap

Localization tool for non-latin characters

8-Bit Alchemist

Generates random sprites and avatars

Tile-Set Extractor

Generates a tile sheet from a bitmap

2-Bit Character Generator

Creates customizable sprites and animations

GB Studio Font Generator

Converts TTF fonts into GB Studio ready PNG ASCII


midi2sfx

Converts MIDI data to a pastable Sound Effect event