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Retro game maker GB Studio gets a big upgrade

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Want to make retro games? How about making games on Linux that can be played on a Game Boy or the upcoming Analogue Pocket? GB Studio is your new best friend and a huge new release is out. A free and open source app (MIT license) developed by Chris Maltby, it's pretty fancy and incredibly easy to use too.

Some of what's new in GB Studio 3.0 includes:

  • Export for Analogue Pocket.
  • Parallax scrolling backgrounds.
  • Sprite animation editor.
  • Large sprites.
  • Music editor.
  • Multiple fonts.
  • Custom emotes.
  • GBVM scripting language.

Check out their short video on the new release:

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Download from The official Linux builds are for Debian / Ubuntu and Fedora / Red Hat, although extracting the .deb file on Arch and running the binary works just fine.

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pcavalcanti 14 Dec, 2021
I tried a little something for the gbcompo21, it's very easy to use, never had any crashes, it's very easy to pick it up and start making games unlike Gdevelop and no issues exporting the game into a rom or html at all.

It's fun to use! I had a great time doing this elevator scene, I'm not sure if I'll keep it in the final version though.
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