After two years on Wacoon Jump‘s project, I will now start to work on new games!
And I wanted to share with other indie-developers a short list of great tools which are must-haves for me
|Ok, it might seem stupid because every Mac developers already use Xcode in their development process.
But the Command Line Tools are not installed by default since the last versions of the software.
So you’ll have to manually install those tools from Xcode (here are steps to achieve this).
What the Command Line Tools does is to add a bunch of useful commands to the Terminal.
Note: if you are working with Git’s submodules you must work with the Terminal commands (the GitHub Mac App for example, doesn’t work with submodules yet)!
|Speaking about Terminal, TotalTerminal is a great way to speed up your working process.
With it you can use keyboard shortcuts to show and hide the Terminal.
By customizing it a little bit you can have a nice animated modal view showing up like the console in Quake or UDK!
|Every serious developer need solid tools (any profesional in fact).
Sublime Text 2 is the best text editor I’ve used on Mac.
Before I was using BBEdit which has a lot of features (maybe too much?). But I didn’t like its UI.
Sublime Text 2 has everything I used in BBEdit and even more!
Its auto-completion features makes it a must-have!
|Those tools may look like an unnecessary things, but when you really work on something you need focus.|
You can complete your setup with two other tools: White Clock (FREE) which is the only way to get a good-looking clock when using Obsidian; and Bartender (FREE TRIAL or $15) to have a complete management system of the menu bar’s items (to remove the useless Notification Center’s icon for example).
You’ll then have a clean menu bar which only has the things you use without attracting your attention too much!
I hope those tools may help other indies like me!
I will be back with news of the future games soon