Animate your next game like Futurama with Studio Ghibli's tools.
Do you remember the movie Spirited Away, or Anastasia? How about Ponyo, or Futurama?
Well, the software used to create those movies is called Toonz. It's a 2D animation software created by Digital Video S.p.A. that first came out 23 years ago. Now -- as of March 26th, 2016 -- creators can download the Studio Ghibli version for free. It is officially open source.
So, now you can utilize the powerful software to change your storyboarding and art direction within your games and animations. The combination makes hand-drawn and digital animations fit together pretty seamlessly.
The fact that you can use professional 2D animation tools free is a game changer for tight-budget projects and teams. Imagine being able to create visuals like the ones found in Capcom's 2006 Game of the Year Ōkami with your team.