Can I create tools in Defold?


#1

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been working a lot with Unity but I’ve seen a lot this Engine named, so I wanted to give it a try cause I’m about to start a new project. But can I create tools for dev helping like map makers or stuff like that? you know like creating a tool to build maps inside your game and then use it with other tools to make your development experience way easier?


#2

Yes you can, using tables and saving. It would be an interesting challenge.


#3

Sure! You can use something like DirtyLarry for GUI and add your own custom UI components. And you can have snazzy save/load and native menus like shown by Sven in DefAnimator.


#4

If you are wondering about if you can actually extend the editor (like in Unity) and create tools that way, it is not possible with the current public Editor. Fortunately Editor 2 is very close at hand and will feature these possibilities.