The Multiverse Platform makes developing your online game or
virtual world a whole lot easier, with an easy-to-use development
suite containing plenty of starter content, code and extensive documentation.
It is an ideal set of tools for
MMOG and one I would like to use for Critical Collapse.
OGRE, this is an engine going places.
a must have for any game designer
3D ProgramsBlender is a fantastic 3d creation application,
animation and nearly everything else!
program yet but soon will be.
is well worth looking into.
with Half-Life and Quake assets.
beautiful application, check it out.
Caligari, is another beautiful application and one of the
first 3d apps with a long history and great user base.
ZBrush, although this program is not free, it is one of the
few programs out there that can make life in 3D "Bust a mind!"
Pixologic really did a great job with this product.
DAZ 3D, is a cool program and pretty easy to use.
Terragen, although this is not a 3d creation suite, it is a fantastic
tool for landscape generation, with erosion and dozens
of other features.
CGTrader, although this is not a 3d creation suite, it is a wonderful
site for 3d content and over 20,000 free models to chose
from or you could contribute some of your own work!
Video EditingBlender is not only a 3d creation application but also a Video Editor too!
Any support you can give would be fantastic.
Movie Masher, is really cool.
Kdenlive, Adobe Preriere step aside there is a new kid on the block.
However it is not available for Windows, yet!
Sound EditingAudacity is simply excellent.
GraphicsGimp is probably one of the best image edititing programs out there.
Office appsOpenOffice is the best suite for day to day chores.
SimulationsX-Sim is in a league all of its own.
Programming LanguagesSquirrel is a high level OO language.
Programming IDEEclipse is a multi-language software comprising an integrated development environment.
Hardware/RoboticsArduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
Operating SystemsUbuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office.
Tutorial and Helpful sitesTufts University has some of the best tutorials for blender.