It's the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!
Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.
Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.
>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).
>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.
>Export your movies and share them with the world.
>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.
While by no means the only game creation platform out there, GameMaker has powered a good few commercial indie games. Our own former Section Editor Tom 'Moneybags' Francis made his game, Gunpoint, using an older version of the tool.
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.
Ricardo Martín Ramirez 's insight:
FREE HIGH-RESOLUTION PICTURES YOU CAN USE ON YOUR PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS. CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE HIGH-RESOLUTION VERSION. NEW AWESOME PICTURES ADDED WEEKLY! ALL PICTURES WERE CAPTURED BY RYAN MCGUIRE OF BELLS DESIGN AND FREE OF COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS.