I have no plans to create my own video game (you’re welcome), but that hasn’t stopped me from playing with ChipTone, a great video game sound effects tool, all day long. It’s like a mini soundboard with sound effects for coins, jumps, thunderbolts, explosions, 1-Ups, and other video game sounds. And there are all sorts of ways to change and change sounds so you can create the game sound effects of your dreams.
Or, like me, you can just sit there making awesome 1-up sounds tickling the pleasure center of your mind. Ah, that feels good. Only one extra 1-Up. Mmm! perfect. Well, maybe One More.
You can play with ChipTone to the delight of your heart and easily save your effects as wav files here on them The Itch.io page in your browser. You can also download it, and why not shell out the developer a few bucks if you like it? It is a very neat and easy-to-use tool, and the developer states that the sounds it generates are completely free for you to use in a game, video or any other project, unofficial or commercial. Beautiful dang cute!
Give it a try, even if you’re not working on something that needs video game sounds. It’s fun just to click the buttons and see what comes out, then start messing around with the many knobs and dials to see how you can make a great sound even better. An addition of an audio sampler and sequencer is planned in the future as well.