I've been looking at a few options and trying to wrap my head around whether or not to buy one of the programs below or just use good'ol MSPaint.
Does anyone have experience or ideas about the programs I've listed below? I really want something to create tiles and maps quick and easily for game jam scenarios. Please post any pros or cons you have for these programs and if you happen to know of something far better than I've listed please share it with me! Thank you
(Free) Pixothello: http://teknopants.com/pixothello/
Amazing and free! The problem is I don't think it's really supported because it's somewhat of a passion project. The limitations I run in to is constant crashing and corrupted save files. I don't think it was meant to be used on windows8 (Like most things) but It's gotten me through some tight jams and I want to replace it with something more robust.
(Free Trial or $25 ) Pickle: http://www.pickleeditor.com/
Costs more than the other options but it looks like it's really well supported.
(Outdated free virsion or Minimum of $9) Pyxel: http://pyxeledit.com/
Looks a lot like Pickle but lower cost. Also looks like it's only beta and beta releases scare me haha.
(Free Version or Pro for $20) AutoTileGen: http://autotilegen.com/buy/
Looks amazing, but I don't know a lot about it. Looking for life experience on this product especially.