I presented this talk at New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2021, with the aim of sharing how Dinosaur Polo Club does tool development, within the context of Mini Motorways.
The main message of the talk is to Make Tool Dev Easy. Make tools that help making tools; talk to designers and artists and producers and find out what will make their life easier. Make the iteration cycle between tool development and tool usage as small as you can!
I also shared a stripped down version of the framework for use for everyone, which I've also shared down below!
And the code! A link to the GitHub Gist itself is here.
The TL;DR is:
0. Copy all the files into
Scripts/Editor/ in Unity (or drag and drop the Unity package from here.)
1. Open the tool via
Windows / DPC Editor Tools.
2. Copy/paste or add to the
ShortcutsEditorTool.cs (the example tool), and add whatever editor code you need to
3. Add any new tools to line
And that's it! Edit the code, make tools, and make games to your heart's content.
If this was useful, please let me know on Twitter! @tanatanoi