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Beginning Facebook Game Apps Development by Wayne Graham

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Tiled Map Editor

Tiled is a general-purpose tile map editor that uses an XML-based map format with support for both orthogonal and isometric maps. There are versions for Windows, OS X, and Linux flavors, and it can be used with a variety of open source game engines. There are some really great features in the latest release, including support for polygon objects, support for tile rotation, and an “auto-mapping” feature that allows you to create rules to speed up creating maps and reducing errors in the map. Basically, this auto-mapping feature allows you to make sure you do not accidentally overwrite the wrong tile, an issue you will need to deal with as you design more complex levels. All of these generate game maps using the TMX (Tile Map XML) ...

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