Tools for creating 2d tile based maps
I am Indie Game developer and I am looking for a tile based 2d level editor. I also would like to know the free ones as well as paid ones, which you feel as the best.
http://www.mapeditor.org/ - everything you'll ever need! :) It's free & cross-platform!
Quoted from the site's list of features:
The Best of the Pack
Tiled Map Editor http://www.mapeditor.org/
TME - Tile Map Editor http://tilemapeditor.com/
tIDE (Tilemap Integrated Development Environment) http://tide.codeplex.com/
Worth a Try / Alpha Versions
TaT Tile Map Editor http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/ttilli/tilemapeditor/main.htm
Simple Tile Map Editor http://devlinslab.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-tile-map-editor.html
Flan Map Editor http://flixel.org/forums/index.php?topic=225.0
Tile Map Editor VB.Net http://sourceforge.net/projects/tilemapeditor2d/
Abandoned / Unfinished
JEngine Tile Map Editor (no description, no screenshots) http://jenginetilemapeditor.codeplex.com/