Hello game devs and welcome to another GamePix’ big list!
You guys should already know that, when you make a game, you need to promote it in order to make it interesting for players.
If you don’t have the resources to promote it yet, then the best thing to do is to contact a distributor able to help you reaching million of users (just like us! GamePix is the leading HTML5 games distributor). At the very start though, we suggest you make a short promotional video to highlight your games best features and you’ll find everything you need in today’s blog post!
First of all you should start by drawing the storyboard of how the video will look like on paper focusing on the most important scenes, then you’ll want to produce the graphic elements to complete your creation. At this point you’ll probably need to edit your work, so, we listed a few free tools and programs to let you achieve the perfect promotional video.
Let’s dive into “The big list of free Video Editor software to promote your HTML5 game”!
OpenShot Video Editor
OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux. OpenShot can take your videos, photos, and music files and help you create the film you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.
iMovie for Mac allows you to browse clips, share them and create HD movies and trailers. Available only for Mac.
Lightworks is EditShare’s Academy and Emmy award-winning, professional Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software supporting resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. Lightworks has the biggest set of features among the free pack.
Pitivi is a Free video editor with a easy and intuitive user interface, a clean codebase and supported by big community.
Cinelerra is a Free Linux-based Audio, Images, and Special Effects system created by Adam Williams and was originally uploaded in the fall of 2002 with numerous improvements since that time.
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker is a Windows software that allows you to create home movies and slide shows on your computer, complete with professional-looking titles, transitions, effects, music, and even narration. You can use Windows Movie Maker to publish the movie and share it.
Kdenlive is a powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. It’s completely free and available for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.
Wevideo is a cloud-based video editing service offerings a useful free-to-use version, even if it does have some limitations. Users gets 5GB of cloud storage plus the ability to publish five minutes of video per month.
VSDC Free Video Editor
VSDC Free Video Editor is intended for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity involving various visual and audio effects. The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos with a bare minimum of efforts.
Free Video Editor
Free Video Editor is a free video editing software which lets you delete unwanted parts from video files without re-encoding. That means that the program preserves original quality of the input video files and deletes their parts easily and fast.
This blog post if part of the HTML5 game development column and you may also find very interesting our previous posts about Sound and music assets, Pixel art tools, 3D HTML5 games engines and 2D HTML5 game engines.
If you want to suggest us more tools like these, feel free to contact us and let us know!
Just like every time, we want to address a big thanks to Andre Antonio Schmitz of Cian games.
Last but not least, get in touch with us to distribute your HTML5 games: we are always looking for HTML5 games to license or distribute with revenue share.