Sprite Monkey v1.2 Released!

  • Quick preview option after creating a sprite sheet or strip.
  • Background color option for 8 and 4-bit images.
  • Exports a “*.smc” (Sprite Monkey Coordinates) file.

Sprite Monkey v1.1 was not released as v1.2 was completed before iTunes reviewed it.

Sprite Monkey Released!

Sprite Monkey is a sprite sheet and strip maker, aka “texture atlas”. Sprite sheets and strips help reduce memory for games. An image’s size is not the same as the size stored on your computer. When hard disk and memory make room for your files, they do it in clusters. Or just think of it as blocks and each block can store 4kb. To store a file, you have to have enough blocks to store it even though it’s more then what the file size is. So grouping multiple images together into a single image reduces this effect. Therefor giving better memory optimization!

Just load your png images from a folder and create your sprite sheet or strip in png format. There’s also an option to convert your 32-bit images to 8-bit or 4-bit with optional dithering.