Game Character Hub is an art program that is focused on game asset creation, especially RPG Maker's. It provides a built-in generator for character and tileset creation.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (170 reviews) - 73% of the 170 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: May 23, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Game Character Hub

AUTUMN SALE! Offer ends December 1


Recommended By Curators

"Ever spent hours in MSpaint editing sprites? Made sprite comics as a kid? A practical utility for RPG Maker, but nostalgic to play with on its own."

Recent updates View all (4)

July 22

Do you want to shape the future of GCH?

Hey everyone,

This short announcement to tell you that we have opened a short survey about Game Character Hub. This survey goes along with our intent of ever-improving Game Character Hub and always providing you with new features.

Through this short form we aim to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of Game Character Hub, so that we can keep improving your GCH experience :) We also aim to know what are your expectations about the future of GCH so that we will put all our efforts in.

And there are no better ways of doing that than asking our valued community :) Your answers will help improve GCH and even better, help shape its future!

This survey has been made very short so that it will take you much less than five minutes to fill it in.

Thank you very much for your time!

13 comments Read more

About This Software

Game Character Hub is the ultimate program for creating and editing 2D game assets. It provides a built-in generator for character and tileset creation. While the program was made to be compatible with RPG Maker XP, VX and VX Ace, the elements found in the program should work with other 2D game engines as well. RPG Maker assets are for RPG Maker use only.

Key Features

With Game Character Hub, you can easily create characters by choosing generator parts provided in the program. Simply select a template, add items and you're done! You can also create your own custom templates and parts. Note that almost the same logic applies to tilesets, so it doesn't necessarily need to be characters!

With Game Character Hub's flexible layering, you can easily customize parts according to your needs; such as changing the opacity, renaming, merging and deleting parts to name a few.

Game Character Hub's Preview window lets you see whats going on without having to stop what you're doing! You can pause the animation and change different settings such as the animation speed, background color and even zoom! You can also set custom animation previews with the Animation Management feature. Useful if you want to see if your Autotiles or Behaviour poses seamlessly transition to one another!

With Game Character Hub's palette editor, it's easier for you to create your own palettes and change values. What's more is that you can generate palette colors from all visible layers or specific ones. Great for finding the colors you need!

Tired of manually merging tile sheets on your own? Game Character Hub has a built in tileset merger to save you the work!

Game Character Hub allows you to easily convert your character assets for different RPG Maker engines.

Other Features Include...

  • Flexible GUI Layout - Change the layout of the program to your liking!
  • Expansive History Window - Easily undo and redo artwork at any point in time during development.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 bit or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in High Color mode
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
163.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Despite what many people say this software is capable of making anything for RPG Maker Ace. The tools are self explanatory and very easy to use once you take the time to familiarize yourself with the interface. You can create custom sprite sheets, characters, even animations and battle backs. All you half to do is go into RPG Maker Ace and export the type of content you want to make and boom! instant template. Want to make a damaged character like you see in the default sprite sheets? Make your charter, import the pose you want and start cutting and adjusting your character to fit over the imported one and your done in ten minutes or less. Want to mix two tile sets together without risking messing up the format? Just use the grid system to copy past what tiles you want into the corresponding area. There is NOTHING that this can't make for RPG maker. All of the tools are there, just think outside the box and make them work for you.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
22 of 38 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I normally don't give immediatly bad ratings, bought it for 3,99€ and still don't feel it's worth it. Why?

- have many character and face portrait parts...
- layering, hue and other options...
- animation preview...
- Steam Workshop (didn't tried that out, but some objects look nice, but a developer shouldn't rest on those)

- ...that you can find all in the specific RPG Maker
- ...but is free
- ...that sometimes doesn't appear and sometimes it does (don't see a pattern there)
- you need to close the programm with the Task Manager in Windows 8.1 64 Bit (else steam say's forever Game
Character Hub is still running)
- the RPG Maker XP is a mess, every single part needs to be moved manual, because nothing fits
- easy things are really laborious to do, like mark pixels, mark cells (much easier on

I hope I mentioned all above, but all in all I can't recommend it. The RPG Maker VX/Ace editor is decent, but nothing special. Most parts are in the Character Generator of VX ACE, only 1 or 2 are from the GCH itself. For that pricing I really expect more, because there are free tools that are easier to use and have all the options GCH has. If you plan buying it for XP, then don't do it, every part needs to be moved manual!!!
Probably the rating would be better, if "Second Story" would be implemented in the GCH and didn't cost another 3,99€ normal price or at the moment 2,99€. That way, it's a cheap rip of from the Game Creator from VX Ace which is not worth money. (\s/)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
A developer has responded on Jul 30 @ 10:33pm
(view response)
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Excellent application if you're working with any RPG Maker engine. It's cheaper and more streamlined than Photoshop. (That's what I was using before.) It's very easy to set up the grid so you can rearrange and edit tiles, too. I'm well versed with Photoshop and GIMP. But GCH is a great tool because it's so specialized for 2D spriting. You can see a walk cycle preview, for example. It can convert sprites from XP to Ace so they fit the number of frames. It can even handle the old 2000 and 2k3 sprites. It features random sprite generators that are easy to customize and set up. Some people expected it to have "behavior" bases and corresponding parts, for animations or poses, like dancing or collapsing. It doesn't. (I have no idea where that expectation came from. At least one person already made a "down" base. Just consult the internet.)

Yes, VX Ace has a built-in character generator, but you can't even adjust colors without an outside editor. GCH allows much more freedom for what parts you're able to use and how you can layer them. The resource sets it comes with are for RPG Maker XP and VX Ace. (If licensing is an issue because you're using some other engine, you can always import your own sprite parts...)
Now, this might not be the best tool for making a sprite entirely from scratch, for a number of reasons. But it's probably one of the best options for editing sprites or piecing them together. If the price is too steep for you, just wait for a sale.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
for intergration with the rmk series this is a good program. though there are better on the market this program does the job and has a nice sprite libary to add content to with the dlc included you dont get much but for what the program can do thats enough.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
EDIT: "...the elements found in the program should work with other 2D game engines as well. RPG Maker assets are for RPG Maker use only." - Although a bit hidden, the store page now at least tells that the assets given with this software are licenced. I'll change the recommendation from a No to a Yes and will write out a more proper review later.
For now, just take a look at the review I made below.

As a tool in itself, it's rather useful and does the job it says it does quite neatly. However, the store page does not mention that the assets you receive with this software are licenced for RPG Maker XP/VX Ace ONLY. This has led me to a lot of time loss of creating my own game since I didn't know about this for quite a while.

Thus, until the store page gives us the information that we should know about this software, I do not recommend this.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny