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23-08-2013, 05:41 PM
Hey guys! You didn't think I'd set you all to task and not offer a helping hand did you?

Well here are a few great resources that can help you get started or add a few bits to your games to help you realize your concepts.

A lot of this stuff is either Royalty Free or Creative Commons or Public Domain even. Have a look for yourself, I'm splitting up these links into their areas of use.


Incompetech (http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/) (big music catalog. search by genre or feel)
RoyaltyFreeMusic.com (http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-loops.html) (mainly royalty free for a flat cost, but they have a free section. worth a look still!)
FlashKit.com (http://www.flashkit.com/loops/) (intended for Flash projects, but has quite a large library of music loops)

Sound Effects

SoundDogs.com (http://www.sounddogs.com/) (big big sound effect DB)
SoundBible.com (http://soundbible.com/) (another resource, but not as big as SoundDogs)
ACIDplanet.com (http://www.acidplanet.com/downloads/8packs/?T=7078) (for musicians, but they release sets of samples each week. the odd sample would make a good SFX & esp. good if you are making a musical game)


OpenGameArt.org (http://opengameart.org/) (a whole collection of free sprites--2D and 3D, tiles and other assets free for use)
WidgetWorx's SpriteLib (http://www.widgetworx.com/widgetworx/portfolio/spritelib.html) (a single ZIPped collection of sprite meant for use to get started, taken from older iOS and OS X game projects)
Lost Garden (http://www.lostgarden.com/search/label/free%20game%20graphics) (Daniel Cook's infamous Epic Megagames sprites and other newer offerings. He's been pretty good to the game dev community and here is some of his work.)

There are a lot of ones that I like to dig through and have a search when making my prototypes, but you can of course find others out there. You can even just use Google (http://www.google.com) it's self to search for something specific, though sometimes I have found that to be a little time consuming if it's a really rare or unusual thing your looking for.

Such as... Here is a blog post I found that has all kinds of links to other such resources: http://letsmakegames.org/resources/art-assets-for-game-developers/

Enjoy and don't get too caught up in all the assets and forget about YOUR vision of your game entry! ;)

Found any other great resources, why not share?

24-08-2013, 07:46 AM
Sound Effects:
http://www.freesound.org/ (great site, high quality sound effects, various licences)