Assets for game devs

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If you have any suggestions (websites to add to this list) please let me know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

General:

  • Open Game Art: Free, legal art for open source game projects (includes models, sprites, textures, sounds, music).
  • Free Game Arts: Promotes the use and development of free and “open source” game resources, including 3D models, sound effects, textures, games and development tools.
  • WikiWorlds: The goal of this wiki is to create virtual worlds under a free content license.
  • Psionic’s 3D Game Resources: Psionic’s “art website with free 3D models, textures, sound fx etc”.
  • HasGraphics: Sprites, textures, tiles and many more.

Graphics (2D):

Sound:

Music:

Models:

Textures:

  • CG Textures: The world’s largest free texture site.
  • Mayang’s Free Textures: Over 3800 free to download, high-resolution textures.
  • Texture Archive: Neat collection of environmental and fabric textures.
  • Image * After: A large online free photo collection. Download and use any image or texture and in your own work, either personal or commercial. (Site includes images as well as textures).

Animation:

  • CMU Graphics Lab Motion Capture Database: 2605 animations in 6 categories and 23 subcategories. Free for all uses.
  • mocapdata.com: Commercial site with over 4000 free animations in addition to their premium animations.
  • Truebones: Inexpensive commercial motion capture in BVH file format. Some free files available upon request.

Fonts:

  • Open Font Library: High quality open-source fonts.
  • The League of Moveable Type: Only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts.
  • dafont.com: The fonts presented on this website are their authors’ property, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain.
  • Acid Fonts: Large collection of free fonts.

Icons:

Text:

  • serendipity: Various random name and description generators (may be good for RPGs).

Reference:

  • Creative Commons Search: Search for Creative Commons licensed content (images, videos, music, etc.) on multiple sites.

Commercial Resources

  • Frogames content packs: Inexpensive content packs mostly for Torque and Unity3D.
  • Dexsoft: High-quality model packs with LODs, textures, and animations. Available in multiple formats.
  • 3DRT: Looks more expensive and of lower quality than Frogames and Dexsoft. (Some free content.)
  • Game Beep: Free and commercial resources in various categories. (Free content is generally available elsewhere.)
  • Animeeple: A easy-to-use character animation tool with a focus on its built-in animation store. (Looks neat.)
  • MyFonts: Good commercial fonts website. Features “WhatTheFont” feature to assist in identifying fonts based on images.
  • Graphic Buffet: Vector graphics. Some are free.

Related Resources
These websites are a bit of a mixed bag as their content is generally not directly targeted at games or their prices may be too high for indie developers.

Graphics (2D):

Graphics (3D):

Classic game assets:

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