The best free game development resources

The best free game development resources 2016-11-24T12:32:15+00:00

Free tile textures for a Zelda-like 2D RPG game

2D Circle Graphics by Dan Cook

Today’s freebie is a collection of rather pretty free game tiles for 2D Zelda-like RPG games.

Dan Cook who is currently a game developer at Seattle-based Spry Fox made these textures back in 2006 but that doesn’t make them any less useful; the tile collection is ideal for prototyping 2D RPG games and include both village, interior and wilderness-themed tiles.

2D Circle Graphics by Dan Cook

The textures are supplied as sprite sheets in BMP format (unfortunately without transparency masks), so you will need to crop them and add transparency in image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Gimp which is a free alternative.

2D Circle Graphics by Dan Cook

Dan’s textures include a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license which means that they are free to use in both personal and commercial projects as long as you credit him by name (see below) and provide a link to the license in your game.

License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.
Credits: “2D Circle Graphics” art by Daniel Cook (Lostgarden.com)
Available file formats: BMP

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By | January 17th, 2015|Free|0 Comments

2D game textures for wintery platformers

Game Art 2D

Today’s free 2D textures are from Zuhria Alfitra, an indie game developer from Yogyakarta in Indonesia.

In keeping with the time of year, his texture pack is full of tiling textures for platform games in a wintery wonderland setting. The collection includes an atmospheric background featuring snow-clad mountains, a snowman, trees, ground tiles, crates, ice, water, signposts and even an igloo. There are 18 tiles, 10 objects & decorations and 1 seamlessly tiling background in total.

Game Art 2D

Zuhria’s textures are supplied in a variety of formats, from ready-to-use PNG files to SVG format, so you can edit the source vector files if you download Inkscape (a free vector-graphics editing application).

The textures are licensed under Creative Common Zero which means that they are free to use in both personal and commercial projects. Maybe this is exactly what you need to get started on prototyping your game this weekend?

License: Creative Common Zero.
Credits: Crediting GameArt2D.com and/or Zuhria Alfitra is appreciated but not mandatory.
Available file formats: CDR (CorelDraw), Illustrator AI (Adobe Illustrator), EPS, SVG, PNG

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By | January 16th, 2015|Free|0 Comments

Open UI – free user interface textures for casual games

Are you looking for free user interface textures for your games?

If so, you’re in luck: graphic designer Hamza Trabelsi from Tunisia has created a great little Open UI texture pack; the vector-based cartoon style graphics are ideal for casual games and include all the usual buttons, banners, energy/health bars etc.Open UI The textures are supplied in a single SVG file, so to make individual textures or a texture atlas you will need to download Inkscape which is an awesome free vector-graphics editing application.

Hamza’s textures are available with a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license which means that they are free to use in both personal and commercial projects as long as you credit him by name in your game and include the license if you decide to publish modified versions of his textures.

License: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0.
Credits: Crediting the creator, Hamza Trabelsi, is mandatory.
Available file formats: SVG

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Open UI
By | January 12th, 2015|Free|0 Comments