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List of free ways to make games


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#1 Brick   Members   -  Reputation: 519

Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:02 PM

I'm trying to make a list of websites that help people make games for free ("free" being the keyword). By "help people make games" I mean everything from learning how to make games, team-building, making the game, and sharing the game. This is it so far.

 

Right now the list is humorously small. Does anyone know any other websites that would be good to add?



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#2 Rottz   Members   -  Reputation: 443

Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

Sites that have free icons/graphics for your games: www.iconfinder.com , www.iconarchive.com

Some specifically for audio: www.freesound.org , www.therecordist.com/free-sfx , www.partnersinrhyme.com/pirsounds/WEB_DESIGN_SOUNDS_WAV/SOUNDFX.shtml

One that have both audio and graphics: www.opengameart.org

#3 mike656   Members   -  Reputation: 152

Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:06 PM

I'm not sure if you'd like to include this in your list, but to many who are new to game design a very useful way to learn is hands on. One of the best hands-on tools to get involved in is DarkBasic. It's free (although there are paid packages) and there's plenty of help from that community to turn the unexperienced in the right direction. They definitely help people make games for free. Google it if you're not familiar with it. It's a great place for people to start who are on a budget. 



#4 Memories are Better   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 769

Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:36 PM

http://http.developer.nvidia.com/GPUGems/gpugems_part01.html

http://http.developer.nvidia.com/GPUGems2/gpugems2_part01.html

http://http.developer.nvidia.com/GPUGems3/gpugems3_part01.html

 

Not sure if they count, references to games are always made but its mostly on the visuals than anything, Nvidia have some lower level examples here too.

 

http://developer.download.nvidia.com/SDK/10/direct3d/samples.html

http://developer.download.nvidia.com/shaderlibrary/webpages/hlsl_shaders.html

 

DirectX SDK + documentation is good too

 

All free, but more focused on graphics than game design



#5 Brick   Members   -  Reputation: 519

Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for your help, everyone! I added some of these links as well as references to the people who posted them. :)



#6 MarekKnows.com   Members   -  Reputation: 668

Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:54 AM

http://gamedev.tutsplus.com/ has some good resources for game developers


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