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Free 2d/3d art assets '09!

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First Seed Material

A nice and complete set of graphics for low-resolution games. It was originally designed for RPG Maker 2000, but the license does not restrict its use to that software. The site is mostly in Japanese, but all important stuff (the graphic descriptions, the license, etc.) are available in English.
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Great list, thanks for putting it together!

Be careful if you decide to use Spritelib GPL, I was reading the fine print and the licensing is very confusing. The title says GPL, then the description says it's CPL, but then it says that you can't sell it (which goes against the GPL and CPL), and it also says that you can't distribute it in a game dev tool without written permission (also going against the GPL and CPL). Very odd.
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thanks a lot

http://lostgarden.com/2006/02/250-free-handdrawn-textures.html these textures are very beauty!
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http://www.imageafter.com - free photos and textures, can be used for personal and commercial use

http://www.lovetextures.com - textures, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 (although see below)

http://free3dstextures.com - textures, Creative Commons

http://www.openfootage.net - textures, Creative Commons

http://zooboingreview.blogspot.com/ - seamless textures, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

http://commons.wikimedia.org/ can be a useful source too - obviously less suited for games, but you can be guaranteed it's all under free licences.

http://www.jamendo.com/ - plenty of music under Creative Commons

http://www.freesound.org/ - sounds, Creative Commons

http://free-loops.com - includes many sounds under Creative Commons

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Be careful if you decide to use Spritelib GPL, I was reading the fine print and the licensing is very confusing. The title says GPL, then the description says it's CPL, but then it says that you can't sell it (which goes against the GPL and CPL), and it also says that you can't distribute it in a game dev tool without written permission (also going against the GPL and CPL). Very odd.
Yeah, I've come across some like this, where they say it's under a free licence, but then elsewhere say something that contradicts the licence. It's very annoying when people do this :( http://www.lovetextures.com which I list above is even worse, it says it's under Creative Commons, but then says "The only exception is that you do not redistribute, sell or host any of the photography" which suggests no distribution is allowed whatsoever (possibly they just mean that they don't want people distributing them as "stock" images, but it's unclear).
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Here are my own fantasy / rpg sprites with animations that are freely available for commercial and/or non-commercial games.[url="http://mattys-stuff.t15.org/"]
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[url="http://mattys-stuff.t15.org/"]Free RPG / Fantasy Sprites[/url]


Hope you get much use out of these.
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Nice list. Always on the lookout for good textures :)

If anyone needs some free sounds I've got over 300 free loops on [url="http://www.loopartists.com"]LoopArtists[/url]
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Hi there,

I`m the admin of Reiner`s Tilesets. My webspace has changed. And with that the URL.The link above leads to the subdomain of my ex hoster. And so it becomes invalid in the next days. My new URL is http://www.reinerstilesets.de/

Maybe somebody of the admins can fix the link in the first post so that there is no dead link in the list :)
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I would like to bring to your attention that I made a [b]free prototype texture pack[/b]. Prototype textures like this are very helpful to measure the scale of textures, to see the distribution of textures during uv-mapping and to visualize an idea of an early level design of a prototype game. It can be especially helpful when you create your level maps from BSP/CSG geometry, where the mapping happens automatically.

[img]http://dexsoft-games.com/textures/images/misc/prototype/prototype_banner.jpg[/img]

Here is a sample of a simple prototype level:

[img]http://dexsoft-games.com/textures/images/misc/prototype/prototype_banner2.jpg[/img]

More details can be found here:
[url="http://dexsoft-games.com/index.html"]Dexsoft-Games[/url]
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[left]One website that I find to be really useful for 3d animation as well as 3d characters is [url="www.mixamo.com"]mixamo.com[/url]. They not only have a huge collection of [url="http://www.mixamo.com"]customizable 3D animations[/url] but they provide really great resources for game developers and animators. They have a youtube channel with lots of reference animations as well as informational articles on the Evolution of Game Animation and how to add props to your scene using maya. Their animations are really great for indie game developers, their price point is very cheap and their integration into game engines like Unity is seamless. There are quite a few free motions, and their 3D character creator is [left][font="'Lucida Sans Unicode"]completely[/font][/left] free at the moment. You can use these characters in your projects freely. If you know how to use muddbox and can model pretty well they also have an [url="http://www.mixamo.com/upload_character"]autorigger, that automatically rigs your characters online[/url]. I havent tried it yet but from the videos it looks pretty awesome. Ive really saved a ton of time on animations for my next iphone game.[/left]
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This list is amazing, it's like all tools I'll ever need on one place. Much appreciated, bookmarked!
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I have a relavent site for 2D art assets. Check out the [url="http://www.roencia.com"]Roencia Game Creators[/url] community and 2d art asset store [url="http://www.graphicsforgames.com/"]Graphics for Games[/url].

Moderators note: The Graphics for Games link is to a paid site rather than a free one. I'm letting the link stand, but clickers be advised.
-JTippetts Edited by JTippetts
Notice of paid link in a thread about free sources.
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[img]http://www.the3dmodelstore.com/images/banner5.jpg[/img]

Just wanted to add our site to your list:
[url="http://www.the3dmodelstore.com"]www.the3dmodelstore.com[/url]

Plenty of free models and free samples.
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[url="http://gamedesignplanet.com/members/archive_free.php"][img]http://gamedesignplanet.com/Repository/AD_01.jpg[/img][/url]

I would also like to add my website's free area:
[url="http://gamedesignplanet.com/members/archive_free.php"]http://gamedesignpla...rchive_free.php[/url] Edited by Game Design Planet
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[img]http://www.indiegamedesigner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Free-Menu-Banner.jpg[/img]

We have a weekly updated [url="http://www.indiegamedesigner.com/category/free/"]free game assets[/url] section at [url="http://www.indiegamedesigner.com"]IndieGameDesigner.com[/url]

[url="http://www.indiegamedesigner.com/category/free/"]http://www.indiegame.../category/free/[/url]

Free game assets are added every Monday. Edited by IndieGameDesigner
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Free game icons and resources from Super Game Asset

 

SGAlogo_zpsc4aa2f65.png

 

http://supergameasset.com/free-game-assets

 

 

About Super Game Asset
Super Game Asset provide time saving resource when creating your game. Game Icons, isometric Sprites, Props, Portraits and game maps are all available. You can purchase and download these resources, and more. We provide professional quality game assets for your game creation, these assets can be used directly in your game or you can make changes to them to suit your game, Super Game Asset is a critical time and effort-saving resource when creating your game.
Edited by yinakoSGA
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Fellow game devs,

 

Here are a few links to free 2D assets, sprite sheets and even characters:

 

1) 301 FREE 2D UI Sprites (#1) http://soloflare.blogspot.com/2015/08/assetpack1.html
 

2) FREE 2D Character Pack (#1) including 14 SVG Files http://soloflare.blogspot.com/2015/08/charpack1.html
 

3) 2D Asset Pack 1.0 including SVG Source files http://soloflare.blogspot.com/2015/08/assetpack2.0.html
 

4) 2D POWER UP Pack 1.0 Including SVG source + PNG Source http://soloflare.blogspot.com/2015/08/pup1.html

 

Enjoy :-)

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