In one of the first editions of Free Tool Friday, I highlighted a huge collection of game assets available for free from developer Tiny Speck. It ended up becoming one of the most popular Free Tool Fridays that I’ve ever done, so I’m back today to give you a few more ideas regarding where to find assets that you can play around with.
Thanks to Pixel Prospector, there is a great resource where you can find awesome, royalty free graphics that you can use for your next indie game. If you want to see more, pay them a visit (via the source below) and look at even more places to hunt for graphics. But in the meantime? Take a look at a few of the places we recommend visiting first.
What an awesome community. OpenGameArt features some of the best royalty free graphics that you will ever find: in fact, a lot of people on OpenGameArt actually earn an income on the site. With one quick look at the home page, you will notice that there are resources for literally any indie game you would ever want to develop. Take a look if you wish, but I’ll warn you: you can easily lose track of time looking through all the great (and free) art!
If you are interested in purchasing some 3D assets for your next indie game, Turbosquid is one of the first places you need to check out. One quick look at what’s offered on the home page will tell you everything you need to know about Turbosquid: the assets they offer are top-notch. Some of the biggest companies in the world use Turbosquid, so if you need quick stock 3D assets, look no further.
Or perhaps you need icons. If so, then you need to check out the appropriately named Game Icons. The collection isn’t as vast as the resources mentioned above, but it’s always growing. Moreover, because all of the icons are available in a vector format, the icons are easy to tweak to your liking. When you need stock icons in a hurry, Game Icons is the first place to visit!
If you want unique assets created for your indie studio, you need to consider FroGames. Simply tell them what you need, they will give you a quote, and you can determine if you want to use them to create your original assets. Alternatively, you can also purchase assets from their store as well, and while a lot of it isn’t very cheap, it all looks top-notch. If you want your assets to look amazing the first time around, go with FroGames.
Do you have any resources for royalty free assets that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments below!