If you know of any other FREE resources, please post your suggestions in the comments below.
Mix of Free Stuff:
- Open Game Art: The purpose of this site is to provide a solid (and hopefully ever-expanding) variety of high quality, freely licensed art, so that free/open source game developers can use it in their games.
- Psionic’s 3D Game Resources: Psionic’s website has free 3D models, textures, sound fx, tutorials and walkthroughs.
- Reiner’s Tilesets: Tilesets, sprites, textures, sound effects & tutorials.
Free 2D Graphics:
- WidgetWorx SpriteLib: SpriteLib is a collection of static and animated graphic objects (also commonly known as sprites). It was created to provide hobbyist game developers with an assortment of images to use in their creations.
- Danc’s Miraculously Flexible Game Prototyping Graphics for Small Worlds
- Danc’s Miraculously Flexible Game Prototyping Tiles
- CG Textures: CGTextures strives to be the world’s best texture site
- Mayang’s Free Textures: Over 4350 free to download, high-resolution textures
- Carnegie Mellon University Graphics Lab Motion Capture Database: This dataset of motions is free for all uses.
- The League of Moveable Type: Very nice, free, open source fonts
- Open Font Library: Free open-source fonts.
- Acid Fonts: Tons of free fonts.
- Freesound: Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.
- pdsounds: Public domain sounds.
- DrPetter’s sfxr: This is a tool to generate random sounds that can be exported as .WAV files.
- Free Music ArchiveThe Free Music Archive is library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. Every MP3 is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws.
- Jamendo: Tons of Creative Commons music.
- Open Music Archive: A collaborative project to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings.
The following websites have similar lists, though they might not necessarily focus on exclusively FREE options. Check them out as well if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for:
- Art Assets for Game Developers on Let’s Make Games
- Game Content Resources on The Game Programming Wiki
- Art Asset Resources on FreeGameDevWiki
Another option is to use FREE Creative Commons resources. In most cases, you can use Creative Commons content for FREE, even for commercial purposes, so long as you provide attribution to the original creator.