Graphics resources

1   ~ Type posted 12 Nov 2012 by unlikekinds  

One of the most difficult aspects of game development can be sourcing quality graphical assets, whether 2D or 3D. Partnering with an artist is usually your best bet, but finding an artist who shares your vision and is willing to partner for a share in the final product can also be difficult.

Not to mention it takes time for graphics to be made from scratch. And sometimes an extremely long time.

For those of us who don't need an exceptionally unique art style, there are a wealth of sites and resources for purchasing pre-made assets that look great and are yours instantly for a low price.

These are listed here. Don't forget to add your own if you know of a graphics goldmine.

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Some great graphics here, including the tileset for Tyrian, freely available.
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Approx number of graphics: 250
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An open community database of sfx, mfx and gfx. Aimed at the indie devs. Quality varies.
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Approx number of graphics: 2496
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Excellent 3D model packs, A couple of packs is typically enough for a pro 3D game.
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Approx number of graphics: 1000
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A large commercial collection of 3D models
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Approx number of graphics: 8000
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A great collection of vector graphics ideal for indie computer game design and development
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Approx number of graphics: 100
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2D: Yes
A large, modern marketplace for Blender files. Many are creative commons licensed.
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Approx number of graphics: 6600
3D: Yes
2D: No
A site that specialises in icons for your game's UI
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Approx number of graphics: 2804
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2D: Yes
Fairly extensive collection of some nice graphics for your games. Most of them are free, and there's some gems in there. They also offer some paid assets, for a low price.
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Approx number of graphics: 1000
3D: Yes
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Google's Poly service was set up in late 2017 to provide free low poly models for user, mostly in AR or VR applications. Poly features tools to upload your own models or remix the models of others.
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Approx number of graphics: 8889
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2D: No
A categorised collection of free, high quality pixel art b y Luis Zuno
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Approx number of graphics: 300
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2D: Yes
A decent selection of mainly isometric, categorised, 2D and 3D royalty free graphics assets
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Approx number of graphics: 250
3D: Yes
2D: Yes
A simple png of 420 pixel art icons for use in an RPG
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Approx number of graphics: 420
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2D: Yes

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