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Post  TheShadowMaster on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:29 am

As requested, here is a board for posting resources. We will be updating this as people post more resources and as we find them ourselves. Feel free to make any suggestions.

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Programming:

Engines:
Open Source Games:
Repositories:

Art:

Photo Editing Software:
Color Selectors:
  • Color schemer (Helps you find colors that go well with other colors)
  • kuler (another program that helps you find matching colors)
Other Cool Stuff:
  • 3D Total (free textures, ref images, and models as well as other things)
  • Inkscape (vector based)
  • CG Textures (free high quality textures, including seamless)
  • Space scape (helps you to make space skyboxes)

Audio:

Free:
Not Free:

Writing:

Script Writing

Possibly free: (there should be a free student version)


Not free:


Books/EBooks:



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Re: Resources

Post  amatobahn on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:53 am

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Re: Resources

Post  Culver on Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:17 pm

Engines:
Stencyl (a rather new flash based engine)
Spring (an open source RTS engine)
Alien swarm Source Engine (It's free for anyone to use as long as they are doing total conversion and are non profit)

3D modeling programs:
Blender
Softimage mod tool (was formally known as XSI, exports directly to a lot of engines)

Image editing software:
Gimp
paint.net
Inkscape (vector based)

Image resources:
CG Textures (free high quality textures, including seamless)
Color schemer (Helps you find colors that go well with other colors)
kuler (another program that helps you find matching colors)
Space scape (helps you to make space skyboxes)

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Post  thasric on Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:21 pm

Does anyone have any good music resources they could add to this?
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Re: Resources

Post  Dariel00 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:28 pm

Duke of Spoot wrote:Also, if you haven't already, you should consider finding composers willing to try their hand at chip tunes. Chiptune music has come a long way since we were young, and artists like Tristan Perich are challenging the limits of the genre in very interesting ways. In addition, freeware for composing chiptune music is readily available, such as famitracker.
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Re: Resources

Post  Culver on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:43 pm

thasric wrote:Does anyone have any good music resources they could add to this?

Here's some audio software:
Audacity
Linux MultiMedia Studio
Ardour

As for free to use audio I'm not to sure.

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Post  TallonRain on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:44 pm

Music:

FL Studio (Not free, but I thought I'd post it anyway. Demo available, Windows exclusive.)
Logic Studio (Again, not free, but one of the best out there. OS X exclusive.)
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Re: Resources

Post  Jake on Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:53 pm

GitHub is a great git repository that makes it easy to collaborate on code. They have really good tutorials on how to use it too.

Google Code is another that also supports Mercurial, but I find GitHub to be better for collaborative projects (Mercurial seems really bipolar to me anyway).

Both the Git and Mercurial version control systems are cross platform.
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Re: Resources

Post  Threepwood42 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:54 pm

A great script writing program that I usually use is Celtx its free and great
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Scriptwriting

Post  Dariel00 on Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:52 pm

Albeit tailored for screenwriting, this in-browser scriptwriting software can prove useful. It's easy to share outlines, scenes, and scripts since it's also an online community.

Plotbot
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Re: Resources

Post  TheWritingWriter on Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:44 am

I'm not really sure how useful this might be but

http://www.rpgmakervx.com/

RPG maker vx is a RPG editor that lends itself to make classic Final Fantasy style games. It also leaves itself open to be customized quite easily from what I understand so there's much more than just basic sprites. The program is designed to let one person or a small group with no game making experience make a game so its really user friendly. The program also has a large, devoted group of users out there so there's tons of custom music, sprites, even codes to put in cut scenes.

There's a download page on the site that has the program as well as audio and graphics.
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Re: Resources

Post  Culver on Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:18 am

Hey everyone just found another free to use engine.
Voxlap Engine: Its a voxel based engine, not much that I know about it other then the game Ace of spades uses it. Seems like a good engine if your looking to make a minecraft like game.


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How Prince of Persia got made

Post  ambidextrous on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:37 pm

Hi all,
I am not entirely sure where to post this. I haven't read it myself, but it seems like it's not just a programming tutorial, but more of a holistic tutorial about how a game come into being from scratch all the way through to completion. I will read it sometime, and maybe some of you will find it interesting in the meantime.

[And I am sure that at least some of us have played Prince of Persia!]

http://jordanmechner.com/blog/2011/10/ebook/

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Post  Culver on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:34 am

Just thought I should let you all know that Daz 3D is giving out their software for free right now. I personally have not used it before but might try out seeing as it is free right now.

Link: DAZ 3D

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Re: Resources

Post  thasric on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:35 am

Hey! I found that just earlier today! Awesome.
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Re: Resources

Post  JRolls89 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:00 am

Hey guys. I was browsing through tutorials trying to find a good site and came across this. It looks very promising and could possibly help for practice. Here is the link. Havatit!!!

http://labs.vectorform.com/category/games/
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