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Well certainly this list is in no way complete and will be constantly updated, but at this moment it shows you some useful links to tools/resources that are useful for a game developer.

 

Tools

  • XNA Game Studio 3.1 - the game development framework based on .NET for game development for Windows, Xbox 360 and Zune.
  • Blender - a free, open-source, 3D design software. Useful for creating 3D models.
  • Softimage Mod Tool - a free tool for creating 3D models. Supports exporting to XNA.
  • Paint .NET - a simple graphics tool that will let you create basic textures and sprites.
  • GIMP - a free, open-source, graphics tool that can be used for creating more complex textures and sprites.
  • InkScape - a vector graphics editor. (thanks for mentioning this product to modi123_1)
  • Caligari trueSpace (thanks to SixOfEleven)
  • SpiralGraphis Tools - a set of tools for creating textures. (thanks to SixOfEleven)
  • Anim8or - a free tool for 3D modelling (thnaks to stayscrisp)
  • SFXR - sound effects generator (link shared by mocker)
  • Musagi - music editor/synthesizer (link shared by mocker)
  • CherryBrush - sketching application (link shared by mocker)
  • FFTuner - pick out notes from recorded music (link provided by mocker)
  • FMOD - a great utility to work on the sound for your games (link by chuckb)
  • Pyro - particle editor (free for individual use - link by chuckb)
  • SDL Mixer - a free audio mixer library (link shared by stayscrisp)
  • Linux Multimedia Studio - a free application to produce music and sound effects (link shared by X@MPP)
  • MaPZone - texturing tool (link by X@MPP)

Textures

  • KatsBits TGA Textures - some free textures in TGA format for your game.
  • CG Textures - a huge collection of various textures. All textures are sorted into categories so it's easy to find exactly the one you need.
  • TextureKing - also an extensive library of free textures for your game.
  • texture lovers - a website with references to lots of different free textures for your game.
  • Free 3ds Textures - not too many, but quite interesting and useful textures are present for free download on this web site.
  • TextureWarehouse -  a useful set of free textures for your game (not in high-resolution).
  • FreeTexture - a nice set of free textures.
  • Image * After - a library full of free images and textures.
  • BackgroundLabs - a set of nice textures and backgrounds.

Sprites

Models

  • Psionic3D - some free models for your game.
  • 3DGuru - a collection of 3D models for non-commercial use.
  • XNA Fusion Models - a few free 3D models.
  • Quake 2 Models (thanks to stayscrisp - note - requires a FilePlanet account to download, which is free)

Sound FX

  • PacDV Sounds - a large collection of free sounds (sorted by categories).
  • SoundJay - a large set of free sounds (sorted by categories).

Sites With Mixed Resources (have different types of resources)

  • Reiner's Tileset - a resource containing 3D/2D graphics and Sound FX for your games (thanks to gabehabe & NeoTifa)

Fonts

  • DaFont - a resource with lots of free fonts (thanks to gabehabe)
  • 1001 Free Fonts - again, a resource with lots of free fonts (mentioned by gabehabe)
  • UrbanFonts - yet another free font resource (shared by gabehabe)
  • Acid Fonts (shared by gabehabe)

Backgrounds

  • Background HQ - a collection of game backgrounds (link by gabehabe)

If you have any other resources you would like to share, you are more than welcome to post them in this thread and I will add them to the list.

 

Credits for this awesome list ~~> Core

 

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