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10 Great Free Resources for Indie Game Developers


Mixamo, provider of motion capture data for characters and clever automatic rigging, has published an overview of 10 free (some as in beer, some as in speech) tools and repositories for game developers (and for any other 3D designer, I'm sure).

Mixamo writes:

If you are an independent game developer, you are likely working within a very fixed budget, however that doesn't mean that your game must be low quality. If you are a talented artist or programmer, there are a number of good free resources that can help your project development without draining your bank account. It is obvious that expensive tools can often do things that free tools can't, but the core development of a game does not need to rely on these tools. If you are an artist, there is good software to help you create content. If you are a good programmer, there are free development environments.

We would like to present some free resources that can assist you in developing your independent game. This list is not comprehensive but rather a good slice of programs that we feel are useful.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1.  for really neat music (every genre you can think of) for your proyects and many more affordable royalty free ones... really shines for making good moods , but there is a "catch" : most of the times the music is far better than the animations themselves :P.

    pure talented musicians works are there...

  2. The newgrounds audio portal is also very great. You have to give credit, but all found here can be used for personal purpose.

  3. There's another great resource i guess. Its Anvil Studio or Musescore, its a great free MiDI music composing software. But i suggest anvil studio.

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