Monster set of FREE resources for game design - Updated 2014-07

Need to update this list and move it to a better place, such as github

I’ve been around the game development arena for so many years now that it actually hurts if i try to think back too far Open-mouthed smile, it is always been as a hobbyist working on a string budget (and sometimes I couldn’t afford the string) so I always had to make best use of what I had and everything else, well, lets just say it is been fun.

One thing that has piled up over the years is my massive collection of links to FREE (or nearly free) resources to help out those building games, some are assets, others are the best samples of free tutorials to either build your own or craft simple items in to much much more.

**Note – in the land of hunting for FREE do not think because it uses the word “free” that it has no restrictions. ALWAYS check the license (most just want attribution or mention). Be very aware of “Royalty Free” which only means it is free to use AFTER you buy it

So without much todo and very little formatting here is the first drop (so many links, takes time to go through them), all work (Checked as of 22 August 2013).

** Updated 10th July 2014

Books, Books and more books



Game Dev Tutorials

MonoGame Tutorials & Stuff

Marketing Tutorials

Other Tutorials

Blender Stuff

Audio resources


Get Help

3D Model resources

2D art,vectors and backgrounds

Icon Libraries

Font Resources

Shader things

Unity Stuff

Moved all these links to the dedicated “So you want to be a Unity Game Developer” post

Game Engines and resources

Windows Phone

Azure and cloud gaming

Web Stuff

.NET stuff

Xamarin and Multi-Platform stuff

Random Pickings

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Now this is the merest fraction of links, resources and sites I got in my library all from only one search. I will either add more to this list or do another post for specific things

Enjoy for now

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Engineer, industry executive, research enthusiast. Avid learner with diverse interests in coding, game development, Mixed Reality (AR/VR/XR) and reinforcement learning. 25+ years of experience working in multinational corporations and startups.


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