All posts tagged: free game graphics

Free game graphics: Tyrian ships and tiles

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I stumbled across a personal treasure this weekend. Tyrian, the ancient vertically scrolling shooter from long ago still happens to have a fansite. While browsing through their forums, I noticed that Jason Emery, keeper of the Tyrian flame, had made the source code available and folks were actively digging through it. My thanks go out to whoever ripped the graphics from the source code and posted them as PNGs. Somewhere in the mess of moving […]

Lost Garden License

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Many of the emails I receive ask questions about licensing my designs and artwork. In order to clear up any issues (and save me some emailing!) I’ve created this licensing page. When you see reference to the Lost Garden License, it refers to the items listed below. Basic License All licensed items use the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. In short, you can use and modify any images and design covered by this license provided […]

More free game graphics

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Here is another set of free game tiles for a 2D Zelda-like RPG that I discovered lurking on my hard drive. These were created for a prototype title so there are only a few sets completed. These would make a great start if you are in need of basic graphics for your next great game. Wilderness Tile Set Interior Tile Set Village Tile Set For the time, these were rather high tech. The shadow tiles […]

250 free handdrawn textures

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I was searching through my old archives and came across a set of 250 textures that I thought were long lost. Heck, they aren’t doing much good sitting on a slowly decaying CD-R so I figured I’d share them with everyone. Click here to download CircleTextures.zip (4.49 MB) Use these however you desire. Mash them up, put them in your games. If you end up releasing a game using these graphics to the public, all […]

Download a complete set of sweet 8-bit Sinistar clone graphics

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Download the complete graphics to Iron Plague, a Sinistar clone As I dug through my archives of old images, I came across another complete set of graphics from 1995 for a wild Sinistar clone that was never released. I own all the copyrights and figure, what the heck. Some crazy fool who is still obsessed with the glory of pixel art might find a use for them. Complete descriptions of all the graphics after the […]

Game Post Mortem: Hard Vacuum

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Mining a 12-year old game design for innovative game mechanics. (Plus the complete set of 8-bit graphics available for download.) In 1993, I worked on an unreleased RTS game design called Hard Vacuum. Dune 2, the father of the modern RTS had just come out in 1992, revolutionizing the the gaming community’s perception of the possibilities of the strategy game genre. We believed that RTS games were the future and that we were the inspired […]