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21 September, 2006

Indie developer resources
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 4:52 PM
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This is a list of independent game developer resources. Stuff that an indie game developer can use to help complete a game. This includes all aspects, from content to business and legal, and beyond. The goal is to list things that everyone can use. If you know of a local attorney or accountant that you really like, post it in the comments below. I'm mostly interested free resources, or people willing to work on an indie budget.

Note that none of these sites or products are personally endorsed by me unless I say otherwise. These are just links I happen to have, and based off of suggestions.

Also, don't be offended if you aren't on here. I just pulled out some easy links based on my faulty memory. If you do have any suggestions, post them in this thread, or send me an email using the contact information to the side.

Communities

Forums to read news and discuss issues with other indies.

Business & Legal

Accounting/Payroll/HR

  • Paychex: They offer great service for smaller businesses, something you might not find at other payroll firms.

Taxes

Legal

Business Networking

  • LinkedIn: A professional networking site used by many other developers.
  • IGDA: The game industry professional organization.

Programming

Engines

  • DevMaster.net Engines List: good research if you're looking for something specific.
  • Torque 2D: A MIT licensed (completely free) 2D sprite engine.
  • Torque 3D: A MIT licensed (completely free) 3D engine, older brother of the 2D engine.
  • Ogre3D: A popular open source graphics engine.

Libraries, etc.

  • PyGame: A nice set of game-focused libraries for the Python language.
  • Twisted Server: A Python-based, flexible internet connection server.

Art

Communities: places to find artists and buy assets.

  • Turbo Squid: A place to buy models, skins, etc.
  • cgtrader: a community with a marketplace to buy art.
  • Pixel Joint: A pixel art community site.
  • DeviantArt: The site for artists to show off their stuff. Not strictly game-related.

Free art

Music/Sound

Other Services

Hosting

  • Need recommendations.



2 Comments »

  1. As a reminder, please post in this thread if you have a local resource you'd like to share. If you have suggestions for new resources, please post in the announcement post. That way your post will show up in the "Recent Comments" section and I won't overlook it.

    Thanks!

    Comment by Psychochild — 21 September, 2006 @ 6:09 PM

  2. To this list I would add http://www.cgtrader.com - 3D models marketplace.

    Comment by Ann — 27 February, 2012 @ 3:25 AM

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