2D Graphic Assets

If you're a developer and not also an artist, your initial 2D game prototypes wont make much of a visual impression. Getting some graphics by an actual artist can make a massive improvement. Here's my big list of resources I use or been recommended. Should be able to find free / minimal cost 2D game assets here covering:- game icons, sprites, tilesets, gui, characters, backgrounds and more.

Name 2D Resource Description Free / Paid
ArtStation Personal, Commercial and Studio Licenses available. Both Website
GameArt2D Free art licensed under CC0, paid usual terms (any use, cant resell). Both Website
GameDevMarket Marketplace for high quality, affordable game assets handcrafted. Both Website
GraphicRiver Huge collection of hand-reviewed graphic assets. Paid Website
GraphicsCrate Subscription starting at $6.58 a month, but free sample access. Both Website
Itch.io Tilesets, sprites, backgrounds. Both Website
Kenney Free game assets, no string attached. Free Website
Open Game Art Art is free to use, but follow terms of license (CC/GNU/LGNU/OGA). Free Website
ShaderToy Build shaders, share them, and learn from the best community. Free Website
Unity Asset Store Majority of assets can be used without limitation. Both Website
Unreal Marketplace Majority of assets can be used without limitation. Both Website

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