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    The Ultimate Indie Game Developer Resource List

    This is a list of SERVICES, free and not, that will help you on your path to STARTING and FINISHING a game and SELLING it. Articles are NOT included. If you would like to read articles, check out The Big List of Indie Marketing and Business Tips, 100+ Resources for Video Game Professionals or The Game Programming Wiki.


    I. STARTING A BUSINESS
    Legal Matters
    Funding
    Other Services
    Associations
    POP & IMAP Email
    Fil/HDD Protection (Wipes)


    II. GAME BUILDING - STARTING OFF

    Engines (Free - .NET)
    Engines (Free - Basic, VB, VB6, VB.NET)
    Engines (Free - C, C++, C#)
    Engines (Free - Delphi)
    Engines (Free - Java, Javascript)
    Engines (Free - Lua)
    Engines (Free - Miscellaneous or None)
    Engines (Free - Python)
    Engines (Free - Ruby)
    Engines ($$$ - Basic, VB, VB6, VB.NET)
    Engines ($$$ - C, C++, C#)
    Engines ($$$ - Delphi)
    Engines ($$$ - Lua)
    Engines ($$$ - Miscellaneous or None)
    Engines ($$$ - Pascal)
    Engines ($$$ - Python)
    Game Libraries
    Time Management
    Writing & Coding Software (mind-mapping, story flow, editors, etc)

    III. ART
    Art (Stock)
    Art (Services)
    Art (Software - 3D Modeling & Animation)
    Art (Software - 3D Renderers)
    Art (Software - Animation & Spriting)
    Art (Software - Graphic)

    IV. MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS & VOICE TRACKS
    Music (Stock)
    Music (Services)
    Music (Sheets)
    Music Softwares
    Sound Effects (Stock)
    Sound Effects (Services)
    Voice Tracks

    V. FONTS
    Fonts (Free)
    Fonts (Services)
    Fonts (Software)
    Fonts (Stock)

    VI. GAME BUILDING - FINISHING
    Proofreading Services
    Encryptors/Obfuscators
    Installers
    Softwares
    Backup Your Work!
    Miscellaneous

    VII. WEBSITES
    Domain Registrars
    Web Hosting Companies
    Website Designs (Templates & Software)
    Website Designers for Hire
    CMS Websites
    Desktop Recording
    Softwares
    Statistics
    Storage Options for Demo
    Web Forums


    VIII. GETTING PAID
    E-Commerce
    Offer-Type & In-Game Monetary Services
    Subscription Managers
    Portals
    Ads

    IX. MARKETING
    Ads
    Business Cards
    Review Sites
    News Sites
    Indie Game Dev Websites
    Magazines
    Newsletters
    Marketing Services & Softwares
    Social Sites & Blogging
    Contests & Events
    Video Submissions
    Charity

    X. AFFILIATION
    Indie Affiliation List
    Portals

    XI. MERCHANDISING

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    List updated, added the following:

    Easy Toon - FREE
    Pencil - FREE
    Pivot - FREE; Stick figure animation
    Plastic Animation Paper - FREE

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    Cool thread rio

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    Probably the biggest list you've done. Pretty useful info here.

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    Yeah, I think it is the biggest list yet.* Glad you find it useful. C:

    @ Jubeh
    Thanks! Got any additions you can recommend to the list?

    * I'll actually be doing a big list of How to Draw Manga books next which I expect will be much bigger... well, after I finish the Japanese SFX list I'm in the middle of doing right now.

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    On the storage option part. TAKE BROTHERSOFT OFF. Malicious as hell, most of the stuff is deceiving. I know this from experience and research lol.
    Download.com aka Cnet is trustworthy. Dunno about the rest.

    Oh, and add Bryce to the modelling list.
    Last edited by GunZet; 04-25-2011 at 03:31 PM.

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    I didn't know we had this. We should start an animation resource thread too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rio View Post
    @ Jubeh
    Thanks! Got any additions you can recommend to the list?
    I haven't even finished reading it but afterwards I will see if there's anything to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunZet View Post
    On the storage option part. TAKE BROTHERSOFT OFF. Malicious as hell, most of the stuff is deceiving.
    Wow, that's quite a heated response. I'll take it off the list then. And Bryce is already on there between Blender and Carrera.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slurpee View Post
    I didn't know we had this. We should start an animation resource thread too .
    A free animation program thread was started hereand a list of animation tutorials was added to the Massive Online Tutorials list so.... it would be cool but I think we're going to need more stuff to make a dedicated list.

    Quote Originally Posted by jubeh View Post
    I haven't even finished reading it but afterwards I will see if there's anything to add.
    Ok, cool.

    On another note, just added:
    Dosch Designs - stock 3D models, textures, animation, and sounds. Also offers royalty free stock media.

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    xD I've just had some bad run-ins with Brothersoft. And woops...I need new glasses.

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