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    Cool Free Music for videogames

    Hi all,

    my name is Pedro Alonso Pablos and I just stumbled upon this great videogame resources page (if you look for something like 'videogames resources' on Google, it's the first entry; congrats!). I'm a game developer who knows how to program, paint and make music. I usually make indie games on my own. But I have surplus music production. I'm a music lover and I love to create my own themes, especially classical.

    That's why I've opened the page I'm pointing to below. It's a free music resource with 10+ original songs for you to use on your games for free, this means I grant you a commercial license of this music for your project. Currently I'm not planning to shut down free licenses until 2015...

    If you would like to upload the list with this resource it would be great for me, and I hope useful for you. I'm planning to update that list with new songs in a few months, songs are already made but I'm waiting a littlebit until indie developers use these listed songs. So far there are, I think, more than 10 indie videogames which have featured my music and I hope many more come in the future. You don't have to credit me if you don't want to, but if you would like to do it, please use this name: 'Pedro Alonso Pablos' (my name).

    I hope you find this resource useful.
    http://www.pedroalonsopablos.com/en/free-music/

    Best regards,

    Pedro

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    The 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
    Answers on Startups
    Better Business Bureau (US)
    Game Attorney - Thomas Buscaglia; indie game developer lawyer
    IRS.gov EIN Online Application - apply for an Employee Identification Number (US only); for those living in other countries - call them and they will walk you through the application
    LegalZoom - file for a business
    Score - US non-profit educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide; mentor small businesses
    Small Business Administration (SBA) - providing support to small businesses and small-business owners across the nation (US only)
    U.S. Copyright
    U.S. Department of Labor


    Funding
    8-bit Funding - indie developer run funding for indie developers
    Indie Fund - Indie developers helping indie developers get funding
    Indie Go Go - A larger Indie funding site for Indie's of any field not just video games
    Insert Coins - funding for indie games
    Kickstarter - Receive funds from folks who believe in your idea but you must give prizes in return
    Kiva.org - Get loans from supporters around the world
    Mochi Game Developer Fund - help promising Flash game developers support their games through sponsorship, licensing and publishing deals
    Pledgie.com - Raise money from donations
    US Grants
    Y Combinator - startup funding

    Other Services
    99 Designs - logo design, web design and more; post your design contest, designers compete, you select your favorite and award the winner money
    The Logo Company - creates logos, stationary, and websites
    Crowd Spring - custom logo design, web design, and writing services. Services start at $200 and up.
    Game Licenses - auction site to buy or sell video game licenses across all major platforms

    Associations
    IGDA Casual
    Casual Games Association
    Freelancers Union - FREE membership for freelancers and the self-employed
    House Committee on Small Business
    Main Street Alliance (MSA)
    National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
    National Small Business Association (NSBA)
    SCORE
    Small Business Development Centers Network (SBDCNET)
    Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
    U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

    POP & IMAP Email
    Gmail - FREE
    Opera Mail - FREE add-on to Opera browser
    Outlook Express - comes with Windows OS
    Postbox Inc - $39.95 USD and up; sale price $29.95+
    Thunderbird - FREE
    Tiggit Mail - for Blackberry; $30 with free trial available
    Zendio - track emails that you've sent; 30 day trial else $9.95/month

    File/HDD Protection (Wipes)
    Blancco File Shredder - spot shredding in your HDD; $38.51sUSD
    CyberScrub cyberCide - full drive wipe; $29.95USD
    Darik's Boot - wipe your hard drive clean; FREE
    Paragon Disk Wiper - full drive wipe; $29.95USD Personal & $149.95USD Professional
    Killdisk Professional - full drive wipe; $49.95USD (Win) or $59.95USD Suite

    To-Do Lists and Note Pads
    EverNote - digital notepad tool; FREE and Premium version ($45USD/yr or $5/mo) available
    Google Tasks - free tools to keep track of your schedule and to-do lists; Gmail, Mobile, Calendar and iGoogle
    gQueues - FREE to-do list tool; Premium version available at $25USD/yr
    Spring Pad - digital notepad tool; FREE
    Tada List - FREE to-do list tool
    Toodledo - FREE to-do list tool

    Office Suite Software
    Kingsoft Office Free - FREE
    Libre Office - FREE
    Open Office - FREE

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    II. GAME BUILDING - STARTING OFF


    Engines (Free - .NET)
    Agate Lib
    Axiom 3D
    Brume Engine
    FlatRedBall 2.5D
    Irrlicht
    NemoX 3D Engine - last update was 2004
    NeoAxis Engine - FREE for non-commercial, otherwise you must pay for commercial use (see $$$ for rates)
    Visual Studio Express - make apps for Windows phones; uses .NET or DirectX/C++; FREE but you have to register after 30 days

    Engines (Free - Basic, VB, VB6, VB.NET)
    Darkbasic Pro
    DxIce
    NemoX 3D Engine - last update was 2004
    TNT Basic - Mac OSX
    vbGORE - online RPG engine; no longer under development - they recommend you use NetGORE instead
    Xtremeworlds - 2D MMORPG Engine/Maker

    Engines (Free - C, C++, C#)
    Adventure Game Studio
    Baja Engine
    Cocos2D iPhone - FREE 2D iPhone game engine
    Cocos2D X - FREE multi-platform engine
    CRM32Pro
    Crystal Space
    Delta 3D
    DizzyAGE - FREE; PC only; adventure-style game maker
    Edge2D Engine
    Epee Engine
    Esenthel Engine - prices range from FREE to $4000+
    Ethanon Engine - FREE 2D game development tool
    The Flexible Isometric Free Engine (FIFE)
    G3D
    Game Core - FREE for Indie version or $1499 for GameCore Pro
    Game Start - FREE while in BETA version
    Glint 3D Engine - donation-based licensing but FREE version is available
    Grail Adventure Game Engine
    Haaf's Game Engine (HGE) - 2D
    iPTK Engine
    Irmo - client-server multiplayer gaming engine; Linux
    Irrlicht
    Jad Engine
    Lavgine - FREE for non-commercial but 15% of profit if commercial
    Lightfeather 3D Engine
    Nebula Device
    NeoAxis Engine - FREE for non-commercial, otherwise you must pay for commercial use (see $$$ for rates)
    NetGore - cross-platform online RPG (MMORPG) engine
    Ogre
    Open Game Engine, The (OGE) - FREE but Commercial support is available
    ORX Portable Game Engine
    PixelKLight
    Pixie University - FREE 2D engine using C++
    Playground SDK (Playfirst) - must register (Don't know if this is free or not so I am listing it on both lists)
    Plib
    PTk Game Engine - 2D engine with 3D capabilities. Licenses: FREEWARE, $199 Multiple License, $4000 Professional (paid license includes full support); Ksound library available for $29.95
    Raydium
    RetinaX
    Saq2D
    SDL Game Engine (aka sge2d) - 2D framework for C/C++ programmers; FREE (Sourceforge page)
    Sparrow - open source framework for iOS game development
    Spring RTS Engine
    Thousand Parsec
    Visual Studio Express - make apps for Windows phones; uses .NET or DirectX/C++; FREE but you have to register after 30 days
    Weaver
    Wild Pockets
    Yake Engine
    Xcode - Apple's FREE IDE for making apps; uses Objective-C

    Engines (Free - Delphi)
    Asphyre - several versions: Sphinx, Casual, eXtreme, 4.1 and 1.5.2
    Game Maker - Lite FREE but Pro $28 or less; develop for Windows
    NemoX 3D Engine - last update was 2004

    Engines (Free - Java, Javascript)
    Cocos Builder - FREE game and app developing software
    Eclipse - create Android apps; Java; FREE
    Espresso 3D
    JGame
    jMonkey Engine - Java OpenGL engine; FREE open source
    Joge
    Jogre
    JS-ViNE - javascipt VN engine; FREE
    Sphere RPG Engine

    Engines (Free - Lua)
    AGEN - 2D engine
    Baja Engine
    Glint 3D Engine - donation-based licensing but FREE version is available
    Grail Adventure Game Engine
    Novashell Game Creation - FREE 2D game maker for adventure and RPG creation; ports to Win, Mac and Linux
    Playground SDK (Playfirst) - must register (Don't know if this is free or not so I am listing it on both lists)
    Spring RTS Engine
    Verge RPG

    Engines (Free - Miscellaneous or None)
    Adobe AIR - create Actionscript and Flash-based apps for iOS; FREE
    Construct - FREE open source 2D game creator; HTML5
    Flash Develop - FREE open source source code editor; ActionScript
    Flixel - FREE game-making library for personal or commercial use; make web games using ActionScript
    Game Salad Creator - Mac, iPhone Only; FREE or Professional version ($499/yr); browser based
    Haxe - FREE; multi-platform, open-source programming language
    Monkey Coder - FREE for non-commercial or $99USD for full version; can compile Monkey code to C++, C#, Java, Javascript, and Actionscript
    neabEngine - PHP; NEABExplorer version FREE, others are $50 or $200
    NME - FREE; Using Haxe, NME can deploy source code to C++, Javascript, and SWF
    Quantum Editor - FREE 2D MMORPG maker
    Reality Factory - FREE for use as long as Genesis3D logo is kept and release any changes to the source code otherwise contact for license fee.
    Unity 3D - Unity is FREE but Pro edition is $1500USD and add-ons cost from $400-$1500 each

    Engines (Free - Python)
    The Flexible Isometric Free Engine (FIFE)
    PyGame - FREE; develop for Linux/UNIX
    PySoy - 3D cloud game engine
    Ren'Py - FREE; develop for Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX, and Android (specializes in visual novels but may be used for other genres)
    Thousand Parsec

    Engines (Free - Ruby)
    Chingu
    G3D Ruby

    Engines ($$$$ - .NET)
    NeoAxis Engine - Individual License (Team license) in USD: Indie $95 ($295), Commercial $395 ($995), Source $9800+
    Truevision3D - FREE for learning, $150USD for commercial purposes
    Visual3D Engine - Prices range from Indie $185, Professional $495, Studio Source $1495 and Enterprise Source $9950 (USD prices)

    Engines ($$$$ - Basic, VB, VB6, VB.NET)
    Blitz3D - $100 digital version; uses BASIC
    BlitzMax - $80 digital version; uses BASIC
    BlitzPlus - $60 digital version; 2D utilising BASIC/C hybrid language
    PureBasic - 79 EUROS
    Truevision3D - FREE for learning, $150USD for commercial purposes

    Engines ($$$$ - C, C++, C#)
    A6 Game Engine - C-script like language and C++; editions include Extra $99USD; Commercial $199USD; Pro $899USD
    AGen - C++; FREE for non-commercial purposes otherwise $200 one-time fee - must contact for purchase
    BigWorld Engine - middleware platform for MMOG and Virtual Worlds; Prices are: Indie $299/yr; Indie Source $2999/yr; and up for Commercial
    BlitzPlus - $60 digital version; 2D utilising BASIC/C hybrid language
    C4 Engine - prices range from $100 Basic to $1200 Professional; compare rates here
    Cipher Engine - $100USD
    Esenthel Engine - prices range from FREE, $150, $750, $4000+, $250/yr or negotiable
    Game Core - FREE for Indie version or $1499 for GameCore Pro
    Glint 3D Engine - donation-based licensing but FREE version is available
    iTorque 2D - $99; for iPhone development
    Lavgine - FREE for non-commercial but 15% of profit if commercial
    Leadwerks Engine 2 - $199.95 for single-user license; C, C++ and Lua
    NeoAxis Engine - Individual License (Team license) in USD: Indie $95 ($295), Commercial $395 ($995), Source $9800+
    OnScripter - FREE; Visual Novel engine based on NScripter (Japanese)
    Open Game Engine, The - FREE but Commercial support is available
    Panda 3D - FREE 3D game engine
    Playground SDK (Playfirst) - must register (Don't know if this is free or not so I am listing it on both lists)
    PTk Game Engine - 2D engine with 3D capabilities. Licenses: FREEWARE, $199 Multiple License, $4000 Professional (paid license includes full support); Ksound library available for $29.95
    SIO2 Engine - 2D/3D mobile dev engine; FREE Trial, $179.99 MacOS, $349.99 iOS
    Source Engine (Valve) - must contact for price under NDA
    Sunburn Game Engine - royalty-free XNA engine; price range from $150 USD for indies up to $1000 USD for Studio Edition
    Torque 2D - $99, full source, no royalties; develop for PC, Mac, Wii, Xbox 360 and if you buy seperate license, the iPhone
    Torque 3D - $99, full source, no royalties; develop for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Wii, iPhone, and the web
    Truevision3D - FREE for learning, $150USD for commercial purposes
    Unigine - Prices range per platform: $4950 Android + Mobile; $9980 or $24950 Windows + Linux; $40000 PS3, Windows + Linux
    Unreal Engine - must contact for price
    Vision Game Engine - must contact for quote/price
    Visual3D Engine - Prices range from Indie $185, Professional $495, Studio Source $1495 and Enterprise Source $9950 (USD prices)

    Engines ($$$$ - Delphi)
    A6 Game Engine - editions include Extra $99USD; Commercial $199USD; Pro $899USD
    Cobra - £30 Indie license or £90 for Pro
    Cobra 3D - £40 Indie license or £120 for Pro
    Game Maker - Lite FREE but Pro $28 or less; develop for Windows
    Truevision3D - FREE for learning, $150USD for commercial purposes

    Engines ($$$$ - Lua)
    Glint 3D Engine - donation-based licensing but FREE version is available
    Leadwerks Engine 2 - $199.95 for single-user license; C, C++ and Lua
    Love 2D - FREE, open source framework using Lua; works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux
    Playground SDK (Playfirst) - must register (Don't know if this is free or not so I am listing it on both lists)
    Slot Constructor - casino and arcade game dev engine; prices listed here

    Engines ($$$$ - Miscellaneous or None)
    App Game Kit - $59.99; compile your game to Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
    Flash - $699 alone; may be cheaper if getting bundled editions; also check out Flash Platform Runtimes
    The Games Factory (Click Team) - $59 USD; similar to Game Maker - an engine for non-programmers
    Game Salad Creator - Mac, iPhone Only; FREE or Professional version ($499/yr)
    IG Maker - $59.99; create action games for Windows, xbox 360 and Flash
    Monkey Coder - FREE for non-commercial or $99USD for full version; can compile Monkey code to C++, C#, Java, Javascript, and Actionscript
    Multimedia Fusion 2 (Click Team) - Regular and Dev version available for $119 or $369USD respectively
    neabEngine - PHP; NEABExplorer version FREE, others are $50 (microNEAB) or $200 (miniNEAB)
    Reality Factory - FREE for use as long as Genesis3D logo is kept and release any changes to the source code otherwise contact for license fee.
    RPG Maker VX - $59.99; develop for Windows
    RPG Maker XP - $29.99 (older version of RPG Maker VX); develop for Windows
    Stencyl - create for iOS, Android, and Flash; $79/yr and up; can test for FREE
    UDK - $99USD up-front license for commercial use; royalty-free up to $50,000USD of earnings and thereafter, 25% of earnings above $50,000USD. See licensing for full details (and examples!)
    Unity 3D - Unity is FREE but Pro edition is $1500USD and add-ons cost from $400-$1500 each
    YAGE

    Engines ($$$$ - Pascal)
    Cobra - £30 Indie license or £90 for Pro
    Cobra 3D - £40 Indie license or £120 for Pro

    Engines ($$$$ - Python)
    BigWorld Engine - middleware platform for MMOG and Virtual Worlds; Prices are: Indie $299/yr; Indie Source $2999/yr; and up for Commercial
    Panda 3D - FREE 3D game engine

    Game Libraries
    Allegro.cc - Allegro game library; cross platform; common low level routines for game programming; game reviews too!
    Box 2D - open source physics engine; 2D
    Bullet Physics Library - FREE 3D game multiphysics library
    ClanLib - FREE C++ toolkit library
    FlashPunk - FREE ActionScript 3 library for 2D Flash games
    Flixel - open source game-making library
    Free Game Development Libraries
    Golden T Game Engine (GTGE) - advanced cross-platform game programming library written in Java language
    Gosu - 2D game dev library; C++ and Ruby
    Lightweight Java Game Library - FREE and open source
    Open Dynamics Engine (ODE) - open source library for stimulating rigid body dynamics
    Playn - open source cross-platform game abstraction library; can compile to Java, HTML5, Android, iOS, and Flash
    Script.aculo.us - easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries; FREE
    Slick 2D - FREE and open source; based on LJGL

    Time Management
    Concentrate - Mac ONLY; $29 USD
    Epiforge GrindStone2 - FREE; will install on Windows XP, 7, and Vista only
    Manic Time - FREE and Professional ($67USD); auto track computer usage
    Pivotal Tracker - project management tool; $7USD/mo with three collaborators up to $175/mo for 50 collaborators. FREE for public projects, individuals, non-profits and academic institutions.
    Pomodoro Technique - FREE books and time management sheets
    Procrastitracker - FREEWARE time tracking tool that tracks what applications and documents you use and for how long
    Rescue Time - FREE for Lite edition otherwiese Pro is $6-$9/mo and Team Edition is priced per user/month
    Tiny Time Tracker - FREE; view stats in Excel or OpenOffice
    Trello - FREE task organizer/project management tool; can be used singly or with a group

    Writing & Coding Software (mind-mapping, story flow, editors, etc)
    FreeMind - FREE mind-mapping software
    Labyrinth - FREE story flow software
    Notepad++ - FREE source code editor
    Scrivener - content-generation tool for writers (text editor); $45 for Mac (Windows version in development)
    XMind - FREE or $49/year for Pro; mind-mapping software
    yWriter - FREE text editor breaking text into scenes and chapters

    Updaters
    Auto Update Plus - integrate an update management system to your application; $119USD individual or $399 for corporation
    wyBuild - automatic updating and patch maker, $249 USD but sale is $69.99 if you see it; comes with FREE wyUpdate - an open source updater program for Windows
    wyUpdate - FREE open source updater program for Windows

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    III. ART


    Art (Stock)
    3D Foin - 3D models from $11 and up
    Anime Face Maker - FREE for non-commercial use
    Anime Face Maker 2 - FREE for non-commercial use
    BEIZ Graphics - FREE photos for commercial and non-commercial use
    Character Designs: An Artist's Resource - FREE photos and textures; Can be used for commercial purposes with some caveats. See homepage for more info.
    CG Textures - FREE textures for commercial use; see license for full details.
    Content Pack - royalty free game stock art from 17-67EUR; freebies also available
    Dosch Designs - stock 3D models, textures, animation, and sounds. Also offers royalty free stock media.
    Evolver Pro - create custom avatars in minutes! FREE version here.
    First Seed Material (Maps|Faces|Sprites)- FREE for commercial use as long as you give credit; License
    GIMP Savvy Photo Archive - public domain images from NASA, NOAA, and FWS. Be sure to read each of the sites conditions for use.
    Google 3D Warehouse - 3D models; licensing is unknown
    Hand Painted Textures - textures and 3D assets from $3 and up
    Havana Street - Retro clipart & stock illustration; $7/image
    Hypermotion Packs - located at the bottom below Alexander (under HR); preview tiles here
    iClipArt - must subscribe to download images; range from $12.95 - $295.00; photos, clipart, fonts, sounds, animation, videos, and web graphics
    Image*After - FREE images and textures for commercial and personal use
    iStockPhoto - COMMERCIAL; Uses Points system 1 credit and up; Has photos, illustrations, video, audio, and flash
    Garage Games Art Packs - 2D and 3D art ranging from $20 and up
    Karen Whimsy - Public domain images
    Lost Garden - FREE; must credit Daniel (License)
    MorgueFile - FREE photos for commercial or noncommercial use. Morgue File License
    Open Game Art - FREE/open source 2D, 3D art and music; check each license for details just in case, breakdown found here.
    Patterns - FREE Japanese patterns
    Rusty Axe - 2D art, textures, tiles, and more; priced from FREE to $29.99; must get extended license to use for commercial purposes
    Shutter Stock - royalty-free photos; must subscribe $249-$709 by month OR $49-$229 by image quantity
    Smashing Magazine Freebies - FREE icons, brushes, and other items (site/wordpress templates, etc)
    Squidfingers Patterns - FREE patterns for use on your website
    Stock.xchng - FREE photos; check license for usage rights
    Turbo Squid
    WP ClipArt - Public domain clip art search engine

    Art (Services)
    Army of Trolls - pixel art
    CG Hub - Can post in the Job Board; must be registered
    CG Society - need to register to post job or to look for one
    ConceptArt.org - Job listing in forum here; must be registered to post
    Dot.Invasion
    eBoy
    Fantasy cartography - makes great maps, also has a DeviantArt account
    Flash Game Art
    Game Artist
    Havana Street - Retro clipart & stock illustration
    Hire An Illustrator
    IndieGamer Forum: Art Portfolios
    The Logo Company - creates logos, stationary, and websites
    Lost Garden: List of Game Artists
    Mixamo - 3D character animation in seconds; royalty-free, online service; can be used once (single animation) of a price range of $10-$150USD or under a subscription service from $29.99/mo up to $299.99/mo.
    Pixel Joint - pixel art
    Polycount
    Retro Style Games
    Sprite Attack - DayDream in Indie Gamer forums
    Way of the Pixel

    Art (Software - 3D Modeling & Animation)
    3D-Coat - $349 and up Professional
    3D Crafter - FREE; $34.95 Plus; $69.95 Pro
    3ds Max (Autodesk) - $3495
    3D World Studio - 3D modeling program; $49.99 Standard
    AC3D - $89.95
    Alice - FREE
    Anim*tor - FREE
    Animation: Master - $299.99
    Art of Illusion - FREE
    AutoQ3D - $19.97
    Blender - FREE
    Bryce - specializes in landscapes; $29.95 Standard OR $99.95 Pro; FREE for non-commercial use
    Carrara - $149.99 Standard & $549.95 Pro
    Cheetah 3D - $99
    DAZ 3D - FREE
    DX Studio - £500.00
    EIAS 3D (Electric Image Animation System - $895
    FaceGEn - FREE; face modeling software
    Google SketchUp - FREE 3D modeling software; must sign up OR get Pro version for $495USD
    G-Pure - FREE
    K-3D - FREE
    Lightwave 3D - $895
    Make Human - FREE
    Maplet - FREE 3D modeling tool
    Maya (Autodesk) - $3495
    Meshlab - FREE
    Metasequoia - polygon modeler; MetasequoiaLE is freeware, otherwise, Metasequoia itself is $45USD
    Milkshape 3D - shareware; EUR 25
    Moment of Inspiration - $295
    OpenFX - FREE
    Poser - $49.99 Debut, $249.99 Standard OR $499.99 Pro
    Realsoft 3D - $700
    Sculptris - FREE
    Seamless 3D - FREE
    Silo - $99 Core OR $159 Professional
    Strata 3D - $795USD and up; several versions available
    Softimage (Autodesk) - $2995
    Swift 3D - $249
    True Space - FREE
    Vue - $599 Complete; $399 Studio; $199 Esprit
    Wings 3D - FREE
    ZBrush - $699 Commercial license

    Art (Software - 3D Renderers)
    3Delight - Pricing is FREE and up
    Aqsis - FREE
    Brazil - $895 and up; works with 3ds Max & Rhino
    finalRender - $895 and up
    Horde3D - FREE
    LuxRender - FREE
    Maxwell Render - $995 and up
    Pixie - FREE
    YafaRay - FREE

    Art (Software - Animation & Spriting)
    Dungeon Demon (Rusty Axe) - map editor; $29.99 with free upgrades forever or FREE using TrialPay
    Easy Toon - FREE
    GrafX2 - FREE bmp program; used for pixel art
    Graphics Gale - sprite software; 1,995 JPY
    Pencil - FREE
    Pivot - FREE; Stick figure animation
    Plastic Animation Paper - FREE
    Pro Fantasy - create maps and tiled floors, character creation
    Pro Motion - $78+; used for pixel art
    Sprite Master - $9.99USD
    Synfig Studio - FREE open source 2D animation software
    tIDE map editor - .NET-based tile editor; licensed under Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) open source agreement
    Tiled Map Editor - create tilable maps easily

    Art (Software - Graphic)
    Alchemy - FREE open drawing project to be used for sketches and the initial creation process rather than finished art works (i.e. for concept art creation)
    Art Rage
    Artweaver - FREE or Plus 29 EURO
    Bibble - Pro $199.95; Lite $99.95
    Clip Studio - Japanese; 5,000Y and up depending on version; more details here
    Color It! - $59.95; Macs ONLY
    CorelDRAW
    Corel Painter
    Crayola Art Studio - $24.99
    Flash - makes vector graphics and great for animation
    Fotographix - FREE
    GIMP - FREE graphic software; Mac version here
    GrafX2 - FREE
    Illustrator - vector graphics
    ImageMagick - FREE
    Inkscape - open source vector graphics software
    IrfanView - FREE but needs license for commercial use; light photo editing software
    MS Paint - FREE; comes with every Windows OS
    MyPaint - open source painting program
    NeoPaint - $45
    Open Canvas - 5,800 JPY
    Paint.NET - FREE
    PaintTool SAI - 5,250 JPY
    Paint Shop Pro - $39.99
    Photoshop
    Photoshop Elements - weaker and cheaper version of Photoshop
    Pickle Editor - FREE cross-platform pixel editor specifically for game animation, tiles and sprite sheets; can save to JPG, PNG and GIF
    Picnik - online, photo-editing; FREE
    Pixelmator - $59.99; Mac ONLY
    Pixia - FREE
    Sketchbook Pro

    Miscellaneous
    Photoshop Animation to Sprite Sheet - FREE
    Runtime World - FREE open source, engine agnostic, brush-oriented 3D world editor for games
    xNormal - generate normal/ ambient occlusion/ displacement maps among other things; FREE for commercial or non-commercial use

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    IV. MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS & VOICE TRACKS

    Music (Stock)
    Audiobank - stock, royalty free music; prices range from $14.95 USD and up
    Blast My Music
    Garage Games Art Pack - ranges from ambient sounds to full soundtracks $20 and up
    Imphenzia Soundtrack - royalty free sound effects (FREE and up) and music tracks ($4USD and up) and custom music; Indie and Commercial license rate available
    Lucky Lion Studios - get custom music or buy royalty-free tracks for $5 USD
    IndieSFX - Royalty free music $40 (£20) per track. Exclusive tracks available for £100 ($200 US, 150 Euro) each.
    Royalty Free Music - can purchase by track, disc, or subscription
    Shockwave Sound - royalty-free music, stock music, sound effects
    Sound Dogs - stock music and sound effects
    Sound Rangers - stock music and sound effects

    Music (Services)
    Blast My Music
    IndieGamer Forum: Music & Sound portfolios
    Indie Loop Garden - commission original music pieces from a multitude of composers
    Lucky Lion Studios - get custom music or buy royalty-free tracks for $5 USD
    Walz Music

    Music Sheets
    International Music Score Library Project - public domain music sheets for US & CAN (EU residents must check); MP3 audio, parts, and full score may be included
    Mutopia - FREE classical music sheets that are in public domain

    Music Softwares
    ACID (Sony) - 2 editions: Pro $299.95 USD & Music Studio $64.95USD
    Anvil Studio - FREE; compose, record, sequence and play music; mainly works with MIDI
    FL Studio (aka FruityLoops) - Editions include: Express $49USD, Fruity $99, Producer $199 and Signature $299
    Hyper Score - music composing software; $79
    Logic Pro - Mac ONLY; $499USD; compose, record, and edit your music
    Melody Assisttan - shareware; $25 or 20EURO for license
    Musagi - FREE music editor and synthesizer
    Reason - digital music synth; $349USD
    Tune Toys - sound generating softwares

    Sound Effects (Stock)
    as3sfxr - open source, in-browser sound effect generator for games; based on sfxr
    bfxr - in-browser sound effect generator; based on sfxr
    Garage Games Art Pack - ranges from ambient sounds to full soundtracks $20 and up
    IndieSFX - $120 or £60 for a compilation of 180 sound effects
    Kreativ Sounds - sounds and patches for €4.99 and up
    Partners in Rhyme - royalty-free sound effects may be used for commercial purposes
    sfxr - FREE sound effect generating software
    Shockwave Sound - royalty-free music, stock music, sound effects
    Sound Dogs - stock music and sound effects
    Sound Rangers - stock music and sound effects

    Sound Effects (Services)
    IndieGamer Forum: Music & Sound Portfolios
    IndieSFX - $6 per sound for up to 25 sounds, and $4 per sound after that, with a minimum total charge of $50

    Loops, Libraries & Refills
    Nine Volt Audio - instrumental looped libraries; prices start from $14.99 USD and up
    Nucleus Sound Lab - sells ReFills, Patchsets, custom bundles and also have freebies
    Propellerhead - FREE ReFills
    Sony ACID Loop Library - collections $29.95USD and up
    VST Patches - sounds for your VST / Audio Unit plugins, Reason Refills and Sample banks; £2.99 and up

    Voice Tracks
    Topleka Voice Pack - FREE voice tracks for commercial projects as long as you credit toplekaNET and link back to site.

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    V. FONTS


    Font (Free)
    Agrafa Hairline - FREE for commercial use; must register
    Anivers - FREE for commerical use
    Audimat - FREE for commercial use
    Bienetresocial - FREE for commercial use
    Cantarell - FREE for commercial use
    Cardo Font - FREE for commercial use
    DaFont - Freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain fonts; please check each font's license before use
    DejaVu Fonts - FREE
    Delicious - FREE for commercial use
    Diavlo - FREE for commercial use
    Dieter Steffmann - collection of fonts; not sure if it's free or not but if you speak German please visit his site and let me know!
    Digitica - FREE for commercial use
    Dustismo Roman - Public domain font
    eljbris - FREE fonts for commercial use but extended license needed for embedding or distributing in software apps or hardware devices
    Exus Pilot - FREE for commercial use
    Fell Types - FREE for commercial use; medievel fonts
    Fertigo Pro - FREE for commercial use
    Fontin Sans - FREE for commercial use
    FontShop Free Fonts - FREE fonts for commercial use; 5 difrerent fonts listed
    Font Squirrel - FREE fonts for commercial use; must register
    Franchise Bold - FREE for commercial use
    Gentium - FREE for commercial use
    Google Font Directory - directory of open source fonts
    Impallari - FREE fonts for commercial use; all fonts under Open Font License
    Inconsolata - FREE open font licensed; great for programming
    Justus - Public domain font
    KalleGraphics Freebie - FREE for commercial use; Alpha Ruler and Kilogram
    Keeparty - FREE for commercial use
    Liberation Serif - Public domain font
    LOT - FREE for commercial use
    Luxi-Sans - FREE just as long as license notice is included
    Megalopolis Extra - FREE for commercial use
    Merge - FREE for commercial use
    MgOpen Typeface - FREE for commercial use; 4 types - Canonica, Cosmetica, Modata & Moderna
    Mr Jones Book - FREE for commercial use; must register; Mr Jones Book and Mr Jones Book Italic only
    Museo - FREE for commercial use
    OpenFontLibrary - FREE for commercial and noncommercial use
    Orbitron - FREE for commercial use
    Oxford - FREE for commercial use
    Portland LDO - FREE for commercial use
    PT Sans - FREE for commercial use
    Quicksand - FREE for commercial use
    Ripe - FREE for commercial use
    Roadgeek Fonts - FREE for HOBBYIST and EDUCATIONAL use only
    Sensation - FREEWARE
    Silkscreen - FREE for commercial use; pixel font
    Surface - FREE for commercial use; Medium weight only
    Tallys - FREE for commercial use
    Triskweline - FREE font suited for text editors and programming environments
    Type Latin Serif - FREE for commercial use
    Vera Fonts - FREE for commercial use as long as it is NOT sold by itself or bundled with other fonts only

    Font (Services)
    Blambot - must contact for quote
    Typodermic Fonts (aka Larabie Font) - must contact for quote

    Font (Software)
    FontLab - $649.99+

    Fonts (Stock)
    Blambot - $20 per font
    My Fonts - over 62,000 fonts from 800 foundries; prices range from $15 and up; FREE fonts require registration
    Ultimate Font Download - 10,000 fonts for commercial use; only $19.99 (Larabie Fonts) !!NOTE: some fonts I recognize from Blambot (Nate Piekos)!!

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    VI. GAME BUILDING - FINISHING


    Proofreading Services
    IndieProofing - $1 per 100 words (or part thereof) for basic proofreading and $2 per 100 words (or part thereof) for descriptive work (which may require rewriting)

    DRM
    DRM Connect - Mac DRM, must contact for price
    EXECryptor
    SoftwarePassport (Armadillo) - $399

    Encryptors/Obfuscators
    SOB: The SWF Obfuscator - FREE
    SWF Encrypt - $145USD and up depending on edition

    Installers
    Astrum Install Wizard - Standard $49 or Professional $89
    NSIS - FREE opensource Windows installer

    Compiler
    Emscripten - compile LLVM bitcode, C, C++ to Javascript; FREE

    Softwares
    XAMPP - install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl
    gDEBugger - OpenGL and OpenCL debugger, profiler, and memory analyzer; available for Windows, Mac and Linux

    Desktop Recording
    BB Flashback Express - FREE
    Cam Studio - FREE
    Debut Video Capture - $60USD
    HyperCam - FREE
    ZDsoft - $39

    Backup Your Work!
    Acronis Backup & Recovery - auto-backup software $74 and up
    Assembla - online storage ranging in price from $9/mo - $100/mo
    Bit Bucket - price range from FREE unlimited private repository for up to 5 users up to $80/mo for unlimited users; DVCS for Mercurial
    Back Blaze - $5/mo with unlimited storage
    Crash Plan - range from FREE for personal use to PRO edition for business use ($349.95 and up)
    Drop Box - FREE for 2GB of online storage space OR $9.99/mo for 50GB OR $19.99/mo for 100GB
    DVDisaster - FREE; stores data on CD/DVD/BD media's that is fully recoverable even after some read errors have developed
    GitHub - FREE for open source with unlimited space OR pay monthly ranging from $7/mo - $200/mo
    iDrive - FREE online storage for 5GB space OR for more space, subscribe monthly starting at $4.95/mo and up
    Mozy PRO - Desktop License is $3.95/mo + $0.50/GB per month OR Server License at $6.95/mo + $0.50/GB per month
    SyncBackPro - auto-backup software ranging from FREEWARE to SE ($34.95) and PRO ($54.95) editions
    Syncplicity - prices range from FREE to $45/mo Business Edition

    Miscellaneous
    YouSentIt - file sharing service; prices range from FREE to $14.99/mo Pro Plus (Corporate available but runs in $1000's)
    Video Game Name Generator

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    Domain Registrars*
    DirectNIC
    Domain.com
    Dotster
    DynaDot
    eNOM
    Fabulous
    GoDaddy
    Misk (formerly RegisterSite.com)
    Moniker
    My Domain
    Name.com
    Name Cheap
    NetFirms
    * You may also register with your web hosting company but it is not recommended. If you wish to later change your web hosting provider, they may give you problems by holding or not transfering your domain.

    Web Hosting Companies
    Blue Host
    IndieGamer Forum: Web Host Recommendations
    Liquid Web
    Storm On Demand

    Website Designs (Templates & Software)
    Artisteer - automatically create templates for your the most popular CMS sites; $129.95 standard edition
    Code Igniter - a toolkit for people who build web sites using PHP; open source
    Divine - turn your PSD to a Wordpress theme; FREE (beta testing going on now)
    DIY Themes (aka Thesis Theme) - template designer; $87USD one site license OR $164USD for unlimited site license
    Smashing Magazine Freebies - FREE site/Wordpress templates and art graphics (icons, brushes, etc)
    Theme Forest - ready-made themes for Wordpress, eCommerce, and other CMS-type sites

    Website Designers for Hire
    Crowd Spring - custom logo design, web design, and writing services. Web design starts at $600.
    Fully Illustrated - contact for quote
    The Logo Company - creates logos, stationary, and websites

    CMS Websites
    Buddy Press - FREE social networking plug-in
    Disqus - FREE; great for tracking comments across social media platforms
    Drupral - FREE open source CMS
    DZOIC - social and video sharing site; $249 + $49 for branding free option
    e107 - FREE
    Expression Engine - $99.95 Freelancer, $149.95 Non-Commercial, $299.95 Commercial license
    Frog - FREE
    Habari - open source blog using Apache license
    Invision Power - $149.99 for board + extras for addons (gallery, blog, download, content, nexus)
    Joomla - FREE open source CMS
    Light CMS - Price depends on amount of users; range from 1 Free to unlimited at $99/mo
    PHP-Nuke - FREE
    Pligg - FREE
    Serendipity - FREE php-powered blog/CMS using BSD license
    Social Engine - $250 for 1 license; plugins range from $30-40. More licenses = less money.
    Wikipedia List of CMS Sites
    Wolf CMS - FREE
    Wordpress - FREE blogging CMS
    Xoops - FREE

    Statistics
    Google Analytics - FREE; need to sign up
    Playtomic - keep track of your casual games; 1 game FREE but more games $30 $400 flat fee for set amount of games or $30$400 per month by volume.
    App Annie - keep track of whatever you want 24/7; Currently in BETA and FREE to use

    Storage Options for Demo
    Amazon Cloudfront - On-demand pricing per country
    Amazon S3 - tiered pricing depending on TB used per month
    Download.com - Need to be a member; last I heard, it was $79/year to upload software
    Filekicker - $14.95/mo and up
    File Transit - FREE listing
    Shareware Upload - will be listed in 12 sites run by owners of Shareware Upload

    Web Forums
    Forum Community - Free forums; addriven
    FreeForums.org - Free forums; addriven
    IP Board - $149.99 Standard or $349.99 Business; no branding removal
    Lefora Free Forum - addriven; 2GB storage free but you pay for more.
    MiniBB - FREE open source forum
    phpBB - FREE open source forum
    ProBoards - FREE, addriven
    punBB - FREE php driven forum
    Simple Machines Forum (SMF) - FREE
    Tal.ki - Embeddable forum; FREE for 5 forums but Pro ($5+/mo) and Platinum ($59+/mo) also available
    Vanilla Forums - Free (addriven) to $19/mo Basic, $49/mo Plus, and up plans
    VBulletin - $285/board and optional $170 branding removal
    Woltlab Burning Board - Lite FREE or 49.99 EUR for Regular
    XenForo - socialdriven forum; $140 per board and optional $250 branding removal
    Zeta Boards - free forum hosting (addriven)

    Link Validators/Checkers
    Broken Link Checker - FREE; plugin for Wordpress; I personally use this and it works well for me
    HTML Link Validator - shareware; $35 to register
    Link Checker Pro - $75 and up depending on license
    W3C Link Checker - FREE

    Miscellaneous
    Gallery (Menalto) - FREE open source photo album organizer
    Jan Rain - user management solutions for social login and sharing, single sign-on and social profile storage; ranges from FREE, $10/mo, from $1000/yr and custom plan
    IPInfoDB - FREE IP address geolocation database; has neat IP address country block generator and other tools
    Print Friendly - make a print friendly button for your site! Can print, make PDF or email.
    QuHelp - FREE html-based online help manual generator
    Telegraphics ICO - Plugin for Photoshop to save images as ICO files for favicons

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