The Ultimate Indie Game Developer Resource List

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  1. rioka

    rioka New Member

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    There's been talk about compiling a list of resources for Indie Game Developers years back and well... I went ahead and made one right here: The Ultimate Indie Game Developer Resource List. I hope you guys find it useful. Any corrections, additions, and so on is most welcome. C:

    What is on the list:

    I. Starting a Business
    Legal Matters
    Funding
    Other Services

    II. Game Building - Starting Off
    Engines
    Time Management
    Writing & Coding Software

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

    IV. Music & Sound Effect
    Music (Stock)
    Music (Services)
    Music Sheets
    Music Softwares
    Sound Effects (Stock)
    Sound Effects (Services)

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

    VI. Game Building - Finishing
    Proofreading Services
    DRM
    Installers
    Softwares

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

    VIII. Getting Paid
    E-Commerce
    Subscription Managers
    Portals
    Ads

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

    X. Affiliation
    Indie Affiliation List
    Portals

    XI. Merchandising
     
  2. Jack Norton

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    D'oh. Thanks! Fixing it in a moment....
     
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    That's a great resource.
     
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    It's indie-fund.com not indiefund.com
     
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    Bookmarked :D

    And found there someone that might make webdesign for me for the price I want to pay hooooray :D
     
  7. rioka

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    Oops! Fixing now...

    lol Sounds great! :D
     
  8. Andrej Vojtas

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    A very nice list, thanks!
     
  9. Grey Alien

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    Nice list thanks. I'd like to link to the list from FullIndie.com
     
  10. rioka

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    You're very welcome! And sure, go right ahead, Grey Alien. I'll be looking forward to see your Resource page fill up - I'll link to it once you start building it up. C:
     
  11. lennard

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    Very nice, thanks for adding my art packs to the list as well. Any chance you would add Dungeon Demon into the Art (Software - Animation & Spriting) section? It is a competitor to Pro Fantasy which you have listed. Version 1.1 will be out in May (finally) which will include more RPG features as well as some specific to making computer games such as object instancing in Javascript and AS3 formats as well as outputing background collision arrays based upon the floor layer.
     
  12. Grey Alien

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    Great thanks! Seems like the others in the group want to cherry pick a few of your links to which we'll add our own. Is that OK and can I have your full name to credit you please? Thanks!
     
  13. rioka

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    Thanks for the tip - I've just added it! Btw... no screenshots? I was kind of surprised not to see any. It sounds pretty neat.

    Please check your PM.
     
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    Very nice resource list!! Might save me from needing to ask some questions (have a lot of them as a relatively new starting indie developer)- Thanks!
     
  16. xelanoimis

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    Hi,
    Very useful list! Please continue updating it.

    I suggest splitting the games engines in generic and specialized engines. For example
    categories like specialized. Like SDL, Unity, etc. would go in the first category, while Ren'Py, RPG Maker go in the second. You can also order the second list by game gender.

    Also you can add Adventure Games Studio, Wintermute, and why not, my DizzyAGE. In fact there are a lot of engines/games makers listed here: http://gpwiki.org/index.php/Game_Engines.

    Another thing would be to list game-dev forums like Indiegamer, or TIGSource Forums in a separate category game-dev forums. Don't forget about gamedev.net. Another list can contain game-dev blogs. And why not some list of technical articles, though this would be a large collection itself.
     
  17. rioka

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    Wow, thanks for all the links and suggestions! I'll update it asap with the new suggested links.

    I have considered listing articles as well but in the end, I decided I wanted to separate tools and services that allows one to get things done to how-to's and similar articles that is more for research and self-improvement. One day I would like to tackle doing an indie dev article resource list but for now, I would like to focus on this one. : )
     
  18. HedaMaidgeFes

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    hi
    I have created my home page which contains some images, I designed it with dreamweaverMX, I made the images as fixed size, I have worked in 1024768 screen reslution, but when I tested the page on 6000800 I found that the images is not approperiate with this reslution. How can I make yhe images size differ depending on the reslution??
     
  19. Eric Lengyel

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    You left some pretty significant indie game engines off the list, such as C4, Leadwerks, and Esenthel. I'd recommend looking at the top ten list on DevMaster.net.
     
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    Yay! Indieproofing is in there! :)
     

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