Useful sites and software

Links to resources, tools, and software relevant to game design and development.
I am not affiliated with any of these.

Poly Haven

“The Public 3D Asset Library Poly Haven is a small company based in South Africa, working with artists around the world. Our goal is to create a constantly growing community-funded…

The Critical Glossary

The Critical Glossary

The Critical-Glossary is a collection of terms and definitions on game design. By Richard Terrell (KirbyKid)



SLK_img2pixel is a tool by Lukas Holzbeierlein for converting images to pixel art. This can be useful in the process of creating placeholder pixel art for 2D games.

CoMiGo's Palette Generator

CoMiGo’s Palette Generator

CoMiGo’s Palette Generator is a useful site for quickly creating and downloading colour palettes. It is straightforward and you can import files and export files to various popular formats.

Game UI Database

Game UI Database

Game UI Database is a useful site for getting insight into the UI of popular games. The amount of games for which you can dig through their UI designs is…

Sprite Randomizer by old_flick

Sprite Randomizer

Sprite Randomizer is a useful for quickly creating small sprites for 2D games. It is created by old_flick using Godot.I’ve used this many times to create placeholder sprites for 2D…


“RecButton is one button tool for capturing screen + (speaker audio or microphone or mix of both), it’s like Windows snipping tool but for capturing video & audio.”



PureRef is a stand-alone program that enables you to create large displays of images for use as inspiration, making mood boards, etc.



Obsidian is a writing app for PC and phones that allows you to store notes on your device and access them even if you’re offline. The many plugins created by…

“Thousands of free music tracks, sounds and images for your projects by Eric Matyas“ “The purpose of this site to make good-sounding music, sounds, images and learning resources freely available…

“ is an online repository providing heaps of cool game related graphics.They are provided provided under the terms of the Creative Commons 3.0 BY license. It means that you can…

Open Game Art Org


Open Game Art (OGA) is a web site and community where users upload art for games that anyone can use in commercial projects, as long as you adhere to the…

Normal Map Online


NormalMap-Online is a web page that functions as a tool which allows you to upload a texture and quickly create a normal map. The site allows for you to adjust…