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OpenGameArt.org, anyone?

A topic by No Time To Play created Dec 14, 2015 Views: 673 Replies: 2
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Hello, everyone! I know there are other developers here who get assets from Open Game Art, because I noticed games made with them. Let's make friends! My account there is http://opengameart.org/users/claudeb and I'd love to hear from you.

My second goal with this thread is to advertise Open Game Art a little, because it deserves to be better known. At least one of my games simply wouldn't have existed without freely reusable content. More generally, I think it's absurd to require completely original art for each and every videogame. Not every board game needs to invent its own pieces. Not every card game needs a deck drawn from scratch. You're going to talk about expectations, but expectations are cultural constructs. We can and should change them when they're damaging and limiting to creativity. And OGA can be part of that.

So can itch.io for that matter. So stand up and be counted. :)

I know some people who are looking to get into games programming. I'll shoot this website to them :)

I love Open Game Art. It's a fantastic resource to have when creating games. It has helped me out with a few prototypes, which would have taken a bit longer otherwise. It is wonderful that we have a website like it, giving people a free source of assets to pull from when they need, no strings attached. After I used assets from Open Game Art, I uploaded something of mine (an early version of a 2d character template I use) to pay it forward.

Originality is getting harder to find, and there is nothing wrong with having things that you can reference, use, and work from without fear of the possible repercussions. Things like Open Game Art are a fantastic source that need to be bigger than they are now.