I'm creating a bunch of games similar in style to RPG Maker XP -- 2D, top-down style adventure/action/RPG. I used RPG Maker XP in the past, and their sprites are great. Their content is packaged into something called an "RTP", which is a collection of sprites, tilesets, etc. which is available for exclusive for use with their tool.

Is there an alternative, free RTP I can use out there? Or, is there a large collection of freely-available material I can use? The standard RTP comes with most common tilesets (forest, grassland, desert, snow, 100 types of people, etc.) so I need something similarly comprehensive.

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(To summarize, my question is: is there an existing, free to use collection of RPG Maker XP style assets I can use somewhere out on the web?)

  • \$\begingroup\$ gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/20/… \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Jun 1 '11 at 14:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tetrad these are not related to the style that I'm looking for in particular. I need a specific format and style. \$\endgroup\$ – ashes999 Jun 1 '11 at 15:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ Whatever you find, be sure to read the legalese carefully, there exist extremely convoluted definitions of free. \$\endgroup\$ – aaaaaaaaaaaa Jun 1 '11 at 19:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Someone rejected my edit. I don't think a lot of people know what RTP files are, and while a lot of people will have heard of RPG Maker they won't necessarily know what art style that makes. This question needs a better title, so someone, please write something fitting. \$\endgroup\$ – aaaaaaaaaaaa Jun 2 '11 at 10:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @eBusiness done. I've also added a sample; although I believe my description of RTP explained it. \$\endgroup\$ – ashes999 Jun 2 '11 at 11:13

If you can muster to pay 9$, there is a bulk of 1000+ legal sprites here you can use : RPG Sprite Set

(Not made by me tho, but i have bought a copy myself and they look fair enough.)

  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 Brilliant! I believe I will buy it. Cheers. But, I'm looking for something more general and wide-spread too. \$\endgroup\$ – ashes999 Jun 1 '11 at 15:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, i know how it sounds, but unless there is something within easy reach, the best thing is actually to buckle up, find a good pixel app, and start drawing. Yes, its a drag, but its the only way you can get 100% what you want. But first, it pays to search sites like these. Once you paid the fee, your free to use the sprites in your game. \$\endgroup\$ – Nils Munch Jun 1 '11 at 16:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ You need the $135 license if you want to sell the game. \$\endgroup\$ – aaaaaaaaaaaa Jun 1 '11 at 19:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yep, but you just can't sell those reproductions, at least that is clear in the dummy edition graphicriver.net/wiki/buying/howto-buying/licensing \$\endgroup\$ – aaaaaaaaaaaa Jun 2 '11 at 10:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately this is no longer available. \$\endgroup\$ – Vern Jensen Apr 26 '14 at 0:03

You might try your luck on opengameart
They also have an IRC channel on freenode (#opengameart), you might ask there if someone is interested in making tiles for you.


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