I need sprites and images, such as characters, landscapes and others. Where can I find them?
Lost Garden has lots of free graphics that you can use in your games.
http://soundimage.org/ has a lot of cool textures that are free to use...many of them are seamless so they tile. They are on the "TXR" pages.
You can find 2D art, including textures and others at a number of sites:
Google is your friend, but always read the license agreements carefully. Even if you are careful, there is a chance that the source of any texture found online might indirectly come from a copyrighted source.
- http://www.panelmonkey.org [dead]
- http://cdiv.sourceforge.net/html/links/linkssprites.htm [dead]
- http://www.gamingw.net [dead]
- http://fortunecity.com/lavender/tombstone/174/sprites/id39.htm [dead]
- http://sonikku.com/index.php?pid=spritesheets [dead]
Tile Map Editors
Most of them are probably old and not mantained, but should find lots of resources in those. Have fun!
The pygame site has tons of links to resources. Be very careful though...I'm not sure how well they vet the links, some might have content which you are not legally allowed to use. It's fine to use them for your little game clone, but if you put it online & it gets popular, you might run into trouble.
Go take some pictures of the sky, ground, and trees. Really.
Grab a part of the image that looks like it would make for a good texture, then just make it tileable (in Photoshop: just offset the image 50% horizontally and vertically, and remove the seams using the patch and healing tools).
Sprite Database is pretty good.
A good collection of completely free 2D and 3D art, all by the same artist with the same look and feel:
Here's a great resource for writing a roguelike that nobody has mentioned yet: http://rltiles.sourceforge.net/