I need some sound effects for my game. Where can I find some? Or any programs that can easily generate them?

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    GPWiki has a list of game asset resources. – Josh Jan 17 '12 at 19:17
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This is the one I hit up the most: The Free Sound Project

Some others:





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    Freesound is a great resource. Most of it still needs some editing, but they make a great start. – Sean Edwards Jul 14 '10 at 19:28
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    Freesound is absolutely great. Thanks a bunch for posting it, I already just found some of the most important effects for my game in about five minutes. I might need to chop them up, but that's totally fine! – Christopher Horenstein Jan 11 '11 at 20:27
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    I know this thread is rather old but the guys at Sonniss released two decently sized (10GB+ each) audio sample packs at GDC 2015, they've included some very interesting and creative samples all in rather high quality formats with permissive royalty free commercial licenses. You can down load them from sonniss.com/sound-effects/free-download-game-audio and if you email Tim directly he graciously will send you the previous packs they've released freely to the community. – user5665 Apr 3 '16 at 12:40

SFXR is a neat little tool for quickly & easily generating basic sound effects. It's a downloadable tool, but someone ported it to Flash, so you can use it online as well.

Pick up a cheap microphone, download Audacity and go wild!

Freesound is a good website to find sounds for a game.

  • Really amazing! Thanks! – pimvdb Mar 28 '11 at 19:55
  • +1 I've used freesound before and it's got some nice sounds and even nicer licenses. – Ray Dey Mar 28 '11 at 19:55

http://www.bfxr.net/ is excellent for making this kind of thing.

I know these aren't free now, but they are relatively cheap. I've used them for a few things, and I like the quality. http://www.soundsnap.com/

  • Agreed. I use Soundsnap a lot. The question should have read "free or cheap". – Chris Garrett Jul 16 '10 at 18:39

In addition to the Free Sound Project, I've used sounds from http://www.get-sounds.com

There's lots of links to various resources (sound, music, art, etc) on the pygame site.

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