The Ultimate List of Free and Low-Cost Developer Tools and Resources

Game Engines

Insight

Unity Beginner’s Guide

Game Maker Studio Guide (videos)

Stencyl – Crash Courses

PlayCanvas Tutorials

Making Your First Phaser Game

Game Design & Development Tutorials

Beginner’s guide to Construct 2

A Quick Twine Tutorial

A Practical Guide to Game Writing

Intro to Swift

Construct2 Tutorials

 

Blogs

Lessmilk – Learn to Make Games

Cocos2d-x Developer Blog

Randy Gaul’s Game Programming Blog

bitsquid: development blog

Gamasutra

 

Tools

Unity

Unreal Engine 4

GameMaker Studio (Free)

Turbulenz

Stencyl

Phaser

Corona SDK

Renderdoc

Haxe

Adventure Game Studio

Construct 2

Ren’Py

Twine

Unreal Development Kit

Cocos2D

RPG Maker

PlayCanvas

Marmalade

MonoGame

Moai

GiderosMobile

LiveCode

PlayMaker

EDGELIB

WebAnimate

MapEditor

Blender

Construct2

Flixel

Audio & Music

Wwise

FMOD

Free Music Archive

Newgrounds

Incompetech

SampleSwap

JewelBeat

ccMixter

Jamendo

iBeat

Modarchive

IndieGameMusic

Partners in Rhyme

Musopen

Soundcloud (Creative Commons group)

Bandcamp

Free-Loops

Opsound

Netlabels

iCompositions

Purple Planet

FreeSound

Sound Librarian

Audacity

Graphics

Insight

Introduction to Pixel Art for Games

2D Game Art For Programmers – Part 1

 

Artist Recruitment

Polycount Forum

Reddit – /r/GameDevClassifieds

GameDev Classifieds

DeviantArt Jobs

 

Tools

Open Game Art

Reiner’s Tilesets

Deviant Art

Game Icons

Textures

Mayang’s Free Textures

Blend Swap (models for Blender)

Marketing & PR - Analytics

Insight

Promoting your indie game on social networks

How to Contact the Press

The Basic Marketing Plan for Indie Games

How to hack your indie game marketing

Marketing 101 for Indie Mobile Game Developers

The insiders’ guide to mobile app promotion

The Idiot’s Guide to Marketing Your Indie Game

iOS Development & Marketing Checklist

 

Blogs

PRstack

Soomla Blog

Fortress of Doors

App Annie Insights

Flurry Insights Blog

Fiksu

 

Tools

Chartboost

Tapdaq

Digital Turbine

Papaya Ads

NativeX

Appnext

Presskit.to

Flurry (Traditional analytics)

Google Analytics (Traditional analytics)

Unity Analytics

Upsight

Mixpanel

Mouseflow

Crazy Egg

Zarget

Ixty

Social Media

Insight

How to Use Hashtags: How many, Best Ones, and Where to Use Them

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

Promoting your indie game on social networks

5 Tips for Using Content and Social Media to Build an Audience for Your Mobile Game

How to Create Engaging Images for Social Media: A Simple Guide for Non-Designers

How to Really Boost Your Twitter Power User Skills

The Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

7 Smart Social Media Marketing Moves For Local Businesses

 

Blogs

RazorSocial

Rebekah Radice

Simply Measured

Socially Sorted

Sprout Social

Unmetric Blog

Buffer Blog

 

Tools

Awedience

Zapier

AdHipster

Notify

Buffer

Hashtagify

Hootsuite

TweetDeck

Twitonomy

Think Gaming

Coding

Insight

C# Programming Yellow Book – Edition 7.0

HTML & CSS course – Codecademy

C# course

 

Blogs

JavaScript Playground

David Walsh Blog

HTML5 Tutorial

 

Tools

Locust.io

Digital Ocean

NearlyFreeSpeech

HTML5 UP!

W3Schools

Community

Forums/Groups

GameDev.net

Indie Gamer Forums

Forums – Indie DB

TIGForums

Game Jolt Forums

Game Development Slack Group

GamesIndustry

GameSauce

Global Game Jam

 

Subreddits

https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev

https://www.reddit.com/r/IndieDev/

https://www.reddit.com/r/indiegames

https://www.reddit.com/r/gamesnews

https://www.reddit.com/r/gamejolt

https://www.reddit.com/r/indiegameswap

 

Events Calendars

Events for Gamers – Calendar

Gameconfs

MCV Events Calendar

Indie Game Jams

Game jams – itch.io

 

Trade Bodies

UKIE

TIGA

The ESA

Canadian Gaming Association

Australian Gaming Council

SELL

Abragames

G.A.M.E

International Game Developers Association

 

Distribution Platforms

Steam

Itch.io

Humble Bundle

GoG

 

Co-Working Spaces

Playhubs

Game Colab

The Gamenest

GamePlay Space

Philly Game Forge

Review Sites

https://www.sellmyapp.com/how-to-create-an-app/list2.php

http://bit.ly/IndieGameSites

https://maniacdev.com/2012/05/ios-app-review-sites

http://www.appfreak.net/list-of-100-mobile-game-review-sites/

http://bit.ly/MobileGamesPress

Legal

Gamer/Law

The Game Lawyer Blog

New Media Rights

The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Video Game Development

Newswires

Robotsaid

Games Press

Send2Press Newswire

PR Newswire – Electronic Gaming

IndieGames

PR Mac

Influential People on Twitter

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Douglas Wilson                                                                Erin Robinson Swink

Bennett                                                                               HIDEO_KOJIMA

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Ashly Burch                                                                       Cliff Beszinski

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