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A list of Awesome Resources for building your games

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An awesome list of resources for building games, compilied for LetsBuild.gg.

Welcome to a list of Awesome Resources. For this unfamiliar with an "Awesome" list. It's a list of resources for a specific topic typically found on GitHub. There is a list for everything.


Game Engines

Below is a list of game engines that allows you to build various types of games.

Godot is a game engine with various build targets and is open source with a large and active community. Has very strong 2D tools, and 3D is improving constantly.

Phaser is a Desktop and Mobile HTML5 game framework

MelonJS is an open source HTML5 game engine that empowers developers and
designers to focus on content.

Unity is a flexible game engine that allows both 2d and 3d games

Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. Continuously evolving to serve not only its original purpose as a state-of-the-art game engine, today it gives creators across industries the freedom and control to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds.

Pico 8 is a fantasy console to build retro style games. It is a one-stop shop to write code, create music, images and anything else you need in a game.


RPG Awesome is a fantastic font, based upon the idea of Font Awesome, RPG Awesome has dedicated icons for all your games

Font Awesome goes without saying, thousands of icons free for use

Music and Composition

Audio Jungle is a marketplace for anything music and audio.

Free Sound is a source for free music and audio to be used as long as license restrictions are met.

UI Design

Graphic River is a marketplace dedicated towards graphics, logos, fonts, icons and more

3D Models, assets and textures

3DOcean is a marketplace for 3d models, textures, shaders and so much more

Itch.io is an indie game hosting marketplace, it has a range of different things including music, models, games, books, comics, you name it, Itch has it.


Learn Unity is a platform by Unity for Unity, it's a one stop shop for everything you'll need Unity.

Ray Wenderlich is a third party learning platform with tons of tutorials and core concept resources.


Unreal Docs Unreal provides a boat load of documentation, tutorials, snippets and guides.

Unreal Learning is a learning platform for many different pathways of using Unreal, from content creators to programmers.

Unreal Engine YouTube Channel has lots of trainings, webinars, and tips & tricks available on many different concepts that you'd need to understand to be able to make games successfully in Unreal.


Cute Asset Pipeline tool to export PSD layers to PNGs and bundle them into a texture atlas. Also helps you tag an manage your PDS assets.

Tiled a map editor, efficient tile editing tools like stamp, fill and terrain brushes. Rectangle, ellipse, polygon and image objects can be placed with pixel precision. Supports orthogonal, isometric and hexagonal maps.

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To contribute to the list, open a pull request and if accepted it will get merged and this post will be automatically updated


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Ian Author

This post is pulled from the repository and is meant to serve as an ever expanding list of resources for developers, artists, musicians alike can use.

If you want a link adding, make a pull request, and once merged this article will be updated.

Hope this helps some people out that are looking for resources to start their game

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Ryan Gails

Fantastic idea to make this a living document! I bet a bunch of people will find this really useful and interesting!

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Ian Author

I'll turn it into a standalone script later this week. Currently it's embedded in another app for speedyness and then people can do it themselves with their own articles.

I was thinking of doing it for all my articles but I'm thinking of waiting until OAuth is enabled for apps then others can login and handle the sync without needing their own server. :)

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Ryan Gails

That's a fantastic idea. Could prove useful to a bunch of people!

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Alexandr Korsak

Please add to the list youtube.com/c/Brackeys . it's really wonderful tutorials for Unity developers. Their team has just stopped to write the new tutorials but the older videos are easy to listen and demo projects included all the time.

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Ian Author

If you send in a pull request I'll take a look to get it added πŸ‘

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Chris Pluta

I am a huge fan of having lists like these with good links. I don't want to really admit how long I spent just checking out these resources.

Awesome list! I look forward to seeing it grow. 😁

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Ian Author

Just had our first PR to expand the list. Glad you enjoyed the list. Lots of resources out there for this to continue growing πŸ‘