Free Tower Defense Graphics
Hi there! It's Silviu again, your favorite game artist for hire. How ya doing today? So, you decide to create your own little Tower Defense game but can't find any free graphics on the Internet to use. I can relate to that feeling...
You don't want (maybe this is your first gaming project) or can't afford to invest any money in graphics right now. Well, you're in luck! I am offering the following graphics for Tower Defense game for free. Below, a screenshot from the final game...
I was planning on using these to create my very own Tower Defense game in Flash. Nothing complicated; just simple graphics, simple story (a few text lines) and a simple gameplay. Game's resolution was supposed to be low (640x480 pixels) because I wanted my Tower Defense to run on as many flash game websites as possible. I started with the background (470x400 pixels).
After that, I made the turrets. There are 7 of them, each consisting of two images: cannon and support. Obviously, the cannon rotates on its support while facing enemies. I wanted some cannons to rotate fast, while others would rotate slow.
Next, for my Tower Defense game I needed several enemies, so I drew some. I only drew 3 creeps and 1 boss, all 46x46 pixels, because I first wanted to see how things would go, programming-wise. I was planning on drawing a lot more enemies later, but first I just wanted to see my game getting a head start...
Update 1 - Because this guy here wants to make a game with my graphics package and complained about the lack of animation for creeps, I decided to "bring to life" the 3 creeps and, even more, to create some color variations from the initial creatures (which were green). Now there's green, blue, yellow and red enemies. I hope you guys will find this useful.
Update 2 - Making a tower defense game for iOS or Android? Here you can buy a tower defense template written in LUA for Corona SDK.
Update 3 - New background modules and turrets with 3 (!) upgradable states on my
Game Art & Design blog.
By the way, if you're planning to make a game with my tower defense graphics package, you should send me an email (if you want a free link to your website). Here's how to use the frames to create animations:
Next, some tilesets for the platform where turrets are going to be placed and I was ready for business. I made only one tileset, but I'm planning to make more later. Here's how the parts for the platform look like:
Put the tiles together and you will have something like this:
That's it! These free graphics should be more than enough to get you started on your Tower Defense game. Unfortunatelly, I'm not going to give you everything you need to finish the game, such as fire and explosion sprites or the interface with icons, but I'm sure you will manage. The important thing is to get your game going. Once you create an editor, make a few levels and get the hang of it, the rest will come.
My free Tower Defense graphics are for Non Commercial use, unless asked for permission.
You Do Not need to email me for using the above graphics on personal projects, although I would appreciate it.