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Free art assets to use commercially for 2D top down fantasy RPGs

I’ve been looking to create a JRPG style top down fantasy RPG and possibly generate income from it, but creating all the different necessary art requires a dedicated artist which I can’t afford. That’s where Open Game Art comes into picture. A website dedicated to free art assets for use in your games.

A recent update to the website allows users to create collections of art, and it greately enhances the discoverability of the art assets on the site. There were many collections on the site for top down RPGs, however none of them were exclusively collecting assets that can be used commercially. (CC0 and CC:BY licenses) So I made my own collection and made it public so other people can use it as well. I will tweak the collection when I find new assets.

Click here to view the collection.

Art assets collection screenshotDo you have any suggestions to be included in the collection? Leave a comment below:

The Last Remnant related files for PC

Below is a list of files related to The Last Remnant (PC) gathered from around the net in one place for your convenience.

Num Item Links
1 Demo Download (1GB)
2 Full Game Steam
3 Related Websites Official Website
The Last Remnant Wiki
4 System Requirements View
5 Box Covers View
6 Game Icon Download
7 Reviews GameRankings
8 Screenshots GameSpot
9 Soundtrack iTunes
10 Hacks View
11 Unlockables View
12 Videos GameTrailers
13 Save File Download
14 Trainer Download
15 Wallpapers Link
16 Walkthroughs Link
17 Guide PDF Download
18 Avatars Source 1
Source 2
19 Ringtone Download

Resolutions comparison sheet

A digital image is made of “pixels“, small dots of color that when stringed together, form the image. The more pixels you have, the clearer the image is. The total number of these pixels in an image is called “Resolution“.
Another important factor of any image is the “Aspect Ratio“. This states how wide an image is. As an example, a 4:3 image is any image that it’s width is 4/3 times larger than it’s height.

This is a list comparing different resolutions, included are:

  • PC resolutions: The common resolutions used for PC desktop or in games.
  • Console outputs: The video signal a video game console outputs to a TV.
  • Mobile device displays: The resolution a portable device display screen.
  • Standard films: The resolution of home use film formats.
  • TV broadcast: The resolution of common television systems.

Here is a detailed explanation of sheet data:

  • Width: Number of horizontal pixels.
  • Height: Number of vertical pixels.
  • Resolution: Total number of pixels.
  • Aspect: Mathematical equation of width divided by height. Wider resolutions have higher “aspects”.
  • Ratio: Resolution aspect ratio. “A” denotes being so close to an aspect ratio that it is used as one. As an example, a “16:9 A” aspect ratio might be used for wide-screen gaming. “C” denotes not having a standard resolution. In this case, the closest common aspect ratio has been stated with a “C” next to it.
  • Comment: Additional information on the resolution.

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Personal Monthly Update #002

Okay. This is not what happened last month. It’s the data from 5 or 6 months ago. I haven’t had much time to analyze my data either because I was really busy, or extremely depressed. Needless to say, I didn’t do much in the last months. So don’t expect anything big here. The truth is my life sucks…, big time. This month is way better than the following months.

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Start Reading Manga

Manga is a black & white Japanese comic, and most anime that would later spawn numerous games are based on them (like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece). I started watching Naruto anime because of its several games and then it led me to other anime and manga. So I decided to read a chapter of a manga (or watch an episode of an anime) each day of the week. (you can find English translations of them if you search it on Google)
But I didn’t know what manga to read, so I downloaded lots and lots of manga info from wikipedia, read all of their plots, gave them a point of one to five and then decided which one to read.
I summarized all of it in an xls file, so you can also use it to decide which manga to read, they are currently sorted out by Name, but if you have Microsoft Excel you can use the sort option under the Data column to sort them out by whatever you want. It also features a one-line mini story you can read to get a sense of what the manga is about (for more information, search the manga name in wikipedia). Also I encourage you to read the mini-story or the wikipedia article of the manga and give them stars yourself, since people’s tastes differ.
To open an xls file, you need “Microsoft Excel” which is included in Microsoft Office package. However, if you don’t have Office or you don’t want to pay for it, you can either use Excel Viewer or, the latter also works under Macintosh and Linux Operating Systems and both are free to download. You can also download the pdf version, but then you won’t be able to sort the manga and you can only view them. Of course, you need Adobe Acrobat reader to view pdf files, but you already know that, right?

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UPDATE: Updated the list, it now contains 300 entries.
UPDATE: Added online view.