Category: resources

Where do I get a lot of my information from?

Where do I get a lot of my information from?

SubredditsI was asked this a few months ago. There are various sources including Hackers News and Reddit.com. But reddit is just a collection of specialised sub communities (known as Subreddits) and even I wasn’t aware of quite how many there are.

I came across a link which lists 43 programming related subreddits. On the right hand bar there’ a list of a few Subreddits but at the bottom there’s a View More link to show all 43.

I’ve shown them here to give you an idea of what’s available. The member numbers will change and are often out of date anyway.

Very useful free resource website

Very useful free resource website

Metal
Texture Image by Eric Matyas.

Games need graphics, sound FX and music and Eric Matyas has an excellent website SoundImage.org. that provides them free.

It’s not just about sounds (apparently there are over 1,000 original sounds and music created by Eric) that you are allowed to use completely free in your games so long as you give him attribution but textures too. That’s a real bargain.

The texture shown was originally a 2048 x 2048 pixel graphic that I reduced in size for here. It came from, and there are a lot of other seamless metal textures on this page.

As I haven’t got a page setup for free resources, for now I’m adding this to the tips page.