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February 7, 2017 Designing a game or app? Check out these free icons

There are few things more frustrating in life than the struggle to turn what’s in your head into a real-world thing. It’s also one of the most rewarding. 

Creating a game or app is hard, especially once you’re past that first flash of creative inspiration that sees you get to work in the first place. Fortunately, there are resources all over the place to help you bridge certain gaps.

Take these icons from the cleverly named game-icons.net, for example.

If art isn’t your strength, this huge collection (2648 and counting…) will serve two purposes: it’ll support your plans and inspire you to add more stuff to your creation. To pick three at random, here’s a glass heart that’s half-full, an emerald and a skull with tentacles. This game you’re making already sounds incredible.

glass-heart emerald tentacles-skull

Because of the way they’re saved, you can resize and colour them however you like, and the site has tagged them all so you can search for exactly what you need. If what you need doesn’t exist yet, there’s a link on the page to make requests and suggestions. And best of all, they’re all freeeeeee – as long as you give the original creator a shout-out.

So what are you waiting for? Get exploring and make us a fun app to waste time with on the train. One about a tentacled skull who collects gems and drinks blood from heart-shaped glasses. Thanks in advance.

 

Shane Cubis
is a contributor to A•STAR