#NotZelda Overhead Adventure is a complete package of thousands of unique tiles, sprites, and fonts to create your own overhead adventure. This should be useful for your own Zelda-like, medieval Nuclear Throne, RPG, Gauntlet'em'up, or anything inbetween.
Overworld tilesets for Forest, Plains, Desert, Cave, Beach, Fortress, and Towns
Dungeon tilesets with 6 color variants and decals
9 Fully Animated Characters including Colt, Gigante, and The Fool from
Dozens of attacks & special effects + a full tutorial on turning any of the hundreds of items into another attack
Another dozen+ enemies including 5 large bosses
Plus utility tiles like UI, menu, fonts, and the keyboard/controller prompts in #NotControl
TLDR every sprite or tile you would need to make your own #NotZelda game is included in this pack (and if it's not please comment below)!
I would like to continue expanding this asset set to accommodate all kinds of adventures, so please leave comments and concerns below. And if this works out, I'll be looking into doing more #Not packs (maybe Castlevania? Mario? Final Fantasy? Double Dragon?).
#NotZelda Overhead Adventure is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. This license allows adaptations of your work to be shared under the same license, and allows your work to be used commercially, as long as it's attributed to LUNARSIGNALS. This is a Free Culture License.
I love these assets! I've been using them to prototype out a game I'm working on. Have to say I also love your interactive demo. Would you consider releasing the source code for that? I've been trying to do a very similar melee attack style but cannot figure it out. Maybe you could point me to the right tutorial?
I was so busy these last few weeks that I forgot to upload the file. I uploaded the Multimedia Fusion 2 .mfa project file. I hope that is helpful for you? I may or may not build another demo project in Unity for a train jam... We'll see!
Thanks for the kind words! The assets are currently on sale if you would like to purchase them. I'm considering making a #NotBelmont tileset in relation to Castlevania, though I do like making overhead tiles, so... We'll see :)
My main concern was Zelda 1 style adventure, so I did not consider doing many village tiles. There's enough for houses and brick buildings, but the interiors are pretty special. If I update the pack I'll add more building interior tiles :)
Let me know if you are interested in other asset packs! I'm leaning towards Castlevania, but there seems to be a wealth of medieval platformer assets out there. I was thinking Double Dragon-y or Ninja Gaiden-y could be good, but I'm open to suggestions.
I feel conflicted. This is so lovely, and i want to buy it, but it's also doing the same thing as an art pack I've been working on myself. I'm surprised the price is so low, especially considering how much artwork is in this. It looks really great, I look forward to getting it when the holiday season is over and I have a little money for myself.
Hi, LunarSignals, this looks great. But can you explain what exactly this license means? "as long you ... distribute your work under the same Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license." Does this mean I have to release my game (and it's code) as open-source software if I use your assets? Please help me understand. Thank you.
No problem! To be short - no, you do not have to release your game and code under the same license. The license only applies to the art assets. You are free to use these art assets in any way you want (even commercially) as long as you give credit and share the art under the same license. This page from the CC website might help.
Thanks. I'm happy to credit you, of course. Forgive my ignorance, but how do I share the artwork? Do include a ZIP file of all the art used in my game (with credits) alongside my game file? (Crediting you on the game credits screen is a given.) Do I also release all my game's artwork on this site and sites like Open Game Art? I want to make sure I credit you properly. Thanks, again.
No worries! You don't need to include a ZIP of art or anything like that. Just credit me in game and tell the user that the art is licensed to you under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 International license. You can copy this sample text if it helps:
"Thank you for playing [Insert Name of Game]. The art for [Insert Name of Game] is sourced from #NotZelda Overhead Adventure Tiles by LUNARSIGNALS and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license."
So "share" just means make it easy for the player to find the source of the assets (e.g., via links and artist information in the credits and text file, etc.) so they can also purchase them if they wish.
To be specific, the "Share Alike" (SA) clause means that if you make derivative work of the CC-BY-SA artwork, then you should share this derivative work under a similar license. The general understanding is that a game using this artwork is not a derivative work, so in this case you only need to give attribution (BY). If you create new art assets based on this artwork though, then you should share it under a similar license. Your own art assets which are not derived from #NotZelda are not affected by this license, so they can stay proprietary.
Are you sure you want to be selling something with a CC license? Technically someone could buy it and then post the whole thing on OGA. It would probably be better to come up with your own licensing rules that require the posting of significant edits but don't allow reposting of unedited material.
There have been a few people mentioning this to me, and part of me does worry. While my goals align fairly well with CC, I think that if this asset set ends up widely available for free to the public, I'll probably change it. I hope I figure out the licensing issues before I release another asset set.
Actually I'm considering buying this assets pack because it comes under a free culture license, which means that I could use it to make a fully free and open source game. It is true that the license allows a buyer to share the artwork for free, thus bypassing the commercial entry point here, but that's kind of the point of a free license. The Attribution clause should at least ensure that people who may redistribute it would link to this itch.io page, though users who can afford it might consider supporting the original author directly.
The Share Alike clause even means that if people modify these assets, they should share them under a similar license themselves, which most would likely do free of charge. In practice, though, I've rarely seen people bother about it and publish their games using modified CC-BY-SA artwork without putting said artwork easily accessible online -- and most artists seem fine with it. The real "use" of SA would be more to prevent people forking the artwork and selling it as proprietary, which then would be a clear breach of license.
TL;DR: Thanks for giving commercial artwork + free license a chance! That's a great, yet hardly used, combination, and it does include some "risk", but I hope it turns out well for you.