TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio

TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio

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jay_rab Mar 19, 2015 @ 8:49am
Visual Novel Resources (character art, backgrounds, music, etc.)
*We need your help, feel free to post any sites you have found to be helpful for backgrounds, music, or characters and as long its not from somewhere that would be a conflict in interest we will add it to the main post.

So some of you writers or programmers may not be skilled in art or just do not have the time to make your own content for the game so here is a couple sites we recommend for getting your visual novel started (we will continue to update this as we are made aware of more resources)

PLEASE NOTE: make sure that when using content you find out on the internet that the permissions match your projects; there are many "free" images and music that you can use for your personal use but not for commercial so when it doubt do not use it or make sure to ask the owner of the content before using it.

Backgrounds:
http://beizen.pancakeapps.com/
http://hellohello.dousetsu.com/free_material.html
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ari1192jp_001/e/300120919a4c90232577f5777173262f
http://k-after.at.webry.info/
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~gakai/
http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/~osumashi/free_bg.html
http://visual-novelty.deviantart.com/gallery/52140928/Backgrounds
http://loo.sakura.ne.jp/sozai_m.html
http://www.thoe.net/e/
http://www.polaraul.com/vn.php
http://ayaemo.skr.jp/materials.html#material_background
http://doga.jp/~kama/L3BackPic/
http://material.animehack.jp/bg.html
http://masato.ciao.jp/haikei/furemu.html
http://mao.sub.jp/bgd_out.htm
http://pochi.eek.jp/m_kisekae.html
http://breakfastdoodles.deviantart.com/
http://belldew.tumblr.com/tagged/free%20to%20use


Characters:
http://www.jewel-s.jp/download/
http://khmix.sakura.ne.jp/download.shtml
http://visual-novelty.deviantart.com/gallery/52141191/Characters
http://opengameart.org/
http://tokudaya.net/index.html
http://sozai.hanabie.com/top.htm
http://camellia0313.blog.fc2.com/?all
http://sgst.x.fc2.com/sozai/sozai_base.htm
(Monster Sprites) http://cyanyurikago.web.fc2.com/material.html
(Ripped, Re-Usable Sprites) http://www.spriters-resource.com/
(Free Sprites) http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=28377
https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21515


Music:
https://soundcloud.com/dj-rolfsky/sets/tyranobuilder
http://murasato.catfood.jp/bgm.php
http://dig.ccmixter.org/free
http://visual-novelty.deviantart.com/gallery/52988912/Music
http://incompetech.com/music/
http://musmus.main.jp/english.html
http://cyber-rainforce.net/english.html
http://actin.jp/smp_mp3/
http://asobeat.com/
http://www.sougetsu-on.net/
http://maoudamashii.jokersounds.com/
http://pocket-se.info/
http://pianosdauge.org/
http://soundimage.org/
http://skittykitty216.wixsite.com/website/music

Disclaimer some of these sites may contain NSFW images please open at your own discretion
Last edited by jay_rab; Jan 19, 2018 @ 4:07am
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Knox Mar 19, 2015 @ 4:08pm 
I'm a music composer and most of my songs available at SoundCloud are Creative Commons supported (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0[creativecommons.org]).

Here's my website: http://radiataalice.com/
Last edited by Knox; Nov 3, 2015 @ 12:11pm
siebtzen Mar 19, 2015 @ 4:34pm 
For assets, you could have a look at: http://wiki.renai.us/wiki/Pre-Made_Assets
Snowdog Mar 20, 2015 @ 10:25pm 
Some great resources there. :)
jay_rab Mar 20, 2015 @ 11:18pm 
Yes thank you for the links and please keep them coming! :happy:
Vixeria Mar 22, 2015 @ 4:45pm 
I really REALLY had to reply to this topic...I have a gigantic gallery of nothing but VN resources that I created for a group on Deviantart. It's a great source for anything and everything you're looking for: Music, Backgrounds, layouts, and more! Everything posted on the group is absolutely free-to-use (some may require a credit source, but not much else).

Visual-Novelty.deviantart.com
jay_rab Mar 22, 2015 @ 4:59pm 
Originally posted by Vixeria:
I really REALLY had to reply to this topic...I have a gigantic gallery of nothing but VN resources that I created for a group on Deviantart. It's a great source for anything and everything you're looking for: Music, Backgrounds, layouts, and more! Everything posted on the group is absolutely free-to-use (some may require a credit source, but not much else).

Visual-Novelty.deviantart.com

Thanks so much for sharing I went ahead and added the sections to the list, feel free to share with the other members of the group if they are interested in sharing their personal accounts as well as we recently also started a thread for that here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/345370/discussions/0/611701360829978801/
Vixeria Mar 22, 2015 @ 5:33pm 
Originally posted by jay_rab:
Originally posted by Vixeria:
I really REALLY had to reply to this topic...I have a gigantic gallery of nothing but VN resources that I created for a group on Deviantart. It's a great source for anything and everything you're looking for: Music, Backgrounds, layouts, and more! Everything posted on the group is absolutely free-to-use (some may require a credit source, but not much else).

Visual-Novelty.deviantart.com

Thanks so much for sharing I went ahead and added the sections to the list, feel free to share with the other members of the group if they are interested in sharing their personal accounts as well as we recently also started a thread for that here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/345370/discussions/0/611701360829978801/

I do a bunch of VN resources myself (it's a bit of a hobby) I'm glad I could be of help! Plus, it helps us build up our group to be more known! It's grown quite a bit in just the three months I've had it up! XP
Necromozon Mar 27, 2015 @ 1:28pm 
I'm a music composer currently working on a game project, but I could probably fit in one more game if you're looking for custom music.
I currently don't charge any money so check out my link if you're intersted and get back to me via email or PM.
https://soundcloud.com/guitar74man

guitar74man@gmail.com
Admon Mar 27, 2015 @ 1:31pm 
Originally posted by Vixeria:
I really REALLY had to reply to this topic...I have a gigantic gallery of nothing but VN resources that I created for a group on Deviantart. It's a great source for anything and everything you're looking for: Music, Backgrounds, layouts, and more! Everything posted on the group is absolutely free-to-use (some may require a credit source, but not much else).

Visual-Novelty.deviantart.com
Could you upload your collection? That would be awesome! :)
jay_rab Mar 27, 2015 @ 1:31pm 
Originally posted by guitar74man:
I'm a music composer currently working on a game project, but I could probably fit in one more game if you're looking for custom music.
I currently don't charge any money so check out my link if you're intersted and get back to me via email or PM.
https://soundcloud.com/guitar74man

guitar74man@gmail.com
to clarify are the current files on soundcloud free to use or is that offlimits but you are open to free commissions?
Phantom Mar 28, 2015 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by jay_rab:
*We need your help, feel free to post any sites you have found to be helpful for backgrounds, music, or characters and as long its not from somewhere that would be a conflict in interest we will add it to the main post.

So some of you writers or programmers may not be skilled in art or just do not have the time to make your own content for the game so here is a couple sites we recommend for getting your visual novel started (we will continue to update this as we are made aware of more resources)

PLEASE NOTE: make sure that when using content you find out on the internet that the permissions match your projects; there are many "free" images and music that you can use for your personal use but not for commercial so when it doubt do not use it or make sure to ask the owner of the content before using it.

Backgrounds:
http://hellohello.dousetsu.com/free_material.html
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ari1192jp_001/e/300120919a4c90232577f5777173262f
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~gakai/index_sozai.htm
http://wiki.renai.us/wiki/Pre-Made_Backgrounds
http://visual-novelty.deviantart.com/gallery/52140928/Backgrounds

Characters:
http://www.jewel-s.jp/download/
http://khmix.sakura.ne.jp/download.shtml
http://wiki.renai.us/wiki/Pre-Made_Sprites
http://visual-novelty.deviantart.com/gallery/52141191/Characters
http://opengameart.org/

Music:
http://dig.ccmixter.org/free
http://wiki.renai.us/wiki/Pre-Made_Music
http://visual-novelty.deviantart.com/gallery/52988912/Music

Disclaimer some of these sites may contain NSFW images please open at your own discretion

Damm, I let my excitement get the better of me, bought this after I read a few short reviews because the price was so low.
Now I see that I'm not going to be able to make something serious with this.
It's made for people that can actually design their own characters, backgrounds etc...
If you can't do that or simply don't have the time, you can't really get started with a serious project.
I'm a writer that's currently working on a book and I already have 255 pages on that but I'm not an artist. I consider myself to be a good writer that can come up with interesting stories in a fantasy/mystery setting.
But I definitely can’t design characters and backgrounds, I simply don’t have the time or skill to do that.
And yes, it's good that there are sites that help you a bit with this problem but you would still have to find out what kind of license each one of these images will have before you use it.
Apart from that you'll have to translate many sites before you can use them because they're mostly in Japanese of course.
The program is easy to use and I like the UI but I can't really do much with it at the moment, I guess I'll wait and see if a solution comes along.
I’ll probably play around with it a little longer and post a review stating that it is a great program for artists that are interested in making a VN but that it’s pretty much useless for people like me at the moment.
Last edited by Phantom; Mar 28, 2015 @ 12:32pm
jay_rab Mar 28, 2015 @ 1:06pm 
Originally posted by ElMonarco:

Damm, I let my excitement get the better of me, bought this after I read a few short reviews because the price was so low.
Now I see that I'm not going to be able to make something serious with this.
It's made for people that can actually design their own characters, backgrounds etc...
If you can't do that or simply don't have the time, you can't really get started with a serious project.
I'm a writer that's currently working on a book and I already have 255 pages on that but I'm not an artist. I consider myself to be a good writer that can come up with interesting stories in a fantasy/mystery setting.
But I definitely can’t design characters and backgrounds, I simply don’t have the time or skill to do that.
And yes, it's good that there are sites that help you a bit with this problem but you would still have to find out what kind of license each one of these images will have before you use it.
Apart from that you'll have to translate many sites before you can use them because they're mostly in Japanese of course.
The program is easy to use and I like the UI but I can't really do much with it at the moment, I guess I'll wait and see if a solution comes along.
I’ll probably play around with it a little longer and post a review stating that it is a great program for artists that are interested in making a VN but that it’s pretty much useless for people like me at the moment.

While I do understand your position its still a pretty viable program for writers like yourself as the biggest complaint in the art is that it is not close enough... while there is still free images out there its all a matter of are they already placed in the library or do you have to place them yourself.

The problem with that is only you know how you want your images to look and we could still be in the wrong that its "not enough" still because it doesnt fit a given style or isnt what someone is looking for. With your talent I am sure that you could convince an artist to pick up your project and I do suggest you check out: http://steamcommunity.com/app/345370/discussions/0/611701360829978801/ as we already had a couple artist give their info that you can look into.

And ofcourse we are wanting to use the steam workshop and if we can get that going that would really make this a side point and the resource thread wouldnt really be needed at that point.
Phantom Mar 28, 2015 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by jay_rab:
Originally posted by ElMonarco:

Damm, I let my excitement get the better of me, bought this after I read a few short reviews because the price was so low.
Now I see that I'm not going to be able to make something serious with this.
It's made for people that can actually design their own characters, backgrounds etc...
If you can't do that or simply don't have the time, you can't really get started with a serious project.
I'm a writer that's currently working on a book and I already have 255 pages on that but I'm not an artist. I consider myself to be a good writer that can come up with interesting stories in a fantasy/mystery setting.
But I definitely can’t design characters and backgrounds, I simply don’t have the time or skill to do that.
And yes, it's good that there are sites that help you a bit with this problem but you would still have to find out what kind of license each one of these images will have before you use it.
Apart from that you'll have to translate many sites before you can use them because they're mostly in Japanese of course.
The program is easy to use and I like the UI but I can't really do much with it at the moment, I guess I'll wait and see if a solution comes along.
I’ll probably play around with it a little longer and post a review stating that it is a great program for artists that are interested in making a VN but that it’s pretty much useless for people like me at the moment.

While I do understand your position its still a pretty viable program for writers like yourself as the biggest complaint in the art is that it is not close enough... while there is still free images out there its all a matter of are they already placed in the library or do you have to place them yourself.

The problem with that is only you know how you want your images to look and we could still be in the wrong that its "not enough" still because it doesnt fit a given style or isnt what someone is looking for. With your talent I am sure that you could convince an artist to pick up your project and I do suggest you check out: http://steamcommunity.com/app/345370/discussions/0/611701360829978801/ as we already had a couple artist give their info that you can look into.

And ofcourse we are wanting to use the steam workshop and if we can get that going that would really make this a side point and the resource thread wouldnt really be needed at that point.

I appreciate you took the time to reply this fast :)
It's by far the easiest program I've used to make a VN, so I'm not saying it's bad or anything.
It'll just be a lot harder right like this, especially since I would be working on my book and a new VN if I were to start one.
That's my only complaint. If someone wants to start a serious project without having to worry about different licenses and crediting all of the artists involved, he can't right now because it's not easy at the moment. But you seem like nice devs so far so I think it'll definitely get better later.
It's just my opinion about the way things are now, I am optimistic though :)
It's nice that you're planning on using the steam workshop that will definitely be helpful for people like me.
I look forward to using it that's for sure, I don't regret buying it or anything.
I was just a bit shocked and disappointed when I found out that I would have to search all over the internet for VN resources.
I guess it's my fault for not paying attention before I bought it :p
nipahdubs Mar 28, 2015 @ 2:28pm 
Here is another great royalty free music site http://incompetech.com/music/
Alte Mar 28, 2015 @ 3:26pm 
There's two Japanese royalty free music with thier license explained in English.
Musmus[musmus.main.jp]
Cyber-Rainforce (3104式)[cyber-rainforce.net]
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