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Web Game Tool #6: Node
Web Game Tool #7: OpenGameArt.org
No matter which of the above solutions you choose, even a simple game will logically consist of protagonists, enemies, terrain, weapons, and other objects. Likewise, you'll probably want to add some auditory realism by associating sounds with various actions. One great starting point for finding both art and sounds is OpenGameArt.org, a repository for video game assets freely available under a wide variety of licenses. As with most such volunteer repositories, the quality ranges from amazing to downright amateurish. For an example certainly falling into the former categorization, check out this impressive set of medieval icons.
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Jason Gilmore -- Contributing Editor, PHP -- is the founder of EasyPHPWebsites.com, and author of the popular book, "Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework". Jason is a cofounder and speaker chair of CodeMash, a nonprofit organization tasked with hosting an annual namesake developer's conference, and was a member of the 2008 MySQL Conference speaker selection board.
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