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The Must-Have Game Assets for Designers and Digital Artists

There are so many assets needed when creating a game. Speed up your process with pre-made asset sets, sprite kits, user interfaces, and more from Envato Market! Whether you're in need of graphics to complete  your game or are looking to stock up on supplies for learning different aspects of game design, this list is jam-packed with everything you need.

Sprite Sheets

First up on this list are sprite sheets. Whether you need a character and movement set, icons, or a set of sprites to dot around a game level, the list below should do fantastically.

Game Character Sprite 08

This set of character sprites gives you a full sprite sheet including walking, running, and jumping cycles. Add an action-packed character easily into your 2D runner game design.

Game Character Sprite 08

Pixel Characters

If you're after pixel sprites, this set includes over 40 characters with 10 poses each. It's a perfect addition to a retro styled game, allowing you to focus on a player's experience rather than designing background characters or non-playable characters.

Pixel Characters

Zombies Sprite Sheets

Add animated living dead to your game easily with this fantastic zombie sprite sheet. Five zombie designs, each with walk and death cycles, are included in this set. Perfect for runner or platform games.

Zombies Sprite Sheets

Vegas Slot Icons Collection : 30 Vectorial Icons

Make a fun Vegas-styled slot machine with this set of 30 icons, ready for all of your icon-matching needs.

Vegas Slot Icons Collection  30 vectorial icons

Explosions and Impacts Spritepack

Pack a punch with beautifully designed pixel explosion sprites. Perfect for action games, RPGs, and more!

Explosions And Impacts Spritepack

Physics Game Block Set 3

Have fun with these colorful block sets, great for games that play with physics or feature emotional animals that fling themselves at poorly built structures. A variety of shapes, faces, and block conditions are included in this set.

Physics Game Block Set 3

Game Character Sprite 07

Give your running girl sprite from earlier in this list a friend with this "nimble boy" sprite sheet. Fantastic for runner or platformer games where you need multiple movement and actions.

Game Character Sprite 07

Virtual Coins for Your Games

Whether you need coin animations to feature heavily in your game, within your game level, or as a part of the user interface, this set of coin sprites has you covered!

Virtual coins for your games

Shark Game Assets

Create an action-packed shark game with this sprite sheet and bonus assets! This set is great for simple and fun sidescrollers.

Shark Game Assets

Flying Turtle Game Art

Why should birds have all the fun? Check out this flying turtle sprite sheet and asset set and create a fun and silly sidescroller today!

Flying Turtle Game Art

Sky Birds Game Assets

Take to the skies, fly high, and have fun with this set of character and action sprite sheets. Perfect for sidescroller games with a shooter or action twist.

Sky Birds Game Assets

Game Asset Ornaments

Fill in your game's environment with this set of graphic ornaments and sprites. Give your runner or shooter something fun to interact with and keep players guessing from level to level!

Game Asset Ornaments

Game Animals Sprite Sheet | Volume 1

Add some pixel animals to your runner or sidescrolling game with this set of 14 different animals. Each animal character has a full sprite sheet of seven different actions like walking, running, sliding, and teleporting.

Game Animals Sprite Sheet  Volume 1

Game Sprites 1

This set of sprites is fantastic for a top-down RPG or adventure game. It comes complete with four character sprite sheets, so you'll be creating fun fantasy-inspired games in no time!

Game Sprites 1

Space Shooter Creation Kit 3

Construct space shooters with these wonderfully detailed sprite sheets. Fantastic for top-down shooters filled with complex spaceships.

Space Shooter Creation Kit 3

Backgrounds

Give your sprites something to run, jump, and fly in with fantastic background sets. From sci-fi to jungle themes, you'll find everything you need to create fantastic environments and moods for your game design.

6 Game Backgrounds

This set of tileable vector backgrounds is the perfect addition to sidescrolling adventure games. Each background is easily editable in Adobe Illustrator, and the background files are parallax ready if you want to create a game with more dimension.

6 Game Backgrounds

5 in 1 Game Background

Give your game's characters a variety of level themed from space to forests to a candy kingdom! This set of five backgrounds is colorful and fun, ready for all of your scrolling background needs.

5 in 1 Game Background

Jungle Run Game Background

Keep your game's setting in the jungle with this set of vector backgrounds. Scroll your character through vines, trees, and lush, large leaves!

jungle run game background

Retro City Building Pack

Build a busy city for your game with this background building set. Easily editable assets in vector form so you can create the retro city of your dreams! 

Retro City Building Pack

Nature Game Background

Keep things simple with this nature-inspired game background, fantastic for flying or running sprites to explore!

Nature Game Background

Game Backgrounds #1

This set of strong and simply designed backgrounds features 10 different location styles that are easy to repeat and are parallax ready.

Game Backgrounds 1

Game Backgrounds in One Set

Get more bang for your buck with this set of 15 backgrounds ready for shooter, runner, and other side scrolling games. 

Game Backgrounds in one Set

Game Background

I love the feel of these backgrounds, showcasing dreamy mountain scenes or spooky cemeteries. Give your characters 10 fantastic levels with this set of backgrounds.

Game Background

9 Cartoon Game Backgrounds

The color palettes in this set of nine cartoon-styled backgrounds are absolutely fantastic. Any game with such style and colors would be something I could not put down. 

9 Cartoon Game Backgrounds

8 Chinese Game Background

Give your game a more concrete setting with this fantasy-themed set of backgrounds featuring Chinese architecture and design styles.

8 Chinese Game Background

Tile Sets

Build your game world, tile by tile, creating a full and fantastic setting for a variety of game styles from adventure to platformer and more!

Scifi Shooter Sprite Sheet

This sci-fi set of sprites and tiles allows you to build a fantastic top-down world for your characters to fight alien invaders and save the day!

Scifi Shooter Sprite Sheet

Platformer Game Tile Set 4

Create a spooky platformer with this tile set perfect for a horror-themed adventure game. This bundle includes two tile set styles, backgrounds, and an assortment of props to complete your game levels.

Platformer Game Tile Set 4

Pixel City Creation Kit

Build a city tile by tile with this pixel city creation kit. Fantastic for simulation games and more!

Pixel City Creation Kit

Platformer Game Tile Set 5

Feel the chill in the air! It's your winter-themed platformer, outfitted with snowmen, icicles, and icy game tiles.

Platformer Game Tile Set 5

Platformer Game Tile Set 6

What I love about themed platformer tile sets like these is you can easily create multiple levels for one game from multiple sets, giving players a chance to run around through a variety of settings. In this case, we have a fantastic adventure-themed tile set complete with ladders to climb, spikes to avoid, and cherries to gather.

Platformer Game Tile Set 6

Platformer Game Tile Set 9

This dungeon-themed tile set is fantastic for all of your castle platformer creation needs. Sets like these can also serve as a point of inspiration for a game's style, allowing you to create additional elements in the style of the tile set.

Platformer Game Tile Set 9

2D Tileset Platform Game

Keep things fun, brightly colored, and simple with this 2D platformer tile set. This bundle includes two tile set styles, backgrounds, and items to fill in your game level.

2D Tileset Platform Game

2D Tileset Platform Game 3

Create a lush, jungle-themed platformer with this tile set. The detail in each item, tile, and background is enough to make this tile set a must-have.

2D Tileset Platform Game 3

Platform Game Tileset 4: Abandoned Castle

For a more realistically styled tile set, look no further than this gorgeous abandoned castle set. Featuring beautifully painted tiles, items, and backgrounds, this set is a great starting point for your platformer game.

Platform Game Tileset 4 Abandoned Castle

Top-Down Roguelike Dungeon Crawl RPG Tileset

I love a good top-down dungeon set for an RPG or adventure style game. The vector assets in this bundle are easily editable, so your dungeon creating possibilities have just begun with this tile set.

Top-Down Roguelike Dungeon Crawl RPG Tileset

User Interfaces

Whether you need something to complete your game or to give your game a graphic interface to pull your assets together, these user interface bundles are the perfect addition to your game developer toolbox.

RPG User Interface

This RPG-styled UI set is clean and elegant, perfect for a hack and slash or MMORPG design. Just seeing it makes me want to play whatever game would use this asset, no questions asked.

RPG User Interface

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 3

Consider GUI packs like this to be a perfect addition to some of the tile sets, sprite packs, and background sets from earlier in this list. This set is clean, fun, and perfect for so many mobile game genres!

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 3

Match-3 Candy Game GUI

I adore the detail and vibrancy of this candy matching UI. Whether you're creating a beautiful gem matching game for the first time or simply wish to use something gorgeous for your UI, this set is utter perfection.  

Match-3 Candy Game GUI

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 9

With such fun backgrounds and tile sets above, you'll need a bright user interface to match. This set is perfectly styled for vibrant, shiny, games for mobile devices or tablets.

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 9

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 11

Looking for a UI fit for a fun forest adventure game? Look no further than this UI set!

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 11

Mobile Game GUI Pack 02

For a lovely 2D mobile game, you'll need a lovely UI set. This pack contains fantastic vector items, each with just enough dimension to stand out from the other sets out there.

Mobile Game GUI Pack 02

Mobile Game GUI Pack 04

Focused on the mobile format more than any others? Check out this fantastic UI set! Perfect for puzzle games that track a user's progress, this set is a great start to your latest game design.

Mobile Game GUI Pack 04

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 14

This UI set's button style is what won me over when compiling this list. With a great color palette that would fit well with so many assets, this pack is a must-have.

Cartoon Games GUI Pack 14

DingDong: Game GUI Pack

If bells and whistles are what you need for your interface, check out this GUI set. With badges, banners, tile sets, icons, buttons, sliders, and more, this set is a great start to a beautifully designed mobile game!

DingDong Game GUI Pack

Space Game GUI Pack

For a version of space, check out this UI design. With six formats for each file, you'll find over 350 assets included so you can spend more time working on the game itself rather than just asset building.

Space Game GUI Pack

Game Kits

When you need a bit of everything or the entire package, these game kits are there for your game development needs.

Wirawiri: Game Level Map Builder

Get creative with this gorgeous map builder set. Featuring a variety of terrain, path, and surface styles, as well as icons and buttons, this set allows for a nearly unlimited amount of game level results.

Wirawiri Game Level Map Builder

Top Down Racing Game Creation Kit

Get your motor running with this top-down racing game kit. Featuring cars, buildings, terrain, and more, this set is sure to give you a head start with your racing game design.

Top Down Racing Game Creation Kit

2d Pixel Art Game Assets

Go old school with your game design style with this 2D pixel game asset set. Over 150 assets included, giving you a great start to creating a nostalgia-heavy platformer.

2d Pixel Art Game Assets

Casino Card Game GUI

No need to take a gamble with your game design when you have this casino card game set. Featuring a full deck of cards, chips, tables, glorious golden text style, and more, this set is the perfect addition to your game development arsenal. 

Casino Card Game GUI

Cannon Ball Shooter Game Assets

Yar, matey! Build a bubble shooter game with style with this cannon ball game asset set! Spritesheets, elements, animations and more included in 3 file types!

Cannon Ball Shooter Game Assets

Flying Adventure Dark Style Game Kit

For a unique take on the flying adventure genre, this game set features a brilliantly designed atmosphere and assets. It includes character sprites, backgrounds, element sets, and more!

Flying Adventure Dark Style Game Kit

Spooky Places Game Assets

Get spooky with this cartoon horror-themed game set. From sprite sheets to buttons to the UI, this set is everything you need to create a fun adventure game.

Spooky Places Game Assets

Game Assets for Tank Wars

Create a game that players can enjoy together for hours with this cartoony tank warfare game set. The set features sprites, tile sets, GUI and more, so you'll be building your game in no time!

Game Assets for Tank Wars

Golden Slots Game Kit

With over 500 elements included, there's really no better set for creating a luxurious slots game. Each asset included is editable in six different file formats.

Golden Slots Game Kit

Space Game GUI Set

Shoot for the stars with this space-themed game set. Featuring wonderfully designed menus, buttons, sprites, backgrounds and more, it will have your players blasting off in no time!

Miscellaneous Things

Bits and bobs and all the rest. This category of assets is filled with additional game icons and assets that top off your final game design in a wonderful way! Take a look at what I've gathered below.

Common Game Icon Asset

With 100 icons in four sizes, this set should be everything you need for a variety of game types!

Common Game Icon Asset

RPG Item Bundle 1

What's an RPG without a plethora of items? This bundle of 296 items has you covered with multiple sizes of hand-painted items.

RPG Item Bundle 1

Magic Bottles Icons

Add a beautifully painted set of bottles to your game with this set of 18 bottle designs. Whether you're showing items, attributes, or spells, these icons suit a variety of game design needs.

Magic bottles icons

Game Icons

I love this icon set for its soft, colorful style, and intricate designs. Add a spark of something beautiful to your UI or item menus with this set of icons.

Game Icons

2D Cartoon Forest Trees & Plants

Create backgrounds, environments, and more with this set of fun trees and plants. Over 230 customizable assets included!

2D Cartoon Forest Trees  Plants

Donut Game Icons Set

Top off your puzzle or gem matching game in style with this set of donut icons! Or use this set as a point of inspiration for a delicious game design featuring colorful foods.

Donut Game Icons Set

85 RPG Fantasy Spells Icons

In need of fantasy icons for all the spells your game characters need to cast? Then this icon set is for you!

85 RPG Fantasy Spells Icons

Asteroids Game Pack

An asset set like this is perfect for a fun cartoony space game or adding additional cartoon-styled elements to your mobile game design. Consider purchasing little packs like these for creating alternate levels, skins, or versions of your game designs.

Asteroids Game Pack

Isometric Map Icons Vol.01

If you're working on an isometric game, an asset set like this is a great boon to your design kit. Create an assortment of cities or towns from scratch or add them to a map generator.

Isometric Map Icons Vol01

Common Game Icon Pack HD

Need a small set of icon additions to your game? Maybe as an update or a new set of items characters can use in your RPG, this set of beautifully designed icons can be the perfect addition to an established game design.

Common Game Icon Pack HD

Conclusion

This list of fantastic resources aims to highlight useful and must-have content for game designers and artists. Chances are we've missed some Envato Market items that you think would be an excellent asset to any designer's toolbox. Share those links in the comment section below, and let this list be a jumping-off point for building your ultimate digital asset kit!

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