This is not your typical stock illustration site or clip art dumping ground. We want to sell great game art to developers that don’t have affordable access to an artist on staff, but we also want our artists to feel comfortable financially and artistically with where their work ends up. We aim to connect great developers with great artists and have both gain. Developers who buy large bundles of work here can expect to give back some royalties to their artists (or pay on a sliding scale to lower royalties), and if the artist is available and willing, request tailored art for the app (for a fee of course).
Truly great game art is a small marketplace. We’ve scoured the internet for the kind of collections of art that we want to sell, and there isn’t much of it. But just because there isn’t much out there, that doesn’t mean we won’t be picky about what we sell within that niche. If your work is sold here, you’re representing us, which is why we want specific assets. If you have a character you drew ten years ago that “maybe could” work for a game, don’t bother uploading it. We want characters meant for games, that are ready to run, jump, shoot, or whatever. Here’s what we’re looking for…
- Characters, the more animated they are the better.
- Interface art (GUI)
- Platform or level art
- Animated FX (explosions and such)
- Collections of game-related icons (for example, items that might appear in an inventory to equip, like Health)
- Anything else specifically related to games.
If you have art to sell that falls into those categories, take two seconds to show us your work. If we like what we see, we will create an Artist account for you. From there you can visit the Assets Upload page here. And if you want some suggestions on new artwork to create, let us know. We’ll be glad to suggest some items that buyers are looking for.
So what about payment? Revenue sharing for all artists begins at 50%, and unlike sites like GraphicRiver or iStockPhoto, we don’t require exclusivity either! You’re free to sell anywhere else. Curious about our rate, read about Fair Payments Policy here.
Artists can set multiple pricing options for their products, including offer freelance services. For example…
Price Plan #1 – Macho Man, 8 Animated poses – $20
Price Plan #2 – Macho Man, 8 Animated Poses, PLUS 4 more custom animations at the buyer’s request – $80
If you choose to offer freelance services, you’ll connect directly with your buyer after the order to get the job done. Upon completion, and the client is happy, you’ll make 80% of the amount charged for the custom work. Plus you just found yourself a new client to work with in the future.
If you’ve got quality free items you want to give away, you can do so with a Tip Jar. For example…
GUI – 10 Icons – Tip Jar: $1
GUI – 10 Icons – Super Tipper: $3
Keep in mind, this isn’t a garage sale. We’re looking for quality give-aways, and strictly related to game art.
Plus you can earn royalties when you and a developer “partner up”. So if they make a mega-hit with your licensed artwork, you’ll get a percentage of gross sales. Keep in mind, we’re reserving royalty plans for big bundles of artwork (more info here).