The plan is to collect all the media we need to create "a spooky game-like experience".
I say game, but this won't be an all singing, all dancing game of any sorts, but it will have characters, and scenes and interactivity.
The objective is to just collect lots of "stuff" that we can piece together.
Later, we will explore tools like Livecode, or Twine, maybe p5js, and animation tools to bring all these media resources together.
Using the materials listed below I am going to use the excelllent map generators to create my home page. I will have between 5 or 10 other pages linked from the home page.
I will browse Project Gutenberg texts collection to find some stories that I might want to remix, or use as inspiration. I'm not going to use these stories word for word, but I may use some ideas from them.
I will use the Character Generator to help me create a character or two.
I will use the Reedsy prompts in association with TalkToTransformer to help me get started with a story. As someone who has never written a story this going to be a big ask.
I will use the pngimg site to get isolated images I can use for my characters.
Using the Mansion Generator I will create some destinations.
Using image sites I will collect pictures of interiors that I can maybe link together. Using Photopea I will make sure they are the right size (1024 x 768)
I will find background sounds and sound effects (in .wav format). I might need to use Audacity to trim them.
16,000 BBC sound effects for personal, educational or research purposes.
Fabulous collection of SVG or .ai graphics files that you can edit with tools like Inkscape, Janvas or Gravit Designer.
A collection of thousands of free to read and use texts, from Trump's inaugural speech to Alice in Wonderland.
YouTube has bots that check your videos to make sure you haven't used a copyrighted music track in your video. All these tracks are free to use on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitch without copyright issues.
This guide shows you how to download tracks from the Audio Library.
There are also lots of sound effects to download too.
Pay special attention to attribution requirements, with any audio user ever.
Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for.
A collection of sprite sheets that you could use to help you with your animation.
Lots of royalty-free videos to use. Can you tell a story with these sorts of videos?
Another place to find free video clips to use.
Large collection of downloadable .svg files
Generates maps of fictional villages.
Create pleasant background sounds
Audio editor with loads of effects.
Generates animated 3D mansions... really unusual.
Choose the genre and mood and let AI generate a two minute track. 3 downloads with free use. Quite interesting. Could be used for a promo video.
Reload the page and a new map of a dungeon is created for you. Amazing.
This tool generates music (based on parameters) in lots of different genres and you get three free downloads. You can get a mixed .mp3 or midi file. Very impressive.
Create background soundscapes