19 April 2012

Free Game Art: Tower Of Hanoi

This is free art – it is under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Type: iPhone, iPhone Retina, iPad, and for the first time, Android! (at least the 800×480 resolution)

Download the art here, or read on for an explanation.

Tower Of Hanoi

This game pack is for another tutorial on raywenderlich.com, this time from Ali Hafizji about creating a puzzle game like Tower Of Hanoi. The tutorial is for making the game for the Android platform, but while I was at it I also made art for the iPhone and iPad.

Mockup of Tower Of Hanoi for iPhone iPad Android

Use this game art to make a Tower Of Hanoi game for mobile devices!


Suggested Gameplay

You can read the whole concept of Tower of Hanoi puzzles here, but the basic concept is that the rings must be moved from one tower to another, one ring at a time. The catch: no ring can be placed on top of a smaller ring.

However, the background is separate from the towers (imagine the image above without the red towers or the blue rings), so if you have another idea that can use this background, go for it!

Game Pack Contents

For Android devices:

  • Background – sized 800×480 pixels
  • Tower
  • Three rings to stack

For iOS devices:

  • Background for iPhone, iPhone retina, and iPad
  • Tower – regular and retina size
  • Three rings to stack – each in regular and retina size

Bonus: Geek Trivia

Speaking of Tower of Hanoi, did you know that this game is even in Star Wars: The Old Republic? Extra geek points to the first person who posts exactly where! :]

(Ray made me put that in – I have never played Star Wars and so I have no idea!)


As always, I LOVE to hear about what games you make with the free art on this site – if you finish a game with it, send me an email via my Contact page or direct message me on twitter!

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  1. Vicki, I can’t tell you how useful your website has been for me. I am a programmer, not a graphics artist. But you have given me hope that I might be able to handle some of what I need. Example art such as what you have on the site is wonderful.

    I do have a question, I am struggling with how to decide the best sizing for sprites and graphics for my games, especially for a universal app. I was wondering if you would be willing to do a short tutorial on how to pick the size of graphic elements to account for different aspect ratios, and screen sizes. I feel I am fumbling in the dark on this one and have been looking for some guidance.

    Keep up the good work and thanks again all your help for folks like me.


  2. vwenderlich says:

    Hi Steve – I’m so glad the website is useful, I feel like there is not enough information out there for beginning developers, both programmers and artists.

    The short answer is that you need different sized elements for iPhone and iPad, retina and unretina. For a universal app, you need iPhone art, iPhone retina art, iPad art, and iPad retina art.

    If you’d like help that’s more specific (it’s hard for me to give useful advice without knowing what you are making), you can email me (use the Contact page) – I would love to do a tutorial on this but I’d like to know what exact questions/problems you have. A lot of knowledge I take for granted now, so it would help me to see it from a beginner’s view again!

  3. Adarsh says:

    Hi Vicki,

    i should say that i am just a 15 year old kid googling around for sprites for realising a game idea of mine . after searching for months I have come across your website . This is like heaven for me . Thanks for your artworks, not only for this but also for all others.
    Oh! I can’t believe its free!
    Thank you very much


    • vwenderlich says:

      Haha great – enjoy! I had to create it anyway for my husband’s tutorials, and since it was free already I figured I should gather it in one place for developers to find more easily.

  4. Adarsh says:

    Can you tell me which Application ( Software ) do you use?
    Thanks in advance.

    • vwenderlich says:

      I use Adobe Illustrator almost exclusively, but I know other people use Inkscape if you are looking for a free vector program.

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