10 August 2012

Free Game Art: Checkers

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

Type: iPad, iPad retina, iPhone retina (can resize for iPhone unretina)

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


free game art iphone ipad checkers board game


Checkers, also called English Draughts, is a classic board game that’s been around for hundreds (thousands, for some variants) of years.

We’ve all (hopefully) played this game growing up – a nice little introduction to strategy, or at least a way to while away the hours at summer camp!

If you’ve wanted to make an iPad or iPhone Checkers game, now’s your chance! This game art pack comes with everything you need.

Suggested Gameplay

Each player has 12 pieces, which can only move diagonally. Until they reach the opposite end of the board and are kinged, the pieces can only move forward. Jumping over an opponent’s piece captures it. The goal is to capture all of the opponent’s pieces.

For more, check out the wikipedia page!

Game Pack Contents

tokens red white black free game art checkers ipad iphone

You can choose if your players get red, white, or black pieces!

The inspiration here was those stone tables you see old men playing at in parks. All art is sized for the iPad and iPad retina. If you want to use it for the iPhone, use the regular images (not the @2x ones) as your iPhone retina images and resize them to 50% for the unretina images.

  • Background image: grass
  • Stone table image
  • Red, white, and black tokens – you can pick which you want to use for your game!
  • A “scoreboard” overlay – can also be used for player prompts, or as a toolbar or other UI.
  • A large overlay – can be used for menus or endgame options. See mockup below.
  • A button for your menus – it is transparent and meant to be put over the large overlay
free game art checkers ipad iphone

Go make me this game!



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. Patrick says:

    Thanks, this is very helpful.

  2. Xiangping says:

    I have finished this game, and this is the AppStore link https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/checkers-plus/id568040634?l=en&mt=8

    Thanks for your great art. And I want to improve the game in next versions.

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