Free Pixel Art Tileset - Gentle Forest
A downloadable asset pack
UPDATE 3.0! If you have not downloaded this asset since v3.0, you should do so now, I've made some big changes!
Gentle Forest is now free for everyone! But you can choose to pay $5 or $10 to get some more custom color palettes. The free version of this tileset includes 3 color palettes inspired by different levels from Seiken Densetsu 3 (or Trials of Mana). If you pay at least $4.99, you'll get 3 more original color palettes created by yours truly. If you pay the maximum of $9.99, you'll get 4 more palettes, adapted from my seasonal forest tileset series.
This colorful forest tileset is part of the Mana Seed collection, emulating the look and feel of 16-bit SNES RPGs like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy 6, and Chrono Trigger. This asset in particular is heavily inspired by the forests in Seiken Densetsu 3. In this 16x16 pixel tile asset pack, you'll find the following elements:
- Dirt and grass auto-tiles with multiple variations
- A chestnut tree with tileable leaves
- Variable elevation/cliffs, with stairs and a cave entrance
- 3-frame sparkling water and 6-frame waterfall
- 2 fallen logs and a tree stump
- 3 different rocks
- 7 different flowers and plants of varying size and shape
- Premade 8x8-tile tree wall "supertiles"
- Separated transparent object/tree sheets for easy slicing & placing
- 3 color palettes inspired by Seiken Densetsu 3 ($0 version)
- 3 color palettes created specifically for this asset ($5 version)
- 4 color palettes inspired by my Seasonal Forest collection ($10 version)
- Resampled 48x48 version of each sheet for use in RPG Maker MV (water animations not supported)
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- Buy everything in one bundle
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- Commission new Mana Seed assets
- Join my Discord Server
- Read the Mana Seed User License
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I recommend you to add
8x8 tag, if it is 8x8 size
16x16 tag, if it is 16x16 size
32x32 tag, if it is 32x32 size
Really really beautiful!!!! Thank you so much, it really tied everything together
Am I allowed to use your free stuff for commercial projects? I can't find a license anywhere.
Great work by the way! This matches the aesthetic I'm looking for perfectly.
At the bottom of the page on any of my products, you can find a "Read the Mana Seed User License" link.
i cant figure out how to put it in RPG Maker MV ToT
I don't know enough about RPG Maker to help, but if you come to the Mana Seed Discord server (link at the bottom of the page), I'm sure you can find other devs using MV who can help you figure it out.
This looks really great! I'm new to this and I'm having a hard time trying to recolor the tree wall to match the other palettes I'm using. Is there like a program or setting I need to use to color match them?
I use Aseprite, but you can use any image editor with an eye dropper and fill bucket. GraphicsGale is free.
Copy the tree and ground tile from the color you want, and paste it into an empty space on the tree wall. Use the eye dropper to grab one new color, then switch to the fill bucket and tap on that equivalent pixel in the tree wall (make sure your full bucket is filling non-contiguous pixels, or use the magic wand then fill the selection). Repeat for every color (there are maybe 16-24 unique colors).
and it's FREE
This looks fantastic!
Complete newbie here, but which programs is this compatible for as is? Maker MV, PixelMaker, something else? I'm in the early planning stages of a fantasy rpg but I know...very little so far.
As with all my tilesets, it's compatible with any engine that uses 16x16 tiles. Or 32x32 or 48x48 if you resize it. Some engines my have layout or tileset resolution restrictions, in which case you may need to move stuff around. I recommend doing more research of the limitations on your game engine as well as how to use image editors (GraphicsGale is a good free pixel art tool).
Thanks a ton for replying! I have absolutely zero art skill, so I dunno how often I'd be messing with the sprites but it's good to know some engines have limitations on what you can put in for size. I'll look into all that, thank you kindly!
Generally, the easier an engine is the learn, the more restrictions and limitations it will have. So if you want to make a very specific type of game very quickly, you can learn RPG Maker in a few days, but it has a ton of rules for how tilesets work. At the other end of the spectrum, you can take weeks/months to learn Unity and make any kind of game you want with any kind of assets.
Ahh that makes sense! I'd like something I can learn the basics of moderately quickly, but can also take the time to really master without being too intimidated. Currently tinkering in PixelMaker MV, and since it's somewhat allowed me to import and place things I got here, I call that a win. My two main game ideas are for a top-down ARPG and a metroidvania, as those are some of my faves to play.
I bought this tileset earlier today and I'm really loving it so far!
I made some maps that I'm planning on using in my fan game. Can I upload some on those maps on a forum to show them to other people?
Yeah that's fine. A link back would be a appreciated 👍
So, I'm tinkering a bit with this, but for the life of me I'm not understanding how the water foam is meant to work, in terms of animation and whether we are supposed to mirror it ourselves to get a result like in the image. Is it possible I'm getting my spacing wrong, too, as the foam doesn't align with the waterfall like in the picture.
It's hard to know exactly where you're going wrong. Can you join the Mana Seed Discord server so you can share some screenshots and we can help you figure it out?
I've created a game that's already been approved for Steam and a friend of mine told me about your work. You have alot of great artwork in here, some of the best I've seen in the past 20 years of developing games.
Just wanted to let you know that two tiles above the water fall in the Autumn set (19.05 - Gentle Forest 2.0c (seasonal palettes) has the wrong shade of green on the grass.
This is great, thank you for making it available to everyone.
Hey, I'm new to all this and after hours of trying AND searching, I cannot figure out the bitmask for this (using Godot). can some one please help?
I don't know Godot from a hole in the ground, but if you join my Discord server, we have a Godot help channel with other devs who might be and to answer your questions.
Hi, I'm new to this site.
I found, and experimented with this set all day yesterday and I am so blown away by how perfectly you style matched. This is my Favorite aesthetic. The games you cited as inspirations are all my favorite games from that generation. I also bought the village Bundle.
What do I need to do/pay in order to use these tiles to make Graphics/banners with words on them for like a personalized twitch page? I was originally planning to make my own tilesets and use these as a checklist for all the parts I might need to make, but I wanted to ask if I can make some stuff with your sets to use sooner, and then later replace.
Yeah, you can use my stuff to decorate your twitch page, that's fine. Glad you like it 😊👍
This is beautiful
Your Mana Seed series fits my need so well, I will buy all of it over time. Great Pixel Art! Keep up the good work!
Many will ask this .. What's the license? CC0 or what? Can I use these assets in a commercial game and do I need to give credit? :)
Yes, you can use in a commercial product (the "product" referenced in the link). You do not have to credit me, but it would be nice.
I will try to make the wording a little more clear in the future 👍
Saw it on the justice bundle, and it really caught my eye.
It's really beautifull
Hi I don't understand, is this a game? or is it just a pack with a bundle of skins to create your own game. If so, which plateform do we have to own to use this skin bundle?
This is a tileset for you to use in creating your own game. It's not designed for any specific platform or engine.
Yeah I really like your work as well. I hope you do keep going with it. I couldn't afford the base pack today or this one. SO I'll have to wait until I can
I am planning to keep adding more for a long loooong time. I hope you'll stick around for it!
Wow amazing tileset! Nice work