Free . . . the very word is music to my ears. Successful game development, needs not to cost money out of your pocket, with such a massive collection of free tools available to the independent 'modder' like you or I. Many of these tools are of a proffesional level, and have the exact same capabilities as tools which cost you hundreds of dollars. Hopefully this 'tutorial' will set you on the right track, with the tools and software that you are using to make your game.
The list provided is divided into a few categories:
- Drawing/2D Art