Being the curious type I Googled for non-games software in the bundle, and came up with... well pretty much nothing! And that's where I left it for a while.
It was only after discovering that a full version of Pico-8 was in there that I began to become a bit more interested in finding out exactly what other games creation type software may be lurking in the depths of the bundle. Around the same time I watched a YouTube video where they were reviewing four or five different asset packs from the two or three I had initially noticed, and they commented that they may have missed some, they had.
By this time I had pretty much decided to trawl through the whole thing (so you don't have to 😉) and find out if there was anything interesting in there.
It turns out that some stuff was pretty much as expected and some wasn't.
That YouTube'er rewed a handful of asset packs, see below for a list of the ones I found:
Kenney Game Assets 1 20,000+ Game assets for use in your games!
CanariPack 8BIT TopDown 8/16BIT 16x16 Tileset, Animated Sprites, Music,SFX
HUGE pixelart asset pack 1500+ Tiles pack, characters and some animations
Heroic Asset Series: Overworld Tiny animated 16x16 tileset with 64 colors!
HPS Cartography Kit Hex tiles for custom cartography. over 400 map tiles
Multi Platformer Tileset Various 2D side-scrolling environments on pixel art
Pixel Art Medieval Fantasy Characters Pack of high-quality fantasy pixel art characters.
Pixel Art Infinite Runner - Pack Make a Infinite Runner Game!
RPG Items - Retro Pack 591 retro styled item RPG items
Top-Down - Interior Tileset A versatile interior tileset for your top-down game
CanariPack 1BIT TopDown 1BIT 16x16 Tileset, Animated Sprites, Music and SFX
Tiny Adventure Pack Plus Asset pack for game development.
Lava Caves - Fantasy Pixel Art Tileset Fantasy Lava Caves tileset
Lil' Dragon - Pixel Art Tiles Top Down tileset inspired by old RPGs
Gentle Forest "Mana Seed" Pixel Art A fully featured RPG forest, hills, rocks, and water
Heroic Asset Series: Buildings Pack Tiny animated buildings pack with 64 colors!
Heroic Asset Series: Icon Pack Tiny 16x16 icons with 64 colors!
Dungeon Tileset - Top Down RPG A pixel art dungeon tileset.
Pixel Art Platformer Painted Style A live painting in Pixel Art!
Heroic Asset Series: Creature Pack Tiny animated creature pack with 64 colors!
Low Poly 3D City Builder Royalty free 3DGame Assets .
Deep Forest - 16 Colour Tileset Limited 16 colour palette tileset
8bit Overworld Tileset A retro flavoured topdown tileset
Glitch Brushes: Dithering & Text Digitally paint with the power of glitch (photoshop)
Glitch Pixel Brushes II Digitally paint with the power of g᷾l̶᷾i̝t̴̠ch̃᷃! (photoshop)
Glitch Brushes Maze & Organic Textures Digitally paint with power of glitch
Pixel Button Prompts Tile Set Keyboard and Gamepad
Extended monster pack 48 different monsters
PIXEL ART METROIDVANIA Asset Pack with tiles and animated sprites
Photoshop Inkers Photoshop Assets
Photoshop Real Pencils Photoshop Assets
Relaxing Ocean SFX - Audio Asset Pack Relaxing ocean SFX recorded in Scotland
Kawaii Game Icons 50 Kawaii Icons
BearFX Explosions Pixel VFX Pack High quality pixel art explosion effects
Three Red Hearts [Music Assets] 24 seamless Chiptunes
Pixel art Forest Make your own forest!
Japanese City Game Assets 118 static (32x32) tiles + 8 animations
PIXEL FANTASY RPG ICONS 87 different sized icons for fantasy RPGs
Low Poly Auto Racing Car Pack Royalty free 3D Game Assets
Paid RPG Pixel Art Assets 2 A downloadable asset pack.
Medieval Town and Country Bundle Interiors and Exterior town tiles, characters, more
PVGames Sci-Fi Sci-Fi tiles and characters
8-Bit Sound Effects [100+ SFX] Perfect for retro games, game jams, mobile games
FunkyQuadZ - 3D for Construct 3 Funky QuadZ - 3D Sprites and 3D Camera Control
SC: Monster Pack 1 - DELUXE EDITION 40+ monsters, 5+ variants each, over 1000 files
Essential Pool Billiards Table Asset Pack Royalty free 3D Assets for Virtual Reality Games.
Lo-Fi Stellar Skirmish A starship-themed asset pack
Modular Cartoon Dungeon Props and Tileset Pack. 3D RPG game assets
RPG Town Tileset 32x32 Tileset for RPG
PIXEL SPACESHIPS Shoot'em Ups Assets [HD]
SNES Original Soundtrack Collection A collection of 9 SNES like tunes
Flappy AirShip GF/X Asset Pack Fantasy AirShip GF/X Kit (2D)
Mini Loops 5 second music loops for games
Old Man Character Sound Effects A collection of 'old-man' sound effects
Medieval Chibi Cartoon Character Pack Character Pack for Fantasy Games (3D)
Gothic/Haunted Castle Tileset (32x32) Character Pack
Classic JRPG Music Pack /Medium Pack Music for RPG projects
Swords Pack x6 The pack contains 6 types of swords
Voxel Currency 9 voxel art currency symbols
Swords and Daggers Pack The pack contains 6 types of swords
Platformer SFX Classic Retro Sound Effects
Cassette Play. Pause. Rewind. A library of tape sounds.
Modular Walls Asset Pack Tile-able Walls, Ceilings and Floors (textures for 3D)
DungeonGameAssetPack Castlevania inspired
Outdoor Adventurer Tileset Pixel grass and dirt path tiles, stage characters, cat
Forest zone bitsy tile pack Make your own forest zone
models of a retro dog and scene in Blender Blender Assets
The content of these packs vary wildly in styles and genres, but the average content is good to high, and certainly can lift a bar to the beginner developer as far as graphics and sound goes.
Mu Cartographer Experimental Colourful Exploration Machine
Hex Kit Hex Mapping tool for table top RPGs
DragonRuby Game Toolkit An intuitive cross-platform 2D game engine.
Tape Project management for artists and designers
PQ93 A fantasy console for making small games
PICO-8 A fantasy console for making, playing and sharing
Electric Zine Maker A print-shop and art tool for making zines
Construct 2/3 Pseudo 3D A pseudo 3D system made in construct no plugins
Snapshot Shaders Pro (Unity) 23 image effects for Unity HDRP and URP
VR Drum Studio A VR Drum Studio
Twitch.tv IRC Interface for GameMaker Extension to connect GameMaker Games to Twitch
Make your Adventure Turn your idea into a game, without programming
ADLENGINE Roleplay / Text Adventure Engine
mMcFabs's Texture to SkyBox Converte Convert flat horizontal textures to sky-boxes
And I would say that's the bulk of the game-design assets and utilities. Some, like PICO-8, are very good, and this also gives yo acces to a vast range of 'virtual cartradges' many of which are remakes of older games, and many are ndw, or prototypes of games that have since had a full indie release made.
Around a third or so of the bundle, is made up of non-computer table-top and RPG/LARP type games. This is an area I know little to nothing (well nothing really) about. So it's probably best to leave that for someone else to talk about.
The other small bunch of things I did, rather more surprisingly, find were books, comics and zines.
I haven't looked through much of these, and have tryed to lump all non-computer based 'Written Word' works into one category, but I think it's fair to say this is a rather diverse (to say the least) group in both style and content.
The Written Word: (Books, Comics, Zines, & Tutorials)
My Friend Took Me To A Feline Therapy Place For My Anxiety And I’m Starting To Wonder Where The Cats Are?
- An illustrated light novel about dealing with anxiety, cats,
The Stellar Beacon: Hope-punk Issue
- Zine with optimistic sci-fi adventures and essays on pop culture
GRIPHOTIKON | BOOK 1
- A zine detailing the life of an animal people, living inside a mail slot.
Dirty Town Quick-starter Zine
- A ttrpg Zine about Pigeons. Wait, really? Yes! Get ready for their corny adventure
I Signed Up To Be The Substitute Familiar Of A Struggling Witch To Pay My Bills And I'm Just Now Realizing...
- An illustrated light novel about magic, witches, familiars, and gender feels
Avery Chase - EP1 : Apparition Avery Chase EP1
SOULS & STRIPES UT/DTR comic anthology
SINS - The RPG - PDF Award-Winning Supernatural Post-Apocalyptic RPG
Philip K. Dick's Tony and the Beetles The war. Always the war.
Fall Diary Diary comic collection.
Blind Men A boys' love visual novel about a supervillain and the spies that try to stop
Okay, Hero A series of essays on the Metal Gear Solid games
Hitboxes and Hurtboxes Learn how to setup hitboxes and hurtboxes in GameMaker Studio!
Gourmet Street: Fantasy Street-Food Adventuring A zine about bringing the greasy beauty of street food to your urban rpg
Worlds Without Master Issue 3 A PDF magazine of sword & sorcery tales, games, and comics. Includes Swords Without Master!
Penicillin Issue #1 Weird RPG Zine
Penicillin Issue #2 The follow up to the acclaimed first issue of Penicillin
Penicillin Issue #3 The third issue of the World's Other Only RPG Zine
Way With Worlds Book 1 Crafting Great Fictional Settings. A helpful guide to world-building
Skill Points An RPG zine about learning through play.
The Watching Book A zine of oracular culture, and an rpg to play with it.
Procession A short zine about the miracles and monstrous
HG101 Presents: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures
There are a few other things scattered around the bundle, that defy any of these categorisations, and the Table-top/RPG games are also very diverse. There are also some Paper based utilities for defining this type of game. All of which I feel that I don't know enough about to judge