July 7, 2015 7:55 PM | Lena LeRay
Many indie games developers consider themselves coders and/or game designers first and struggle with art and sound. It's always an option to find and work with a composer or sound designer to have custom sounds made for their games, but that's expensive. There are free sound libraries out there, but not all of them are trustworthy; they might contain copyrighted sounds that could come back to bite a developer in an unpleasant place. Licensing the use of pre-made sounds and music is cheaper than having custom ones made and can be safer than using free ones found online. Soundsnap is a service which licenses sound effects and music for use in all kinds of media royalty-free and at reasonable rates, and the fact that it's used by Hollywood studios and big game companies such as Microsoft and Sony attests to its reliability.