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A collection of 64 FREE Seamless Space Backgrounds for you to use in your games or projects! 

Perfect for arcade shooters, top-down games, desktop backgrounds, mobile games, and more! Every background has been procedurally generated and rendered as seamless *.png at both 512x512 and 1024x1024.


  • 8 x Purple Nebulas (512x512 / 1024x1024)
  • 8 x Blue Nebulas (512x512 / 1024x1024)
  • 8 x Green Nebula (512x512 / 1024x1024)
  • 8 x Starfields (512x512 / 1024x1024)

UPDATE 10/3/2022: Spaces have been removed from all filenames, making it easier to work with programs that cannot read spaces.

Learn about how some of these backgrounds were made, or how you can make your own, with this official Space Backgrounds Tutorial from Screaming Brain Studios

These backgrounds are free to use in any project, commercial or non-commercial and have been released under the CC0/Public Domain license. Don't forget, you can also grab a bunch of FREE planets in the 2D Planet Pack and Tiny Planet Pack

More Seamless Space Backgrounds will be added over time!

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(31 total ratings)
AuthorScreaming Brain Studios
Tags2D, Backgrounds, cc0, seamless, Space, Space Sim, Sprites
Asset licenseCreative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

SBS - Seamless Space Backgrounds - Large 1024x1024.rar 24 MB
SBS - Seamless Space Backgrounds - Small 512x512.rar 7 MB


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Thank you for your amazing work. I used these glorious backgrounds in my 2nd ever title. Thanks. https://trdarkshire.itch.io/run-drone-run

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Can those be used for Steam Workshop item thumbnail image in a game that's not mine? I would give credit for graphics in item description on Steam Workshop (link to this particular site).  The game is Tower Unite for context. Thank you!


They sure can!! You can use them however you like :)


Thank you :D



Thanks again for the great work with the backgrounds, I wanted to let you know that I used it in my other game - https://aj-to-the-moon.itch.io/shin-galaxy-engage :). I put you in the credits.


these are amazing! I’ve been looking for space backgrounds for YouTube thumbnails/videos I want to make, are you okay with these being used for that purpose with credit? it’s totally fine if not!

Absolutely!! I'd love to see what you do with them!


awesome, thank you so much!!


I'm prolly gonna use one or two of these for my profile :)

Do it!!


Hello how are you?

Thanks for the great work with the backgrounds, I wanted to let you know that I used some of them in my game - https://store.steampowered.com/app/2135780/Shin_Galaxy__Alpha_War/ :). I put you in the credits.

Have a nice day!

This looks absolutely fantastic!! 


Thank you so much for these great backgrounds :) . I use them on my game Space Menace

You made my game look stunning 👍


It looks so good!! I absolutely adore top-down space games so much. Awesome work!!


Thank you so much 🙂


Hi Scream :)

I use one of your green nebula background in my new game :)

I like these backgrounds :)


Fantastic work! I'm glad you like the backgrounds! :)

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thank you 🤩🥳


These were exactly what I was looking for to use in a simulation I've just published (realistic wormhole rendering), and your backgrounds look great with it!

Whoa, this is so cool!!


hey, SBS. i used one of your excellent space backgrounds from this pack for a jam game and want to thank you for providing these quality assets to the community. i look forward to putting more of your work to good use :)

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Such a cool little project!! I love the visual style so much! Very glad you like the assets, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of what you do with them! :)


Thank you! these are really cool backgrounds. Im making a game and I used your backgrounds  for it, feel welcome to check it out.


Oof, I got my butt handed to me a couple times XD Love it man!

This is the best thing in the worold 

Nice work, they look awesome.  I used many of them for my game. Thanks!




You are super! Thanky you! Great quality packs!


These look really good. I was looking for something like this and I'm so thankful I found these. Furthermore, the license is also very generous.

Thank you very much!


Hey, I really like the look of what you've done here. You're mentioning that it was generated procedurally. Any chance the tool you've used (created?) be available anywhere? I'd love to create more of these (they look really good) and use them with transparent layers for parallax. :) 


Definitely! Two of the three main tools used are commercial products (Genetica and Filter Forge, texture creation software) But one of the main goals of the Screaming Brain Studios project is to provide free alternatives and techniques with software that doesn't cost a dime so everyone can make their own! The third tool used is a free skybox utility called Spacescape that creates images for 3D skyboxes, but specifically works with noise generation and point clouds for creating stars and nebula clouds, whereas the two commercial tools use a large, node-based visual scripting process that can be much more complicated. To make them seamless, I use the Synthesis node in Genetica, but it is entirely possible to use the Make Seamless function that comes with GIMP to get similar results!

While they are not quite finished yet, I will eventually be releasing some tutorials on my website about creating nebulas and starfields in different utilities, or tools like GIMP! All of the SBS Graphics Packs have been made using the same tools and utilities, along with a few secret tools that are completely unavailable to the public, in order to maintain the same sort of visual style. But it is my goal that users be able to replicate or recreate as much of my techniques as possible in software that is currently available! Thank you for the feedback! :)


Thanks a million! I'll have a look at the tools you mentioned. Definitely drop a line when you release your tutorials, I'd be interested for sure! :)


Thank You!

I used this in my game: Bad Shooter Pixelated

This is perfect for my game and I love how they seamlessly connect together!


Very cool art! I used two of your backgrounds in my game "Space Schooler", you can find it on my profile!

Awesome!! I'm going to check it out this evening!


Thank you, so much!  I've used a modified version of one of the green nebulas as background title page art in my upcoming game, Stop the Saturnians!  Fantastic work :)  (Will post a link when the game is publicly available).


Game released a few days ago.  Forgot to post here!  Again, thank you so much for your incredible artwork!  https://store.steampowered.com/app/1785100/Stop_the_Saturnians/

This looks freakin' awesome!!


Awesome work! I just submitted my first game jam using this asset as my background image and it worked perfect :) feel free to drop a comment and play it over at: https://mrmuffinman61.itch.io/planet-colonizer and drop a vote over at: https://itch.io/jam/lm0b-beginners-game-jam-28/rate/1047844 Voting opens May 22nd 12pm EST :)!

Heck yes!! Getting a vote from me :D 


It looks awesome

Thank you so much!!