Hi everyone! Well, this is a pretty big week. First we have the Unreal Engine 4.7 release (read about it here, it's jam-packed with amazing new features!), and next we have the much-requested release of a web version of the Marketplace! Surprise! :) This is the first of many planned improvements. Stay tuned for that! For now, let's move onto the content:
First up is the Advanced Turn Based Tile Toolkit by Knut Øverbye, an impressive and full-featured Blueprint for creating your own turn-based tile games. It supports both square and hex tiles, has a grid-based path finding algorithm with options for variable movement cost and diagonal movements, top-down camera controls, basic artificial intelligence for computer-controlled pawns, and much more. Best of all, everything is done in Blueprints, which makes customizing the system possible even for non-programmers. This really is an awesome pack and worth a look. Check out the video!
Next is the Simple Wall Run by Jon West, a Blueprint with easily configurable settings to add wall running and wall jumping to your game. It's the first of many Simple Actions he has planned and designed to be modular, and I like the sound of that. Here's a video!
PurePolygons is back with the Industrial Prop Set, which includes 25 static meshes, 7 low-poly closed shipping containers, modular doors for the containers, 3 middle piece shipping containers that can be used to create various long or short containers, a variety of tarps and other props, and 20 materials including 6 decals for company logos on shipping containers. If you have an industrial or warehouse type area in your game, give this a look!
Here's a great example of flexibility and modularity! Easy Door & Window System by Software Manager is a Blueprint that helps you quickly and easily create doors with windows, handles, locks, etc in seconds, without any code. It includes a wide variety of swappable parts and ways to open\close the doors and to lock or unlock them. Click here to watch the video and see all the options! This would be a big time-saver for any game with doors.
Finally, we've published the 100+ Noise Texture Pack by Eric Krutten, which is a pack of 2048x2048 tiling noise textures for use in improving your textures, using as masks, generating bump/normal maps, creating natural or alien-looking surfaces, and more. Whether you're dealing with technical art, VFX, shaders, post FX, or even graphic design, there's something for you here. This is quite useful!
That's all for this week, folks! We're back to regularly-scheduled releases, including during the Game Developer's Conference. See you soon!
Industrial Prop Set by PurePolygons
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100+ Noise Texture Pack by Eric Krutten
Easy Door & Window System by Software Manager
Advanced Turn Based Tile Toolkit by Knut Øverbye
Simple Wall Run by Jon West