June 1, 2015

Marketplace Sale: Assault Rifles, Turn-Based Tiles, and Environment Audio!

By Jon Jones

Happy Monday, everyone! Time for a new Marketplace sale. If you're looking for highly customizable assault rifles, a robust turn-based tile game toolkit, or a variety of high quality environment audio, look no further! These are only on sale from 6/1 to 6/7, so get them while they're hot!

First up, we have the Weapon Pack: Assault Rifles by PolyPixel:

Weapon Pack: Assault Rifles by PolyPixel

Weapon Pack: Assault Rifles by PolyPixel is a really cool set of 5 modular weapons with 8 attachments that work across all the weapons in the set, including Holo Scope, Red Dot Scope, Sniper Scope, Grip, Silencer, Bayonet, Flashlight, and Iron Sights. Even better, the textures are built with Substance, so you have a wide variety of parameters to adjust to change color, materials, add grunge, and even 6 types of camouflage. This is an impressive and highly customizable set of weapons, and it's worth a look if you're developing a game with moddable weapons and need variety. Here's a video showing it in action!

Next we have Advanced Turn Based Tile Toolkit by Knut Øverbye:

Advanced Turn Based Tile Toolkit by Knut Øverbye

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 this video to see it in action!

Finally, we have Environment Loops & One-Shots by Craft Media Group:

Environment Loops & One-Shots by Craft Media Group

This is a top-notch package full of seamlessly looping environmental ambiences and 40 different one-shots including animal calls, mysterious interior creaks and movements, burning fire, water/stream, electrical spark and more. This includes both interior and exterior 10-second looping ambient room tones, weather conditions, and ambient loops with the one-shots added to vary up each space. Click here to listen to samples! This is a really useful, broad set for helping build soundscapes for a number of different environmental conditions, areas, and moods.

Go buy these while you can, because the sale closes next Sunday, June 7! As always, don't forget to check out the Marketplace public Trello board to see what's coming soon and to vote on what you'd like to see on the Marketplace. Have fun!