Issue #142 — Put Your Name On Your Game
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Some great effects, some great editor tools, and some great advice. Enjoy!
Unity and .NET, what’s next? — We’ve recently started a multiyear initiative to help you write more performant code faster and deliver long-term stability and compatibility. Read on to find out what we’re doing to update the foundational tech stack behind your scripts. Unity
Yes, You Can Animate Thousands of Characters in Real-Time — In this post, you will discover the performance challenges of crowd rendering. Better yet, you’ll learn how to render thousands of character in Unity within your (super tight) performance budget. Yeah, we like it tight around here ;-D thegamedev.guru
Finite State Machine for AI Enemy Controller in 2D — Finite State Machine (FSM) is a model of computation that has been formulated on a basis of automata theory. It’s a relatively straightforward design pattern to implement and can eliminate a lot of hurdles related to excessive codebase. By adopting it, we can not only increase the maintainability of our code but also make it more scalable. Needless to say, we can use it for the development of many different features of the game. In this article I’m going to focus on the implementation of Finite State Machine for a simple, yet effective enemy AI. pavcreations.com
Professional Networking at Virtual Conferences: How to Connect Online — Virtual conferences help you build your professional network easily and affordably. Find out how and why to use virtual conferences to create a strong and supportive network. raywenderlich.com
Put Your Name on Your Game, a Talk by Bennett Foddy and Zach Gage — In this 2019 GDC session, game developers Bennett Foddy and Zach Gage explore why game developers are one of the few types of craftspeople that don’t sign their work, and why indie developers might benefit from putting their name on their games. GDC
Unity VFX Graph — Electric Arc Tutorial — In this Unity tutorial let’s create an Electric Arc with Visual Effect Graph. It’s an awesome technique that opens a few interesting doors. An arc effect can be used in a chain reaction for example. Enjoy! Gabriel Aguiar Prod.
The Hollow Knight Look IN 15 MINS (EASY 2D UNITY TUTORIAL) — I finally figured it out. I think! The Hollow Knight look! Thomas Brush
What to Write So People Buy: Selling Your Game Without Feeling Sleazy — In this 2020 GDC Virtual Talk, Chris Zukowski teaches you the basics of Copywriting in a way that doesn’t feel sleazy. GDC
Knocking on Death’s Door: Designing a New Bunker for ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ — In this 2022 Level Design Summit session, Guerrilla’s Blake Rebouche goes in-depth explaining the creation and iteration process of the new Horizon Forbidden West quest, “Death’s Door.” GDC
Easy Collider Editor — Having trouble getting accurate physics and colliders? Easy Collider Editor lets you quickly create colliders that fit any object. Just select points and vertices on a mesh, and click a button or press a shortcut key. It’s that easy! Create boxes, spheres, capsules, cylinders, rotated boxes, rotated capsules, and convex mesh colliders quickly and easily. assetstore.unity.com Affiliate
#NVJOB Simple Water Shaders V1.x. Free Unity Asset. — #NVJOB Simple Water Shaders are fast and easy water shaders running on mobile and desktop platforms. The asset includes two shaders, nvjob Open Source
The Base Mesh — 250+ Base Meshes. Updated weekly. Whether you need a mesh for Digital Sculpting, creating a High or Low poly model, Game Prototyping, draw-overs for concepting or any other creative endeavour, this asset library has you covered. thebasemesh.com
Total Textures 19-pack Download Bundle (FREE) — The Total Textures 19-pack Bundle contains all 19 packs in the Total Textures collection. Ranging from human, creature and alien textures through to building, environment and global textures by way of fantasy, sci fi and cartoon, this collection contains a wealth of high quality content that would make an excellent addition to any artist’s arsenal. store.3dtotal.com
Runtime Monitoring — Runtime Monitoring is an easy way for you to monitor the state of your C# classes and objects during runtime. Just add the ‘Monitor’ attribute to a field, property or event and get its value or state displayed automatically in a customizable and extendable UI. JohnBaracuda Open Source
Runtime-extendible Object-pooler within unity — This pool creates objects that you defined on start and creates additionally if more spawn request comes to the pool than pools capacity and manages newly added pool objects too ! . ertanturan Open Source
NOVA Shader: Uber shader for Particle System — NOVA Shader is a multi-functional shader for the Particle System that supports Universal Render Pipeline (URP). General-purpose functions commonly used in visual effects are implemented so you can create high-quality effects efficiently. CyberAgentGameEntertainment Open Source
Methodic — An editor extension for Unity to test and interact with functions through a GUI. An editor window provides a simple interface to select your script’s functions and run them with parameters of your choice. Ideal for manually triggering events during gameplay and for modifying game objects in the editor. mminer Open Source
Spikair Volleyball — Welcome to the Spikair Volleyball’s club ! Like in real volleyball, you have to choose wisely your next move and have nice timing to smash the ball down (better to put it down in your opponent’s field) ;)
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