2D games are making a big come back with the proliferation of mobile games, HTML5 and major support of big publishers. Producing them now have been much easier than before with tools like Unity and help of online 2D Game Asset stores. Below is a list of top 10 2D games asset stores you can find online, not ranked in any order. Some commercial and some free. ** Not ranked in any order ** 1. Unity Asset Store (commercial) Biggest commercial game assets site. No you don't have to use the Unity engine to use games assets offered on the Unity asset store, you can simply download a free copy of Unity and download assets through the Unity asset store online. Game assets will be imported into Unity, and the files will be saved into your Unity project folder. You can use the saved game assets in any 2D game engine. Many people may not know Unity is a very successful 2D game engine, in the hands of professional game developers. Amazing variety of highly successful 2D games have been … [Read more...] about Top 10 Best 2D Game Asset Sites
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Star Ruler was a 4X space strategy game where ships could be as big as planets, and carry weapons that could punch holes in suns. Its 2015 sequel, Star Ruler 2 flew under our radar, but was a slightly more coherent, traditional game, while still offering conflict on a truly daft scale. Developers Blind Mind Studios have been inactive for a while now, but this week they kindly made Star Ruler 2 (and its expansion, Wake Of The Heralds) open source. Better still: Everything but the music is included, so if you build it yourself, it’s entirely free. Assembling your own copy of Star Ruler 2 isn’t as complex as it sounds. The GitHub page for the game includes full instructions on what to do, starting with (for Windows, at least) downloading and installing Visual Studio 2017. While the self-assembled, free version of the game misses out on the music and Steam achievements, everything else is fully functional, including multiplayer, fully cross-compatible with people playing the … [Read more...] about Space 4X Star Ruler 2 goes open source and free if you build it yourself
Game development is the process by which you create a video or mobile game. The game is developed by a game developer, which could be an individual or a game development studio. PC games and console games sometimes take several years to be built. On the other hand, Indie games take lesser time to develop. With the rise in the mobile game market in the recent years, there has been a tremendous growth in the Indie game industry. Games are generally created as a creative outlet and also to generate profits for the developer. Why you should go for Mobile Game Development According to a report from Newzoo, which tracks and reports on the global games, eSports, and mobile industry; in 2016 the global games market generated $99.6 billion, and mobile games generated $36.9 billion or 37% of the total games market. These will increase to $42.5 billion in 2017, and this will be the year when the mobile games market will eclipse PC and Console games market. By 2019 the global games market would be … [Read more...] about Best Mobile Game Development Tools Used by Game Developers
Today we are going to take a look at the PlayCanvas HTML5 3D Game engine. While not strictly a tutorial, this guide should give you a pretty good idea of what the PlayCanvas Engine includes,if it is right for you and give you enough information to get you started. There is also a video version of this tutorial available here. First off, what exactly is the PlayCanvas Engine? Well, let’s let them describe it in their own words: The amazing developer tools part isn’t hyperbole either, PlayCanvas ships with an impressive amount of polished and high quality tools. Where it does get a bit confusing is where the open source part stops, and the pay to use it part starts. Getting Started There are three ways to develop with PlayCanvas. Download and run the tools locally, use the online tools and code using a Github or Bitbucket repository or, as I am going to do in this example, work entirely in their online … [Read more...] about Home > Programming > PlayCanvas is the world’s easiest to use WebGL Game Engine. It’s free, it’s open source and it’s backed by amazing developer tools.
The open-source game development tool Godot Engine has released a new build that, among other things, introduces support for VR projects into the mix. Godot Engine is notably a game development engine that is both open-source and free to use, meaning this update potentially gives a wide variety of developers a chance to dabble in creating VR games that they may not have had otherwise. The 3.0 release of Godot Engine introduces ARVRServer implementation. Right now, that means that developers will be able to create VR projects for either SteamVR or Google Cardboard-style mobile VR. But down the line the Godot Engine team says that AR support is expected as well. You can check out the full patch notes on the Godot Engine website for more details on all the new features the 3.0 update brings and download links for the engine itself. … [Read more...] about Open-source game dev tool Godot Engine adds VR support