This is more game-adjacent than anything, but interesting and timely considering today’s successful Martian landing. Project Eagle is a free semi-interactive 3D model of a potential Martian colony, as envisioned by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and assembled by Blackbird Interactive, developers of excellent RTS prequel Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Despite its serious, speculative science angle, it’s easy to draw parallels between this industrial vision of a dusty desert planet and Kharak – NASA picked the right people. Grab it free on Steam here and try it yourself. Blackbird aren’t joking when they say that Project Eagle isn’t a game. Your interactions are limited to camera movement, switching to a sensor mode containing some technical details on the various structures you see, and ending the tour by launching your shuttle back home to Earth. Oh, and there’s a bonus achievement for finding ten tiny little astronauts around the colony, … [Read more...] about Project Eagle is a Homeworld-tinged model of NASA’s dream Martian base
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We’re committed to helping you find the perfect assets for your projects. The Asset Store team has been working on some powerful new integrations with Resonai to make it easier than ever to help you find, discover, and preview the exact 3D assets you need for all of your Unity projects right from the Unity Editor. Find 3D assets faster Finding the right assets for your upcoming project should be fast and easy. Whether you’re building a realistic 3D fantasy game or a sci-fi low poly first-person shooter, we know it can be a challenge to find the right assets with a style and theme that match your project. Unity Visual Search: Discover and preview 3D content in the Unity Editor We’re excited to partner with Resonai on the launch of Unity Visual Search, an AI-powered visual search engine for 3D content that allows developers to quickly find, access, and preview 3D assets. Powered by machine understanding, the vast library of over a million 3D models and packages on the … [Read more...] about Introducing Unity Visual Search: Instant 3D search, discovery, and prototyping – Unity Blog
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 Game Developers Conference and Unity Technologies have partnered to curate and host a 3D art contest for games using Unity, and today they're proud to announce the twelve winning entries! Each of their creators have been awarded All Access Passes to GDC 2018, where their winning entries will be displayed in a special lounge that will be open to all GDC passholders during the conference. The games will be playable in the special 3D Game Art Challenge lounge on the ground floor of Moscone West, close to main registration, from Monday, March 19th to Friday, March 23rd. As judged by key Unity staff, GDC contributors and third-party experts, each of these entries was selected because of its standout aesthetics - including use of modeling, animation, and special effects - to create a stylish and unique visual experience. Without further ado, here are the winning entries you'll see at GDC 2018 in the 3D Game Art Challenge showcase area: … [Read more...] about These 3D Game Art Challenge winners will appear at GDC 2018
In an influx of Pikachu-related news, a limited edition New 2DS XL is on its way to the West. Later this month, everyone's favorite electric mouse is getting its own iteration of the 3DS-game-playing system, Nintendo has announced.The bright yellow handheld features a close-up of Pikachu's cheery face and rosy red cheeks with brown accents. Like the rest of the 2DS family of systems, this model will not have 3D capabilities, but does have every other feature of the New 3DS like Amiibo scanning and the c-stick. It will be available on January 26 for $160 / £117.The reveal of this system comes after the announcement of 3DS title Detective Pikachu's western release and giant $30 Amiibo figure. The title released last year in Japan, but localization details were not revealed until today. The game will launch in March for $40 / £35.Along with the release of the New 2DS XL: Pikachu Edition system is the digital version of Pokemon Crystal. This 2001 Game Boy Color game is the sister … [Read more...] about Special-Edition Pikachu New 2DS XL Model Launches This Month