If you haven't heard, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was partially destroyed in a fire earlier this week. It's a saddening architectural and artistic loss, but restoration efforts are already underway and look hopeful. As part of those efforts, Ubisoft is donating €500,000 to Paris organizers and giving away Assassin's Creed Unity, which features an almost one-to-one recreation of the Notre Dame, on PC via Uplay."We want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how … When we created Assassin's Creed Unity, we developed an even closer connection with this incredible city and its landmarks – one of the most notable elements of the game was the extraordinary recreation of Notre-Dame," Ubisoft wrote in a blog post. "Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined. We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate … [Read more...] about Ubisoft is giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity for free as a nod to the Notre Dame Cathedral
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Here is a riddle for you. When is Doom not Doom? Why, when its open-source code has gone through countless iterations and become a modern development platform in its own right! Sometimes a Doom mod outgrows its old home and breaks away as a completely standalone game. This week I’m bringing you an all-you-can-eat buffet of free, full games (and some demos) that are the best to have flown Doom’s nest. The list includes platformers, horror, racing, deathmatch and plenty of old-school FPS fun. Some of them have even settled down to raise their own mod scenes and their own spin-off games. Isn’t that sweet? Mega Man: 8-Bit Deathmatch What: Arena FPS with online play and solo story mode Developer: CutmanMike Status: Complete but still expanding From: Official site This is easily one of the biggest and most full-featured games to branch off from Doom. Mega Man: 8-Bit Deathmatch is exactly what it says on the tin, i.e. an old-school deathmatch arena FPS starring … [Read more...] about Modder Superior: The many free descendants of Doom
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
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.