Asset Store Action News – October 2011!
Autumn is here.. and for those of us in the northern hemisphere, this means cooler weather, colorful falling leaves, pumpkins and Halloween monsters. And on the Unity Asset Store, you’ll find things are equally cool, colorful, and there’s no shortage of monsters! If you’re not already familiar with the Unity Asset Store, it’s the place to find time-saving, high-quality tools, models, animated characters, music, sound effects, particle systems, script libraries and more, for your games– ready to use without any royalties or licensing headaches.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached well over 2,000 packages this month, and our customer base has expanded to over 43K registered users! Top selling developers are making over $10K+ per month, and frankly things couldn’t be more exciting. Some amazing new packages have arrived this month… Here are some of our favorites!
Owlchemy Labs, creators of the smash-hit mobile game SnuggleTruck, bring their amazing multiplatform toolkit to the Asset Store! Owlchemy’s new tool makes it easy to quickly reconfigure your project for multiple platforms with just a few quick clicks. You can easily change textures, buttons, text clips, font sizes and other graphical elements to fit the various aspect ratios and performance capabilities of multiple platforms. Unity already makes cross-platform development easy enough, and if you’re armed with Owlchemy’s Multiplatform Toolkit, you’ve got everything you need to make multiplatform development a no-brainer!
An exciting new addition to the Asset Store is Freakow’s RageTools, a collection of tools to enhance the RageSpline vector art tool. The very cool extension, Rage SVG-In allows you to directly import vector artwork made with Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator™ into Unity for immediate use! RageTools also brings RageSpline group management, pivot point adjustments, canvas alignment tools, and a brilliant LOD system to control anti-aliasing and curve smoothness in runtime.
Substance abuse is rampant in the Unity developer community, as Allegorithmic’s dynamic material integration gains more and more popularity among Unity users. You’ll find over 600 tweakable, space-saving Allegorithmic substances on the store, as well as the powerful Bitmap2Material tool– check out the free trial version first. The 18 Free Substances Pack is a great way to familiarize yourself with this time and space saving technology. We’ve got a couple of very popular example products up on the store, including the Airstream Demo and Pimp Your Hooligan example projects. Get hooked on Substances today!
uScript, Playmaker and Antares Universe
The latest contender to the visual, node-based scripting tool arena, uScript from Detox Studios is the way to create game logic without writing a single line of code. The uScript editor integrates nicely into the Unity editor environment, for a basically seamless development experience! Our other two popular visual scripting toolkits, Playmaker and Antares Universe, are also incredibly popular, five-star solutions.
Other noteworthy additions to the store include Dynamic Elements Effects Pack, from Kalamona, which brings over thirty top-quality RPG-style spell and magic effects to Unity. You’ll find even more AAA environments and characters rolling in from the incredibly prolific Dexsoft, and run, don’t walk, to get the free Strumpy Shader Editor— the tool so cool we had to hunt down and hire its developer! We’ve also added new high quality music from one of Hollywood’s biggest production music houses, APM Music!
The Unity Asset Store is always on the lookout for great new content. We’ve even expanded our team to actively hunt down and scout out top quality assets. We offer content sellers a 70/30% rev share split (you get the 70%) and monthly payouts by PayPal, with no transaction fee, either! Some content sellers have earned so much that they quit their day jobs to focus exclusively on the Asset Store, while some smaller sellers make enough on the side to buy videogames, motorcycles, pizza and beer. Top seller or not, nearly all of them have had a great time bringing their creations to the Unity developer community. Got what it takes? We’re picky, but send us your stuff!