NEWS: Hi-Tex Megapack Vol. 2 – Terrains: Walls Release Date

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The Hi-Tex Assets Megapack Vol. 2 – Terrains: Walls is scheduled for release next week (earlier than anticipated).

Hi-Tex Assets Megapack Vol. 2 - Terrains: Walls
SGB Hi-Tex Assets Megapack #2 – Terrains: Walls

Megapack #2 Contents

It contains 206 exterior wall terrains and variations, as well as their corresponding stairs and slopes, comprising 41 different types.

This will be available on the Gnome Treasure and Itch.io.

This is a placeholder for showcase images. I’ll update this area right before the megapack’s completion.

Prices on Itch.io are slightly higher to offset deductions from Revenue Sharing and PayPal fees.

Note About the Megapack #1

The Hi-Tex Assets Megapack Vol. 1 – Terrain: Ground is available for purchase for $12.99.

I’m redoing the stairs and slopes for the megapack, so anyone who purchases – or has purchased – the pack before they’re implemented will be able to upgrade at no extra cost.

And, since this megapack contains the previously released terrains volumes 1 and 2 (and the unreleased volume 3), those who have already purchased them can buy this pack for 3.99 (saving around 75%). Simply use the Contact Us form on the Gnome Treasure Store and select the subject Product Re-Request. I will then send an email directly and, once payment has cleared, will give a link for the complete megapack for you to download.

NEWS: Hi-Tex Megapacks

Smile Game Builder Hi-Tex Assets
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The Hi-Tex Megapacks are high-textured assets I’m creating for SMILE GAME BUILDER. Each pack contains at least 200 base terrains and/or models and, for terrains, additional stairs and slopes terrains are also included.

Scheduled Release Dates

These are the scheduled release dates of all the Hi-Tex Megapacks:

Vol. 1: Ground Terrains

Hi-Tex Assets Megapack #1 - Terrains: Ground
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$12.99
Volume 1 was released on 15 July 2019 on Gnome Treasure and Itch.io.

This pack superceded the previous volumes because I’d initially planned on having three separate terrain packs, each with around 60 terrains. However, the third was never released. Hence, all three are now combined into a single megapack.

An add-on pack will follow some time in the future to include things like cave entrances, blood stains and fire burns.

Vol. 2 – Wall Terrains

This megapack, scheduled for release in August 2019*, contains all kinds of wall terrains, from brick walls to stone walls.

¶ The way development has been progressing on this pack, it’s likely that its release date will be brought forward.

Vol. 3 – Buildings Wall Terrains

Scheduled for release in September 2019*, this megapack will contain various exterior walls for buildings.

¶ I’m also looking into adding some unique matching wall "attachments" models for inclusion in this megapack.

House Pack Megapack

The original "House Pack", intended for release some time ago, was to contain interior wall terrains only: Stucco, Brick and Stone textures, including their corresponding lintels.

This new megapack will also include some wood panel walls, aged walls and wallpaper (at least that’s the plan).

After some consideration, I’m entertaining including additional generic household items (models) in this pack. Time will tell whether these are added or no depending on the resultant filesize.

¶ I have no release date in mind for this megapack.


* These dates are subject to change.

Prices on Itch.io are slightly higher to offset deductions from Revenue Sharing and PayPal fees.

NEW RELEASE: Hi-Tex Assets Megapack Vol. 1 – Terrains: Ground

SGB Hi-Tex Assets Megapack #1 - Terrains: Ground
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The Hi-Tex Assets Megapack Vol. 1 – Terrains: Ground for SMILE GAME BUILDER has been released for $12.99. It contains 203 ground terrains for use in your games. Stairs and slopes are also included in this megapack.

Where To Purchase

It is available on:

Prices on Itch.io are slightly higher to offset deductions from Revenue Sharing and PayPal fees.

15% Discount

Subscribers (I prefer "patrons") to my Subscribestar will receive an exclusive 15% discount. This applies to $5+ monthly subscribers.

Free “Subscribestar Uniques” Terrains

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I have three free "Subscribestar Uniques" high-textured Terrain for my Subscribestar $5+ patrons. These are free-to-use in non-commercial and commercial SMILE GAME BUILDER projects only. No strings. There’ll be regular giveaways there, just like this one, as well.

Subscribestar Uniques – Grass Wall Showcase

Note: Subscribestar has inanely set it set up where you won’t see the post publicly unless you subscribe. You should be able to see a "locked" post (with a title) so that potential subscribers can see potential content. Not just the "paying few". Patreon does it (no not going there), so why can’t Subscribestar do the same?

Hi-Tex Terrain Megapack Coming Soon!

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Hi-Tex Terrain Megapack – Coming Soon

This is an announcement for my SMILE GAME BUILDER Hi-Tex Terrain Packs.

New Terrain Megapack

All three previous volumes are now merging into a 200-terrain megapack for $12.99 (available soon on Gnome Treasure and Itch.io).

Those who already bought Volumes 1 and 2 will get a special price for Volume 3. I’ll work out the details nearer the time of release.

¶ There are actually 203 terrains in the pack!

Included Extras

Included in the megapack for your convenience are two duplicate folders: One for stairs and one for slopes.

The files have been slightly altered with an added ST_ is for stairs and SL_ is for slopes – what else would they be, right?! – to easily distinguish them from the main terrains.

And all $5-tier or above patrons (subscribers) on my Subscribestar account will receive a discount and a copy of the purchased megapack at least a week before its official release. Can’t argue with that!

Pricing

The price for the entire megapack will be $12.99 (slightly more on Itch.io to offset their fees and PayPal’s fees), as opposed to around $15.99 for all three individual packs. Although Volume 3 was never "officially" released, it was scheduled for a $2.99 (ish) price tag.

Combining all three volumes is a win-win. You get a great deal and I get a complete assets pack released.

New Smile Game Builder Game: “Confluction”

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My new project for SMILE GAME BUILDER is entitled Confluction. This is a working title only at the moment, and it might change during the course of its development, but it’s kind of sticking!

Confluction?

Confluction is an obsolete word for "confluence", the "coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point".

Our destinies are fixed, but we forge our own paths. We might make choices that cause us to stray from the path of Destiny and deviate from its course, but we’ll always return to it at some point. And that’s the subtext for the game.

Many events in the game are loosely based on events in my own life; I’ve taken certain creative liberties with them. The choices you make in life do matter!

Custom Models

Yes, that’s a ZX81, my very first computer!
Most of the models are being custom-made for this game.

I’m aiming for high-texture models and assets, so this is what will probably take the longest time to create since I create many of them by hand.

The focus will be on most of the models first, then the game itself. And then most likely at that point, I’ll work on character animations as and when they’re needed. This will be the biggest challenge for me; I’m not good at animation.

So when it comes to the perfectionist in me, I’d want to make sure all animations are smooth and fit well with the game!

Subscribestar

I now have a Subscribestar account.

Patrons (subscribers) will start benefiting from additional perks, including tier-specific Discord roles/titles, and unique content, game dev insights, exclusive content, such as demos, and more.

If you would like to support me there, either as a patron or donator, it would be greatly appreciated. All moneys will go towards several goals and will give an extra incentive to continue with the project.

I will try and update this more regularly, with more regular content and some patron-only content soon!

What About Relationship Sim?

The project I was working on before Confluction is Relationship Sim.

However, I decided to continue on THIS project first, and then resume with "RSim" when the new SGB is officially released to take advantage of some of its new features! (At the time of this post, no, I can’t say what those new features are outside of what SmileBoom has already announced publicly!)

Hi-Tex Terrain Packs Volumes 1 & 2 for Smile Game Builder Now Available

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The Hi-Tex Terrain Asset Packs Volumes 1 & 2 for SMILE GAME BUILDER are now available for $3.99 each on the Gnome Treasure store.

Volume 1

Hi-Tex Terrain Vol. 1
Hi-Tex Ground Terrain Vol. 1 – Smile Game Builder

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Volume 2

Hi-Tex Terrain Vol. 2
Hi-Tex Ground Terrain Vol. 2 – Smile Game Builder

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Combined they total 178 high-texture terrains to enhance your indie games. These have been designed for SMILE GAME BUILDER.

Hi-Tex Furniture Models: Bookshelf and Books – Smile Game Builder

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The bookshelf and its modular books models have been resized to match the size of the default bookshelf. The narrower models didn’t look or feel right.

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Hi-Tex SMILE GAME BUILDER Models: Bookshelf and Modular Books

This will be a part of the Hi-Tex Furniture Pack, which is scheduled for release later this year. It’s been set as Vol. 2 of the Furniture pack. However, I’m considering releasing this as Vol. 1 instead of Vol. 2, as I’d like to remake the chairs and tables, basically a few adjustments to size and form.

Bookshelf and Modular Books Models

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The bookshelf and its modular books Smile Game Builder models have been resized to match the size of the default bookshelf. The narrower models didn’t look or feel right.

Bookshelf and Modular Books Models | Smile Game Builder
Bookshelf and Modular Books Models

This will be a part of the Hi-Tex Furniture Pack, which is scheduled for release later this year. It has been set as Vol. 2 of the Furniture pack. However, I’m considering releasing this as Vol. 1 instead of Vol. 2, as I’d like to remake the chairs and tables, basically a few adjustments to size and form.

I’m in the process of revising and restructuring all of my furniture models, including creating more modular content specifically for the bookcases and tables.

Update: What’s Been Going On?

Update: What's Been Going On
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This is a small update video on what I’ve been doing and what’s being planned regarding SMILE GAME BUILDER for anyone who is interested.

This is a short update video. The theme of update videos might be a more regular feature, not just for SGB, but RPG Maker MV as well.