The Modular Henge Pack - SMILE GAME BUILDER
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NEW ASSET PACKS
Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1 & Henge Snow Add-On
(SMILE GAME BUILDER)

Two assets packs, the Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1 and its companion Henge Snow Add-On Pack, have been released on the Gnome Treasure Store and Itch.io.

Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1

Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1
The Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1
The Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1 (part of the Hi-Tex Assets range) for SMILE GAME BUILDER contains 20 models.

It is the perfect addition for those wanting an ancient, Neolithic or mysterious site for their games. Each component fits modularly together to complete your henge design.

Henge Snow Add-On Pack

Henge Pack Snow Add-On
Henge Pack Snow Add-On

The Henge Snow Add-On Pack contains 20 models and is the perfect companion for the Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1 (which IS required for this pack).

This pack is designed so that a layer of snow fits snugly on top of each henge model to create a more wintry scene for SMILE GAME BUILDER games.

The Modular Henge Pack - SMILE GAME BUILDER
Posted in Assets Resource Pack

Coming Soon! Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1
(SMILE GAME BUILDER)

The Modular Henge Pack Vol. 1 is coming soon as part of my growing Hi-Tex Assets range.

Because it’s all modular, each component is designed to fit together to flesh out your henge. Perfect for that "ancient site" vibe!

Release Date

I’m aiming for a release on the Gnome Treasure store and Itch.io next week.

This is a smaller pack compared to my previous packs, but I aim to release smaller packs more often from now on.

Smile Game Builder Hi-Tex Assets
Posted in Assets

Modular Market Pack Vol. 1
SMILE GAME BUILDER Assets

Modular Market Pack Vol. 1 – SMILE GAME BUILDER Assets
Available from the Gnome Treasure store.
I released my Modular Market Pack Vol. 1 for SMILE GAME BUILDER today.

The pack contains 50 models, including animated water for barrels and boxes. All models are designed modularly to fit snugly together and provide variety to your markets.

It’s available $9.99 on the Gnome Treasure store (slightly more on Itch.io to offset a few fees).

This is part of an ongoing series, which I’ll continue to develop over time, to fully furnish your in-game market places, including things like market stall content (fruit and veg, weapons and armor, etc.) and attachable signs for market stalls.

15% Discount for Monthly SusbscribeStar Patrons

Monthly patrons on my SubscribeStar account will receive a 15% discount coupon code on this pack, which is only useable at checkout on the Gnome Treasure store.

For other discounts and special offers, as well as exclusive content (graphics, models, etc.), you can subscribe from as little as $5 per month.

Video Showcase

This video showcases the Modular Market Pack Vol. 1 and how the parts fit together.

Posted in Assets Terrain Megapacks

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

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.

Smile Game Builder Hi-Tex Assets
Posted in Assets Terrain Megapacks

NEWS: Hi-Tex Megapacks

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
Buy this pack for
$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.

SGB Hi-Tex Assets Megapack #1 - Terrains: Ground
Posted in Assets Terrain Megapacks

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

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.

Posted in Resource Pack

Hi-Tex Terrain Megapack Coming Soon!

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.

Smile Game Builder - Tutoria: Developing A Live-Stream Game
Posted in News & Updates

Developing Tutoria for Live-Streams

What Is Tutoria?

As many of you already know, I started live-streaming SMILE GAME BUILDER on YouTube, specifically for developing Tutoria, the lands in which the game takes place.

Tutoria Basic Map - SMILE GAME BUILDER
Tutoria Basic Map – SMILE GAME BUILDER

Tutoria is a vast land mass sitting in the centre of the Primeval Ocean (a bit like Pangea before it shifted into the continents we know today).

It’s divided into two supercontenents: Aetios, the frigid ice-bound tundra in the north, and Kryuth, comprising more temperate climates in the south and the sweltering desert regions farther south and east.

Connecting them is a man-made bridge in the east, referred to simply as the Crossing, and an isthmus in the west known as the Dragon’s Causeway. The capital of Kryuth is Ancieryth and Aetios’s capital city is Cloverleaf.

The above image provides a very basic layout of what Tutoria is meant to look like. Details will inevitably change as development continues throughout the live-streams and the map itself might change over time. (The map was created on Inkarnate, an online map creator. You do need an account to use it, but you can still make some useful maps even with the Free version; the Pro version isn’t that badly priced either.)

The Purpose of Tutoria

The basic idea behind Tutoria – and the purpose of the live-streams on YouTube – is to create a game from start to finish (however long it takes) and then to post-process it in Unity so that it can then be downloaded and played by all.

It isn’t a serious attempt at game making! It’s simply to create a game over the course of one- or two-hour streams for others to watch. And that’s it!

As I develop Tutoria during the live-streams, I’ll also revisit some of my older video tutorials and bring them more up-to-date. Plus I’ll demonstrate how to create some of the graphics for the game, including icons, effects, and so on. This essentially makes it a tutorial live-stream with the end-goal of a completed game.

Incidentally, Sana of SmileBoom suggested the name "Tutoria" some time ago because I initially wanted to create a series of videos dedicated to creating a short game in SMILE GAME BUILDER based on my tutorials. And it stuck! Hence why it’s so named now.

Giveaways!

During live-streams I’ll be giving away free stuff! Everyone likes free stuff, right?

This could be anything from Title screens to Game Over screens to assets that I create. In last week’s stream, I gave away a Title screen of a nice fairy sitting on a toadstool in a fairy ring.

In the beginning, these giveaways will be sporadic, pretty much as and when I feel like it, but over time, they’ll become a regular feature for all the Tutoria streams. I’ll usually announce this on Twitter and Facebook.

The rules for receiving these freebies (as they become available) are:

  • You must say "Hi!" during the live-stream (even if you say nothing else).
  • After the live-stream, you must contact me on Twitter or Facebook, or in Discord, with the name you used during the stream.
  • You must NOT use them in anything but SMILE GAME BUILDER.
  • You must NOT share them with anyone else or on any other website. (Of course, you can still use them in your games if you want to.)

That’s it!

A final note about the giveaways: In time, these free assets will make their way in packs on the Gnome Treasure online store and Itch.io. So if you want free copies you can collect them in the live-streams only!

Tutoria Live-Streaming Schedule

Live-streams for Tutoria were initially scheduled for Fridays. I had to fit this into my shifts at work. Now that they’ve changed slightly to Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, however, it makes it easier to work with as far as game development as a whole is concerned.

Starting this weekend, I’m rescheduling these live-streams for Sundays because, being the weekend, and based on the feedback I’ve also received, this seems to be a more convenient slot for a people to attend.

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

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.

Posted in Assets Resource Pack

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

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.

Bookshelf-Books Models 1
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.