Developing a game is not something that is done in mere months. A good game usually takes hours of turmoil and crunching behind the desk. But some games are just epic on their launch and leave their mark on players. One such game was What Remains of Edith Finch. The BAFTA award-winning game from 2017, developed by Giant Sparrow and published by Annapurna Interactive, is undergoing a major change.
Now, however, the developers of the games are releasing a selection of assets from their game. And it will be available for free on the Unreal Engine Marketplace. It means that the developers can use environmental models, props, and materials from the game in their work, completely free of charge.
According to sources, the asset collection includes Finch’s family home, the main setting for the game. Along with it the bundle also contains other locations like the beach and the fantasy realm that serves as the backdrop for one of the game’s most memorable sequences.
Epic has once made it’s content available from its Infinity Blade games as well as Paragon available to developers. However, Epic claims that the content from What Remains of Edith Finch is the first in a series of free content coming from “teams across the community”.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated, “Epic Games’ approach is to lead with generosity. The services, the engine, and store are all here to serve the 7.5 million developers who have chosen Epic’s engine.”
It’s a cool initiative but is designed to make the Unreal Engine a more attractive tool to work with over competitors like Unity. Sources claim that epic takes a 5% cut of an Unreal Engine game’s revenue once a title passes $1 million in sales.
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