Unity is the most used game engine around the world. Unity asset store has tons of resources to develop the game of your dreams. Asset store has graphics assets, scripting tools, animation tools, sounds and various other types to cater to the needs of game developers.
During the initial days of game development it can be hard to develop all the assets by yourself. Unity asset store can be of really good use in this case.Here is a list of assets that is a must have for beginners to increase productivity.
Unity was earlier only a game engine ,you need to download a separate 3D modelling software and import the model to unity. That option is still available for people with expertise in other modelling software. However, Pro builder is a very good option of early developers who are new to 3d modelling.
With Pro Builder you can make a 3D model inside unity and test it in your game environment. Pro Builder also allows you to do UV unwrapping and texturing inside unity. So there is no need to learn a separate 3D modelling software.
Unity has a inbuilt UI Text but the customization is very limited. It is very difficult to make a styles and good looking menu with unity’s inbuilt UI Text. TextMesh pro gives you so many option that even a beginner can make stylish and colorful looking menu.
TextMesh Pro uses two triangles per character just like Unity’s text components, this improved visual quality and flexibility comes at no additional performance cost. TextMesh Pro provides Improved Control over text formatting and layout with features like character, word, line and paragraph spacing, justified text.
Gaia is an terrain generator for Unity. Though Unity has a free terrain generator available in asset store. Gaia gives so many option and better game performance compared to the native terrain generator. Gaia is a must have asset for everyone working on terrain based games.
With Gaia you can go fully procedural ,fully manual or do some manual tweaks on a procedurally generated terrain. Gaia is a stunningly well designed tool and very easy to learn for anybody. With Gaia you can have a terrain up and running in minutes. It is definitely worth investing.
Personally i feel the performance of terrain is very good during runtime. Even terrains in mobile are smooth while rendering.
Games are better with sound effects. Sound effects make a game more engaging and entertaining. But for a new game developer getting sound effects for every situation can be difficult. This package from unity is a collection of game effects used in casual gaming.
Casual Game Sounds is a collection of original hand-crafted one-shot sound effects. It contains essential audio material covering most events of any casual game, i.e. short blips for bonuses, juicy explosion sounds, tight snappy clicks for tile removal, ticking clocks for depicting the level running out of time etc. The pack also contains UX / UI sounds.
Unity essentials is not a single asset,its a collection of assets. Many of them were included in unity standard assets earlier. Now you can download them from the asset store for free.
It has a 2d kit, 3d kit, effects pack, models, characters. As the name suggests it has everything that a new game developer would need to create his game. It has lot of examples that help you understand how to use them.
Unity Asset store is place with abundant game resourses. Make sure you take full advantage of it and have fun experimenting with the assets.
Unity store is only one of the many options to get assets for games. Check out the complete list of free assets for new game developers.