Announcing Buildbox 3 Official Release

By May 23, 2019Buildbox
Buildbox 3

We’re excited to announce the official release of Buildbox 3, our most advanced game engine to-date and this is just the beginning! 😀 There will be more updates and tons of new features coming soon. Buildbox 3 opens up the world of game development to everyone regardless of their skill level, making the entire process of developing professional looking 3D and 2D games extremely easy.

With Buildbox 3, you can drag and drop smart assets and presets to help you quickly build out all types of cool games in minutes. This software also has a built-in Asset Library loaded with different game assets that you can use to get started. New smart assets and presets will be automatically downloaded into the library regularly too. Plus, all of the smart assets in BB3 can be edited entirely and customized down to its node structure.

Buildbox 3

In this official release of Buildbox 3, we’ve added an in-depth, step-by-step tutorial for beginners walking you through all the features of the software and how to use them. We also have 14 new assets and 40 new nodes along with the dozens already available in the library. Below are a few examples of our new smart assets:

Gear Grinder

Gear Grinder

Characters instantly die upon contact of the deadly spinning beams in the Gear Grinder smart asset. You can create all kinds of cool 3D worlds with challenging obstacles with this new asset. 

Beam

Beam

There’s also a cool spiked rotating asset called the Beam, capable of turning any platform or route into a dangerous journey. You can use this fun asset in an assortment of games from arcades and puzzlers to 3D RPGs and more. 

Exploding Cube

Exploding Cube

With the Exploding Cube asset, the shape automatically shatters into little pieces when encountered. It’s an exciting asset to use for a wide variety of different games and themes. Our asset library is loaded with tons of interactive assets like these to help jumpstart your game development.

We’ve added new types of attributes that allow you to make dependencies between assets too. You can connect multiple attributes of different types also. A lot of the new nodes that we’ve included in the final release of Buildbox 3 are low-level nodes, so they’re easy to work with and customize. We’ve also added new camera nodes to give you full control of your camera’s movement. And so you can easily print information to assist with debugging we have a new print node as well.

Endless Gameplay Possibilities

The possibilities are limitless with Buildbox 3. You can make popular 3D hyper-casual arcade games like Helix Jump to more complicated 3D role-playing games reminiscent of Zelda. You can create all kinds of exciting worlds and levels for your game’s characters to explore. Add interactive 3D objects and challenging villains for them to encounter as well.

With our new dynamic lighting features, you’re also able to add spot and point lights to any location in your game to highlight essential objects or guide them through dangerous pathways. Interactive puzzlers, racers, platformers, and addicting card games such as Classic Klondike and Patience Solitaire is possible too. With our smart assets and presets, you’re able to shuffle, flip, and stack cards like you would in a real casino game. It’s very cool. There’s also the ability to physics-based arcades similar to Angry Birds. The only limit will be your imagination.

3D Game Development Made Simple

Making 3D games with Buildbox 3 is super simple and lightning fast. You can have a playable version of your game in less than an hour with our smart asset library. Choose any of the 3D models or objects to create your game level or add new 3D models that you’ve created or saved on your PC by simply dragging and dropping the OBJ. file into the editor.

BB3 - 3D game development

 

Easily Switch Between 3D and 2D Developing

You’re also not limited to just making games in 3D. With Buildbox 3, you have the option to develop in 2D too. There’s a handy 2D button positioned on the right-hand side of the editor. One quick click and your game world will instantly be converted to 2D. Everything from the camera’s position to the game’s objects and shadowing will appear two-dimensional. We’ve also included plenty of options like the multi-tool to help you adjust your scene to get your game just right.

Buildbox 3 - 2D development

 

Fully Customize Every Part Of Your Game

Buildbox 3 also gives you the freedom to make games how you want. Every single aspect of your project can be customized, including your game’s UI screen. Just click on the built-in animation menu editor to start creating eye-catching UI screens or funny cut scenes to match your game’s theme. There’s also in-game labels, icons, and other graphics that you add. You can change the color, size, integrate shadows, and even customize the gradient to your UI screen and text. It’s a lot of fun to play around with because you can get really creative with your design.

BB3 - UI Screen Customization

You can learn more about all of the amazing features and new options available with Buildbox 3 right here.

Tiana Crump

About Tiana Crump

Tiana Crump is the social media manager and staff writer for Buildbox. She's an avid game enthusiast with 5 years professional writing experience primarily focused in online, social and mobile gaming.

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