Ultimate FPS Photon Multiplayer Starter Kit – FREE Closed Beta – UFPS 50% Sale
The folks at VisionPunk have been working hard on adding Photon Unity Networking to their Ultimate FPS package
and are now inviting UFPS developers to join the free closed beta of their UFPS Photon Multiplayer Starter Kit.
Not a UFPS dev yet? The next few days will be an excellent opportunity to pick up your UFPS license if you haven’t done so already: UFPS is currently on sale (50% OFF the regular price of $95) to celebrate the joyous fact of 1,000 ratings in the Unity Asset Store with an average of 5 stars.
Read on what Calle Lundgren, the master brain behind UFPS, writes about the UFPS Photon Multiplayer Starter Kit:
This Starter Kit for the “Ultimate FPS” Unity plugin adds multiplayer to your game within moments by using the power of the Photon Cloud. It is a turnkey solution for basic multiplayer support and a solid platform to keep building on.
The package contains a framework of wrapper scripts allowing you to get started on a game without worrying about compatibility between UFPS and Photon PUN and with lots of gameplay fundamentals already taken care of. Use it for learning, for high-performance cloud-based multiplayer games, or as a bag of tricks for implementing your own multiplayer!
- Example implementation of a classic, old-school Team Deathmatch gameplay
- Authoritative Master Client and distributed game logic. Damage, death, score, inventory, pickups, player states and bullet paths are authoritative
- Simple prediction and interpolation of player position
- Damage and score tracking for bullets, explosion splash damage and kill zones
- Unlimited teams with their own spawnpoints, names, colors and player body models
- Player nametags that fade out behind obstacles
- Scoreboard for Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch
- Time-limited match logic
- Simple global chat system with support for swear word filter
- Master Client handover during game (if master leaves, the game keeps running and another player becomes master)
Base UFPS features supported in multiplayer (so far)
- Camera, controls & player body / animation system
- UFPS player events fully synced over the network (crouching, running, sliding, aiming, etc.)
- Projectile weapons with FX (muzzleflashes, shell casings, impact effects & decals)
- Hand grenades and explosions with cover detection
- Kill zones
- Pain hud with directional damage arrows
- Inventory and pickups
- Requires UFPS : Ultimate FPS 1.4.9 !
- This is not a full game, but a starter kit with basic gameplay examples only
- Scripting skills required! You will need a firm understanding of Unity, C# and UFPS to add custom gameplay
Closed Beta Info
VisionPunk is running a free, closed beta of this asset to test the framework for stability and scalability, and to collect user feedback. Anyone who has a valid invoice number for “UFPS : Ultimate FPS” can apply for beta participation, (NOTE: instant access / access is not guaranteed). The final, paid version of the starter kit will be released on Unity Asset Store in 2015 with an improved feature set.