This is the one hundred thirty-second entry in the Scratching That Itch series, wherein I randomly select and write about one of the 1741 games and game-related things included in the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. The Bundle raised $8,149,829.66 split evenly between the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and Community Bail Fund, but don’t worry if you missed it. There are plenty of ways you can help support the vital cause of racial justice; try here for a start. Lastly, as always, you may click on images to view larger versions.
Another random selection from the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality is plastering itself all over some low poly 3D geometry. It’s 64px Textures/Tilesheet, by thatguynm, and its tagline in the bundle reads:
a 64px texture set perfect for 3d games!
You heard thatguynm… it’s perfect.
As I’m sure you’ve guessed, this is an asset pack, specifically one containing textures designed for 3D games. The textures are 64×64 pixels, giving them a pixelated retro look that imitates the style of 3D games from the early 2000s. Recently, there have been a lot of indie projects that try to recreate the look of that era, including thatguynm’s own Mystery House and Dental Crisis (not in the bundle), which both use this exact texture pack.
If you’re making something similar, this pack contains more than 250 textures and tiles that might be useful. They’re organized into 13 categories including “BRICK”, “METAL”, or the more enigmatic “MISC” and “WEIRD”. The textures also include normal maps, height maps, and occlusion maps, so they’ll work well with lighting systems. Large sprite sheets are also provided, for certain tools that use them, as well as a Unity package to make importing easy for anyone using the Unity engine. Although, I feel I must point out that Unity has been getting a lot of bad press recently, from its imminent sale to a mobile ad company known for using malware, to comments from the Unity CEO insulting game developers who do not aggressively (and arguably exploitatively) monetize their games. But this pack should work great with any engine, and creators are free to use the textures for any number of personal or commercial projects.
Look, there’s not much more to say about this one. It should be a nice resource for anyone going for a retro 3D art style in their games. If you missed it in the bundle, 64px Textures/Tilesheet is sold for a minimum price of $9.50.
That’s 132 down, and only 1609 to go!