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Looking for advice on which PW products suit my project most


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Hi there,
I am currently thinking on whether to take a look on other PW products I might need in the future for my in-dev game project.
I am unsure what is useful and what not and I know you people care a lot, so I hope this leads to a helpful conversation.

What I currently have:

Gaia Pro 2021

What my game is planned to include:

  • Weather effects, rain, wind, sun, you name it.
  • Change of environment based on season, including a state that looks like a really sudden change to ice-age. What I am talking about is shock frozen tree skeletons and meters high with ice rocks that can melt if the conditions change, also changing the colliders a player or entities would walk on.
  • Different bioms, underwater scapes, coral reefs, dense forests, vast plains, high snowy mountains, deserts. Just anything that makes sense, lore-wise.
  • Caves (I believe there is currently no product to build caves in a really simple way. You have a quite steep learning curve as far as I know).
  • Villages, fantasy-type cities, remote farms you can teleport to.
  • Underground bases for certain villians (I don't know how to spell this one, sorry).
  • Maybe also a modern village on the countryside (specifically, German village, if that makes any difference).
  • Maybe also a slightly procedural way of entity spawning and handling, because I plan to make the game world habitable for a bunch of species I invented.


I am an indie developer, but I am hoping to find good solutions for such situations and plan ahead. I feel like PW helps me a lot achieve that, but there are so many products out there, I am unsure whether to pick this or that. Also, I read on Discord that you plan to announce a new product soon so I wonder if that one might suit any of those needs?
What about the new hair system Unity announced a few months ago? Will that change anything, like flora behavior?

Maybe I can get some ideas on what to put on my Black Friday list 🙂

Thanks in advance!

 

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