The developer Devdog have open sourced a number of their Unity assets, available immediately under the MIT open source license on GitHub. The open sourced assets include:
- Inventory Pro (link to Github page)
- Quest System Pro (link to Github page)
- LOS Pro (link to Github page)
- Sci-Fi UI Design (link to Github page)
- Scene Cleaner Pro (Github page coming soon)
As to why they did this, they explained in the following blog post:
Now, 5 years later, we’re at a point where we’re spending a lot more resources supporting these tools than we gain from them. It has been like this for many months, and it’s starting to severely hinder us from focusing on our most popular tools: Odin and Rucksack.
We’ve continuously supported all our tools because we want to ensure you can continue using them for your projects - even if you bought them years ago. But now that that’s not an option for us anymore, we know exactly what we have to do!
We don’t want to simply deprecate our tools. We want them to flourish in the hands of the community, we want them to grow, and we want you to have full access to all of them.
Even classier, they said the following about recent purchases:
This also means that as of today, you can’t buy these tools anymore from Unity's Asset Store.
If you’ve bought any of them within the past 30 days, we’re happy to offer a full refund. Just send an email to [email protected] with your invoice number.
Class move Devdog! If you want to support Devdog, be sure to check out their remaining assets ODIN and Rucksack on their store page here.
In other Unity news, starting today and running until October 12th at 11:59PST, Unity are running a 50% off on 3D models sale. The sale contains over 140 model packs from a variety of genre and themes for 50% off. Be careful however, a few of the assets such as the Snaps Prototype packs are also available in the currently running Unity Humble Bundle. Between the Bundle and this sale, it’s a great time to stock up on Unity resources!
You can learn more about the Devdog open source announcement and the Unity sale in the video below.