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My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
Lithuanian developer JetCat, was one of the indie companies, showcasing their incredible work at the Lithuanian booth at Gamescom 2015. We were happy to learn that the developers behind a promising helicopter-based PvP game Heliborne, have secured €100,000.
The money was issued by Practica Capital. JetCat is the first developer in the country to obtain investment from a local fund. JetCat was actually founded by developers from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Heliborne looks like a very interesting article with a lot of potential. It uses Unity to create big open-world maps with helicopters and a lot of areal fighting. The visuals look great. Developers want to use F2P model to make the most of their product. Hopefully additional funding will help them to get better results. The game will be released next year.