Epic Games has released $12 million worth of assets for failed MOBA Paragon for free.
What this means for a modeler or experimenter in our realm is of course, examples to learn from. More assets in your toolbox, means more inspiration!
If you’re a games developer, student, or part of a bigger development team, you can use the assets in any Unreal Engine 4 commercial or non-commercial project.
Assets include 20 heroes complete with skins and variants, and 1500 environment assets.
“We are extremely excited to announce that we’ve released $12 million worth of assets from our action MOBA Paragon on the Unreal Engine Marketplace. They’re all free to use in your Unreal Engine 4 projects with no strings attached,” said Epic on its official forums.
From that post:
We are extremely excited to announce that we’ve released $12 million worth of assets from our action MOBA Paragon on the Unreal Engine Marketplace. They’re all free to use in your Unreal Engine 4 projects with no strings attached! Below you can find more information on these assets. We look forward to seeing what developers around the world do with them! Share your work on social media with us by tagging us on Facebook and using the #UE4 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
Where can I download the Paragon assets?
All of the Paragon assets are available now for free download on the Marketplace. You can find an easy link for the content at http://unrealengine.com/paragon
How much do I have pay for the Paragon assets?
Nothing! They’re completely free. You can use them in both commercial and non-commercial Unreal Engine 4 projects.
What’s included in each pack?
Each character pack includes the base meshes, textures, skins, animations, abilities and character FX, and dialogue. Additionally, Shinbi’s animation Blueprints have been reconstructed to provide an example of how to set them up for the other character packs.
The environment pack includes a number of elements from both the Monolith and Agora maps, including structures such as turrets, inhibitors, and towers. Additionally, a sample map built with pieces from Monolith, Agora, and Kite demo assets is included.
The Announcer Audio pack includes the sound cues and .wav files for the announcer’s dialogue.
Which Paragon Assets are available now?
- Feng Mao
- Minions and Jungle Creeps
What version of Unreal Engine will these work with?
- Monolith and Agora Environment Assets
The Paragon Asset packs are compatible with 4.19.
How do I add them to my my project?
How do I setup the animation on the characters other than Shinbi?
- Log in to the Epic Games launcher
- Go to the Library tab, and find the asset under ‘Vault’
- Select ‘Add to Project’
- Select the project you'd like to add them to
Jay Hosfelt will be joining us on the March 29th livestream at 11AM PT / 2PM ET to walk through how to set up the animation Blueprints for the Paragon characters. Be sure to head over to http://www.twitch.tv/unrealengine
and give us a follow to be notified when the stream goes live.
Are there any restrictions on the use of the Paragon assets?
As with all of Epic’s internally developed assets, the Paragon assets are only licensed for use in Unreal Engine 4.
Are you going to release more?
Yes! Additional Paragon Asset packs will be made available through summer 2018.