Author: Raywenderlich Com Team
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Learn How to Make Games with the Unity game engine! Unity is a popular game engine used by both by AAA studios and indie game developers alike. This book will introduce you how to create games with Unity whether you have some game development experience or you are a complete beginner. By the time you're finished reading this book, you will have made 4 complete mini-games, modeled your own game assets, and even played with virtual reality! These games include a twin stick shooter, a first person shooter, a 2D platformer, and tower defense game. Topics Covered in Unity Games by Tutorials: GameObjects: Learn about basic building blocks used to create your game. Components: Customize your GameObjects by the way of components. Physics: Unleash the power of the built-in physics engine. Animation: Learn how to bring your models to life through Unity's animation system. Sound: Add depth to your games through Unity's powerful audio tools. Pathfinding: Learn about the pathfinding system to give direction to your monsters. User Interface: Provide custom user interfaces for players to use in your game. Virtual Reality: Convert one of your games to be played in Virtual Reality. Modeling: Learn the basics of Blender and how to create and animate your creations. Publishing: Learn how to export your game to your computer, web, and mobile devices. Unity 2D: A deep walkthrough on Unity's 2D system. And much more including a C# quick start guide, a Unity API overview, and saving game data!
Learn Unity Programming with C# is your step-by-step guide to learning to make your first Unity games using C#. You will learn how to move from the basics of C# in Unity, to building exciting games with sophisticated elements. Jonathan Weinberger has taught C# in Unity to a wide range of people, and now brings this knowledge to one excellent book. Through hands-on examples and real game programming, you'll develop a sound knowledge and competency in C# for Unity. This book doesn't just show you the code, it challenges you to learn by doing from the very start. You will start by learning about the basics of Unity and C# programming, creating a basic program, and a basic game. You'll then learn the intricacies of C# programming in Unity by building two complete games. First you'll build a space shooter game, through which you'll learn about Unity physics, and how to create an efficient and good-looking Unity GUI. You'll also learn how to create the best AI for your game. After this you'll move onto the second game - a zombie survival adventure. While creating this game you'll learn about object-oriented programming, raycasting, character control, how to make weapons, how to control spawning, and so much more. Unity is one of the most exciting cross-platform game development engines out there and with the power of C# you can learn how to make exciting, challenging, and versatile games. Start your game programming adventure with this book today! What you’ll learn How to use C# programming to build exciting Unity games The basics of game logic and design through hands-on examples of common game patterns Where and how to find free art, music, and other resources to really bring your games to life How to use key concepts of your game creation such as physics, animation, handling user interaction, and sound How to debug and test your games to ensure they work perfectly How to read and interpret the documentation to rapidly advance your scripting skills How to find and use scripts, art, and audio from the Asset Store Who this book is for Learn Unity Programming with C#is for anybody new to programming or Unity who wants to learn how to create games. You do not need any programming experience or experience with design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite or similar. You can get started making Unity games with this book today.
A lot goes into publishing a successful game: amazing artwork, advanced programming techniques, creative story and gameplay, and highly-collaborative teamwork—not to mention flawless rendering and smooth performance on platforms ranging from game consoles to mobile phones. The Unity game development platform combines a powerful rendering engine with the professional code and art workflow tools needed to bring games to life. Unity in Action focuses on the programming part of game development (as opposed to art or design) and teaches readers to create projects in multiple game genres. Building on existing programming experience, readers will work through examples using the Unity toolset, adding the skills needed to go from application coder to game developer. They will leave the book with a well-rounded understanding of how to create graphically driven 2D and 3D applications. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
This book uses the learning-by-example approach. It takes simple examples from games to introduce all the main concepts of programming in an easy-to-digest and immediately recognizable way.This book is for the total beginner to any type of programming, focusing on the writing of C# code and scripts only. There are many parts that make up the Unity game engine. It is assumed that the reader already knows their way around Unity's user interface. The code editor used in this book is the MonoDevelop editor supplied by Unity.
Designed to give you enough familiarity in a programming language to be immediately productive, Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D provides the basics of programming and brings you quickly up to speed. Organized into easy-to-follow lessons, the book covers how C# is used to make a game in Unity3D. After reading this book, you will be armed with the knowledge required to feel confident in learning more. You’ll have what it takes to at least look at code without your head spinning. Writing a massive multiplayer online role-playing game is quite hard, of course, but learning how to write a simple behavior isn’t. Like drawing, you start off with the basics such as spheres and cubes. After plenty of practice, you’ll be able to create a real work of art. This applies to writing code—you start off with basic calculations, then move on to the logic that drives a complex game. By the end of this book, you will have the skills to be a capable programmer, or at least know what is involved with how to read and write code. Although you could go online and find videos and tutorials, there is a distinct advantage when it comes to learning things in order and in one place. Most online tutorials for C# are scattered, disordered, and incohesive. It’s difficult to find a good starting point, and even more difficult to find a continuous list of tutorials to bring you to any clear understanding of the C# programming language. This book not only gives you a strong foundation, but puts you on the path to game development.
Author: Lee Zhi Eng
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2015-11-27
Learn how to build a complete 3D game using the industry-leading Unity game development engine and Blender, the graphics software that gives life to your ideas About This Book Learn the fundamentals of two powerful tools and put the concepts into practice Find out how to designand buildall the core elements required for a great game - from characters to environments, to props— Learn how to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into your game for sophisticated and engaging gameplay Who This Book Is For This book has been created for anyone who wants to learn how to develop their own game using Blender and Unity, both of which are freely available, yet very popular and powerful, tools. Not only will you be able to master the tools, but you will also learn the entire process of creating a game from the ground up. What You Will Learn Design and create a game concept that will determine how your game will look and how it will be played Construct 3D models of your game characters and create animations for them before importing them into the game Build the game environment from scratch by constructing the terrain and props, and eventually put it all together to form a scene Import and integrate game assets created in Blender into Unity—for example, setting up textures, materials, animation states, and prefabs Develop game structures including a game flow, user interface diagram, game logic, and a state machine Make the game characters move around and perform certain actions either through player inputs or fully controlled by artificial intelligence Create particles and visual effects to enhance the overall visual aesthetic Deploy the game for various types of platforms In Detail In the wake of the indie game development scene, game development tools are no longer luxury items costing up to millions of dollars but are now affordable by smaller teams or even individual developers. Among these cutting-edge applications, Blender and Unity stand out from the crowd as a powerful combination that allows small-to-no budget indie developers or hobbyists alike to develop games that they have always dreamt of creating. Starting from the beginning, this book will cover designing the game concept, constructing the gameplay, creating the characters and environment, implementing game logic and basic artificial intelligence, and finally deploying the game for others to play. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly master the skills required to develop your dream game from scratch. Style and approach A step-by-step approach with tons of screenshots and sample code for readers to follow and learn from. Each topic is explained sequentially and placed in context so that readers can get a better understanding of every step in the process of creating a fully functional game.
In Pro Unity Game Development with C#, Alan Thorn, author of Learn Unity for 2D Game Development and experienced game developer, takes you through the complete C# workflow for developing a cross-platform first person shooter in Unity. C# is the most popular programming language for experienced Unity developers, helping them get the most out of what Unity offers. If you're already using C# with Unity and you want to take the next step in becoming an experienced, professional-level game developer, this is the book you need. Whether you are a student, an indie developer, or a season game dev professional, you'll find helpful C# examples of how to build intelligent enemies, create event systems and GUIs, develop save-game states, and lots more. You'll understand and apply powerful programming concepts such as singleton classes, component based design, resolution independence, delegates, and event driven programming. By the end of the book, you will have a complete first person shooter game up and running with Unity. Plus you'll be equipped with the know-how and techniques needed to deploy your own professional-grade C# games. If you already know a bit of C# and you want to improve your Unity skills, this is just the right book for you.
Author: John P. Doran
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Create a high-quality first person shooter game using the Unity game engine and the popular UFPS and Probuilder frameworks About This Book Learn how to use Unity in conjunction with UFPS and ProBuilder to create a high-quality game quickly Create both interior and exterior environments A step-by step guide to building a project with clear examples and instructions to create a number of interesting scenarios Who This Book Is For This book is for those who want to create an FPS game in Unity and gain knowledge on how to customize it to be their very own. If you are familiar with the basics of Unity, you will have an easier time, but it should make it possible for someone with no prior experience to learn Unity at an accelerated pace. What You Will Learn Use UFPS to build custom weapons with custom meshes and behaviors Explore level design as you prototype levels, making use of Prototype to build levels out quickly Build environments that are realistic as possible while keeping peak performance and repetitiveness down Review tips and tricks on how to create environments using both terrain for outdoor areas and a modular workflow for interiors Develop a number of different encounters that your players can fight against, from a simple turret enemy to complex AI characters from Shooter AI Discover how to create unique objects such as exploding barrels and objects you can interact with Create a custom GUI to help your game stand out from the crowd Package your game for release, create an installer, and get your game out into the world In Detail Unity, available in free and pro versions, is one of the most popular third-party game engines available. It is a cross-platform game engine, making it easy to write your game once and then port it to PC, consoles, and even the web, making it a great choice for both indie and AAA developers. Building an FPS Game in Unity takes readers on an exploration of how to use Unity to create a 3D first person shooter (FPS) title, leveraging the powerful UFPS framework by VisionPunk and Prototype/ProBuilder 2.0 by ProCore3D. After some setting up, you will start by learning how to create custom weapons, prototype levels, create exterior and interior environments, and breathe life into our levels. We will then add polish to the levels. Finally, we will create a custom GUI and menus for our title to create a complete package. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide with each project containing step-by-step explanations, diagrams, screenshots, and downloadable material. Concepts in Unity and C# are explained as they are used and for the more inquisitive, there are more details on the concepts used with additional external resources to learn from.
Author: Matt Smith
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Over 100 recipes exploring the new and exciting features of Unity 5 to spice up your Unity skillset About This Book Built on the solid foundation of the popular Unity 4.x Cookbook, the recipes in this edition have been completely updated for Unity 5 Features recipes for both 2D and 3D games Provides you with techniques for the new features of Unity 5, including the new UI system, 2D game development, new Standard Shaders, and the new Audio Mixer Who This Book Is For From beginners to advanced users, from artists to coders, this book is for you and everyone in your team! Programmers can explore multimedia features, and multimedia developers can try their hand at scripting. Basic knowledge and understanding of the Unity platform, game design principles, and programming knowledge in C# is essential. What You Will Learn Immerse players with great audio, utilizing Unity 5's audio features including the new Audio Mixer, ambient sound with Reverb Zones, dynamic soundtracks with Snapshots, and balanced audio via Ducking Create better materials with Unity's new, physically-based, Standard Shader Measure and control time, including pausing the game, displaying clocks and countdown timers, and even implementing “bullet time” effects Improve ambiance through the use of lights and effects such as reflection and light probes Create stylish user interfaces with the new UI system, including power-bars, clock displays, and an extensible inventory system Save and load text and media assets from local or remote sources, publish your game via Unity Cloud, and communicate with websites and their databases to create online scoreboards Discover advanced techniques, including the publisher-subscriber and state patterns, performance bottleneck identification, and methods to maximize game performance and frame rates Control 2D and 3D character movement, and use NavMeshAgents to write NPC and enemy behaviors such as seek, flee, flock, and waypoint path following In Detail Unity 5 is a flexible and intuitive multiplatform game engine that is becoming the industry's de facto standard. Learn to craft your own 2D and 3D computer games by working through core concepts such as animation, audio, shaders, GUI, lights, cameras, and scripting to create your own games with Unity 5. Completely re-written to cover the new features of Unity 5, this book is a great resource for all Unity game developers, from those who have recently started using Unity right up to Unity professionals. The first half of the book focuses on core concepts of 2D game design while the second half focuses on developing 3D game development skills. In the first half, you will discover the new GUI system, the new Audio Mixer, external files, and animating 2D characters in 2D game development. As you progress further, you will familiarize yourself with the new Standard Shaders, the Mecanim system, Cameras, and the new Lighting features to hone your skills towards building 3D games to perfection. Finally, you will learn non-player character control and explore Unity 5's extra features to enhance your 3D game development skills. Style and approach Each chapter first introduces the topic area and explains how the techniques covered can enhance your games. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, followed by an explanation of how it all works, and useful additional refinements or alternative approaches. Every required resource and C# script (fully commented) is available to download, enabling you to follow each recipe yourself.
Author: Jeff W. Murray
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-06-24
An Accessible, Modular Style of Game Building—Easily Start Making Games with Unity 3D C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D presents a highly flexible core framework to create just about any type of game by plugging in different script components. Most scripts function within the game framework or in your own structures. The techniques and concepts discussed in the book give you a solid foundation in game development. The first ten chapters set up the flexible, reusable framework based in C# and suitable for all game types. The book also explains scripting of generic, reusable, and common functionality. The remainder of the text adds game-specific code to the framework to create four example games: a top-down arena shooter, a futuristic racing combat game, a tank arena deathmatch game, and a classic arcade-style vertical scrolling shoot ’em up. The games encompass artificial intelligence (path following, target chasing, and line-of-sight patrolling behaviors), game state control, wheel colliders, and weapon inventory management. The example files are available for download on the book’s CRC Press web page. Reducing your recoding, repurposing, or adaptation time, this book provides script-based components that you can use to jump start your own projects. The book’s modular components can be mixed and matched to build various kinds of video games for the Unity game engine.
An example-based practical guide to get you up and running with Unity 5.x About This Book The most updated resource on Unity 5.x with comprehensive discussion on all the new features of Unity 5.x Understand the core concepts surrounding Unity5 game development with this power-packed hands-on guide Brush up your existing game development skills and create games that have a brilliant gameplay using the excellent examples from this book Who This Book Is For The ideal target audience for this book would be game developers. They need not have previous experience with Unity since this book will cover all the basics about game development with unity. This would also be a very good resource for Unity developers who want to brush up their basic Unity skills and also get up and running with creating interesting games with Unity 5.x. What You Will Learn Understand core Unity concepts, such as game objects, components, and scenes Learn level design techniques for building immersive and interesting worlds Learn to make functional games with C# scripting Use the toolset creatively to build games of different themes and styles Learn to handle player controls and input functionality Dive into the process of working with terrains and world-creation tools Import custom content into Unity from third-party tools, such as Maya and Blender Get to grips with making both 2D and 3D games In Detail Unity is an exciting and popular engine in the game industry. Throughout this book, you'll learn how to use Unity by making four fun game projects, from shooters and platformers to exploration and adventure games. Unity 5 By Example is an easy-to-follow guide for quickly learning how to use Unity in practical context, step by step, by making real-world game projects. Even if you have no previous experience of Unity, this book will help you understand the toolset in depth. You'll learn how to create a time-critical collection game, a twin-stick space shooter, a platformer, and an action-fest game with intelligent enemies. In clear and accessible prose, this book will present you with step-by-step tutorials for making four interesting games in Unity 5 and explain all the fundamental concepts along the way. Starting from the ground up and moving toward an intermediate level, this book will help you establish a strong foundation in making games with Unity 5. Style and approach This book would be a very unique resource for any game developer who wants to get up and running with Unity. The unique example based approach will take you through the most basic games towards the more complex ones and will gradually build your skill level.
A complete beginner's guide to game development with the powerful Unity game engine. CS Instructor and game designer, Mike Geig, offers a do-it-yourself approach to game development - with all of the main essentials covered. In just 24 hours, learn how to get started developing games with Unity with a hands-on and modular approach. Each chapter covers an essential component of the game development process, illustrated with sample projects, and including full source code, all 3rd party art assets (textures, fonts, models), and all 3rd party sound assets.
Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4 is perfect for those who would like to come to grips with programming Unity. You may be an artist who has learned 3D tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Cinema 4D, or you may come from 2D tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. On the other hand, you may just want to familiarize yourself with programming games and the latest ideas in game production. This book introduces key game production concepts in an artist-friendly way, and rapidly teaches the basic scripting skills you'll need with Unity. It goes on to show how you, as an independent game artist, can create interactive games, ideal in scope for today's casual and mobile markets, while also giving you a firm foundation in game logic and design. The first part of the book explains the logic involved in game interaction, and soon has you creating game assets through simple examples that you can build upon and gradually expand. In the second part, you'll build the foundations of a point-and-click style first-person adventure game—including reusable state management scripts, dialogue trees for character interaction, load/save functionality, a robust inventory system, and a bonus feature: a dynamically configured maze and mini-map. With the help of the provided 2D and 3D content, you'll learn to evaluate and deal with challenges in bite-sized pieces as the project progresses, gaining valuable problem-solving skills in interactive design. By the end of the book, you will be able to actively use the Unity 3D game engine, having learned the necessary workflows to utilize your own assets. You will also have an assortment of reusable scripts and art assets with which to build future games.
Develop your first interactive 2D platformer game by learning the fundamentals of C#About This Book- Get to grips with the fundamentals of scripting in C# with Unity- Create an awesome, 2D platformer game from scratch using the principles of object-oriented programming and coding in C#- This is a step-by-step guide to learn the fundamentals of C# scripting to develop GameObjects and master the basics of the new UI system in UnityWho This Book Is ForThe book is targeted at beginner level Unity developers with no programming experience. If you are a Unity developer and you wish to learn how to write C# scripts and code by creating games, then this book is for you.What You Will Learn- Understand the fundamentals of variables, methods, and code syntax in C#- Get to know about techniques to turn your game idea into working project- Use loops and collections efficiently in Unity to reduce the amount of code- Develop a game using the object-oriented programming principles- Generate infinite levels for your game- Create and code a good-looking functional UI system for your game- Publish and share your game with usersIn DetailUnity is a cross-platform game engine that is used to develop 2D and 3D video games. Unity 5 is the latest version, released in March 2015, and adds a real-time global illumination to the games, and its powerful new features help to improve a game's efficiency.This book will get you started with programming behaviors in C# so you can create 2D games in Unity. You will begin by installing Unity and learning about its features, followed by creating a C# script. We will then deal with topics such as unity scripting for you to understand how codes work so you can create and use C# variables and methods. Moving forward, you will find out how to create, store, and retrieve data from collection of objects.You will also develop an understanding of loops and their use, and you'll perform object-oriented programming. This will help you to turn your idea into a ready-to-code project and set up a Unity project for production. Finally, you will discover how to create the GameManager class to manage the game play loop, generate game levels, and develop a simple UI for the game.By the end of this book, you will have mastered the art of applying C# in Unity.Style and approachThis is a step-by-step guide to developing a game from scratch by applying the fundamentals of C# and Unity scripting.