The independent developer has ascended, and the new business model demands agility. You have to be able to work on all aspects of game creation, and your team's game will publish directly to platforms like Android, iPhone, and Facebook. You'll use Unity, the hottest game engine out there, to do it. In order to earn your place on the elite development team, you must master both sides of the development coin: art and programming.
Holistic Game Development with Unity is an authoritative guide to creating games in Unity. Taking you through game design, programming, and art, Penny de Byl uses a holistic approach to equip you with the multidisciplinary skills you need for the independent games industry. With this book, you will master essential digital art and design principles while learning the programming skills necessary to build interactivity into your games. The tutorials will put these skills into action. The companion website offers: source code for completed projects from the book, art assets, instructional videos, a forum, author blog and lesson plans and challenge questions for professors.
Examines art and programming in unison-the only one-stop shop for individual developers and small teams looking to tackle both tasks.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Art of Programming Mechanics
Chapter 2. Real-World Mechanics
Chapter 3. Animation Mechanics
Chapter 4. Game Rules and Mechanics
Chapter 5. Character Mechanics
Chapter 6. Player Mechanics
Chapter 7. Environmental Mechanics
Chapter 8. Mechanics for External Forces