Unity 5.x By Example

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2016-03-23
402 pages

Book Description

Key Features

  • 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 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

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Understand core Unity concepts, such as game objects, components, and scenes
  • Learn level 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 and Blender
  • Get to grips with making both 2D and

About the Author

Alan Thorn is an award-winning author, mathematician, and independent video game developer based in London, UK. He is the founder of the game development studio, Wax Lyrical Games, and the creator of the critically acclaimed PC adventure game, Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok. Alan works freelance for some of the world's largest entertainment corporations. He has lectured on game development at some of the most prestigious institutions in Europe and written nine books on games programming, including the highly popular Teach Yourself Games Programming, Game Engine Design and Implementation, and UDK Game Development. Some of Alan's other interests include computing, mathematics, , and philosophy. More about his company, Wax Lyrical Games, can be found at http://www.waxlyricalgames.com/.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Coin Collection Game – Part 1
Chapter 2: Project A – the Collection Game Continued
Chapter 3: Project B – the Space Shooter
Chapter 4: Continuing the Space Shooter
Chapter 5: Project C – a 2D Adventure
Chapter 6: Continuing the 2D Adventure
Chapter 7: Project D – Intelligent Enemies
Chapter 8: Continuing with Intelligent Enemies

Book Details

  • Title: Unity 5.x By Example
  • Author:
  • Length: 402 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-03-23
  • ISBN-10: 1785888382
  • ISBN-13: 9781785888380
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