Designed for beginners with no knowledge or experience in game development or programming, this book teaches the essentials of the Unity game engine,the C# programming language, and the art of object-oriented programming. Aiming to be prolific with examples, new concepts are not only explained, but thoroughly demonstrated. Starting with an introduction to Unity, you'll learn about scenes, GameObjects, prefabs, components, and how to use the various windows to interact with the engine. You'll then dive into the fundamentals of programming by reviewing syntax rules, formatting, methods, variables, objects and types, classes, and inheritance, all while getting your hands dirty writing and testing code yourself. Later, the book explains how to expose script data in the Inspector and the basics of Unity’s serialization system. This carefully crafted work guides you through the planning and development of bare bones, simple game projects designed to exercise programming concepts while keeping less relevant interruptions out of the way, allowing you to focus on the implementation of game mechanics first and foremost. Through these example projects, the book teaches input handling, rigidbodies, colliders, cameras, prefab instantiation, scene loading, user interface design and coding, and more. By the end, you'll have built a solid foundation in programming that will pave your way forward in understanding core C# syntax and fundamentals of object-oriented programming—not just what to type but why it's typed and what it’s really doing. Game Programming with Unity and C# will send you on your way to becoming comfortable with the Unity game engine and its documentation and how to independently seek further information on yet-untouched concepts and challenges. What You'll Learn Understand the fundamentals of object-oriented computer programming, including topics specifically relevant for games. Leverage beginner-to-intermediate-level skills of the C# programming language and its syntax. Review all major component types of the Unity game engine: colliders and rigidbodies, lights, cameras, scripts, etc. Use essential knowledge of the Unity game engine and its features to balance gameplay mechanics for making interesting experiences Who This Book Is For Beginners who have no prior experience in programming or game development who would like to learn with a solid foundation that prepares them to further develop their skills.
This second edition of C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D expounds upon the first with more details and techniques. With a fresh array of chapters, updated C# code and examples, Jeff W. Murray’s book will help the reader understand structured game development in Unity unlike ever before. New to this edition is a step-by-step tutorial for building a 2D infinite runner game from the framework and scripts included in the book. The book contains a flexible and reusable framework in C# suitable for all game types. From game state handling to audio mixers to asynchronous scene loading, the focus of this book is building a reusable structure to take care of many of the most used systems. Improve your game's sound in a dedicated audio chapter covering topics such as audio mixers, fading, and audio ducking effects, or dissect a fully featured racing game with car physics, lap counting, artificial intelligence steering behaviors, and game management. Use this book to guide your way through all the required code and framework to build a multi-level arena blaster game. Features Focuses on programming, structure, and an industry-level, C#-based framework Extensive breakdowns of all the important classes Example projects illustrate and break down common and important Unity C# programming concepts, such as coroutines, singletons, static variables, inheritance, and scriptable objects. Three fully playable example games with source code: a 2D infinite runner, an arena blaster, and an isometric racing game The script library includes a base Game Manager, timed and proximity spawning, save profile manager, weapons control, artificial intelligence controllers (path following, target chasing and line-of-sight patrolling behaviors), user interface Canvas management and fading, car physics controllers, and more. Code and screenshots have been updated with the latest versions of Unity. These updates will help illustrate how to create 2D games and 3D games based on the most up-to-date methods and techniques. Experienced C# programmers will discover ways to structure Unity projects for reusability and scalability. The concepts offered within the book are instrumental to mastering C# and Unity. In his game career spanning more than 20 years, Jeff W. Murray has worked with some of the world's largest brands as a Game Designer, Programmer, and Director. A Unity user for over 14 years, he now works as a consultant and freelancer between developing his own VR games and experiments with Unity.
The ultimate guide to creating games with Unity and Microsoft Game Stack
Author: Jiadong Chen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Get up and running with Unity with the help of expert guidance for addressing the performance issues encountered in Unity development Key Features • Discover solutions to common problems faced by .NET developers while creating games in Unity • Explore tips, tricks, best practices, and advanced Unity coding techniques for creating impressive games • Understand how to program with C# code using Unity's built-in modules and add engaging effects Book Description Understand what makes Unity the world's most widely used real-time 3D development platform and explore its powerful features for creating 3D and 2D games, as well as the Unity game engine and the Microsoft Game Dev, including the Microsoft Azure Cloud and Microsoft Azure PlayFab services, to create games. You will start by getting acquainted with the Unity editor and the basic concepts of Unity script programming with C#. You'll then learn how to use C# code to work with Unity's built-in modules, such as UI, animation, physics, video, and audio, and understand how to develop a game with Unity and C#. As you progress through the chapters, you'll cover advanced topics such as the math involved in computer graphics and how to create a custom render pipeline in Unity with the new Scriptable Render Pipeline, all while optimizing performance in Unity. Along the way, you'll be introduced to Microsoft Game Dev, Azure services, and Azure PlayFab, and using the Unity3D PlayFab SDK to access the PlayFab API. By the end of this Unity book, you'll have become familiar with the Unity engine and be ready to develop your own games while also addressing the performance issues that you could encounter in the development process. What you will learn • Get to grips with using the Unity Editor • Use C# scripts to work with Unity's built-in modules such as UI, animation, physics, video, and audio • Create a custom render pipeline in Unity Engine with the latest Scriptable Render Pipeline • Write high-performance multithreaded code with the latest DOTS in Unity • Discover the Azure PlayFab Client library for C# in Unity • Understand how the asset management and serialization system within Unity really works • Explore some of the most commonly used profiler tools in Unity development Who this book is for The book is for developers with intermediate .NET and C# programming experience who are interested in learning game development with Unity. Basic experience in C# programming is assumed.
c# programming with unityC# and Unity - A guide book for beginners - simple explanation - Many examples - Summaries ------------------------- Become the expert Our approach has been designed to lead advanced developers to the next level. ------------------------ This book is all about starting to learn how to develop video games using the C# programming language and the Unity game engine on Windows or Mac. Why use C# and Unity instead of some other language and game engine? Well, C# is a really good language for learning how to program and then programming professionally. Also, the Unity game engine is very popular with indie game developers; Unity games were downloaded 16,000,000,000 times in 2016! Finally, C# is one of the programming languages you can use in the Unity environment.This book doesn't assume you have any previous programming experience. Don't worry if you've never written code before; we'll start at the very beginning and work our way up to building small games by the end of the book . Throughout the course you'll learn core programming concepts that apply to lots of programming languages, including C#, and you'll also learn how to apply those concepts when you develop games.
Designed for beginners with no knowledge or experience in game development or programming, this book teaches the essentials of the Unity game engine, the C# programming language, and the art of object-oriented programming. New concepts are not only explained, but thoroughly demonstrated. Starting with an introduction to Unity, you'll learn about scenes, GameObjects, prefabs, components, and how to use the various windows to interact with the engine. You'll then dive into the fundamentals of programming by reviewing syntax rules, formatting, methods, variables, objects and types, classes, and inheritance, all while getting your hands dirty writing and testing code yourself. Later, the book explains how to expose script data in the Inspector and the basics of Unity’s serialization system. This carefully crafted work guides you through the planning and development of bare bones, simple game projects designed to exercise programming concepts while keeping less relevant interruptions out of the way, allowing you to focus on the implementation of game mechanics first and foremost. Through these example projects, the book teaches input handling, rigidbodies, colliders, cameras, prefab instantiation, scene loading, user interface design and coding, and more. By the end, you'll have built a solid foundation in programming that will pave your way forward in understanding core C# syntax and fundamentals of object-oriented programming—not just what to type but why it's typed and what it’s really doing. Game Programming with Unity and C# will send you on your way to becoming comfortable with the Unity game engine and its documentation and how to independently seek further information on yet-untouched concepts and challenges. What You'll LearnUnderstand the fundamentals of object-oriented computer programming, including topics specifically relevant for games.Leverage beginner-to-intermediate-level skills of the C# programming language and its syntax. Review all major component types of the Unity game engine: colliders and rigidbodies, lights, cameras, scripts, etc.Use essential knowledge of the Unity game engine and its features to balance gameplay mechanics for making interesting experiences. Who This Book Is For Beginners who have no prior experience in programming or game development who would like to learn with a solid foundation that prepares them to further develop their skills.
Learn Unity game development & C# scripting. Build games with Unity and use Unity 2018 & C# to build 2D games About This Video This course has been specifically designed for people with a basic understanding and some prior knowledge of coding and the relevant terminology. Some programming experience is preferable as this course focuses solely on Google's real-time database, Firebase. In Detail Want to learn how to build games by building small, simple and fun games? Then this is the perfect course for you. After finishing this course, you will have built fully functional games with Unity and C#. Learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to build fully functional games with C# and the Unity game engine. Build a strong foundation in Unity Game Development with this course. Get Started with Unity's 2D Components Create your portfolio of game projects Learning the fundamentals of Unity 2D & 3D game development puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. Unity is free, easy to learn, has excellent documentation, and is the game engine used for building games. Jobs in Unity game development are plentiful and being able to learn C# scripting along with Unity game development will give you a strong background from which to build awesome games more easily. Content and Overview - Starting with the installation of Unity and Visual Studio, this course will take you through the process of learning game development with Unity by building 5 awesome 2D & 3D game projects. You will build your first 2D game in 1 hour. For the beginner programmers, there's a separate section about C# scripting, which will teach the fundaments of C# scripting for game development in Unity. With these basics mastered, the course will take you through building different example games with Unity to learn more about the process of creating mobile android games with Unity. Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create fully-functional games with Unity and C# and will be able to use their C# skills to build any other useful program they want. Downloading the example code for this course: You can download the example code files for this course on GitHub at the following link: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Game-Development-with-Unity-and-C-Save-the-Bunny- . If you require support please email: [email protected]
"For the novice game programmer with no experience with any programming languages. Covers how C# is used to make a game in Unity3D. Interactive examples give C# code meaning. As more complex aspects of C# are explained the interactivity of example games gains depth. Common programming tasks are taught by way of making a game. Thereader will understand how to read and apply C# in Unity3D and apply that knowledge to other development environments that use C#. New to this edition: includes latest C# functionality and feratures; new tips and tricks oo tuples, pattern matching, out variables, local functions, binary laterals, digit separators, null propagator reduces, etc. Key Features Provides a starting point for the first time programmer Examples enable the reader to eventually write a game using Unity 3D Learn to read and understand documentation and the Unity 3D API"--
An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming
Author: Penny de Byl
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Games & Activities
Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity. Reworked for C# and Unity 2018 & 2019, and bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic Game Development with Unity includes new coverage on Augmented Reality, Networking, and Virtual Reality such as the Oculus Rift. Supplementary material, including instructional videos, discussion forums and art assets are provided in the companion website located at www.holistic3d.com. Learn to combine the beauty of art and the functionality of programming in de Byl’s third edition for Unity game development. Key features: Art and programming in Unity, the only one-stop shop for individual developers and small teams looking to tackle both tasks. Proven step-by-step tutorials show you how to design and structure an entire game in Unity with art assets. Revised to cover the Unity game engine versions 2018 and 2019. New coverage of Nav Meshes, Augmented Reality, Mobile Builds and Mecanim. An introduction to essential two- and three-dimensional mathematical and physics concepts. A portfolio of royalty free reusable game mechanics. Revamped and expanded accompanying website, www.holistic3d.com, features project source code, instructional videos, art assets, author blog, and discussion forums. Additional challenge questions and lesson plans are available online for an enhanced learning experience.
Create enthralling Android games with Unity Faster Than Ever Before About This Book Develop complex Android games with the help of Unity's advanced features such as artificial intelligence, high-end physics, and GUI transformations. Create amazing Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) with Unity's new uGUI system Unravel and deploy exciting games across Android devices Who This Book Is For If you are a Unity 5 developer and want to expand your knowledge of Unity 5 to create high-end complex Android games, then this book is for you. Readers are expected to have a basic understanding of Unity 5, working with its environment, and its basic concepts. What You Will Learn Develop your own Jetpack Joyride clone game Explore the advanced features of Unity 5 by building your own Action Fighting game Develop remarkable Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) with Unity's new uGUI system Enhance your game by adding stunning particle systems and complex animations Build pleasing virtual worlds with special effects, lights, sky cube maps, and cameras Make your game more realistic by providing music and sound effects Debug and deploy your games on different Android devices In Detail Game engines such as Unity are the power-tools behind the games we know and love. Unity is one of the most widely-used and best loved packages for game development and is used by everyone, from hobbyists to large studios, to create games and interactive experiences for the Web, desktop, mobile, and console. With Unity's intuitive, easy-to-learn toolset and this book, it's never been easier to become a game developer. You will begin with the basic concepts of Android game development, a brief history of Android games, the building blocks of Android games in Unity 5, and the basic flow of games. You will configure an empty project for the Jetpack Joyride Clone Game, add an environment and characters, and control them. Next you will walk through topics such as particle systems, camera management, prefabs, animations, triggers, colliders, and basic GUI systems. You will then cover the basic setup for 3D action fighting games, importing models, textures and controlling them with a virtual on-screen joystick. Later you will set up Scene for 3D Configuration, create basic gameplays, and manage input controls. Next you will learn to create the interface for the main menu, gameplay, game over, achievements, and high score screens. Finally you will polish your game with stats, sounds, and Social Networking, followed by testing the game on Android devices and then publishing it on Google Play, Amazon, and OUYA Stores. Style and approach A step-by-step and detailed guide to developing high-end complex Android games utilizing the advanced concepts of Unity.
Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 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 casual interactive adventure games in the style of Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island, 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, 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.