Game Creation with the Unity Game Engine

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Status: This class project is in its initial stage.

This book is the result of the course 'Introduction to Programming with Unity', taught in the media engineering program at Technische Hochschule Nuremberg. It is a class project, hopefully turning into a real wikibook at some later point in time.


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Preface 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014


Introduction 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

This class is an introduction into the Unity Game Engine. Before we can get started creating games, we need to install the necessary software and get our environment set up.

  • Overview
  • Installation
  • Links

Game 1: Vegan Island 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

A vegetarian is stranded on an island full of violent plants.

Game 2: Cube Wars 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

Cubes vs spheres, its a cruel world out there.

Game 3: Xtreme Curling 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

World championships in curling, a two player game, who will win the world championship.

Game Development 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

Here we start getting our hands dirty. Slowly we learn how to use Unity.

  • Content
  • Game Objects
  • Cameras
  • Assets Models Materials Textures
  • Animation
  • Scripting
  • Collision Triggers
  • GUI
  • Terrain
  • PhysiX nVidia

2D Games 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

Developing 2D games has been made quite a bit easier with the new Unity engine.

  • Sprite Animation
  • Camera
  • Box2D

Audio and Sound 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

Every game needs audio and sounds.

Networking and Multiplayer 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

Multiplayer games are harder to create, but more fun to play.

Mobile Development 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

Unity can also create games for mobile platforms like phones and tablets.

Shaders 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

There is already an excellent wikibook on shaders with Unity, see the chapter on Unity in the wikibook Cg Programming

Finalizing 0% developed  as of Mar 12, 2014[edit]

Your game is ready, but some finishing touches maybe needed.

  • Optimizing
  • Deploy
  • Debugging


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