Books: 46

Unity

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Learn advanced C# tips and techniques to make professional-grade games with Unity
This book is an easy-to-follow guide that introduces you to advanced tips and techniques to code Unity games in C#. Using practical and hands-on examples across ten comprehensive chapters, you'll learn how C# can be applied creatively to build professional-grade games that sell. You will be able to more » create impressive Artificial Intelligence for enemy characters, customize camera rendering for postprocess effects, and improve scene management by understanding component-based architecture. In addition, you will have an in-depth look at the .NET classes used to increase program reliability, see how to process datasets such as CSV files, and understand how to run advanced queries on data. By the end of this book, you'll become a powerful Unity developer, equipped with plenty of tools and techniques to quickly and effectively develop merchantable games. « less
2015
Over 50 hands-on recipes that leverage the features of Unity to help you create 2D games and game prototypes
Unity is a powerful game development engine that provides rich functionalities to create 2D and 3D games. Unity 2D Game Development Cookbook is a practical guide to creating games with Unity. The book aims to serve the purpose of exploring problematic concepts in Unity for 2D game development, offering more » over 50 recipes that are easy to understand and to implement, thanks to the step-by-step explanations and the custom assets provided. The practical recipes provided in the book show clearly and concisely how to do things right in Unity. By the end of this book, you'll be near "experts" when dealing with Unity. You will also understand how to resolve issues and be able to comfortably offer solutions for 2D game development. « less
2015
Develop your own 3D e-learning game using gamification, systems design, and gameplay programming techniques
Unity is a fully integrated development engine providing the required functionality to create games and interactive 3D content, while reducing the time, effort, and cost of developing the content. Nowadays, many people have started to use Unity in an eLearning setting as it allows them to create real-world more » scenarios, or models, for training purposes. With Unity, one can develop video games that are not only fun, but are also effective teaching and learning tools. When properly designed, an engaging game is an ideal platform for the presentation, testing, and application of learning objectives. eLearning Game Programming in Unity is a practical, hands-on guide to programming eLearning games. You will encounter a step-by-step approach to developing a 3D game that is interactive and engaging, built around sound teaching pedagogy and game theory. « less
2014
Unity's JavaScript for Beginners
Learn Unity Programming with UnityScript is your step-by-step guide to learning to make your first Unity games using UnityScript. You will move from point-and-click components to fully customized features. You need no prior programming knowledge or any experience with other design tools such as PhotoShop more » or Illustrator - you can start from scratch making Unity games with what you'll learn in this book. Through hands-on examples of common game patterns, you'll learn and apply the basics of game logic and design. You will gradually become comfortable with UnityScript syntax, at each point having everything explained to you clearly and concisely. Many beginner programming books refer to documentation that is too technically abstract for a beginner to use - Learn Unity Programming with UnityScript will teach you how to read and utilize those resources to hone your skills, and rapidly increase your knowledge in Unity game development. « less
2014
Create your own line of successful 2D games with Unity!
If you are looking for a guide to create 2D games using Unity, look no further. With this book, you will learn all the essentials of 2D game development by creating five real-world games in a step-by-step manner throughout the course of this book. Starting with a blank scene, you will learn all about more » the new Unity 2D toolset, which will enable you to bring your scene to life. You will create characters, make them move, create some enemies, and then write code to destroy them. After figuring out all the necessities of creating a game, this book will then assist you in making several different games: games with collision, parallax scrolling, Box2D, and more. By the end of this book, you will not only have created several small games, but you will also have the opportunity to put all your new-found knowledge into creating and deploying a larger, full game. « less
2014
Use Unity3D, a popular game development ecosystem, to add realistic AI to your games quickly and effortlessly
Unity is a powerful cross-platform game creation system that includes a game engine and integrated development environment (IDE). AI programming in Unity is a key task for any game developer as it gives you the ability to make computer characters think and behave like a living organism. This book more » focuses on the different AI tasks that are essential for game development using Unity. It includes topics such as defining "minds" for your characters with behavior trees. Furthermore, it covers more specialized AI tasks such as how to implement AI crowds and how to create driving AI for vehicles. We have a section dedicated to NavMesh, one of the most important aspects of pathfinding, that will show you how to customize the mesh generation to handle different use cases for different characters. This is a practical book as it uses several popular Unity plugins such as RAIN and React AI to accomplish different AI tasks. « less
2014
With Unity for Absolute Beginners you'll become familiar with the Unity editor, key concepts and functionality. You'll learn how to import, evaluate and manage resources. You'll explore C# scripting in Unity, and learn how to use the Unity API. Using the provided art assets, you will learn the fundamentals more » of good game design and iterative refinement as you take your game from a simple prototype to a quirky, but challenging variation of the ever-popular first-person shooter. As can be expected, there will be plenty of destruction, special effects and mayhem along the way. Unity for Absolute Beginners assumes that you have little or no experience with game development, scripting, or 3D assets, but are eager to get up-to-speed as quickly as possible while learning Unity in a fun and interactive environment. « less
2014
Explore the various enticing features of Unity and learn how to develop awesome games
Unity 3D is a powerful and popular game development tool that has taken game developers by storm. It is a cross-platform game engine, enabling you to write your game once and then port it to PCs, consoles, and even the Web, making it a great choice for both indie and AAA developers. Unity combines serious more » power with a friendly, easy-to-use interface. Unity Game Development Blueprints takes you on an exciting journey where you'll learn how to use Unity to its best by building a project in 2D, then a 3D game with 2D gameplay, and finally a 3D title. An easy-to-follow guide with each project containing step-by-step explanations, diagrams, screenshots, and downloadable materials. Concepts in Unity and C# are explained. « less
2014
Write efficient C# scripts to create modular key game elements that are usable for any kind of Unity project
The intuitive and powerful Unity game engine is one of the most widely used and best loved packages for game development. Unity scripting is an essential but challenging skill to master in order to create custom game elements. Learning modular scripting allows you to rewrite as little code as possible more » as you deploy your scripts to multiple projects and work easier, quicker, and more efficiently than before. In each chapter of this book, you'll learn how to script new game elements. Beginning with making custom controls for the keyboard and mouse, as well as the Xbox 360 Controller, you'll then get to grips with more complex systems such as inventory, data saving, and artificial intelligence. As you create these elements, you'll also learn how to make your scripts simpler and easy to use. This will allow drag-and-drop deployment, which is to be used by designers and nonprogrammers. Finally, you'll combine all of your newfound skills to create your own complete game project. « less
2014
Develop iOS games from concept to cash flow using Unity
Dive straight into game development with no previous Unity or iOS experience. Work through the entire lifecycle of developing games for iOS. Add multiplayer, input controls, debugging, in app and micro payments to your game. Implement the different business models that will enable you to make money on more » iOS games. « less
2012