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Unity 5.x By Example

By : Alan Thorn
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Unity 5.x By Example

By: Alan Thorn

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Unity 5.x By Example
About the Author
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C# scripting in Unity

Defining game logic, rules, and behavior often requires scripting. Specifically, to transform a static and lifeless scene with objects into an environment that does something, a developer needs to code behaviors. It requires someone to define how things should act and react under specific conditions. The coin collection game is no exception to this. In particular, it requires three main features:

  • To know when the player collects a coin

  • To keep track of how many coins are collected during gameplay

  • To determine whether a timer has expired

There's no default out-of-the-box functionality included with Unity to handle this scenario. So we must write some code to achieve it. Unity supports two languages, namely, UnityScript (sometimes called JavaScript) and C#. Both are capable and useful languages, but this book uses C# because, going forward, support for JavaScript will eventually be dropped. Let's start coding these three features in sequence. To create a new script file,...