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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
About the Reviewer

Guns and gun turrets

Let's start tackling weapons in detail. Specifically, the level contains a player and enemy ships. The player must shoot enemies but, right now, cannot do so. See Figure 4.1. On thinking carefully about weapons, we identify three main concepts or things that need development. First, there's the spawner or generator—the object that actually fires ammo in the scene when the fire button is pressed. Second, there's the ammo itself that, once generated, travels through the level on its own. Third, there's the ability for ammo to collide with other objects and damage them.

Figure 4.1: The game so far

Tackling each area in order, we begin with turrets—the points where bullets are spawned and fired. For this game, the player will have only one turret, but ideally, the game should support the addition of more, if desired, allowing the player to dual-fire or more! To create the first turret, add a new empty game object to the scene by selecting GameObject | Create Empty from the...