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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

Testing and diagnosis

With practically all games, you'll need to spend considerable time testing and debugging heavily to reduce bugs and errors as much as humanly possible. With this sample program, very little debugging and testing has been required by you, but that's not because the game is simple. It's because I've already prechecked and pretested most of the code and functionality before presenting the material to you in this book, ensuring that you get a smooth learning experience. For your own projects, however, you'll need to do lots of testing. One way to get started is using the Stats panel. To open this, click on the Stats button on the Game tab. See Figure 4.46:

Figure 4.46: Viewing game performance information via the Stats panel

More details on the Stats panel are included in Chapter 2, Project A – the Collection Game Continued of this book, and more information can be found online in the Unity documentation at