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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

Chapter 5. Project C – a 2D Adventure

In this chapter, we will begin a completely new project; specifically, a 2D adventure game in which the player controls an alien character, exploring and navigating a dangerous world complete with quests and interactive elements. This project will incorporate elements and ideas from previous chapters as well as focus on new techniques, such as Complex Collisions, 2D Physics, Singletons and Statics, and more. In short, we will cover the following topics:

  • 2D characters and player movement

  • Assembling complex and multipart characters

  • Level design

  • 2D Physics and collision detection


    The starting project and assets can be found in the book companion files in the Chapter05/Start folder. You can start here and follow along with this chapter if you don't have your own project already.