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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 7. Project D – Intelligent Enemies

In this chapter, we'll start the final project, which will cover extensive ground. This project, unlike the previous three, will not be a fully completed game with a clear win and loss condition but will be a functional prototype and proof of concept style project that highlights a range of important coding techniques and ideas prevalent in games. Specifically, we'll create a world with a terrain, first-person character, and some enemies. The enemies will have Artificial Intelligence (AI), patrol the level searching for the player, and attack the player when found. In this chapter, we will explore the following topics:

  • How to build levels and landscapes with the Terrain tools

  • How to generate and use navigation meshes

  • How to prepare for Artificial Intelligence development


    The starting project and assets can be found in the book companion files in the Chapter07/Start folder. You can start here and follow along with this chapter if you do not have...