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Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

By : John P. Doran
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Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

By: John P. Doran

Overview of this book

Unity has established itself as an overpowering force for developing mobile games. If you love mobile games and want to learn how to make them but have no idea where to begin, then this book is just what you need. This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building an endless runner game using Unity with plenty of examples on how to create a game that is uniquely your own. Starting from scratch, you will build, set up, and deploy a simple game to a mobile device. You will learn to add touch gestures and design UI elements that can be used in both landscape and portrait mode at different resolutions. You will explore the best ways to monetize your game projects using Unity Ads and in-app purchases before you share your game information on social networks. Next, using Unity’s analytics tools you will be able to make your game better by gaining insights into how players like and use your game. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your game on the iOS and Android App Stores for the world to see and play along.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Chapter overview

In this chapter, we will go through all of the setup that we'll need in order to deploy the project in its current state onto our mobile devices. At the time of writing this book, mobile development is typically done either for Android or iOS, so we will cover that.

Our objectives

This chapter will be split into a number of topics. It will contain a simple step-by-step process from beginning to end. The following is the outline of our tasks:

  • Introduction to build settings
  • Building a project for a PC
  • Installing the Java Development Kit and Android SDK
  • Exporting your project for Android
  • Putting the project on your Android device
  • Unity iOS installation and Xcode setup
  • Building a project for iOS