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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)

Introduction to build settings

There are times during development that you may want to see what your game looks like if you build it outside of the editor. It can give you a sense of accomplishment; I know, I felt that way the first time I pushed a build to a console devkit. Whether it's for PC, Mac, Linux, web player, mobile, or console, we have to go through the same menu, the Build Settings menu:

  1. Start off by opening up the project that we created in the preceding chapter. In addition, open the scene we created (Gameplay.unity, which is inside the Scenes folder):
  1. From here, we will open the Build Settings menu by selecting File | Build Settings.
You may alternatively press Ctrl + Shift + B or command + Shift + B to bring the menu up as well.

In the preceding image, you will notice the Build Settings menu came up. This menu contains three sections:

  • Scenes in Build...