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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)

Using Unity Analytics

Having made a game by itself is a wonderful experience and a lot of hard work, but when designing projects, you have to rely on your experience and gut feelings in order to make it as awesome as possible. Often, in the game industry, we will use playtesting--a method where selected people play the game, watch them, and then we use the feedback we receive to improve the project.

This playtesting is most often done in person; however, by creating games for mobile, a lot of people will be playing your game after release and most of them will have an internet connection. With this, we can send pieces of data about how the game is being played to ourselves. This will still allow us to do "playtesting" with a large variety of people. Being able to look at our data will allow us to check whether the choices that are made to change the game are the right...