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Game Development Patterns with Unity 2021 - Second Edition

By : David Baron
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Game Development Patterns with Unity 2021 - Second Edition

By: David Baron

Overview of this book

This book is written for every game developer ready to tackle the bigger picture and start working with advanced programming techniques and design patterns in Unity. Game Development Patterns with Unity 2021 is an introduction to the core principles of reusable software patterns and how to employ them to build components efficiently. In this second edition, you'll tackle design patterns with the help of a practical example; a playable racing game prototype where you’ll get to apply all your newfound knowledge. Notable updates also include a game design document (GDD), a Unity programming primer, and the downloadable source code of a complete prototype. Your journey will start by learning about overall design of the core game mechanics and systems. You’ll discover tried-and-tested software patterns to code essential components of a game in a structured manner, and start using classic design patterns to utilize Unity's unique API features. As you progress, you'll also identify the negative impacts of bad architectural decisions and understand how to overcome them with simple but effective practices. By the end of this Unity book, the way you develop Unity games will change – you’ll adapt a more structured, scalable, and optimized process that will help you take the next step in your career.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Sections 1: Fundamentals
Section 2: Core Patterns
Section 3: Alternative Patterns
About Packt

Testing the Object Pool implementation

To test our implementation of the Object Pool in your own instance of Unity, you need to carry out the following steps:

  1. Create a new empty Unity scene.
  2. Copy all the scripts we just reviewed and save them in your project.
  3. Add an empty GameObject to the scene.
  4. Attach the following client script to your empty GameObject:
using UnityEngine;

namespace Chapter.ObjectPool
public class ClientObjectPool : MonoBehaviour
private DroneObjectPool _pool;

void Start()
_pool = gameObject.AddComponent<DroneObjectPool>();

void OnGUI()
if (GUILayout.Button("Spawn Drones"))

Once you start your scene, you should see a graphical user interface (GUI) button named Spawn Drones in the top-left corner, as we can see in the following screenshot:

Figure 8.2  Screenshot of the code example in action

By pressing the ...