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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)
1
Sections 1: Fundamentals
5
Section 2: Core Patterns
16
Section 3: Alternative Patterns
20
About Packt

Reviewing alternative solutions

There are several alternatives to keep in mind before considering the Facade pattern, depending on what you are actually trying to accomplish. These are listed here:

  • Abstract Factory pattern: If you only want to conceal how subsystem objects are initialized from the client code, you should consider using the Abstract Factory pattern instead of the Facade pattern.
  • Adapter: If you are intending to write a "wrapper" over existing classes with the intent to bridge two incompatible interfaces, then you should consider using the Adapter pattern.