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Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023

By : Bruno Cicanci
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Book Image

Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023

4.5 (2)
By: Bruno Cicanci

Overview of this book

Building a successful real-time strategy game is challenging, because of both the complex mechanics and the need to strike a balance between different elements, ensuring that players enjoy creating and executing strategies against the game's AI. Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023 will teach you how to install and set up the Unity game engine, create a new 3D project, and build a level editor to make it easier to modify and add maps to a game. The RTS game will start to take shape while you learn to implement different core systems such as melee and ranged battles, unit spawners, camera controls, dynamic mapping generation, basic enemy AI, and the pathfinder algorithm. You'll also get to grips with implementing command units to perform actions, crafting and producing resources, basic physics and collision detection, and building an RTS game from scratch using C# and the latest features of the Unity game engine. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to make professional and high-quality end-to-end RTS games using the best practices and techniques from the gaming industry.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Part 1: Foundations of RTS Games
Part 2: The Combat Units
Part 3: The Battlefield
Part 4: The Gameplay

Implementing the character life cycle

We have everything we need to create an epic battle between units and enemies; however, we need to add one last component to make it possible to reuse them once they are dead in combat. We need to return the GameObjects to the Object Pool, but also clean up all the scripts that we attached to it so that the next time we spawn a new GameObject, there is nothing left from the previous data – it is still the same GameObject instance reused, but with fresh scripts.

We are going to add a new component that will be attached to the GameObject when it is dead. The new component will take care of waiting a few seconds before adding the GameObject back to the Object Pool and removing all the scripts attached since it was spawned. So, create a new script in the Scripts | Battle folder and name it DeadComponent. Then, replace the content with the following code:

using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine.AI;
namespace Dragoncraft