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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

Expanding Dragoncraft

We have a complete RTS game with many features implemented. Now, it is time to see what we can do to expand it by adding more content, such as new enemies and units, a few variations, new upgrades, and new levels.

The first content we are going to see is how to add music and sound effects to the game, which is simple enough that after a couple of examples, you will be able to add as much as you want. After the music and sound effects, we will discuss how to add more content to the game, such as a main menu, new levels, units, enemies, and objectives, using the existing tools and features that we have developed in the book.

Adding music and sound effects

Music and sound effects are big parts of the game experience, helping players become immersed in the gameplay, but also providing audio feedback when completing certain actions or when certain events take place, for example. There are quite a lot of websites, such as Pixabay ( and...