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Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023

By : Bruno Cicanci
4.5 (2)
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


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


A* (A star) algorithm 209, 210

animation state connections

removing 236

Animator 138

Assembly Definition file 346


importing, from Unity Asset Store 20

organizing, from Unity Asset Store 21, 22


baking 213

base scene

camera 26, 27

Directional Light settings 26

ground foundation 27, 28

level scene 28-30

Light settings 25

scenes 24

setting up 24

BaseSpawner class

creating 107, 108

bitwise 164


Barracks 10

Blacksmith 10

crafting 412

Defense Tower 10

dragging 412-420

dropping 412-420

Farm 10

Resource Store, configuring 420

Town Hall 10

upgrading 412

build system

creating 503-506

platforms, adding 506-509


camera controller

creating 55-60

camera, RTS game 5