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Hands-On Unity 2020 Game Development

By : Nicolas Alejandro Borromeo
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Hands-On Unity 2020 Game Development

By: Nicolas Alejandro Borromeo

Overview of this book

Over the years, the Unity game engine has extended its scope from just being about creating video games to building AR/VR experiences, complex simulations, real-time realistic rendering, films, and serious games for training and education. Its features for implementing gameplay, graphics, and customization using C# programming make Unity a comprehensive platform for developing professional-level, rich experiences. With this book, you'll be able to build impressive Unity projects in a step-by-step manner and apply your knowledge of Unity concepts to create a real-world game. Complete with hands-on tutorials and projects, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to develop your first complete game using a variety of Unity tools. As you make progress, you'll learn how to make the most of the Unity Editor and create scripts using the C# programming language. This Unity game development book will then take you through integrating graphics, sound, and animations and manipulating physics to create impressive mechanics for your games. You'll also learn how to code a simple AI agent to challenge the user and use profiling tools to ensure that the code runs in a performant way. Finally, you'll get to grips with Unity's AR Foundation for creating AR experiences for 3D apps and games. By the end of this book, you'll have developed a complete game and will have built a solid foundation using Unity's tooling ecosystem to develop game projects of any scale.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Chapter 20: Building the Project

Chapter 13: Introduction to Unity Scripting with C#

Unity has a lot of great built-in tools to solve the most common problems in game development, such as the ones we have seen so far. Even two games of the same genre have their own little differences that make the games unique, and Unity cannot foresee that, so that's why we have scripting. Through coding, we can extend Unity's capabilities in several ways to achieve the exact behavior we need, all through a well-known language—C#. We will introduce how to create custom components using C# scripts.

One thing I should point out here is that this chapter is mainly a recap of C# scripting basics for Unity, but in one of the sections, I will explain some advanced tips for experienced programmers. So, try to not skip this chapter if you have programming experience but not in Unity.

In this chapter, we will examine the following scripting concepts:

  • Creating C# scripts
  • Using events and instructions
  • ...