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Hands-On Unity 2020 Game Development

By : Nicolas Alejandro Borromeo
Book Image

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

Implementing spawning

We have created lots of objects in the Editor that define our level, but once the game begins, and according to the Player actions, new objects must be created to better fit the scenarios generated by Player interaction. Enemies might need to appear after a while, or bullets must be created according to the Player input; even when enemies die there's a chance of spawning some power-up. This means that we cannot create all the necessary objects beforehand but should create them dynamically, and that's done through scripting.

In this section, we will examine the following spawning concepts:

  • Spawning objects
  • Timing actions
  • Destroying objects

We will start seeing the Unity Instantiate function, which allows us to create instances of Prefabs on runtime, such as when pressing a key, or in a time-based fashion, such as making our enemy spawn bullets every certain amount of time. Also, we will learn how to destroy these objects to prevent...