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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

Chapter 17: Scripting the UI, Sounds, and Graphics

In a game, even if the player sees the game through the camera, there is important information that is not visible in plain sight, such as the exact number of remaining bullets, their health, the enemies, whether there's an enemy behind them, and so on. We have already discussed how to tackle those issues with the UI, sounds, and visual effects (VFX), but as we start to move on with scripting in our game, those elements also need to adapt to the game. The idea of this chapter is to make our UI, sounds, and VFX react to the game situation through scripting, reflecting what is happening in the world.

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

  • Scripting the UI
  • Scripting feedback

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to make the UI react to the game situation, showing relevant information in form of text and bars, and also be able to make the game react to interactions...