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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

Scripting feedback

We just used the UI to pass on data to the user so that they know what is happening, but sometimes that's not enough. We can reinforce game events using other types of feedback, such as sound and explosions, which we integrated in previous chapters.

In this section, we will explore the following feedback concepts:

  • Scripting visual feedback
  • Scripting audio feedback
  • Scripting animations

We will start seeing how to make our gameplay have more feedback, with different visuals used in the right moments, such as audio and particle systems. Then, we are going to make the animations of our characters match these moments, for example, we will create the illusion that they are actually walking.

Scripting visual feedback

Visual feedback is the concept of using different VFX, such as particles and a VFX Graph, to reinforce what is happening. For example, say right now we are shooting and we know that this is happening because we can see the...