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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

Releasing your game

We are here— the big moment! We have the gold build, which is the final version of the game. Do we just throw it at our target store (such as Steam, the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, and so on)? Well…no—actually, we still have lots of work to do, work that we should have started before getting to the gold build. So, let's explore what that extra work is and in which phase it should be carried out.

In this section, we will examine the following release phases:

  • Pre-release
  • Release
  • Post-release

Let's start by discussing the pre-release phase.


One thing to do before pre-release, and ideally before you start developing your game, is to decide where you are going to sell your game. Nowadays, that means choosing a digital store—selling physical copies of games is not an option for newly starting independent developers. You have several options, but for PCs, the most common place...