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OUYA Game Development by Example

By : John Donovan
Book Image

OUYA Game Development by Example

By: John Donovan

Overview of this book

The OUYA console and development kit gives you the power to publish video games for the players, creating a console marketplace of the gamers, for the gamers, and by the gamers. Using the OUYA developer kit and the Unity3D game engine, even beginners with a captivating game idea can bring it to life with a hint of imagination. OUYA Game Development by Example uses a series of feature-based, step-by-step tutorials that teach beginners how to integrate essential elements into a game engine and then combine them to form a polished gaming experience.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
OUYA Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Time for action – setting up Unity

You'll be spending most of your time throughout the course of this book working in the Unity environment, so it's important to get it set up correctly and acclimate yourself with every element of the workspace layout. Perform the following steps to set up Unity:

  1. To begin installing Unity, download the installer from by clicking on the Download tab.

  2. Once the download completes, run the installer. It may prompt you with some optional packages to install, including an example project, a web player, and a code editor called MonoDevelop.

    The example project and web player aren't necessary as they apply to non-OUYA games, so you can leave them checked or un-check them depending on whether or not you want to explore games on other platforms. However, you'll want to leave MonoDevelop checked, as shown in the following screenshot:

    If you're using Windows and already use Visual Studio for coding projects, you can also configure Unity to use that...