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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 – creating a basic collectible

Some games use save data to track the total number of times the player has obtained a collectible item. Players may not feel like it's worth gathering collectibles if they disappear when the game session is closed, but making the game track their long-term progress can give players the motivation to explore a game world and discover everything it has to offer. We're going to add collectibles to the marble game prototype you created and save them so that the player can see how many collectibles they've totally gathered over every play session. Perform the following steps to create a collectible:

  1. Open your RollingMarble Unity project and double-click on the scene that has your level in it.

  2. Create a new cylinder from the Create menu in your Hierarchy menu. Move the cylinder so that it rests on the level's platform. It should appear as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. We don't want our collectible to look like a plain old cylinder, so manipulate...