Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide
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- Enter the increasingly popular mobile market and create games using Unity 3D and Android
- Learn optimization techniques for efficient mobile games
- Clear, step-by-step instructions for creating a complete mobile game experience
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 320 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2013
ISBN : 1849692017
ISBN 13 : 9781849692014
Author(s) : Thomas Finnegan
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Game Development, Unity, Android, Mobile, Beginner's Guides
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Saying Hello to Unity and Android
Chapter 2: Looking Good – Graphical Interface
Chapter 3: The Backbone of Any Game – Meshes, Materials, and Animations
Chapter 4: Setting the Stage – Camera Effects and Lighting
Chapter 5: Getting Around – Pathfinding and AI
Chapter 6: Specialties of the Mobile Device – Touch and Tilt
Chapter 7: Throwing Your Weight Around – Physics and a 2D Camera
Chapter 8: Special Effects – Sound and Particles
Chapter 9: Optimization
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What you will learn from this book
- Set up a development environment to work with both Unity and Android
- Import and work with the basic building blocks of a game: meshes, materials, and animations
- Utilize particles and sound effects to provide feedback to the player
- Adjust camera effects and game logic to create 2D games
- Interface with touch and tilt inputs to create custom control systems
- Set up path finding to create intelligently moving characters
- Successfully create custom graphical interfaces
- Set up and utilize physics to create a mobile game classic
- Create dynamically lit scenes using lightmaps
- Understand the best choices for optimizing a game for the mobile platform
Powerful and continuing to grow, the mobile market has never been bigger and more demanding of great games. Android continues to prove itself as a strong contender in this challenging market. With Unity 3D, great games can be made for Android quickly and easily. With its great deployment system, the Android platform is now only one click away.
Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide dives straight into making real, fully-functional games, with hands-on examples and step-by-step instructions to give you a firm grounding in Unity 3D and Android. Everything necessary for creating a complete gaming experience is covered and detailed throughout the course of this book.
Using clear and practical examples that progressively build upon each other, this book guides you through the process of creating games in Unity for Android.
Start by learning about all the great features that Unity and Android have to offer. Next, create a Tic-Tac-Toe game while learning all about interfaces. After that, learn about meshes, materials, and animations with the creation of a tank battle game. You will then learn how to expand your game's environment with the addition of shadows and a skybox. Adding on this, you will also learn how to expand the tank battle by creating enemies and using path finding to chase the player. Next, explore touch and tilt controls with the creation of a space fighter game. Then, learn about physics while recreating the most popular mobile game on the market. You will then expand the space fighter game with the addition of all the special effects that make a game great. Finally, complete your experience by learning the optimization techniques required to keep your games running smoothly.
From nothing to a fully-featured mobile game, Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide takes you through everything it takes to create your next game for the Android platform.
Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide consists of different game application examples. No prior experience with programming, Android, or Unity is required. You will learn everything from scratch and will have an organized flow of information specifically designed for complete beginners to Unity.
Who this book is for
Great for developers new to Unity, Android, or both, this book will walk you through everything you need to know about game development for the Android mobile platform. No experience with programming, Android, or Unity is required. Most of the assets used in each chapter project are provided with the book, but it is assumed that you have some access to basic image and model creation software. You will also need access to an Android powered device.