Ouya Unity Game Development

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Learn
  • Download and set up the software to get started with Ouya and explore its features
  • Render levels based on array data, create your character, and move it with the Ouya controller
  • Play sounds, add effects, and improve the virtual experience of the game
  • Implement in-app purchases in the game in order to monetize the game in a more effective manner
  • Port your game to Android phones and tablets
About

Ouya is a microconsole running its own version of the Android operating system. The console features an exclusive Ouya store for applications and games designed specifically for the Ouya platform. It runs a modified version of Android 4.1 Jellybean, and is open to rooting without voiding the warranty. All systems can be used as development kits which allow any Ouya owner to be a developer without any licensing fee. Ouya Unity Game Development offers detailed, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions which will help you learn the ins and outs of Ouya development in Unity.

From connecting your device with Android Debug Bridge to publishing it on the Ouya Developer Portal, this book will explain the processes involved in creating a game from scratch. As you progress through the book, you will learn about scenes, prefabs, sounds, models, and animations. By the end of the seventh chapter, you will have a 3D game with multiple levels, the possibility of in-app purchases, and controller support that runs on both the Ouya and an Android phone.

Starting with an introduction to Ouya, you will learn how to set up an environment and render game levels on Ouya. You will learn how to change levels and how to save the current level. You will then dive into Ouya controller integration and character animation. This book will also teach you the workings of audio source components, and will show you how to add textures to prefabs. Finally, you will learn how you can monetize the game. By the end of this book, you will have the game running on Ouya and geared up to create games on your own.

Features
  • Learn how to create and polish your game, and then monetize it with in-app purchases
  • Discover what’s required to make your game run on Android phones and tablets
  • A step-by-step guide that will teach you how to build a fun, challenging game from scratch
Page Count 118
Course Length 3 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781783559701
Date Of Publication 22 Oct 2013

Authors

Gary Riches

Gary Riches is a longstanding member of the iOS developer community. He has a keen interest not only in established sections of the industry such as gaming but also in emerging technologies such as Ouya, GameStick, and others. Filled with a passion to program on new systems, he has just become a registered Wii U developer and will also create content for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. To target so many platforms he uses Unity, which he learned while working on the Augmented Reality SBook for Saddington Baynes. When not building software for other companies, he builds his own business by creating photo manipulation apps such as Zombify Me, games such as Aztec Antics and Amazed, and also works on educational apps and games such as Nursery Rhymes: Volume 1, 2, and 3.