Learn optimization techniques to develop efficient mobile games using Unity with Packt’s new book and eBook

January 2014 | Beginner's Guides

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide, a practical guide that will teach readers how to create a complete mobile game experience with both Unity and Android. The print book is 320 pages long and is competitively priced at $44.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $26.99.

About the author:
Thomas Finnegan has worked on everything from mobile platforms to web development, and even experimental devices. He now works as a freelance game developer. His past clients include Carmichael Lynch, Coleco, and Subaru. His most recent project is Battle Box 3D, a virtual table top. Currently, he is teaching game development at the Minneapolis Media Institute in Minnesota.

Unity is a cross-platform game engine which is used to develop video games for web plugins, desktop platforms, consoles, and mobile devices.

Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide will enable readers to develop real, fully-functional games with the help of hands-on examples and step-by-step instructions. This book will give readers a firm grounding in Unity 3D and Android and will guide them through the process of creating original games in Unity for Android.

The following are the chapters covered in the book:
Chapter 1: Saying Hello to Unity and Android
Chapter 2: Looking Good – The 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

Developers new to Unity, Android, or both who are looking to discover more about game development for the Android mobile platform will find this book an interesting read. For more information, please visit the book page at http://www.packtpub.com/unity-android-game-development-by-example-beginners-guide/book


Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide
Clear, step-by-step instructions for creating a complete mobile game experience

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/unity-android-game-development-by-example-beginners-guide/book

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