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Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023

By Bruno Cicanci
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    Chapter 1: Introducing Real-Time Strategy Games
About this book
Building a successful real-time strategy game is challenging, because of both the complex mechanics and the need to strike a balance between different elements, ensuring that players enjoy creating and executing strategies against the game's AI. Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023 will teach you how to install and set up the Unity game engine, create a new 3D project, and build a level editor to make it easier to modify and add maps to a game. The RTS game will start to take shape while you learn to implement different core systems such as melee and ranged battles, unit spawners, camera controls, dynamic mapping generation, basic enemy AI, and the pathfinder algorithm. You'll also get to grips with implementing command units to perform actions, crafting and producing resources, basic physics and collision detection, and building an RTS game from scratch using C# and the latest features of the Unity game engine. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to make professional and high-quality end-to-end RTS games using the best practices and techniques from the gaming industry.
Publication date:
October 2023
Publisher
Packt
Pages
548
ISBN
9781804613245

 

Part 1: Foundations of RTS Games

In this first part of the book, you will learn what a real-time strategy game is and see a short game design document of Dragoncraft, the RTS game we are going to develop throughout this book. Then, you will learn how to install the Unity Engine and set up a new project, as well as how to import packages from the Unity Asset Store that we will use to build our game.

After having the Unity project set up and all packages imported, you will learn how to create a level, build a custom editor tool to configure the GameObjects on the map, implement camera movement, and everything else that is needed for our level design. You will also learn how to create a flexible UI and HUD on Unity, and how to use multiple cameras to render 3D GameObjects in the UI.

This part includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introducing Real-Time Strategy Games
  • Chapter 2, Setting Up Unity and the Dragoncraft Project
  • Chapter 3, Getting Started with Our...
About the Author
  • Bruno Cicanci

    Bruno Cicanci is a software engineer and game developer with professional experience on different technologies and platforms. Since 2009, Bruno helped to develop and publish many games, mainly using Unity for mobile devices. He writes about game development on his personal blog, which led him to present many talks at universities and events. Bruno holds a Computer Science BS. Degree and a specialization and Game Production and Programming. In the last decade, he worked at prestigious game studios such as Glu Mobile, Electronic Arts, and Aquiris. He is currently developing games and reusable technologies at Ubisoft. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bruno currently resides in London, UK with his wife and two adorable cats.

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