Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

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by Mike Geig
     
 

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity 4 game engine at the heart of Temple Run and many other sizzling-hot mobile games! You’ll learn everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques.

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity 4 game engine at the heart of Temple Run and many other sizzling-hot mobile games! You’ll learn everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unity 4 game development tasks.

  • Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
  • Notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
  • Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
  • Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Learn how to…

  • Create and work with game objects, Unity’s fundamental building blocks
  • Work efficiently with Unity’s graphical asset pipeline
  • Apply shaders and textures to any 3D object
  • Sculpt stunning game worlds with Unity’s terrain and environmental toolsets
  • Script tasks ranging from capturing input to building complex behaviors
  • Quickly create repeatable, reusable game objects with prefabs
  • Implement easy, intuitive game user interfaces
  • Create amazing effects with Unity’s new Shuriken particle system
  • Leverage the full power of Unity’s new Mecanim animation system
  • Integrate ambient 2D/3D audio into your games
  • Use mobile device accelerometers and multi-touch displays
  • Modify a desktop game for mobile platforms
  • Apply the “finishing touches” and deploy your game

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672336966
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
12/11/2013
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself -- Hours Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
183,567
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Geig is both an experienced teacher and game developer, with a foot firmly in both camps. He is currently teaches game design and development at Stark State College and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Mike also works as a screencaster for Unity Technologies and is a member of Unity’s Learn department. His Pearson video, Game Development Essentials with Unity 4 LiveLessons, is a key title on Unity. Mike was once set on fire and has over a million “likes” on Facebook.

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Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Good as can be.