Building an FPS Game with Unity

Building an FPS Game with Unity

Author: John P. Doran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785284434

Category: Computers

Page: 326

View: 147

Create a high-quality first person shooter game using the Unity game engine and the popular UFPS and Probuilder frameworks About This Book Learn how to use Unity in conjunction with UFPS and ProBuilder to create a high-quality game quickly Create both interior and exterior environments A step-by step guide to building a project with clear examples and instructions to create a number of interesting scenarios Who This Book Is For This book is for those who want to create an FPS game in Unity and gain knowledge on how to customize it to be their very own. If you are familiar with the basics of Unity, you will have an easier time, but it should make it possible for someone with no prior experience to learn Unity at an accelerated pace. What You Will Learn Use UFPS to build custom weapons with custom meshes and behaviors Explore level design as you prototype levels, making use of Prototype to build levels out quickly Build environments that are realistic as possible while keeping peak performance and repetitiveness down Review tips and tricks on how to create environments using both terrain for outdoor areas and a modular workflow for interiors Develop a number of different encounters that your players can fight against, from a simple turret enemy to complex AI characters from Shooter AI Discover how to create unique objects such as exploding barrels and objects you can interact with Create a custom GUI to help your game stand out from the crowd Package your game for release, create an installer, and get your game out into the world In Detail Unity, available in free and pro versions, is one of the most popular third-party game engines available. It is a cross-platform game engine, making it easy to write your game once and then port it to PC, consoles, and even the web, making it a great choice for both indie and AAA developers. Building an FPS Game in Unity takes readers on an exploration of how to use Unity to create a 3D first person shooter (FPS) title, leveraging the powerful UFPS framework by VisionPunk and Prototype/ProBuilder 2.0 by ProCore3D. After some setting up, you will start by learning how to create custom weapons, prototype levels, create exterior and interior environments, and breathe life into our levels. We will then add polish to the levels. Finally, we will create a custom GUI and menus for our title to create a complete package. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide with each project containing step-by-step explanations, diagrams, screenshots, and downloadable material. Concepts in Unity and C# are explained as they are used and for the more inquisitive, there are more details on the concepts used with additional external resources to learn from.

Creating First-person Shooter Games with Unity

Creating First-person Shooter Games with Unity

Author: Jon Manning

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1137159736

Category:

Page:

View: 292

"FPS (first-person shooter) games are one of today's most popular game genres. In this hands-on course, you'll learn to use the Unity game engine to build an FPS game all the way from nothing to a complete game. Designed for learners with a core understanding of the Unity game engine (familiarity with the Inspector, know how to get around scene view, etc.), this video teaches you the skills you need to create your own FPS games."--Resource description page.

Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

Author: John P. Doran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787286771

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 741

Learn to create, publish and monetize your mobile games with the latest Unity 2017 tool-set easily for Android and iOS About This Book One-stop solution to becoming proficient in mobile game development using Unity 2017 Port your Unity games to popular platforms such as iOS and Android Unleash the power of C# scripting to create realistic gameplay and animations in Unity 2017. Who This Book Is For If you are a game developer and want to build mobile games for iOS and Android, then this is the book for you. Previous knowledge of C# and Unity is helpful, but not required. What You Will Learn Use Unity to build an endless runner game Set up and deploy a project to a mobile device Create interesting gameplay elements using inputs from your mobile device Monetize your game projects with Unity ads and in-app purchases Design UI elements that can be used well in Landscape and Portrait mode at different resolutions, supporting phones, tablets, and PCs. How to submit your game to the iOS and Android app stores In Detail Unity has established itself as an overpowering force for developing mobile games. If you love mobile games and want to learn how to make them but have no idea where to begin, then this book is just what you need. This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building an endless runner game using Unity with plenty of examples on how to create a game that is uniquely your own. Starting from scratch, you will build, set up, and deploy a simple game to a mobile device. You will learn to add touch gestures and design UI elements that can be used in both landscape and portrait mode at different resolutions. You will explore the best ways to monetize your game projects using Unity Ads and in-app purchases before you share your game information on social networks. Next, using Unity's analytics tools you will be able to make your game better by gaining insights into how players like and use your game. Finally, you'll learn how to publish your game on the iOS and Android App Stores for the world to see and play along. Style and approach This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach for Unity game developers to explore everything needed to develop mobile games with Unity.

Developing 2D Games with Unity

Developing 2D Games with Unity

Author: Jared Halpern

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484237724

Category: Computers

Page: 383

View: 420

Follow a walkthrough of the Unity Engine and learn important 2D-centric lessons in scripting, working with image assets, animations, cameras, collision detection, and state management. In addition to the fundamentals, you'll learn best practices, helpful game-architectural patterns, and how to customize Unity to suit your needs, all in the context of building a working 2D game. While many books focus on 3D game creation with Unity, the easiest market for an independent developer to thrive in is 2D games. 2D games are generally cheaper to produce, more feasible for small teams, and more likely to be completed. If you live and breathe games and want to create them then 2D games are a great place to start. By focusing exclusively on 2D games and Unity’s ever-expanding 2D workflow, this book gives aspiring independent game developers the tools they need to thrive. Various real-world examples of independent games are used to teach fundamental concepts of developing 2D games in Unity, using the very latest tools in Unity’s updated 2D workflow. New all-digital channels for distribution, such as Nintendo eShop, XBox Live Marketplace, the Playstation Store, the App Store, Google Play, itch.io, Steam, and GOG.com have made it easier than ever to discover, buy, and sell games. The golden age of independent gaming is upon us, and there has never been a better time to get creative, roll up your sleeves, and build that game you’ve always dreamed about. Developing 2D Games with Unity can show you the way. What You'll Learn Delve deeply into useful 2D topics, such as sprites, tile slicing, and the brand new Tilemap feature. Build a working 2D RPG-style game as you learn.Construct a flexible and extensible game architecture using Unity-specific tools like Scriptable Objects, Cinemachine, and Prefabs.Take advantage of the streamlined 2D workflow provided by the Unity environment. Deploy games to desktop Who This Book Is For Hobbyists with some knowledge of programming, as well as seasoned programmers interested in learning to make games independent of a major studio.

Mastering Unity 5.x

Mastering Unity 5.x

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785884849

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 429

Create amazing games with solid gameplay features, using a professional-grade workflow inside the Unity engine! About This Book Become a Unity master by creating a practical, in-depth game-development project with Unity Use advanced C# scripting to unlock the complete potential of Unity 5 Use Version Control to Effectively Manage and Scale your workflow Who This Book Is For If you are a Unity developer who now wants to develop and deploy interesting games by leveraging the new features of Unity 5.x, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of C# programming is assumed. What You Will Learn Explore hands-on tasks and real-world scenarios to make a Unity horror adventure game Create enemy characters that act intelligently and make reasoned decisions Use data files to save and restore game data in a way that is platform-agnostic Get started with VR development Use Navigation Meshes, Occlusion Culling, and the Profiler tools Work confidently with GameObjects, Rotations, and Transformations Understand specific gameplay features such as AI enemies, inventory systems, and level design In Detail Do you want to take the leap from being an everyday Unity developer to being a pro game developer? Then look no further! This book is your one stop solution to creating mesmerizing games with lifelike features and amazing gameplay. This book takes an in-depth focus on a practical project with Unity, building a first-person game with many features. You'll dive deep into the architecture of a Unity game, creating expansive worlds, interesting render effects, and other features to make your games special. You will create individual game components, use efficient animation techniques, and implement collision and physics effectively. Specifically, we'll explore optimal techniques for importing game assets, such as meshes and textures; tips and tricks for effective level design; how to animate and script NPCs; how to configure and deploy to mobile devices; how to prepare for VR development; and how to work with version control, and more. By the end of this book, you'll have developed sufficient competency in Unity development to produce fun games with confidence. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step, practical tutorial approach. You will create an advanced level Unity game with an emphasis on leveraging the advanced Unity 5 features. You will make the most of the Unity 5 advanced features while you develop the game in its entirety.

Game Development Patterns and Best Practices

Game Development Patterns and Best Practices

Author: John P. Doran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787126961

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 189

Utilize proven solutions to solve common problems in game development About This Book Untangle your game development workflow, make cleaner code, and create structurally solid games Implement key programming patterns that will enable you to make efficient AI and remove duplication Optimize your game using memory management techniques Who This Book Is For If you are a game developer who wants to solve commonly-encountered issues or have some way to communicate to other developers in a standardized format, then this book is for you. Knowledge of basic game programming principles and C++ programming is assumed. What You Will Learn Learn what design patterns are and why you would want to use them Reduce the maintenance burden with well-tested, cleaner code Employ the singleton pattern effectively to reduce your compiler workload Use the factory pattern to help you create different objects with the same creation logic and reduce coding time Improve game performance with Object Pools Allow game play to interact with physics or graphics in an abstract way Refractor your code to remove common code smells In Detail You've learned how to program, and you've probably created some simple games at some point, but now you want to build larger projects and find out how to resolve your problems. So instead of a coder, you might now want to think like a game developer or software engineer. To organize your code well, you need certain tools to do so, and that's what this book is all about. You will learn techniques to code quickly and correctly, while ensuring your code is modular and easily understandable. To begin, we will start with the core game programming patterns, but not the usual way. We will take the use case strategy with this book. We will take an AAA standard game and show you the hurdles at multiple stages of development. Similarly, various use cases are used to showcase other patterns such as the adapter pattern, prototype pattern, flyweight pattern, and observer pattern. Lastly, we'll go over some tips and tricks on how to refactor your code to remove common code smells and make it easier for others to work with you. By the end of the book you will be proficient in using the most popular and frequently used patterns with the best practices. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step real-life case studies approach. Every pattern is first explained using a bottleneck. We will show you a problem in your everyday workflow, and then introduce you to the pattern, and show you how the pattern will resolve the situation.

Unreal Engine Game Development Cookbook

Unreal Engine Game Development Cookbook

Author: John P. Doran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784395971

Category: Computers

Page: 326

View: 735

Over 40 recipes to accelerate the process of learning game design and solving development problems using Unreal Engine About This Book Explore the quickest way to tackle common challenges faced in Unreal Engine Create your own content, levels, light scenes, and materials, and work with Blueprints and C++ scripting An intermediate, fast-paced Unreal Engine guide with targeted recipes to design games within its framework Who This Book Is For This book is for those who are relatively experienced with Unreal Engine 4 and have knowledge of its fundamentals. Working knowledge of C++ is required. What You Will Learn Discover editor functionalities for an in-depth insight into game design Develop environments using terrain for outdoor areas and a workflow for interiors as well using brushes Design various kinds of materials with unique features, such as mirrors and glows Explore the various ways that lighting can be used in the engine Build various level effects using Blueprints, Unreal's visual scripting system Set up a development environment and develop custom functionality with C++ for your games Create healthbars and main menus with animations using Slate, Unreal's UI solution, through the UMG Editor Package and create an installer to get your project out into the world In Detail Unreal Engine is powerful tool with rich functionalities to create games. It equips you with the skills to easily build mobile and desktop games from scratch without worrying about which platform they will run on. You can focus on the individual complexities of game development such as animation and rendering. This book takes you on a journey to jumpstart your game design efforts. You will learn various aspects of the Unreal engine commonly encountered with practical examples of how it can be used, with numerous references for further study. You will start by getting acquainted with Unreal Engine 4 and building out levels for your game. This will be followed by recipes to help you create environments, place meshes, and implement your characters. You will then learn to work with lights, camera, and shadows to include special effects in your game. Moving on, you'll learn Blueprint scripting and C++ programming to enable you to achieve trigger effects and add simple functionalities. By the end of the book, you will see how to create a healthbar and main menu, and then get your game ready to be deployed and published. Style and approach This book offers detailed, easy-to-follow recipes that will help you master a wide range of Unreal Engine 4's features. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, with explanations of how these features work, and alternative approaches and research materials so you can learn even more.

Unreal Engine 4 Scripting with C++ Cookbook

Unreal Engine 4 Scripting with C++ Cookbook

Author: William Sherif

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785884689

Category: Computers

Page: 452

View: 854

Get the best out of your games by scripting them using UE4 About This Book A straightforward and easy-to-follow format A selection of the most important tasks and problems Carefully organized instructions to solve problems efficiently Clear explanations of what you did Solutions that can be applied to solve real-world problems Who This Book Is For This book is intended for game developers who understand the fundamentals of game design and C++ and would like to incorporate native code into the games they make with Unreal. They will be programmers who want to extend the engine, or implement systems and Actors that allow designers control and flexibility when building levels. What You Will Learn Build function libraries (Blueprints) containing reusable code to reduce upkeep Move low-level functions from Blueprint into C++ to improve performance Abstract away complex implementation details to simplify designer workflows Incorporate existing libraries into your game to add extra functionality such as hardware integration Implement AI tasks and behaviors in Blueprints and C++ Generate data to control the appearance and content of UI elements In Detail Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) is a complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers. With more than 100 practical recipes, this book is a guide showcasing techniques to use the power of C++ scripting while developing games with UE4. It will start with adding and editing C++ classes from within the Unreal Editor. It will delve into one of Unreal's primary strengths, the ability for designers to customize programmer-developed actors and components. It will help you understand the benefits of when and how to use C++ as the scripting tool. With a blend of task-oriented recipes, this book will provide actionable information about scripting games with UE4, and manipulating the game and the development environment using C++. Towards the end of the book, you will be empowered to become a top-notch developer with Unreal Engine 4 using C++ as the scripting language. Style and approach A recipe based practical guide to show you how you can leverage C++ to manipulate and change your game behavior and game design using Unreal Engine 4.

Building an FPS Game with Unity and UFPS

Building an FPS Game with Unity and UFPS

Author: John P. Doran

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1137156875

Category:

Page:

View: 999

"Unity, available in free and pro versions, is one of the most popular third-party game engines available. It is a cross-platform game engine, making it easy to write your game once and then port it to PC, consoles, and even the web, making it a great choice for both indie and AAA developers. This video course begins by building custom weapons with custom meshes and behaviors in a UFPS framework. You will then learn how to create different encounters for effective gameplay scenarios. You will also learn how to create unique moving objects the player can interact with. Finally, you will learn to create a custom GUI to help your game stand out from the rest. By the end of the course, you will have built an amazing FPS game with a stunning GUI, created an installer, and packaged your game for release."--Resource description page.

Pro Unity Game Development with C#

Pro Unity Game Development with C#

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430267454

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 980

In Pro Unity Game Development with C#, Alan Thorn, author of Learn Unity for 2D Game Development and experienced game developer, takes you through the complete C# workflow for developing a cross-platform first person shooter in Unity. C# is the most popular programming language for experienced Unity developers, helping them get the most out of what Unity offers. If you're already using C# with Unity and you want to take the next step in becoming an experienced, professional-level game developer, this is the book you need. Whether you are a student, an indie developer, or a season game dev professional, you'll find helpful C# examples of how to build intelligent enemies, create event systems and GUIs, develop save-game states, and lots more. You'll understand and apply powerful programming concepts such as singleton classes, component based design, resolution independence, delegates, and event driven programming. By the end of the book, you will have a complete first person shooter game up and running with Unity. Plus you'll be equipped with the know-how and techniques needed to deploy your own professional-grade C# games. If you already know a bit of C# and you want to improve your Unity skills, this is just the right book for you.

Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity 2021

Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity 2021

Author: Harrison Ferrone

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781801812962

Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 883

Learn C# programming from scratch using Unity as a fun and accessible entry point with this updated edition of the bestselling series Includes invitation to join the online Unity Game Development community to read the book alongside peers, Unity developers/C# programmers and Harrison Ferrone Key FeaturesLearn C# programming basics, terminology, and coding best practicesBecome confident with Unity fundamentals and features in line with Unity 2021Apply your C# knowledge in practice and build a working first-person shooter game prototype in UnityBook Description The Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity series has established itself as a popular choice for getting up to speed with C#, a powerful and versatile programming language with a wide array of applications in various domains. This bestselling franchise presents a clear path for learning C# programming from the ground up through the world of Unity game development. This sixth edition has been updated to introduce modern C# features with Unity 2021. A new chapter has also been added that covers reading and writing binary data from files, which will help you become proficient in handling errors and asynchronous operations. The book acquaints you with the core concepts of programming in C#, including variables, classes, and object-oriented programming. You will explore the fundamentals of Unity game development, including game design, lighting basics, player movement, camera controls, and collisions. You will write C# scripts for simple game mechanics, perform procedural programming, and add complexity to your games by introducing smart enemies and damage-causing projectiles. By the end of the book, you will have developed the skills to become proficient in C# programming and built a playable game prototype with the Unity game engine. What you will learnFollow simple steps and examples to create and implement C# scripts in UnityDevelop a 3D mindset to build games that come to lifeCreate basic game mechanics such as player controllers and shooting projectiles using C#Divide your code into pluggable building blocks using interfaces, abstract classes, and class extensionsBecome familiar with stacks, queues, exceptions, error handling, and other core C# conceptsLearn how to handle text, XML, and JSON data to save and load your game dataExplore the basics of AI for games and implement them to control enemy behaviorWho this book is for If you're a developer, programmer, hobbyist, or anyone who wants to get started with Unity and C# programming in a fun and engaging manner, this book is for you. You’ll still be able to follow along if you don’t have programming experience, but knowing the basics will help you get the most out of this book.

Creating Games with Unity, Substance Painter, & Maya

Creating Games with Unity, Substance Painter, & Maya

Author: Jingtian Li

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000281972

Category: Computers

Page: 746

View: 162

This tutorial-based book allows readers to create a first-person game from start to finish using industry-standard (and free to student) tools of Unity, Substance Painter, and Maya. The first half of the book lays out the basics of using Maya and Substance Painter to create game-ready assets. This includes polygonal modeling, UV layout, and custom texture painting. The book then covers rigging and animation solutions to create assets to be placed in the game, including animated first-person assets and motion-captured NPC animations. Finally, readers can put it all together and build interactivity that allows the player to create a finished game using the assets built and animated earlier in the book. • Written by industry professionals with real-world experience in building assets and games • Build a complete game from start to finish • Learn what the pros use: construct all assets using the tools used at game studios across the world • All software used are free to students • When complete, students will have a playable version of an FPS game Jingtian Li is a graduate of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts and New York’s School of Visual Arts, where he earned an MFA in Computer Art. He currently is an Assistant Professor of 3D Animation & Game Design at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Adam Watkins is a 20-year veteran of 3D education. He holds an MFA in 3D Animation and a BFA in Theatre Arts from Utah State University. He currently is the Coordinator and Professor of the 3D Animation & Game Department at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Kassandra Arevalo is an instructor of 3D Animation & Game Design at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She previously worked as an animator at Immersed Games. Matt Tovar is an industry veteran animator. He has worked at Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, and Sony Interactive on such games as The Last of Us, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and most recently Marvel’s Avengers with Crystal Dynamics. He is an Assistant Professor of 3D Animation at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.