1st Edition

2D Game Development with Unity





ISBN 9780367349073
Published December 9, 2020 by CRC Press
444 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

This book teaches beginners and aspiring game developers how to develop 2D games with Unity. Thousands of commercial games have been built with Unity. The reader will learn the complete process of 2D game development, step by step. The theory behind each step is fully explained. This book contains numerous color illustrations and access to all source code and companion videos.

Key Features:

  • Fully detailed game projects from scratch. Beginners can do the steps and create games right away.
  • No coding experience is necessary. Numerous examples take a raw beginner toward professional coding proficiency in C# and Unity.
  • Includes a thorough introduction to Unity 2020, including 2D game development, prefabs, cameras, animation, character controllers, lighting, and sound.
  • Includes a step-by-step introduction to Unity 2019.3. Extensive coverage of GIMP, Audacity, and MuseScore for the creation of 2D graphics, sound effects, and music.
  • All required software is free to use for any purpose including commercial applications and games.

Franz Lanzinger is the owner and chief game developer of Lanzinger Studio, an independent game development and music studio in Sunnyvale, California. He started his career in game programming in 1982 at Atari Games, Inc., where he designed and programmed the classic arcade game Crystal Castles. In 1989, he joined Tengen, where he was a programmer and designer for Ms. Pac-Man and Toobin' on the NES. He co-founded Bitmasters, where he designed and coded games including Rampart and Championship Pool for the NES and SNES, and NCAA Final Four Basketball for the SNES and Sega Genesis. In 1996, he founded Actual Entertainment, publisher and developer of the Gubble video game series. He has a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and attended graduate school in mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a former world record holder on Centipede and Burgertime. He is a professional author, game developer, accompanist, and piano teacher. He is currently working on remaking the original Gubble game in Unity and Blender.

Table of Contents

 

Part I The Basics of Game Development

Chapter 1 ◾ First Steps 3

Chapter 2 ◾ Programming C# in Unity 17

Chapter 3 ◾ 2D Graphics with GIMP and Unity 41

Chapter 4 ◾ 2D Graphics with Blender and Unity 55

Chapter 5 ◾ The Unity Interface 75

Chapter 6 ◾ Bouncing Donuts Prototype 2 95

Chapter 7 ◾ Sound Effects with Audacity 131

Chapter 8 ◾ Music with MuseScore 143

Chapter 9 ◾ Bouncing Donuts 1.0 153

Part II 2D Game Development from Concept to Release

Chapter 10 ◾ 2D Tools in Unity 161

Chapter 11 ◾ Designing a 2D Maze Game 179

Chapter 12 ◾ Building the Level 1 Maze 189

Chapter 13 ◾ Source Control 197

Chapter 14 ◾ Menus 205

Chapter 15 ◾ Animating the Player Character 225

Chapter 16 ◾ Enemies: Using Blender to Make Robot Sprites 241

Chapter 17 ◾ Making Textured Enemies with Blender 285

Chapter 18 ◾ Enemy Movement and Collisions 307

Chapter 19 ◾ Weapons and Projectiles 321

Chapter 20 ◾ Lives, Level Design, and Old School Scoring 365

Chapter 21 ◾ Sound and Music for DotGame 385

Chapter 22 ◾ Cutscenes 395

Chapter 23 ◾ Testing 399

Chapter 24 ◾ Release 403

APPENDIX I: GAME DEVELOPMENT GLOSSARY, 407

APPENDIX II: RULES FOR GAME DEVELOPERS, 415

APPENDIX III: GAME DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST, 417

APPENDIX IV: LEGAL, 419

APPENDIX V: THE C# CODING STANDARD FOR THIS BOOK, 421

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Franz Lanzinger is the owner and chief game developer of Lanzinger Studio, an independent game development and music studio in Sunnyvale, California. Franz Lanzinger started his career in game programming in 1982 at Atari Games Inc., where he designed and programmed the classic arcade game Crystal Castles. In 1989 he joined Tengen, where he was a programmer and designer for Ms. Pac-Man and Toobin' on the NES. Mr. Lanzinger co-founded Bitmasters, where he designed and coded games including Rampart and Championship Pool for the NES and SNES, and NCAA Final Four Basketball for the SNES and Sega Genesis. In 1996 Mr. Lanzinger founded Actual Entertainment, publisher and developer of the Gubble video game series. Mr. Lanzinger has a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and attended graduate school in mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a former world record holder on Centipede and Burgertime. Franz Lanzinger is a professional author, game developer, accompanist and piano teacher. He is currently working on remaking the original Gubble game in Unity and Blender