Holistic Game Development with Unity: An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Holistic Game Development with Unity

An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming, 2nd Edition

By Penny de Byl

A K Peters/CRC Press

456 pages

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Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity 5. Bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic Game Development includes new coverage on Augmented Reality, Networking and Virtual Reality such as the Oculus Rift. Supplementary material, including instructional videos, discussion forms and art assets are provided in the companion website located at www.holistic3d.com. Learn to combine the beauty of art and the functionality of programming in de Byl’s second edition for Unity game development.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The Art of Programming Mechanics

Chapter 2: Real-World Mechanics

Chapter 3: Animation Mechanics

Chapter 4: Game Rules and Mechanics

Chapter 5: Character Mechanics

Chapter 6: Player Mechanics

Chapter 7: Environmental Mechanics

Chapter 8: Mechanics for External Forces


About the Author

Penny de Byl is a professor of games and multimedia at Bond University in Australia. An award-winning teacher, Penny has taught computer science, computer graphics and game development at top-ranked universities for nearly 20 years. She is the author of three books on designing and developing artificial intelligence and games including the acclaimed Holistic Game Development with Unity and winner of the 2011 Unity Technologies’ Unity Mobile Generation Great Education Giveaway.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
GAMES / Video & Electronic