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Explore the features of Unity 5 for 2D game development by building three amazing game projectsAbout This BookExplore the 2D architecture of Unity 5, and the tools and techniques for developing 2D gamesDiscover how to use Unity's 2D tools, including Sprites, physics, and maps, to create different genres of gamesPractical tutorial on the intermediate and advanced development concepts in Unity 5 to create three interesting and fully functional gamesWho This Book Is For

If you've got the basics of 2D development down, push your skills with the projects in this hands-on guide.Diversify your portfolio and learn the skills needed to build a range of awesome 2D game genres.

What You Will LearnExplore and understand the vital role of sprites in 2D gamesMove, animate, and integrate sprites into a 2D platform gameSet up User Interfaces (UIs) to keep track of the progress through the gamesApply 2D Physics to improve gameplay believabilityLearn the foundation of Level Design and how to quickly create 2D MapsDiscover NPC design, event triggers, and AI programmingCreate an epic strategy game, challenging all the skills acquired in the bookIn Detail

Flexible, powerful, and full of rich features, Unity 5 is the engine of choice for AAA 2D and 3D game development. With comprehensive support for over 20 different platforms, Unity boasts a host of great new functions for making 2D games. Learn how to leverage these new options into awesome 2D games by building three complete game projects with the Unity game tutorials in this hands-on book.

Get started with a quick overview of the principle concepts and techniques needed for making 2D games with Unity, then dive straight in to practical development.

Build your own version of Super Mario Brothers as you learn how to animate sprites, work with physics, and construct brilliant UIs in order to create a platformer game. Go on a quest to create a RPG game discovering NPC design, event triggers, and AI programming.

Finally, put your skills to the test against a real challenge - designing and constructing a complex strategy game that will draw on and develop all your previously learned skills.

Style and approach

This is a practical and easy-to-follow guide that starts with the basics and gradually delves into the process of creating 2D games. With step-by-step instructions on how to build three games, followed by a detailed explanation of each example, you will understand the concepts not just in theory, but also by applying the knowledge you gain in practice.

Build classic arcade, shooter and platform games with Unity 2D toolsetKey FeaturesLeverage the amazing new functionalities of the latest Unity 2017 2D toolkit. Learn to create 2D characters, animations, fast and efficient game play experiences while keeping your games very lightweight Create engaging games that enable you to perform intergalactic warfare and also fun games similar to temple run and so on. Book Description

2D games are everywhere! Timeless and popular, 2D games represent a substantial segment of the games market. The Unity engine has revolutionized the gaming industry, by making it easier for game developers to create quality games on a budget. If you are looking for a guide to create 2D games using Unity 2017, look no further. With this book, you will learn all the essentials of 2D game development by creating three epic games in a step-by-step manner throughout the course of this book.

The first game will have you collecting as many cakes as possible. The second will transport you to outer space to traverse as far as possible while avoiding enemy spaceships. The last game will have you running and jumping across platforms to collect coins and other exotic items.

Throughout all these three games, you will create characters, make them move, and create some enemies. And then, of course, write code to destroy them!. After showing you the necessities of creating a game, this book will then help you to porting the game to a mobile platform, and provide a path to publish it on the stores.

By the end of this book, you will not only have created three complete great games, but be able to apply your knowledge to create and deploy your own games.

What you will learnWork with Unity 2017's new 2D workflow and create a 2D sceneSet the scene with different types of backgrounds, either static or dynamically using a tilesetBring your character to life through simple animationsUnderstand the core concepts of programming by creating basic code that controls a character and destroys an enemyCreate buttons and game controls by using code snippets for input detectionDevelop three 2D games from genres such as classic arcade, space shooter, and platformer gamesAdd audio and feedback and deploy your gamesWho this book is for

If you are interested in creating your very own 2D games from scratch, then this book will give you all the tools you need to succeed. No C# knowledge is required, all you need is basic coding and scripting knowledge. Whether you are completely new to Unity or have used Unity before and would like to learn about the new 2D features of Unity, this book is for you.

Over 60 recipes to help you create professional and exquisite UIs to make your games more immersiveAbout This BookDesign and develop interactive and professional user interfaces (UIs) for games in UnityDiscover how to implement and deal with various in-game UI elements that will impress your playersThis practical recipe guide will help you to efficiently create powerful and remarkable UIs using C# codeWho This Book Is For

If you are a game developer with some experience in Unity and C# and want to create the best interactive experience fast and intuitively, then this book is for you. If you are an intermediate game developer or an expert, these recipes will help you bring out the power of the new UI Unity system.

What You Will LearnImplement different kinds of counters and healthbarsDeal with timers and find out how to format themAnimate and vivify UI elementsHandle runtime customizationsAdd complex Head-up displays (HUDs)Design and implement 3D UIsIntegrate minimaps in the UIIn Detail

With the increasing interest in game development, it's essential to design and implement a UI that reflects the game settings and shows the right information to the player. The Unity system is used to create complex and aesthetically pleasing user interfaces in order to give a professional look and feel to a game. Although the new Unity UI system is powerful and quite easy to use, by integrating it with C# scripts, it's possible to realize the potential of this system and bring an impressive UI to games.

This guide is an invaluable collection of recipes if you are planning to use Unity to develop a game. Starting with the basic concepts of the UI components, we'll take you all the way through to creating complex interfaces by including animations and dynamics elements.

Based on real-world problems, these recipes will start by showing you how to make common UI elements such as counters and healthbars. You will then get a walkthrough of how to manage time using timers, and will learn how to format them. You will move on to decorating and animating the UI elements to vivify them and give them a professional touch. Furthermore, you will be guided into the 3D UI world and into HUD scripting. Finally, you will discover how to implement complex minimaps in the interface.

Style and approach

Interactive, easy-to-follow recipes will help you create and implement UIs that make gaming an exhilarating experience.

Learn to build intelligent and responsive Non-Player Characters for your games with Unreal Engine Game AI.Key FeaturesUnderstand the built-in AI systems in Unreal Engine for building intelligent gamesLeverage the power of Unreal Engine 4 programming to create game AI that focuses on motion, animation, and tacticsLearn to profile, visualize, and debug your Game AI for checking logic and optimizing performanceBook Description

Learning how to apply artificial intelligence ( AI ) is crucial and can take the fun factor to the next level, whether you're developing a traditional, educational, or any other kind of game. If you want to use AI to extend the life of your games and make them challenging and more interesting, this book is for you.

The book starts by breaking down AI into simple concepts to get a fundamental understanding of it. Using a variety of examples, you will work through actual implementations designed to highlight key concepts and features related to game AI in UE4. You will learn to work through the built-in AI framework in order to build believable characters for every game genre (including RPG, Strategic, Platform, FPS, Simulation, Arcade, and Educational). You will learn to configure the Navigation, Environmental Querying, and Perception systems for your AI agents and couple these with Behavior Trees, all accompanied with practical examples. You will also explore how the engine handles dynamic crowds. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how to profile, visualize, and debug your AI systems to correct the AI logic and increase performance.

By the end of the book, your AI knowledge of the built-in AI system in Unreal will be deep and comprehensive, allowing you to build powerful AI agents within your projects.

What you will learnGet an in-depth knowledge about all the AI Systems within Unreal EngineCreate complex AIs, understanding the art of designing and developing Behavior TreeLearn how to perform Environmental Queries (EQS)Master the Navigation, Perception, and Crowd SystemsProfile and Visualize the AI Systems with powerful debugging toolsExtend every AI and Debug system with custom nodes and functionsWho this book is for

Hands-On Artificial Intelligence with Unreal Engine is for you if you are a game developer with a bit experience in Unreal Engine, and now want to understand and implement believable game AI within Unreal Engine. The book will be both in Blueprint and C++, allowing people from every background to enjoy the book. Whether you're looking to build your first game or expand your knowledge to the edge as a Game AI Programmer, you will find plenty of exciting information and examples of game AI in terms of concepts and implementation, including how to extend some of these systems.

Build a tower defense game and earn delectable C# treats by baking cupcakes and fighting fearsome sweet-toothed pandasAbout This BookBuild a complete and exciting 2D Tower Defense game from scratch.Understand and learn to perform each phase of the game development pipelineHomework and exercises to improve your skills and take them to the next levelWho This Book Is For

If you are looking forward to get started with 2D game development, either if you are a newcomer to this world, or you came from 3D games or other game engines, this book is for you. Although there are many references to other resources throughout the book, it is assumed that you have a general understanding of C# and its syntax and structure.

What You Will LearnImport and set up assets for 2D game developmentDesign and implement dynamic and responsive User InterfacesCreate and handle complex animation systemsUnlock all the potentiality of the physics engineImplement Artificial Intelligence algorithms to give intelligence to your NPCsScript gameplay and overall bring your ideas to lifeIn Detail

Want to get started in the world of 2D game development with Unity? This book will take your hand and guide you through this amazing journey to let you know exactly what you need to build the games you want to build, without sacrificing quality. You will build a solid understanding of Unity 5.x, by focusing with the embedded tools to develop 2D games. In learning about these, along with accurate explanations and practical examples, you will design, develop, learn how to market and publish a delectable Tower Defense game about cupcakes versus pandas.

Each chapter in this book is structured to give you a full understanding on a specific aspect of the workflow pipeline. Each of these aspects are essential for developing games in Unity. In a step-by-step approach, you will learn about each of the following phases: Game Design, Asset Importing, Scripting, User Interfaces, Animations, Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Gameplay Programming, Polishing and Improving, Marketing, Publishing and much more.

This book provides you with exercises and homework at the end of each chapter so that you can level up your skills as a Unity game developer. In addition, each of these parts are centered on a common point of discussion with other learners just like you. Therefore, by sharing your ideas with other people you will not only develop your skills but you will also build a network.

Style and approach

This is a fun step-by-step approach in the whole pipeline of 2D game development in Unity, which is explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially, allowing you to experience both basics and advanced features of Unity. By doing this, the book is able to provide you with a solid grasp on each of the topics. In this way, by engaging with the book's content, exploring the additional references to further readings and completing the homework sections, you are able to challenge yourself and apply what you know in a variety of ways. Once you have finished reading this book, you will be well on your way to developing games from start to finish!

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