How to Set Up Unity for Mobile Games

Web Class: Mobile Game Development

You can access the full course here: Mobile Game Development for Beginners Adding Mobile Components In order to build to Android or iOS, we need to add the corresponding components to our Unity version. In the Unity Hub, go to the Installs tab and identify the version of Unity you’re using. Click on the three dots … Read moreHow to Set Up Unity for Mobile Games

Learn Materials in Unity

Web Class: Learn Materials in Unity

You can access the full course here: Intro to Game Development with Unity Part 1 What is a Material? Materials define how an object looks in-game. Texture, transparency, color, reflectiveness, etc. In the editor, let’s create a new Material (right click Project window > Create > Material) and call it MyMaterial. When we select the material, … Read moreLearn Materials in Unity

A Guide to the Unity Animator for 2D Characters

A Guide to the Unity Animator for 2D Characters

Introduction What is it that an animator does? What summary can we give that would accurately describe the operations an animator performs? Is an animator an artist illusionist? Is he a virtual puppet master? What about video game animators? Are they much different from a pen-and-pencil animator? I would say that when it comes to … Read moreA Guide to the Unity Animator for 2D Characters

Designing a Unity Level with Tilemaps

Web Class: Design a Unity Level with Tilemaps

You can access the full course here: Develop a Puzzle Platformer Game In this lesson you will learn how to create the first level layout of this game. This will include the following: Importing tile assets Creating tilemaps Setting up the tile palettes Painting the map Importing the Sprite Assets In Unity, you will want … Read moreDesigning a Unity Level with Tilemaps

How to Create a 2D Platformer Controller

Web Class: How to Create a 2D Platformer Controller

You can access the full course here: Develop a Puzzle Platformer Game In this lesson you will learn how to set up the character controller by importing the Standard Assets that Unity provides and use it in a simple scene with a ground object. Creating the Project You will want to create a new project. … Read moreHow to Create a 2D Platformer Controller

How to Animate a 2D Character in Unity

How to Animate a 2D Character in Unity

Introduction At the very core of animation is an illusion. The “Illusion of Life” is what it is called. We think an animation looks the best when it produces a greater illusion of a living character. This makes sense, does it not? When we see an animation of a living character, it triggers a memory … Read moreHow to Animate a 2D Character in Unity

Create a Fast Paced Math Game in Unity – Part 2

Create a Fast Paced Math Game in Unity - Part 2

Check out the other parts to this series: Part 1 In the previous blog we created our obstacles, so let’s begin spawning them.  If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, it’s highly recommended. Many of the features in this blog will require what we learned in Part 1. You can download the project files . … Read moreCreate a Fast Paced Math Game in Unity – Part 2

Create a Fast Paced Math Game in Unity – Part 1

Create a Fast Paced Math Game in Unity - Part 2

Check out the other parts to this series: Part 2 In this tutorial, we’re going to be creating a 2D math game, in a similar vein to Math Blaster. This project is going to feature a player character that can move and fly. Above them will be a math problem and 4 tubes with different answers … Read moreCreate a Fast Paced Math Game in Unity – Part 1

An Introduction to 2D Platformer Basics

Web Class: Develop a Super Jumpy Plumbers Platformer

You can access the full course here: Unity 2D Projects – Super Plumbers Part 1 Project Setup We will start this lesson off by opening Unity and creating a new project.  This project will be called Super Jumpy Plumbers and use the 2D Template.  We will be using version 2019.2.0a4 for this project. Once the … Read moreAn Introduction to 2D Platformer Basics

Creating a Retro Base Defender Game

Web Class: Create a Rocket Defender Game

You can access the full course here: Unity 2D Projects – Rocket Defender Part 1 Welcome to Zenva’s Retro Series – Rocket Defender course.  Throughout this course, we’re going to build a base defending game where we protect our bases from falling enemies using rockets.  In this lesson, we’re going to lay out our level. … Read moreCreating a Retro Base Defender Game