How to Build a Complete 2D Platformer in Unity

Unity game with Cinemachine timeline and robot player

Introduction Since the release of Unity 2017.1 in the summer of 2017, Unity Technologies has made making 2D games incredibly easy and fast. In this tutorial, we will create a fully-featured 2D platformer. This project will incorporate a number of key topics including how to make cutscenes, how to quickly build and prototype a 2D … Read more How to Build a Complete 2D Platformer in Unity

How to Import Blender Models into Unity – Your One-Stop Guide

Low poly tree imported into Unity from Blender

In an ideal world, exporting models from Blender into Unity for your 3D / virtual reality games should be a seamless, simple process. To be more precise, it shouldn’t require any thought or whatsoever. At first it feels like that is the case. You drag and drop a .blend file into Unity and the model … Read more How to Import Blender Models into Unity – Your One-Stop Guide

A Guide to the Unity Device Simulator

A Guide to the Unity Device Simulator

You can access the full course here: Publishing and Optimizing Mobile Games Unity Device Simulator Tutorial In this lesson, we’re going to be looking at the Device Simulator inside of Unity. Device Simulator is a package you can install as an alternative to the default Game view. It allows us to get a preview of … Read more A Guide to the Unity Device Simulator

How to Use Materials in Unity

How to Use Materials in Unity

You can access the full course here: Intro to Game Development with Unity Unity Materials What is a Material? Materials define how an object looks. Is it metal, plastic, wood, rough, soft, translucent? Materials allow you to define the specific characteristics of an object. A car has a metallic material. A tree has a rough … Read more How to Use Materials in Unity

Best Programming Languages for Game Development

Best Coding Languages for Game Development

So, you’re ready to start creating your very own video games.  However, there comes an important question to answer when you start: what programming language should you learn how to code? While arguably most programming languages can be used to create games, including high-level languages like Python, some choices do have more benefits than others.  … Read more Best Programming Languages for Game Development

How to Make a Game – Making Video Games from Scratch

How to Make a Game - Building Games for Beginners

How does one make a game?  Perhaps this is a sentiment you’ve thought of before as you daydreamed about your video game project that could be amazing if only you could make it reality.  Of course, you could hire a small studio to make it for you, but most people don’t have a spare $1,000+ … Read more How to Make a Game – Making Video Games from Scratch

Unity vs. Unreal – Choosing a Game Engine

Unity vs. Unreal

When learning game development, people often wonder about what the best game engine is – in fact, we’ve done a whole entire article on the matter. In terms of versatility, power, popularity, and use in the industry – there are two that most people talk about though: the Unity game engine and the Unreal Engine. Answering … Read more Unity vs. Unreal – Choosing a Game Engine

Unity Reflect Tutorials – Complete Guide

Unity Reflect Tutorial

Meet Unity’s newest technology set to enhance the workflow for building designers, architects, and engineers: Unity Reflect. For the construction industry, BIM, or Building Information Modeling, has increasingly become a standard during all phases of creating a building – from planning the design all the way to completing the actual project in real-life.  BIM models … Read more Unity Reflect Tutorials – Complete Guide

Unity XR Interaction Toolkit Tutorials – Complete Guide

Unity XR Interaction Toolkit Tutorials - Complete Guide

Unity’s new XR Interaction Toolkit allows developers to implement interactivity into their AR and VR experiences without needing to code. The toolkit is available for Unity 2019.3 and can be downloaded from the Package Manager. It features a number of components which can be attached to different GameObjects in order to give them certain interactive … Read more Unity XR Interaction Toolkit Tutorials – Complete Guide

Zenva vs Udemy – 2020 Complete Comparison

Zenva vs Udemy - Complete Comparison

Ready to learn, but aren’t sure whether Udemy or Zenva has the best online programming courses for 2020? While both platforms offer a wide variety of coding courses that let you learn coding online for multiple programming languages, there are some notable differences between them that can make or break your learning experience. Today, we’re … Read more Zenva vs Udemy – 2020 Complete Comparison