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

How to Train a Machine Learning Agents via Demonstration

Whenever a human learns a new subject, whether it be a musical instrument or a new language, there’s always a theme of “trial and error.” Attempting to get the correct finger placement on the violin or correct pronunciation of a foreign word oftentimes involves getting it wrong several times over. This is a well-known way … Read more How to Train a Machine Learning Agents via Demonstration

How to Playtest your Game – Game Design Tips

How to Playtest your Game - Game Design Tips

At some point during the game development and game design process, you’re going to be faced with a terrifying prospect: having to have another person experience the game that you’ve made. It’s never an easy thing to put yourself out there like that, but it’s an important step to take if you have plans to … Read more How to Playtest your Game – Game Design Tips

Best Coding Languages for Game Development

Best Coding Languages for Game Development

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

How to Make AIs Target Objects with Unity ML Agents

a gif of the first training attempt

Introduction We often hear in the news about this thing called “machine learning” and how computers are “learning” to perform certain tasks. From the examples we see, it almost seems like magic when a computer creates perfect landscapes from thin air or makes a painting talk. But what is often overlooked, and what we want … Read more How to Make AIs Target Objects with Unity ML Agents

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 Havok Physics Tutorials – Complete Guide

Unity Havok Physics Tutorials - Complete Guide

Havok, is a popular physics engine which can be found in many AAA games, and now it’s coming to Unity. So what does this mean? Well for many years, people have been asking for an alternative to Unity’s built in physics system. It can be limiting for some developers, who want better performance from larger … Read more Unity Havok Physics Tutorials – Complete Guide

Optimizing Mobile Apps in Unity

Web Class: Mobile Game Development

You can access the full course here: Mobile Game Development for Beginners Caching Objects In Unity, there’s many functions we can use to easily get objects/components. GameObject.Find GameObject.GetComponent GameObject.FindObjectOfType GameObject.FindObjectWithTag Camera.main Calling these every frame or frequently is not recommended. What you should do, is cache the object so that you can easily use it … Read more Optimizing Mobile Apps in Unity

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 more How to Set Up Unity for Mobile Games

A Guide to Handling Huge Worlds in Unity – Part 1

Huge generated game world from Unity

In this tutorial series you’re going to learn how to handle huge worlds in Unity. When you have a game with a huge world (potentially infinite), you may face some problems due to the limited resources of the computers. For example, it is not possible to keep rendering the whole world every time, since this … Read more A Guide to Handling Huge Worlds in Unity – Part 1