Beginner’s Guide to Game Development with Unreal Engine

Beginner's Guide to Game Development with Unreal Engine

Introduction Are you ready to start developing FPS games, RPGs, retro-style games, and more with the amazing Unreal Engine?  You’re in for quite a treat, then! Unreal Engine 4 is one of the most popular engines out there for game development – powering everywhere from indie games like Dead by Daylight to AAA games like Gears … Read moreBeginner’s Guide to Game Development with Unreal Engine

Make a Puzzle Game with Unity – Part 2

Make a Game with Unity's Navigation Components - Part 2

Introduction It has been my persistent perception that video game design is at a unique junction of art and technicality. If one manages to mesh impeccable code with sublime artistry, the results can be quite novel – and the fluid nature of this junction creates limitless possibilities. One is never sure when one skill is … Read moreMake a Puzzle Game with Unity – Part 2

Make a Puzzle Game with Unity – Part 1

Introduction One of the most incredible things about game design is the ability to do things that are impossible in reality. A chief example of this is the idea of the orthographic view. Computers have the ability to construct a perspective that does not even exist in real life. This has some fascinating consequences when … Read moreMake a Puzzle Game with Unity – Part 1

How to Improve Game Feel in Three Easy Ways

How to Improve Game Feel in Three Easy Ways

Game feel, or ‘game juice’ refers to the tactile sensation experienced when interacting with video games, which decides how fun or engaging the second-to-second play of the game is. It is often a combination of many different aspects, including how quickly your character’s animation plays in response to control input and how much audiovisual feedback … Read moreHow to Improve Game Feel in Three Easy Ways

Create 2D Lights with Unity’s Universal Render Pipeline

2D Lights URP Featured Image

Unity 2019.3 is packed to the brim with new features to help improve your game development process!  Along with the release of a new graphics rendering pipeline called Universal Render Pipeline (formerly LWRP), there are a lot of new 2D aspects added in Unity 2019.3+, including 2D Worldbuilding tools, 2D PSD Importer, 2D Pixel Perfect … Read moreCreate 2D Lights with Unity’s Universal Render Pipeline

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 Generate Huge Worlds for Unity

Web Class: A Guide to Huge Worlds in Unity

You can access the full course here: Create and Manage Huge Worlds Part 1 Creating our Terrain For this project, we’re going to be needing a terrain to test out the chunk system with. The program L3DT is what we’re going to use. This is a free program which can generate terrains with various different properties and … Read moreHow to Generate Huge Worlds for Unity

Mastering Unity’s New Tilemap Editor: Building 2D Levels

Introduction In October of 2017, Unity Technologies released Unity 2017.2. This version released a new tool called the Tilemap Editor, which not only allows the user to create vast and complex grid-based layouts in a matter of minutes, but also eliminates the need for a third party program (such as Tiled) to create a similar … Read moreMastering Unity’s New Tilemap Editor: Building 2D Levels

Complete Guide to Procedural Level Generation in Unity – Part 1

Unity Tile with scripted terrain generation

In this tutorial series we are going to procedurally generate levels using Unity. In the first tutorial we are going to use pseudorandom noise to generate height maps and choose terrain types according to the height in each part of our level. In the next tutorials, we are going to assign biomes for each part … Read moreComplete Guide to Procedural Level Generation in Unity – Part 1