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Game Development Essentials

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In this course, you'll master Unity for game development, from interface navigation and asset management to scripting with C#. Learn project planning, C# scripting, and 2D Sprite creation, blending technical skills with creativity to design engaging games.

In this course, you'll master Unity for game development, from interface navigation and asset management to scripting with C#. Learn project planning, C# scripting, and 2D Sprite creation, blending technical skills with creativity to design engaging games.

Beginner

11 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 7, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Unity • Game Design • Game Development • C# Basics
Prerequisites:
Basic computer programming

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Game Design and Development Fundamentals

Explore Unity for game development. Create projects, import assets, and navigate the Unity interface. Learn all about GameObjects and Prefabs.

Lesson 2

Introduction to Project Planning

Learn project planning. Create game design documents, develop narratives, and plan mechanics. Document your game’s core elements.

Lesson 3

Scripting with C#

Learn C# scripting for Unity. Create and control GameObjects. Understand how to script dynamic gameplay with variables, loops, functions, and more.

Lesson 4

2D Sprites & Camera

Explore 2D rendering, including cameras and Sprites in Unity. Learn to create and manipulate 2D Sprites, and adjust properties in the editor as well as with scripting.

Taught By The Best

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Samuel Asher Rivello

Unity Game Developer & Instructor at samuelasherrivello.com

Samuel, a Unity Game Developer & Instructor, brings over 20 years of cross-platform game dev experience, shipping high-quality titles like "Shiftlings" and "Subway Surfers." With expertise in the SDLC and prototyping user experiences, he empowers game teams and instructs at renowned universities and conferences. Samuel is also an author and editor for industry publications.

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