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Get started with
Unity Game Development

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. "
千里之行,始于足下

-  Lao Tzu 老子 -


Get started with Unity

To start a game development, you need to choose a Game Development Platform. There are a lots of free and paid Game Development Platform in the market like Unreal Engine, GameMaker Studio 2, Fusion etc that you can use for game development, but for all the game projects that developed by Phoenix Dynasty Studio are made with Unity.


Like the old man said: "Never too late to learn“.

To learn a new skill is never an easy process. You need to have self-determination in learning. To help yourself achieve the goal, you need to set your target and create a leaning roadmap to track your leaning journey. 

If you have Microsoft Excel, you may create below sample format to help you track your self study learning roadmap. 

You will find out the roadmap will give you a lot of encouragement through out the whole learning process. 



Below are your checkpoints:


Checkpoint 1.
Download Unity

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Game Development Platform

All of our games are made with Unity.

Unity is a multi-platform comprehensive game development tool developed by Unity Technologies that allows players to easily create interactive content such as video games, real-time animations, etc. It is a fully integrated professional game engine. Unity editor runs under Windows and Mac OS X, and can publish applications to more than 20 platforms such as Windows, Mac, Iphone, Web, Andriod.

To get started, you may download the free version of Unity with below link.




Checkpoint 2.
Install Unity & Get Started

Now you get your own Unity. The next step you need is to install and get Unity ID.
Below are some Unity Tutorials that you can go through to setup your Unity and gain some basic skills on Unity Interface and Editor.

1

Install Unity & Create Your First Unity Project

The first tutorial show you how to install Unity, create a Unity ID, and select a game template to use for your first Unity project.

2

Unity Editor Tutorials

In this tutorial you will learn the interactive in-editor tutorials included in the templates will guide you step-by-step through your first creative tasks in Unity.

3

Unity Interface

This section provides a detailed tour of the most common editor windows, and how to make full use of them.
In this tutorial, you will get to know where is the Toolbar, Hierarchy window, Game view and Scene view, Inspector Window and Project window




Checkpoint 3.
Understanding C#

All games development need coding. To start coding in Unity Game Development, you need to know some basic knowledge of C# programming. Below are some foundations of C# coding that will help you to understand how it function.

Below are some simple and easy to understand tutorials from w3schools.com that is suitable for beginners. These tutorials will give you an idea on how C# programming works. 

Unity did provide C# tutorial for beginners and scripting video tutorials. You will get to know how to assign the C# script to your game object. Recommend to go through all of them to understand as much as you can. 



"All things are difficult at the start. "
万事开头难。




Checkpoint 4
Unity Development Tutorials

Go through below tutorials to gain more Unity game development skills and techniques:

1

In this live training session we will learn a workflow for laying out a simple 2D scene using 2D sorting groups, sprite meshes and 9-Slice sprites introduced in Unity 5.6. We will use these tools to create a simple 2D game. In this episode we will introduce our goals and demonstrate our minimap system.
By Unity Technologies

2

In this beginner friendly live training we will look at creating a simple 2D Flappy Bird style game.
It will cover best practices for infinite or endless games, basic object pooling and creating cartoon physics effects.
By Unity Technologies

3

This Creator Kit is code-free, which means that you can focus on learning about the Unity Editor and customizing the game based on your own ideas and interests. When you’ve completed the walkthrough, you’ll be able to share your customized RPG with friends. We also have lots more 2D game content for you to explore!
By Unity Technologies

4

Intermediate Tutorial : Tic Tac Toe Game Development with Unity

In this tutorial we will be making a 2D board game Tic Tac Toe (also known as Noughts and Crosses) using Unity UI and some basic scripts.
By Phoenix Dynasty Studio

5


A town is in peril after their friendly robots become broken! It's Ruby's quest to fix them!
Learn to create this small 2D RPG from scratch and save the town!
By Unity Technologies




Checkpoint 5
First Game Development

After you had completed all development tutorials, you may want to start develop your first simple game with Unity. To start your game development, you need to understand the different stage of Game Development Process. 

Recommend you visit below Game Development Process before you start your development. 

Game Development Process:

Get Started with Your First Game



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