Last year I made an effort to dig into Unity3D, which is a fantastic gaming platform for pretty much anywhere you would want to deploy games. This is the “game” I built while I oriented myself with the platform.
(Arrow keys to move, left-mouse to shoot)
A few words of advice to budding Unity enthusiasts:
- Unity3D has a few options when it comes to programming languages, I gave them all a fair effort at first, but quickly found C# to be the best option when working with Unity3D. It’s the most flexible, powerful, and useful.
- The Unity documentation is really well put together, and an excellent place to get started.
- Unity is a entity based game engine, read Richard Lord’s blog post to wrap your head around them.
- If you’re a programmer, try to team up with a 3D modeler for your game. You will thank yourself for doing so.
- Blender3D scales are out of whack, files import at 0.1 scale! Adjust these on import or you will have problems later