Unity From Zero to Proficiency (Beginner)

A step-by-step guide to programming your first game with Unity

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Book Description

In this book, you will get started with coding using C#. The book provides an introduction to coding for those with no previous programming experience, and it explains how to use C# in order to create an interactive environment. Throughout the book, you will be creating a game, and also implementing the core mechanics through scripting.

What you will Learn

After completing this book you will be able to:

  • Write code in C#.
  • Understand and apply key programming principles.
  • Understand and avoid common coding mistakes.
  • Learn and apply best programming practices.
  • Build solid programming skills.

Topics covered in this book:

Topics covered in this book include:

  • Introduction to programming.
  • Creating functions and variables.
  • Variables' scope.
  • Conditional statements.
  • Collision Detection.
  • Setting and detecting tags from a script.
  • Managing the player's score.
  • Looking for objects from a script and read/write their attributes.
  • Creating a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and updating it from a script.
  • Displaying messages and images onscreen.
  • Loading scenes from a script.
  • Activating and deactivating objects from a script.
  • Adding and playing sound from a script.
  • Apply Artificial Intelligence to Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
  • Create a word guessing game.
  • Create a 2D infinite runner.
  • Exporting the game for the web

If you would like to start programming in C# with Unity but do not know how, then this book should be very helpful. This is a perfect introduction to programming and it will provide you with solid foundations to understand and use C# Programming.

Key features

  • A step-by-step approach with examples and plenty of pictures to know exactly what to do.
  • Tips to maximize your workflow.
  • Quizzes to tests your knowledge at the end of each chapter.
  • Challenges to use and perfect your skills at the end of each chapter.
  • A section with answers to frequently asked questions organized by themes (e.g., navigation, object creation, interface, etc.)