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  • Visit my YouTube channel or Udemy course for in-depth, extensive step-by-step tutorials and resources to learn more about networking, mecanim, artificial intelligence, procedural generation, mobile development and much more.

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Holistic Game Development with Unity Second Edition

  • Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity 5. Bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic Game Development includes new coverage on Augmented Reality, Networking and Virtual Reality such as the Oculus Rift. Learn to combine the beauty of art and the functionality of programming in de Byl’s second edition for Unity game development.

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Project Starters

Browse starter project files for Hands-On activities.
Solutions also available.

Holistic Game Development with Unity Second Edition

  • Creating Procedural Artworks with Processing is for those seeking to learn computer programming from the very basics to the more advanced concepts. It uses the Processing language to visualise the concepts through the production of computer graphics that illustrate the coding principles while being artworks in their own right. This book started as a set of tutorials for university level multimedia students to introduce them to computer programming through the development of artworks. It’s therefore presented in a non-threatening way that will ease the reader into programming.

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Holistic Mobile Game Development with Unity

  • An All-In-One Guide to Implementing Mechanics, Art Design and Programming for iOS and Android Games. Master mobile game design and development in this all-in-one guide to creating iOS and Android games in the cutting-edge game engine, Unity. By using Penny de Byl’s holistic method, you will learn about the principles of art, design, and code and gain multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent mobile games industry. In addition, hands-on exercises will help you throughout the process from design to publication in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Project Starters

Browse starter project files for Hands-On activities. Solutions also available.

Holistic Game Development with Unity

  • The independent developer has ascended, and the new business model demands agility. You have to be able to work on all aspects of game creation, and your team’s game will publish directly to platforms like Android, iPhone, and Facebook. You’ll use Unity, the hottest game engine out there, to do it. In order to earn your place on the elite development team, you must master both sides of the development coin: art and programming.

    Holistic Game Development with Unity is an authoritative guide to creating games in Unity. Taking you through game design, programming, and art, Penny de Byl uses a holistic approach to equip you with the multidisciplinary skills you need for the independent games industry.

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Video Tutorials

Step-by-Step tutorials show you the finer points of working with Unity on a variety of topics spanning art, design and code.

Project Starters

Many of the book's exercises require starter Unity Projects. They are all available here.

Teaching Resources

You'll find quality teaching resources here including lesson plans, Powerpoint slides, Prezis and more...

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Setting up an Xbox Controller with Unity for Windows and Max
In this tutorial I will step you through the connection of an Xbox controller to your desktop machine (both Windows and Mac) and show you how to get the input from the device into your Unity programs.

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