CISC 226: Game Design


School of Computing • Queen's University • Winter 2017

Development

Unity 5.5 is available in the CASLAB, Goodwin Hall 248 location. You may also download Unity Personal Edition for free, for your own use on your own computer.

There are many excellent online Unity resources.

Consider starting with the tutorials on the Editor, Scripting and 2D. Then fill in tutorials based on your interests and project requirements from other areas such as Audio and User Interface. I have found Christopher LaPollo's tutorials to be helpful in getting started with 2D animation.

As a Queen's student, you have access to Lynda.com, which has many specialized tutorials on Unity. After signing in, search for "unity 5". I particularly like the "Unity 5 2D Essential Training" tutorial, which gives an overview of 2D development. If this is your first Unity game, you may wish to skip some of the more advanced topics on your first viewing, such as object pooling, and creating a pixel-perfect orthographic camera.

© 2017 Nicholas Graham