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Introduction to video game development with Unity

Universitat Politècnica de València via edX

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Overview

Never before has the video game market been at a better time. There are currently many platforms available and the emergence of mobile devices has revolutionized the sector.

The existence of multiple platforms implies great challenges for developers in decision making, both in the choice of platforms and in the sizing of work teams.

One solution to these problems is to use a game engine, and without a doubt the most popular and used engine of the moment is Unity.

Unity is the most popular engine for reasons such as its powerful tools, its ability to generate games on more than 20 different platforms, its excellent learning curve and the hundreds of add-ons available to it developed by third parties.

Syllabus

  • Unit 1. Introduction to the environment
  • Unit 2. Unity Basics
  • Unit 3. Introduction to the game engine
  • Unit 4. Unity and the different platforms
  • Unit 5. Scripting
  • Unit 6. Unity in action

Taught by

Jordi Linares Pellicer

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The example that you will do in this course really teaches you well about Unity and gives enough knowledge to explore on your own afterwards.

You have to turn the speed of the videos to 1.25x so it is at real speed, otherwise the video and audio is unnaturally slow.

There are no practical execises to be corrected. There are test autocorrected which is enough if you are a self-lerner type.

There are two types of video lessons:

-Theoretical lessons where the professor is reading the same slide that your are watching. It feels really slow because you can read at the same time exactly what he will tell you.

-Practical lessons that I found extremelly useful for starting from zero with Unity, it really goes to the point.

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Anonymous completed this course.
The example that you will do in this course really teaches you well about Unity and gives enough knowledge to explore on your own afterwards.

You have to turn the speed of the videos to 1.25x so it is at real speed, otherwise the video and audio is unnaturally slow.

There are no practical execises to be corrected. There are test autocorrected which is enough if you are a self-lerner type.

There are two types of video lessons:

-Theoretical lessons where the professor is reading the same slide that your are watching. It feels really slow because you can read at the same time
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Great course.

Doing each item step-by-step with explanations of not just the "what" but also the "why" was excellent.

The minor issue I had was with the sound file not being available to download, plus some of the instructor's word pronunciations were "interesting". :)

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Of course loved the course, its everything you need to get going but I really hoped to learn a bit more about adding animations and terrains. And I also want to thank you for this wonderful experience!!!!!
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As a complete beginner on Unity, I was quite worried about my understanding of this course. But Mr Linares is a wonderful teacher. He is really clear and takes his time to repeat several times each step in each lesson, helping us better handle the complex tools inside Unity.

Furthermore I appreciate a lot that we have made a fully functioning game as our final example. I'm sure it will help each student go further in game development with Unity easily.

I didn't know much either about coding before this course, and I have also learned a lot of extremely useful things on C#. But I might need an additional course on it, in order to do whatever I want in my future Unity projects.

Anyway, thanks again Mr Linares, and I'm looking forward to having you as my online teacher again soon ! :)
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This course starts with basic elements and explains it well but then goes deeper very fast and start showing memorized things, it is hard to understand why codes work like that or why some codes and scripts needed to added different objects in different ways, it was difficult to follow.

I like the way teacher explainations even though sometimes he talks very slow or repeats itself, some of the videos can change their priority.

I also feel like you can add external video or guide links.

I like the last project but it was litte too complex after all other exercises, we could have have a final project about moving the ball or a car racing etc. Last project was not related to other things.

Overall this class was good for starters but there are some rooms to improve.
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Very interesting and satisfying. The way he teach it simple that is easy to understand, which makes it easy to get a basic understanding, which is very necessary when we learn new disciplines, especially for me whose educational background is not engineering. I hope the follow-up course will be launched soon so that I can produce high-class video games. Thank you very much Mr. Jordi.
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The course has been very interesting and insightful, as it provided a good general and a basic understanding of the main elements of Unity. I hope an intermediate course is added to go deeper into the knowledge. Also, I would love participating in a beginner course of coding for C from the same university and professor. Thank you!
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As an introductory course it is very helpful in understanding fundamentals in unity programming without being overwhelmed.

It helps a lot if you have a basic understanding of OOP and really opens up a new horizon to take on!

Thank you very much for a wonderful teaching!
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Was very helpful, unlike other more disjointed classes you find on Unity basics, there is a step-by-step run-through of the different components for holistic learning. Would highly recommend to beginners at Unity who want to understand basic utilities of the game engine.
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Gaurav M
Gaurav completed this course.
The course was awesome as I started to have more interest in game development field. The course was explained really well and exercise were challenging as well. Thank you so much to the Edx and University team for developing this course
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Nice, easy, but (and this is important :) ) - complete introduction to Unity.

For the presentations, on them just put necessary key words, not the text which will be read. Everything else is excellent.

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Anonymous
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Thoughtfully explained and delivered. Enough detail that I could follow why actions were happening, but not so over explained that I found myself losing focus. Great course!
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Superb course. The right balance of theory and practical examples, culminating in a finished product that can be used as the basis for creating your own games.
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Super good, instructor was clear with what's happening and explained everything very nicely. Better then the Unity get started tutorials in my opinion
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Well done. Step-by-step explanations with good tips on how to go further. Very good place to start when learning Unity3D.
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