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Learn Unity for Android Game Development

A Guide to Game Design, Development, and Marketing

Authors: Sinicki, Adam

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  • Utilize the newest versions of Unity (5.x) and Android (7) to develop a fully functioning game
  • Gain insight into 3D game development and Virtual Reality
  • Learn how to publish and promote your Android app
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About this book

Get a thorough and practical introduction to Unity development for Android devices with no previous experience with game development needed. In this book, you'll go through every step from downloading and installing Unity and the Android SDK, to creating fully functional games. The bulk of Learn Unity for Android Game Development is a simple project to create a 2D platform game complete with touchscreen controls, physics, enemies, respawning, collectibles and more.
The book closes with a brief introduction to creating 3D games, virtual reality games for the Gear VR, and other more advanced applications. It also provides some guidance on publishing and marketing, as well as thinking about game design and mechanics. Resources including sprites and scripts are provided in the code download.

What You Will Learn

  • Install Unity with the Android SDK
  • Understand and use scripts, prefabs and Android Studio
  • Design a great game
  • Build a game app
  • Add a bit of polish
  • Deploy for various Android devices
  • Build and deploy for 3D games, virtual reality and more
  • Promote your game and make money

Who This Book Is For
This book requires no previous experience with programming or game development of any kind.  Prior experience with the Android ecosystem recommended.  

About the authors

Adam Sinicki has a lot of experience developing for Android having created the successful Multiscreen Multitasking and collaborated with YouTube and Coldfusion on the Voxis Launcher. Multiscreen Multitasking was pre-installed software on over 60,000 handsets from Celkon and Intex. Adam currently writes for the news site Android Authority where he has previously tackled this subject.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Why This Is an Incredibly Exciting Time to Develop Games for Android

    Sinicki, Adam

    Pages 1-15

  • Introducing Unity and Getting Set Up

    Sinicki, Adam

    Pages 17-37

  • Finding Your Way Around Unity

    Sinicki, Adam

    Pages 39-58

  • Adding Physics and Getting Started With Coding

    Sinicki, Adam

    Pages 59-74

  • Filling the World with Prefabs, Effectors, and Collectibles

    Sinicki, Adam

    Pages 75-98

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2704-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2703-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learn Unity for Android Game Development
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Game Design, Development, and Marketing
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Adam Sinicki
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2704-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2704-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2703-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 199 illustrations in colour
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