Unity Games by Tutorials Now Complete: Plus Discount & Giveaway!

We’re thrilled to tell you that the final complete version of Unity Games by Tutorials is available today! By Chris Belanger.

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About the Authors

Of course, this book would be nothing without our great team of passionate gamers and developers:

MikeMike Berg is a full-time game artist who is fortunate enough to work with many indie game developers from all over the world. When he’s not manipulating pixel colors, he loves to eat good food, spend time with his family, play games and be happy. You can check out his work at www.weheartgames.com.

SeanSean Duffy is a software engineer by day, and hobbyist game and tools developer by night. He loves working with Unity, and is also a Unity Asset Store developer with a special focus on 2D tools to help other game developers. Some of Sean’s more popular Unity Assets include his 2D Shooter Bullet and Weapon System and 2D Homing Missiles assets. You can find Sean on Twitter at @shogan85.

BrianBrian Moakley leads the Unity team at raywenderlich.com and also produces video tutorials on iOS, Unity, and various other topics. When not writing or coding, Brian enjoys story driven first person shooters, reading genre fiction, and epic board game sessions with friends.

EricEric Van de Kerckhove is a belgian hobbyist game dev and has been so for more than 10 years. He started with DarkBasic, RPG Maker, Game Maker & XNA and now he makes games using Unity. Eric also takes interest in 3D modelling, vector art and playing video games.

AnthonyAnthony Uccello is a hardcore gamer and has been playing games since the Atari. The only thing he loves more than playing games is making them with Unity. He has contributed to 2 published video games on both iOS and Android. Anthony is a Senior Consultant at Infusion and is working on his own dungeon-crawling-tactical-RPG video game during his off hours. AnthonyUccello.com

What is Unity?

Unity is a a professional game engine used to create games like City Skylines, Hearthstone, the Long Dark, and more.

Unity’s aim is to “democratize” game development, by providing a AAA-level engine to independent game developers in a way that is both affordable and accessible.

Here are our top 5 reasons why Unity is great:

  1. It’s free to use. If you’re an indie game developer, you can download and start using Unity for free, which is great when you’re just learning.
  2. It’s cross-platform. With Unity, you make your game once and you can build it for a variety of platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and more.
  3. It has a visual editor. Unlike other game platforms where you have to type tons of code before you see anything on the screen, with Unity you can simply import an asset and drag and drop. This visual style of development is great for beginners and professionals alike, and makes game development fast and fun.
  4. Live debugging. With Unity you can click a button to preview your game instantly in the editor, and you can even modify game objects on the fly. For example, you can drag new enemies onto the level as you play it, tweak gameplay values and more, allowing for an iterative game design process.
  5. Unity is fun! You can think of Unity like a box of legos: the only limits are those of your own imagination.

Here’s our recommendation:

  • If you are an experienced iOS developer making a simple game and want to target iOS devices only, you may want to consider using one of Apple’s game frameworks. They are very easy to learn and leverage much of your existing iOS development experience.
  • If you want to target non-iOS devices, or if you want to make games at a professional level, you may want to consider using Unity. Unity is much more powerful than the Apple game frameworks, and does not lock you into the iOS ecosystem, and that’s well worth the increased learning curve.
Unity vs. Sprite Kit and Scene Kit: You might wonder which you should use: Unity, or one of the Apple game frameworks like Sprite Kit or Scene Kit.

Unity Games by Tutorials Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of this massive book, we’re giving away ten free PDF copies of Unity Games by Tutorials, along with some sweet Unity and raywenderlich.com swag:


Each winner will receive a free PDF copy of Unity Games by Tutorials, a great-looking Unity hat and a raywenderlich.com magnet set.

To enter into the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

What game would you love to build in Unity?

We’ll announce the lucky winners on Friday in a special post on the site. Good luck to everyone!

Note: International giveaway winners will receive the PDF copy of Unity Games by Tutorials only. You must have a U.S. shipping address to receive the hat and magnet set.

Where to Go From Here?

Unity Games by Tutorials is currently available for a $10 off discount. And even better – you can also get an additional 10% off on this book — or anything else in our store — with the code IOS10FEAST.

The $10 off discount expires on Friday, so be sure to snag it while you still can!

Here’s how to get your hands on this book:

The Unity team and I hope you enjoy the book, and we can’t wait to see your future games!

Chris Belanger


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