Making an Isometric Character Controller Jump in Unity

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Making an Isometric Character Controller Jump in Unity

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to create an isometric character controller in Unity 3D. I even made a video with instructions! The video has done surprisingly well and it has received a fair number of comments asking me questions. A lot of people want to extend the character controller in certain ways. Specifically, several people were … Read More

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

In modern game design and development, 2D and 3D animations are increasingly complex. If you’ve worked on a game in any capacity, you have probably come across a need to have, for example, a walking animation trigger a running animation based on movement speed. To tackle such a problem, Unity 3D has something called blend trees. In this post, we’ll … Read More

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Create an Isometric Camera and Character Controller in Unity

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Unity Tutorial: Create an Isometric Camera and Character Controller in Unity

In this post, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a simple isometric camera and character controller in Unity. By the end of this tutorial, you should have a simple 3D character that you can move around in an isometric scene using the WASD keys on your keyboard. What is an Isometric Game? An isometric game is one … Read More

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Unity Certification Drives Student Achievement

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Unity Certification Drives Student Achievement

Teach your students core STEM concepts and prepare them for bright careers in game development. Unity Certified Developer Courseware & Unity Certification provide both students and educators a clear pathway for learning, preparing, and evaluating key technical skills required in the game design industry. Unity Certified Developer Courseware & Certification Ensure student success and placement in game development programs for higher … Read More

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GameSalad 2D Game Maker: A Beginner’s Guide & Tutorial

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GameSalad 2D Game Maker: A Beginner’s Guide & Tutorial

If you’ve heard of GameSalad, but aren’t quite sure what it is we’ve put together this handy tutorial. Explore this easy-to-use 2d game development software and follow along with this introductory GameSalad tutorial we’ve put together.  Learn the basics, review the user interface and discover how to create a movable character. This article will get you familiar with the software and how GameSalad functions. Education discounts … Read More

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GameSalad STEM Education Bundles with Curriculum

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GameSalad STEM Bundles with Curriculum

If you are looking for new ways to boost confidence in STEM learning, GameSalad is a great solution for you. Like Unity, GameSalad is a game development tool – however, GameSalad STEM Bundles focus solely on 2D games and require no coding. Giving you more time to focus on teaching programming concepts. Instead of getting bogged down with traditional coding syntax, teach your students about … Read More

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Unity Collaborate Beta – What You Need To Know

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Almost a year ago, I wrote a blog post about setting up Unity to work with GitHub. After Unity got rid of their built-in Asset Server for version control, developers have had to turn to Git or SVN for their version control needs. However, Unity is adding another version control tool to your arsenal; Unity Collaborate. What is Unity Collaborate? … Read More

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001 Game Creator Makes Game Design a Breeze

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001 Game Creator Makes Game Design a Breeze

Formerly known as GG Maker, 001 Game Creator introduces young designers to the world of game design with an easy-to-use, intuitive platform. Create 2D and 3D games with the click of a mouse, thanks to the program’s graphically assisted scripting. That’s right, no coding skills required! Engage your students in game design, while exploring basic principles of science, technology, engineering … Read More

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Create a Fading Splash Screen Using Coroutines in Unity 3D

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

In this post, I’ll be talking about using coroutines in Unity 3D. The video below shows a step-by-step process for creating a fading splash screen using UI Elements and Coroutine scripting. In the video, I use C# for all the scripting. If you are not familiar, a coroutine is like a function that you can pause for a set amount … Read More

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