Holistic Mobile Game Development with Unity: An All-In-One Guide to Implementing Mechanics, Art Design and Programming for iOS and Android Games. Master mobile game design and development in this all-in-one guide to creating iOS and Android games in the cutting-edge game engine, Unity.
The independent developer has ascended, and the new business model demands agility. You have to be able to work on all aspects of game creation, and your team’s game will publish directly to platforms like Android, iPhone, and Facebook. You’ll use Unity, the hottest game engine out there, to do it. In order to earn your place on the elite development team, you must master both sides of the development coin: art and programming.
Computer games have evolved from simple, little programs to major Hollywood-type productions. And today’s player expectations have kept pace with this evolution – they expect truly believable gaming environments with complex stories, characters, and action. To achieve this quality, developers need to incorporate the most cutting-edge tools and techniques available.
The Star Trek series has inspired not only armchair fans, but also the researchers who are trying to better the human race, developing the devices of the future, and struggling to conquer space travel. The Star Trek series was also the inspiration for this book, which examines the artificial intelligences portrayed in the shows. The question we’ll be asking throughout this book is, “How do we get from where we are now to the point where we are able to create truly exceptional artificial beings such as Holodeck characters, Lieutenant Commander Data, and the Emergency Medical Hologram?”