Learn Unity in 30 minute sessions with these bite-sized game dev tutorials on sale for less than $30
Unity has become one of the most used game engines in the world. An impressive list of hit indie titles—from Inside to Cities: Skylines to Superhot, and even Hollywood movies like The Jungle Book owe some or all of their creation to this versatile tool.
With such universal popularity and high-profile applications, you’d think Unity would be expensive, yes? Nope, it’s actually free. You also might think Unity would be dense and difficult to learn, right? Wrong again. It’s surprisingly straightforward — especially if you start with The 30-Minute Unity Bootcamp Bundle. Pro-tip: Buying each course elsewhere could cost up to $500 total. Buying them separately during the sale will cost $9.99 each, or you can get the entire collection for $19.99.
In five half-hour sessions, this online training program will take you on a Unity crash course, covering topics like coding, color, controls, physics, positioning, perspective, and much more. Whether you’ve never written a line of code, or you’re an up-and-coming developer looking to release your first FPS, this bundle of bite-sized Unity tutorials will get you to the next level.
Let’s take a closer look at the concepts you’ll explore in the included courses:
1. Quaternions and Math
If the work of Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton gets your adrenaline pumping, you’ll probably love this course. On the other hand, if you find yourself wondering, “WTF is a quaternion?!” you’ll probably still love this course. Regardless of your math savvy, this project-based training will provide an enjoyable and eye-opening intro to coding with C# and the basics of quaternions and math in Unity. By its conclusion, you’ll even have some cool projects to pad out your portfolio.
2. Coordinates and Vector 2s
In this course, you’ll take your first steps into the third dimension, learning the basics of the positioning system in Unity3D. By understanding how to manipulate coordinates and Vector 2s, you’ll be able to place your assets within your game’s space, add perspective, and enrich them with color. The 30-minute duration is sure to fly by, but you’ll have a cool new project to show for it when you finish.
3. Key Input
When you kill an opponent from 100 feet away in Call of Duty, do you ever wonder what’s happening behind the scenes to make such pwnage happen? This course may just quench your curiosity. It breaks down the process of assigning key inputs in Unity3D by teaching you how to build a simple first-person player. By the end of the course, your ersatz Master Chief will be shooting bullets within a real game scene of your own creation.
4. First-Person Controls
If you’ve ever played Shadow of the Colossus, you know that a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime gaming experience can still be marred by bad controls. This mechanic is absolutely vital to the playability of your game, so this course is not to be missed. It will have you working with Unity3D’s first-person controller to map key inputs to game actions and eventually set up a projectile-firing demo. Just don’t shoot anybody’s eye out.
From Pong to Portal, physics are the lynchpin of successful game design. If they work, you’ll ground the game in reality and have the chance to bend the rules in spectacular ways. If they don’t work, your game is going to look really silly. In this hands-on tutorial, you’ll design a project wherein you’ll bounce a virtual cube at a virtual wall. Through this simple exercise, you’ll discover the nuances of real-life simulation physics, and how to make them work realistically within your game.
Each lesson can be purchased individually for $9.99, but if you want the full, immersive experience, don’t miss your chance to get all five courses for just $19.99.
Save 89% on the The 30-Minute Unity Bootcamp Bundle