The Ultimate Guide to Game Development with Unity (Official)
What you'll learn
- Master beginner C# concepts, like variables, "if" statements, and arrays
- Detect collisions, receive user input, and create player movements
- Create power-ups including triple shots, laser beams, speed boosts, and shields
- Apply shaders that transform your game backgrounds
- Create enemies with basic AI behavior
- Collect and destroy game objects
- Implement sound effects, background music, and particle effects
- Activate and use Unity’s Team Collaboration service
- Navigate the Unity Engine and discover unique features like the Asset Store
- Deploy your game to over 20 web or mobile platforms
- No prior programming or Unity experience is required. If you have worked in C# or Unity before, this course can help you fine-tune your game development skills.
- In this course, I will walk you through installing Unity on your computer. It will be helpful if you are comfortable with installing your own software.
- A basic understanding of mathematics (order of operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication) will facilitate comprehension of certain coding logic.
- Before beginning this course, you should be comfortable browsing the Web.
** This course has been updated as of June 19, 2023! **
*** Now includes the ENTIRE ultimate guide series! 20+ hours of new content added!
This course is authorized by and made in partnership with Unity Technologies.
If you are interested in developing amazing, commercial-quality games that are playable on a variety of platforms, then you've come to the right place. This Unity course is the only one of its kind that is approved by Unity Technologies on Udemy. What better way to learn how to develop games in Unity than with their authorized course? The Ultimate Guide to Game Development with Unity introduces you to the Unity Engine and to the fundamentals of C# programming. The course then dives into developing your first 2D and 3D games. You will discover how to set your games apart from the crowd by polishing them with Unity’s latest features, including post-processing effects and the animation system.
In this Unity course, you will:
Master C# concepts such as variables and if statements
Detect collisions, receive user input, and create player movements
Create power-ups including triple shots, laser beams, speed boosts, and shields
Apply shaders that transform your game backgrounds
Create enemies with basic AI behavior
Collect and destroy game objects
Implement sound effects, background music, and particle effects
Activate and use Unity’s Team Collaboration service
Navigate the Unity Engine and discover unique features such as the Asset Store
Deploy your game to over 20 web or mobile platforms using Unity
This Unity course also includes over 200 interactive challenges (New Content Added Weekly!) where you can test your knowledge with concepts you've just learned. These challenges will help you build three commercial-quality games: a 2D Galaxy Shooter Game with polished sprites and cinematic effects, a 3D Click to Move Stealth Game, and a 2D Dungeon Crawler Mobile Game. Get access to the unique artwork provided by this Unity course and add sophisticated features to your games that make you look like you’ve been programming for years.
Why Learn Game Development with Unity?
The gaming industry is a $200 billion industry worldwide. By 2025, that number is expected to be near $300 billion. With Unity being the most widely used engine to develop games across multiple platforms, there has never been a better time to get into the field. As you will learn, the types of games you can create with Unity and C# are limitless. Game development makes a great hobby, allowing you to learn a new skill and play your game with family and friends. It is also an exciting and rewarding career, where plenty of successful developers, including myself, have learned the fundamentals of game development through courses like this, and not in the traditional classroom setting. Every great game starts somewhere, so why not make it yours? While people often find coding or making games intimidating, this Unity course utilizes a unique teaching method that will allow you to gain a thorough understanding of concepts while you develop your own games. Thanks to the Unity community, you’ll be able to connect with other developers, work together on new projects, and make some incredible games!
Why Learn From Me
This is the first and only Unity game development course that has been co-created with Unity Technologies on Udemy. Because learning to code can be daunting, Unity Technologies wanted to create a course that helps new developers feel comfortable exploring the engine and developing games. I believe that the best way to learn how to code is by doing. Therefore, this is a highly interactive series that does not spoon-feed you the answers. The unique challenges integrated throughout this Unity course will ensure you not only know how to code something, but also understand the logic behind it. As a self-taught software engineer, I found that there simply weren’t any high-quality video tutorials that allowed beginners to truly grasp concepts essential to game development. To remedy this, I created my own YouTube video series focused on Unity game development, where I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of other people grow their passion for game development.
I’ve been working in Unity since the initial public release of version 2.6, and I’ve authored a book on Unity 3.X. Since beginning my career in software development, I’ve been fortunate enough to develop games for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and several indie game companies. I’ve also developed enterprise augmented reality applications for Fortune 500 companies like Coca-Cola, GE, and Thyssenkrupp. Teaching has always been a passion of mine, and I hope you will see that throughout this course.
Upon completing this Unity course, you will understand the concepts of C# programming and be able to continue developing your own 2D and 3D games. You will also feel confident knowing that you have mastered the latest and greatest game development techniques that will propel you to success in your professional or personal aspirations.
Join me on this adventure today! I’ll see you inside the course.
Who this course is for:
- The ideal student for this course is someone who is interested in game development with Unity and C# and is looking for an interactive, project-based course.
- People interested in developing commercial quality 2D and 3D games either professionally or as a hobby.
- Anyone seeking an understanding of best coding practices such as organization with your project and optimal development workflow that are essential to game development.
- This course is not for someone who is an advanced game developer. This course is also not for students who are not interested in learning to code as you will get an introduction to the fundamentals of C# programming.
Jonathan Weinberger is an accomplished software engineer and the CEO and Founder of GameDevHQ, a prominent Unity training company revolutionizing the game development industry. With nearly 15 years of experience in working with C# and Unity, Jonathan has made a significant impact by developing applications for renowned Fortune 500 companies.
Throughout his career, Jonathan has built applications for global giants such as AT&T, GE, Coca-Cola, ThyssenKrupp, and many others. His technical prowess and expertise in Unity and C# have allowed him to create cutting-edge solutions that cater to the unique needs of these industry leaders. Moreover, Jonathan's ability to deliver enterprise trainings to top engineers at prestigious organizations like Apple and NBC Universal showcases his in-depth knowledge and proficiency in the field.
Driven by his passion for utilizing game development as a gateway to software engineering, Jonathan has helped numerous individuals launch successful careers in Unity. Through GameDevHQ, he empowers aspiring developers by providing them with comprehensive resources, mentorship, and guidance. Jonathan firmly believes that the skills acquired in game development can pave the way for lucrative careers, enabling individuals to earn impressive salaries ranging from $50,000 to $70,000 per year.
As the CEO and Founder of GameDevHQ, Jonathan Weinberger leads with a vision to transform the learning experience and professional growth of aspiring game developers. His dedication, combined with his vast industry experience and expertise, has positioned GameDevHQ as a trusted platform for individuals seeking to excel in Unity game development and achieve their career aspirations.
Unity Technologies offers a platform for creating beautiful and engaging 2D, 3D, VR, and AR games and apps. A powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor enable you to realize your creative vision fast, and deliver your content to virtually any media or device. You can easily connect to your audiences on PCs, consoles, the web, mobile devices, home entertainment systems, embedded systems, or head-mounted displays.
More than an engine, Unity helps you achieve ongoing success. It offers everything you need to develop quality content, boost your productivity, and connect with your audience. Tools and resources include the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, Unity Everyplay, and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe.
GameDevHQ uses game development as a gateway to software engineering and prepares individuals for a career in coding.
The Professional Unity Developers Program is a workforce development program that focuses on job placement and getting careers in the gaming industry and beyond. This program helps students transition to a new career as a software engineer earning $50,000 or more in as little as 4-6 months, working with industry experts, and receiving real-time support.
Introducing Thomas Kesler, a highly accomplished Unity Developer and our esteemed Udemy instructor. With an unwavering passion for growth and a strong commitment to excellence, Thomas has honed his skills as a Unity software engineer in team collaborative environments.
Thomas's expertise in Unity development is backed by an impressive track record, including his roles as Lead Technical Coach and Director of Engineering at GameDevHQ. Throughout his career, he has showcased exceptional leadership abilities, overseeing and delegating tasks across teams to ensure seamless project execution. His aptitude for resource management and his ability to drive teams towards success set him apart as an outstanding professional.
With a deep love for Unity, Thomas remains at the forefront of the industry, constantly staying updated on the latest trends and advancements in its development. This commitment to continuous learning empowers him to deliver cutting-edge knowledge to his students, enabling them to stay ahead in the fast-paced world of game development.
Thomas brings his wealth of experience and expertise to the Udemy platform, sharing his profound understanding of Unity's intricacies with aspiring developers. Through his comprehensive courses, he fosters a collaborative learning environment, empowering students to unlock their full potential.
Embark on an exciting educational journey with Thomas Kesler as your guide and gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in Unity development. With his dedication and passion for teaching, he aims to equip his students with the necessary tools to thrive in the world of game development.
Enroll in Thomas Kesler's courses on Udemy today and embark on a transformative learning experience that will propel you towards becoming a proficient Unity developer.