Unity Game Development in 24 Hours 2th Edition


In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity 2021 game engine at the heart of Inside, Kerbal Space Program, Subnautica, and many other sizzling-hot games! This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach teaches you everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.

  • Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unity game development tasks.
  • Four sample game projects illustrate the topics.
  • Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
  • Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
  • Notes and Tips point out shortcuts and solutions.

Learn how to…

  • Get up and running fast with the Unity 2021 game engine and editor
  • Work efficiently with Unity’s graphical asset pipeline
  • Make the most of lights and cameras
  • Sculpt stunning worlds with Unity’s terrain and environmental tools
  • Script tasks ranging from capturing input to building complex behaviors
  • Quickly create repeatable, reusable game objects with prefabs
  • Implement easy, intuitive game user interfaces
  • Control players through built-in and custom character controllers
  • Build realistic physical and trigger collisions
  • Leverage the full power of Unity’s Animation and Timeline systems
  • Integrate complex audio into your games
  • Use mobile device accelerometers and multi-touch displays
  • Build engaging 2D games with Unity’s 2D tools and Tilemap
  • Apply the “finishing touches”and deploy your games


The Unity game engine is an incredibly powerful and popular choice for professional and
amateur game developers alike. This book has been written to get readers up to speed and
working in Unity as fast as possible (about 24 hours to be exact) while covering fundamental principles of game development. Unlike other books that only cover specific topics or
spend the entire time teaching a single game, this book covers a large array of topics while
still managing to contain four games! Talk about a bargain. By the time you are done reading this book, you won’t have just theoretical knowledge of the Unity game engine. You will
have a portfolio of games to go with it.

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