Steamworks and Unity – P2P Multiplayer

Some time ago we talked about how to integrate Steamworks.NET with Unity game. It is a good start, but now let’s go further and talk about multiplayer in Steam. This won’t be a tutorial, but a guide on using Steamworks in your own game. We will be using Steamworks.NET library that is a wrapper to steam_api.dll. Please […]

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Myths and Facts of the Unity Game Engine

Unity is only for games It’s a myth. Of course Unity has been created as a game engine, but it’s so flexible that it is successfully being used in other industries, such as architecture, medicine, and engineering. For an example, see 3RD Planet. It is the largest online consumer event platform, showcasing the top tourist destinations in each […]

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Using Visual Studio Code with Unity

Microsoft recently released Visual Studio Code, a cross-platform, lightweight IDE based on GitHub Atom worth considering as an alternative to MonoDevelop. Unity’s team has decided to stop distributing Unity with MonoDevelop for new Unity versions. Instead, you will get Visual Studio Community bundled. Unfortunately for Mac and Linux users, you’re still bound to use MonoDevelop as default. Let’s try something else! Don’t […]

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How to Use Unity’s Resources Folder

Unity has several kinds of special folders. One of them is the Resources folder. Simple concept of storing assets is well-explained in the official documentation: Generally, you create instances of assets in a scene to use them in gameplay but Unity also lets you load assets on demand from a script. You do this by placing the […]

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How to Make a Custom Editor Window in Unity

Today we will cover creating custom Unity editor windows. They can be used in many different ways. Most probably you know them from 3rd party assets. Even if you’re not an asset developer, creating custom windows may help you greatly with your game development! One of good examples of how the custom Unity editor window may be used is […]

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[Tutorial] – Create a Procedurally Generated Terrain for a 2D Infinite Runner Game in Unity

How to create 2D infinite runner in Unity

Have you ever been thinking of creating infinite runner game with the Unity? This kind of games can be quite challenging even for experienced developers. One of the things you most probably want to have in your game, is a procedurally generated terrain. Here we will show you how to achieve such feature using the […]

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How to Implement a Game Cheats Subsystem Within Unity3D

How to create cheat codes for games in Unity

When you’re creating a game, you have to play it again and again, repeat some scenarios or create new ones. Also, you have to do it fast, because if any kind of scenario requires from you playing your game or any level from the beginning just to get the desired result, you’re wasting your time […]

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A Story of NullReferenceException [Part 2]

This is a story of NullReferenceException part 2. If you haven’t read the part one, you can still do it here. Don’t trust GetComponent() GetComponent() is a commonly used function to access current GameObject’s component. Here’s a code snippet showing how to disable object’s renderer, so it is no longer visible in the game view.

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A Story of NullReferenceException [Part 1]

Once upon a time there was a little boy living with his mother alone between the mountains. They lived a peaceful life. One day the boy’s mother got very sick. The boy called for a doctor, the best in the valley. When the doctor finally came, he examined the woman. Unfortunately, there was only one medicine for […]

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Mobile Optimization – Garbage Collector

What is the Garbage Collector? Let’s look at a definition on MSDN: The .NET Framework’s garbage collector manages the allocation and release of memory for your application. Each time you create a new object, the common language runtime allocates memory for the object from the managed heap. As long as address space is available in […]

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Using threads with Unity

If you’re an experienced developer then you most probably worked with threads at some point of your career. As you’re now working with Unity, you most probably have forgotten about how the threads were once important to you. Unity as a game engine handles many things for you. It also introduces a functionality called Coroutines […]

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Mobile Optimization – Unity Profiler

Mobile Optimization with Unity Profiler

In the previous Mobile Optimization series post we talked about how important the batching is. We talked about how to use Unity Profiler in order to inspect how many batches are actually made. Now we will talk a little more about the Profiler itself. If you already know about it you may learn something new! The idea […]

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