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Welcome to Rapid Gameplay Prototyping, the first course in Unity's Gameplay Programming Specialization! This course is exam preparation for Unity's Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification Exam. This course will challenge you with a series of realistic programming problems in Unity video-game projects, inspired by one or more of the topics covered in the Expert Gameplay Programmer Exam. Throughout this course, you will work on a 2D “infinite platformer” game project. This will help you practice prototyping core game play mechanics, including scripting GameObjects and their components, coordinating UI systems, and implementing UI scripting. You will also identify conflicts and implement solutions during the prototype stage. This is an advanced-level course, intended for industry game developers or very experienced Unity enthusiasts who are looking to “level-up” their gameplay programming and implementation strategies. To succeed in this courses, you should have at least 2-3 years of experience developing games with Unity. You should be familiar with the full-game lifecycle (working from early concept to launch), creating and working with Prefabs, understanding game asset and animation pipelines, and have some experience with Unity Services. You should also have advanced programming skills, particularly in the C# language....
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6 horas para completar

Core Gameplay Prototyping

For the first week of this course, you’ll get practice in identifying and configuring the required Components and key features for a game prototype from an analysis of a Game Design Document. You’ll develop the technical design for basic user controls, and behaviors for the player’s character and the NPCs, and then implement them....
Reading
10 videos (Total: 42 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
The Expert Gameplay Programmer Exam2m
Course Introduction1m
Understanding What the GDD Wants3m
Converting the GDD to Unity2m
Let the User Move3m
Refining User Control7m
Getting the Basics Set Up For the Most Basic NPC7m
Inheritance and Polymorphism5m
A Zoo for NPCs3m
Reading13 lecturas
The Expert Gameplay Programmer Exam10m
Course Prerequisites & Unity Resources10m
About the Challenges and Solutions10m
Infinite Platformer - Unity Project Files30m
Infinite Platformer Game Design Document (GDD)30m
Challenge 1 - Add User Controls30m
Solution to Challenge 1 - Add User Controls15m
Challenge 2 - Debug User Controls30m
Solution to Challenge 2 - Debug User Controls15m
Challenge 3 - Create an Enemy Prefabm
Solution to Challenge 3 - Create an Enemy Prefab15m
Challenge 4 - Add Walker Prefabm
Solution to Challenge 4 - Add Walker Prefab15m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Core Gameplay Prototyping15m

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2 horas para completar

UI Coordinate Systems

Providing feedback to the player is crucial for a game prototype, and nothing works as well to provide feedback as the User Interface. A UI has to be carefully constructed to deliver this feedback, though, and it has to be responsive. Thus knowledge of the various ways UI can be implemented into a game and how it performs across various devices is key to success. This week you’ll be having a look at the various UI coordinate systems in order to determine which best supports your game’s mechanics. Then you’ll implement a basic UI, keeping the aspect ratios of varying devices in mind, all while optimizing the UI's performance. When you’re done, you’ll have a UI that, once wired up to the appropriate game code, will provide valuable feedback. But most importantly, it won’t detract from the gameplay experience....
Reading
6 videos (Total: 14 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
What does the GDD Require?2m
Static Aspect Ratiosm
Dynamic Aspect Ratios2m
Configuring What Can Be Hit2m
Masking the Graphic Raycaster3m
Reading2 lecturas
Challenge 5 - Build the UI Canvasm
Solution to Challenge 5 - Build the UI Canvas15m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
UI Settings20m

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6 horas para completar

UI Scripting

Your UI is ready to provide feedback, and for that it needs data and methods of translating that data into visuals that user can quickly absorb. From simple meters for health or time, to complex maps showing player progress or proximity, these elements need to run smoothly and accurately. If your game must be localized into multiple languages, you’ll have to plan and execute for that, too. This week you’ll delve into the scripting side of UI. You’ll hook up last week’s UI to your gameplay, and add new features derived from scene data. All this has to perform well, which will require a look at the UI Profiler to determine how to optimize per platform. For elements that require localization, you’ll use a script to determine which assets need to be replaced. When you’re done, your UI will give you real-time feedback on your gameplay....
Reading
11 videos (Total: 58 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Any Feedback is Better Than None12m
Testing Through the UI7m
Adding a Mini-Map6m
Adding a Radar: Part 13m
Adding a Radar: Part 28m
The UI Profiler & Frame Debugger4m
UI Optimizations1m
Identify Localization Needs: Part 14m
Identify Localization Needs: Part 21m
Localization Implementation5m
Reading8 lecturas
Challenge 6 - Wire Up a Dynamic UIm
Solution to Challenge 6 - Wire Up a Dynamic UI15m
Challenge 7 - Add a Mini-Mapm
Solution to Challenge 7 - Add a Mini-Map15m
Challenge 8 - Add a Radarm
Solution to Challenge 8 - Add a Radar15m
Challenge 9 - Implement HUD Localizationm
Solution to Challenge 9 - HUD Localization15m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
UI Scripting20m

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4 horas para completar

Conflicts & Solutions During Prototype

The reason we prototype is to test an idea before fully committing to it. Ideas that sound amazing on paper may need a lot of tweaking, or may work great except for one big loophole. They may be completely infeasible, but through prototyping lead to something even better. By analyzing gameplay and making adjustments where needed, you can make a good idea into an amazing game. In this last week of Rapid Prototyping, you’ll be verifying the functioning of your procedural level generation and analyzing your prototype for any other conflicts in gameplay. Of course you’ll need to identify solutions for those conflicts should they emerge, and further prototype solutions. Some prototypes are made only to test an idea, while many go on to become the game should the idea be successful. Your prototype will be a fully playable game, ready for you to expand and iterate upon....
Reading
3 videos (Total: 16 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Making the Computer Provide Useful Feedback5m
On Paper2m
Reading3 lecturas
Infinite Platformer GDD10m
Instructor's Solution to Final Challenge15m
Congratulations!10m

Instructores

Dustin Carroll

Senior Technical Artist & Adjunct Instructor
Computing & Digital Media

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Acerca del programa especializado Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification Preparation

Welcome to Unity’s Expert Gameplay Programming Specialization! This Specialization is test-prep for the Unity Certified Expert: Gameplay Programmer exam. This Specialization includes 5 courses designed to challenge you with a series of realistic programming problems in Unity video-game projects, the kind true gameplay programming experts face every day. Each challenge is inspired by one or more of the topics covered in the Expert Gameplay Programmer exam, and by the end of this Specialization you will have had extensive, guided practice in the programming skills needed to pass this exam. This Specialization is intended for industry game developers or very experienced Unity enthusiasts who are looking to “level-up” their gameplay programming and implementation strategies. You should have at least 2-3 years of experience developing games with Unity, be familiar with the full-game lifecycle (working from early concept to launch), creating and working with Prefabs, understanding game asset and animation pipelines, and have some experience with Unity Services. You should also have advanced programming skills, particularly in the C# language....
Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification Preparation

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