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Monthly Monday News - December 4, 2023

There are plenty of goings-on in the world of game development. With the holiday season in full swing, there’s more than enough time left in the year for some last-minute bombs to drop. This week features sales, software, spooky games, and more.

Last Second Sales

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Aurora TD Released on Web and Android Devices!

Aurora Tower Defense has just been released for PC, Mac, and Android devices. Play for free in your browser now!

Unity Animator State Machine Tutorial

Technical talk from Matt Bauer about Unity animator state machines in Nauticus Act III. Simplify Unity state machines into manageable sub-components.

Turrets and Missiles Tutorial

Video tutorial about turrets and missiles in a rail shooter built with Unity3d.

How to use a sprite sheet in Unity3d

Build a running animation for your character in Unity3d starting from a sprite sheet

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Plotting a Game Path

As a game dev, creating an engaging game that hooks players is crucial. The critical path, a sequence of objectives, plays a key role. Here's a step-by-step guide for plotting it.

Worldbuilding in Video Games

Building a narrative setting for your games is very important. Think through the vision for your world, draw from other work and experiences, and consider the limitations to build a compelling and interesting universe.

Writing Dialogue for Video Games

Writing good dialogue for video games is an essential skill for game developers to master, as it helps to bring the game's characters and story to life, and makes the game more immersive for players.

Using Cellular Automata to Create a Random Map Generator

Learn how to programmatically generate earth-like terrain using cellular automata.

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C# Lesson 4

You truly need this lesson from our beginner series if you aren't familiar with using a Boolean in C#.

C# Lesson 8

Characters, the data type that's just a little less useful than a string.

C# Project 1

Test out your knowledge on basic C# programming with a challenging project doing conversions. Covers lessons 1-6 from the beginner series.

C# Lesson 2

Learn how to read input from the user in the second lesson from our series on learning C# for beginners.

Videos

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Deploying Unity Games to Android Part II

An addendum to a previous post that gives additional details if you're still having trouble deploying your Unity games to an Android device.

Enemy Health and Explosions

Video tutorial about managing enemy health in a rail shooter built with Unity3d. We'll also discuss killing enemies in fiery explosions.

Tower Defense Tutorials Part 5

The fifth video tutorial of a series which takes you through the process of building a tower defense game.

Tower Defense Tutorials Part 6

The sixth video tutorial of a series which takes you through the process of building a tower defense game.

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Aurora TD Released on Web and Android Devices!

Aurora Tower Defense has just been released for PC, Mac, and Android devices. Play for free in your browser now!

Aurora TD Update!

The Final Parsec team has made a released a new version of Aurora Tower Defense and they're making a blog post to brag about it.

Aurora TD Final Update!

The Final Parsec team brags about their latest and final release of the Aurora Tower Defense game.

Deploying Unity Games to Android Part II

An addendum to a previous post that gives additional details if you're still having trouble deploying your Unity games to an Android device.

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A* Pathfinding Tutorial

Technical talk from Matt Bauer about A* pathfinding in Nauticus Act III.

A* Pathfinding Visualization

See a few video examples of a Unity program that visualizes A* pathfinding in a user friendly way with a tracing option.

Announcing the Tower Defense Tutorial Video Series!

The first video tutorial of a series which takes you through the process of building a tower defense game.

Tower Defense Tutorials Part 2

The second video tutorial of a series which takes you through the process of building a tower defense game.