Unity Zombie Tower Defence Game

Tower defence games are continuing to gain in popularity online. In this course I am going to show you how to create your own zombie tower defence game.

When I was creating this course I was initially thinking, should it be an overhead tower defence style game, or should it be a first person shooter style game. Well, when you have two great ideas, why not combine them. So this is a Hybrid of both overhead point and click as well as first person shooter.

The techniques covered in this course can be used to make any type of defence style games. Think of this as a template that you can use again and again and you can customise the game any way you like to realise your vision.

So what is covered in the course:

  • We develop a system for placing props into the level, with the ability to change items using an easy to create User Interface
  • Items can be placed freehand, or by pressing the spacebar, can be made to snap together either horizontally or vertically
  • Each item will have different purposes. Some will simply block the zombies, some will damage the zombies, some will blow them up, and in the case of the gun turrets, these will target and shoot the zombies
  • Once you have laid out your items the zombies will then begin spawning into the scene and you will enter into first person mode
  • You can change between overhead and first person modes to quickly navigate the map
  • We will setup a range of weapon types, ammo amounts and damage styles for each weapon, including sniper scope for the sniper rifle
  • You will have access to six zombies that I created for this course. You can use them in any of your other games too
  • The objective is to defend the tower. You must kill all the zombies on each level to unlock the next level

This course can be taken by anyone using the free Unity game engine. A basic understanding of C# code is suggested for you to make the most of this course. By the end of the course you will have another completed game in your portfolio. You will have developed your skills to an intermediate level and be ready to make your own Unity games.

So why not enroll today, and I look forward to seeing you in my course.

Thanks to the artists from Sketchfab for their 3D models used in this course

Create an RPG game in Unity

Create an RPG Game in Unity

My latest course is now available on Udemy. For the next 30 days it is available at just $12.99

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In this course I am going to take you through the process step by step:

Setting up the terrain and level layout

creating menus and inventory systems

setting up an onscreen mini map

creating a shop system to buy ingredients for potions or weapons and armour

setting up a dynamic inventory menu where you can mix potions to create unique magic attacks

spawning in enemies and boss characters with combat systems and navigation pathfinding

setting up player magic attacks and melee combat

saving and loading player progress

This is a huge course covering more than 40 hours and is intended for learners who have a basic familiarity with Unity and C# coding

By the end of this course you will learn key concepts in advanced game design and upgrade your knowledge of C# coding to an intermediate level

You will also have a completed RPG fantasy game which you can include in your portfolio, share with friends or even sell online

I have over 9 years experience of teaching Unity and like all my courses I make learning game design fun and easy, this is why my courses are highly recommended by my learners in the reviews.

So, why not enrol today and I look forward to seeing you in my course.

February Sale!

My courses are on sale for the next five days. You can buy them for just $9.99 using the vouchers below.

Hope you enjoy the courses.

Unity Pro builder Warehouse

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Optimising a mobile game in Unity

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Make a driving game in Unity

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Animating in Unity

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Make a fighting game in Unity

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Unity level design: Abandoned House

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Unity environment design

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Unity third person shooter

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Make a horror survival game in Unity

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Unity Pro Builder Warehouse

In this course I am going to be showing you how to use Unity Pro builder to create a modular warehouse building.

  • Pro builder is a free 3D design package, much like Blender or Maya that you can use directly inside of Unity.
  • I will be taking you through the process of modelling and texturing individual modular items that can later be pieced together to build larger assets for your games.
  • I will be showing you a professional workflow for setting everything up from a blank scene through to a completed project.
  • Once we have built all of the modular objects I will then show you the process of snapping items together to build a final piece. Because the items are modular it means you can lay them out in any way you want. So you can build lots of different levels just using the same pieces.
  • We will then cover the process of baking light maps and adding post process effects to build a AAA quality scene.
  • By the end of this course you will be really confident using Pro builder and you will have developed the skills to go onto design your own 3D assets for your games directly in Unity.

So, why not enrol today and I look forward to seeing you in my course.

Black Friday Sales 2021

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Optimising a mobile game in Unity

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Make a driving game in Unity

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Animating in Unity

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Make a Fighting Game in Unity

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Unity Level Design: Abandoned House

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Unity Environment Design

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Unity Third Person Shooter

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Make a Horror Survival Game in Unity

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Make a driving game in Unity

Make a driving game in Unity

Make a complete driving game using Unity.

In this course I will show you how to create your own race tracks in Blender. We will then import into Unity and set up different types of race cars including Formula 1 style and racing cars.

Each car will have its own driving style and you can customise each car in the inspector.

This course will also cover:

  • Different handling on grass, gravel and road surfaces
  • Setting up AI cars which will compete against you in race mode.
  • Checkpoints and lap counting
  • Keeping track of car positions and displaying finish place at the end of the race
  • Mini map and mini map markers for all cars
  • Main menu, race track select menu and a car showroom, so you can buy extra cars.
  • Choosing different colours for the cars you buy
  • Leaderboard and race stats
  • Save system to save your credits and high scores
  • Race customisation system from the track options menu
  • Keyboard and gamepad control systems
  • Terrain sculpting and texturing to add extra details

By the end of this course you will have a complete game that you can continue to develop and add to. You will have also developed the skills to go onto develop your own games.

(Please note this is for computer only, it is not designed for mobile gaming)

I look forward to seeing you in my course.

Available for just $12.99 until the end of July

History of Gran Turismo

At the moment I am creating a driving based game tutorial in Unity.

I thought it would be good to share the history and evolution of one of the most sophisticated driving simulator games – Gran Turismo

Starting out on Playstation 1, this game is constantly pushing the boundaries of what you can achieve in driving sims on console and PC.

My driving course will be ready within the next month, so stay tuned for that.

Animating in Unity

Animating in Unity

My newest course is now available on Udemy.

Learn how to use Cinemachine, Animation Rigging, Unity Timeline and the Animator window to create animations in Unity

You will learn a wide variety of animation techniques and concepts in this course by completing four projects.

Project 1 – Monolith (Standard 3D Template)

We will be creating the surface of the moon, the earth and importing a spacestation to create a space fly through animated cut scene. We will be using several cameras and animating between them using Unity timeline. We will look at pacing and timing to get the imagery to match the pacing of background music.

Project 2 – Speed Tournament (Universal Render Pipeline (URP) Template)

We will be creating a photorealistic environment and importing a race track and race car to create a dynamic animated cut scene for a racing style game. The shots will be more dynamic and exciting and we will be creating these by using Cinemachine. We will be using virtual cameras and dolly cameras with tracks. We will be incorporating physics elements alongside keyframed animation. We will look at techniques for creating impressive slow motion effects. We will be blending between different post processing effects to create depth of field shots, lens flares and more, to give the animation a AAA quality feel to it.

Project 3 – Shootout (High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) Template)

We will setup a low poly desert scene with a cowboy shootout involving three cowboy characters. We will use the Animation rigging package to setup multiple constraints to control the cowboy characters using Inverse Kinematics (IK). We will incorporate Two bone IK, Position constraints, rotation constraints,  look at, parent constraints and finger IK to create a fluid animation rig for each character to make it easy to make complex character animations. We will continue to use Cinemachine to create the shots that will tell a short story.

Project 4 – Blendshapes (Standard 3D Template)

Using a pre made character, we will create our own blend shapes for the face and clothes in Blender. We will then import the character and animations into Unity and assign the correct avatar. We will animate the character’s facial expressions and this time we will use the animator window to create a non linear structure of animations that are controlled by Parameters that are controlled by C# script. This will make the final animation more interactive.

You can complete the projects in any order you like to develop different skills.

By the end of this course you will have developed a wide range of skills and techniques that will improve your own animated cut scenes and animated movies using the Unity real time game engine.

Why not enrol today and I’ll look forward to seeing you in my course.

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