The Udemy course “Learn to Code by Making Games: The Complete Unity Developer” is project-based, so you will not just be learning dry programming concepts, but applying them immediately to real indie games as you go. All the project files will be included, as well as additional references and resources – you’ll never get stuck. There are talking-head videos, powerful diagrams, quality screencasts and more.
The course uses Unity 3D – a platform which enables you to make production-quality games. Furthermore, these games can be created for Windows, MacOS, iOS (even iOS 9), Android and Web from a single source! If you’re a complete beginner, the course will teach you all the coding and game design principles you’ll need. If you’re an artist, it will teach you to bring your assets to life. If you’re a coder, it will teach you game design principles.
Learn to Code by Making Games – Course Content
In the course, you will learn C# (a powerful modern language), including Test Driven Development, a highly valuable skill. You will also gain general knowledge of game development.
Unity 5: The first part of the course is taught in Unity 4. 6, as this is well established and stable. When you get to Bowlmaster we upgrade to Unity 5, and start using its great new features. You can use Unity 5 from the start if you wish, with only minor code differences.
The course comprises over 280 lectures organized into twelve sections, as follows:
Section 1: Introduction And Setup
Section 2: Number Wizard: Basic Scripting
Section 3: Text101 – Text Adventure
Section 4: Number Wizard UI
Section 5: Block Breaker
Section 6: Laser Defender
Section 7: Glitch Garden: A Plants vs. Zombies Clone
Section 8: Bowlmaster: 10-Pin Bowling
Section 9: Zombie Runner FPS
Section 10: Twin Sticks 2.5D
Section 11: Ahoy Matey RTS Multiplayer
Section 12: Next Steps
- Mac or PC capable of running Unity 3D.
- A copy of Unity 4.6.3 for early content, free from Unity.
- A copy of Unity 5 for later content, also free.
- A copy of Blender, free from www.Blender.org
- Some programming experience helpful, but not required.
What Students Have to Say About This Course
This is one of the top selling courses on Udemy, so it really is no surprise that over 114,000 students are enrolled in it. Of those, over 13,000 have left reviews on the quality of the course and their experience with it. Overall, the course has a 5-star rating and loads of positive feedback.
Students who reviewed the course really enjoyed the instructor’s lectures and approach to teaching. They liked the fact that the material was really clear and easy to follow, so even beginners felt at ease.
Those who have taken this course have also stated that it has everything you would want from an online program. You really dive right into what it takes to start coding and designing fun games.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Instructor: Ben Tristem and Sam Pattuzzi
- Lectures: 303
- Video: 52 Hours
- Skill level: All levels