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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Advanced Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2-3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Core Gameplay Prototyping

10 videos (Total 42 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
10 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
13 readings
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 Prefab1h
Solution to Challenge 3 - Create an Enemy Prefab15m
Challenge 4 - Add Walker Prefab1h
Solution to Challenge 4 - Add Walker Prefab15m
1 practice exercise
Core Gameplay Prototyping15m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

UI Coordinate Systems

6 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
What does the GDD Require?2m
Static Aspect Ratios54s
Dynamic Aspect Ratios2m
Configuring What Can Be Hit2m
Masking the Graphic Raycaster3m
2 readings
Challenge 5 - Build the UI Canvas1h
Solution to Challenge 5 - Build the UI Canvas15m
1 practice exercise
UI Settings20m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

UI Scripting

11 videos (Total 58 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
11 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
8 readings
Challenge 6 - Wire Up a Dynamic UI1h
Solution to Challenge 6 - Wire Up a Dynamic UI15m
Challenge 7 - Add a Mini-Map1h
Solution to Challenge 7 - Add a Mini-Map15m
Challenge 8 - Add a Radar1h
Solution to Challenge 8 - Add a Radar15m
Challenge 9 - Implement HUD Localization1h
Solution to Challenge 9 - HUD Localization15m
1 practice exercise
UI Scripting20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Conflicts & Solutions During Prototype

3 videos (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Making the Computer Provide Useful Feedback5m
On Paper2m
3 readings
Infinite Platformer GDD10m
Instructor's Solution to Final Challenge15m
Congratulations!10m

Instructors

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Dustin Carroll

Senior Technical Artist & Adjunct Instructor
Computing & Digital Media

About Unity

Unity Technologies offers a platform for creating beautiful and engaging 2D, 3D, VR, and AR games and apps. A powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor enable you to realize your creative vision fast, and deliver your content to virtually any media or device. You can easily connect to your audiences on PCs, consoles, the web, mobile devices, home entertainment systems, embedded systems, or head-mounted displays. More than an engine, Unity helps you achieve ongoing success. It offers everything you need to develop quality content, boost your productivity, and connect with your audience. Tools and resources include the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, Unity Everyplay, and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. ...

About the Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification Preparation Specialization

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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