Understand the basic mechanics of the Adventure! Easter Egg
Understand how to set up a 3D scene to appear as a 2D game
Understand how to implement simple, 1980s mechanics in C#, such as picking up and dropping items
In this one-hour, project-based course, we will recreate the first ever "Easter Egg" in game development history! Easter Eggs in video games are hidden features that can be revealed by pressing a combination of buttons, completing a task in a certain way or exploring remote or obscure areas of a game. They can be hidden messages from the programmers, hidden music tracks or art, even a complete hidden level. In this guided project, we will recreate the Easter egg secretly created by developer Warren Robinett in Atari’s 1980 game, Adventure! You'll learn how to set up a simple 2D environment similar to rooms from the original game; how to make the player move with the keyboard and enable the player to pick up and drop objects in the same way as Adventure!; and how to write a C# script that will reveal the Easter egg once all the requirements are met. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Introduction and License Activation
Set Up a 3-Room Scene
Set Up Player, Camera, Movement
Enable Player to Pick Up Objects
Enable Player to Drop Objects
Monitor Item Requirements for Secret Room
Create Wall-Flash Mechanic
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
What will I get if I purchase a Guided Project?
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How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
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Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
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What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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