In this course, you learn how to build a game using portals with Unity and Blender. This course
is unique because we make both the code and the art for the game from scratch. We teach you
the fundamentals of designing, coding, and modeling a 3D game.
First you design the game and its functionality in Unity. You learn how to code in C# and build
video game levels. Don’t worry if you’ve never coded before. We start simple and add more
to the game as the course goes on.
Unity is one of the most popular platforms in game development. You can use Unity to build 2D
and 3D games. Unity is cross-platform, which means it is easy to use with other platforms.
Then you create the 3D models for the game in Blender. You build all the art assets for the
game. You learn how to integrate your art from Blender into Unity.
Blender, like Unity, is a popular production suite that is free to download. Blender is a
revolutionary tool for making 3D art digitally. With Blender, you can make art assets for games,
like we do in this course.
Is this course for me?
Even if you’re not an artist, you can make basic art models. You may have heard of Axiom
Verge and Stardew Valley. These games are million-dollar successes. But did you know that
only one person made each?
Usually it takes a whole team of people to build a game. But creators Thomas Happ and Eric
Barone developed and designed their games by themselves. Now they’re millionaires. You can
do it, too.
This course is targeted towards anyone who wants to learn game development. Our primary
target students are complete beginners. But if you already know how to use Unity or Blender,
you can still benefit from taking this course.
What programs do I need?
To follow along with these tutorials, you will need the following programs:
- Blender (for 3D
modeling and texturing)
- Photoshop or a free program like Gimp (for 2D art and some
- Unity (for game set-up and coding)
Unity and Blender are free to download. Please download and install Unity3D and Blender
before purchasing this course. This course was recorded on a Mac computer, but you can
use Unity and Blender on a PC.