Multiplayer games are one of the world’s most popular genres, and are a core pillar of game development. They’re played by more than half the gamers worldwide, and on average, those that play them will spend more time on multiplayer than playing alone. If you’re interested in game development, mastering multiplayer is not just crucial – it’s the door to endless opportunities.
The Multiplayer Game Development Mini-Degree is designed to teach you how to build impressive multiplayer games. You’ll learn how to do this with Unity – one of the most popular game engines worldwide – and Photon, the fast, reliable, and scalable networking solution used by AAA studios including Ubisoft, Square Enix, SEGA, Oculus, and more.
You’ll gain these skills by building real, portfolio-ready games in the most popular genres, including RPGs, battle royales, artillery games, all while mastering core multiplayer mechanics that will set you up for success as a game developer.
You will master:
- Networking basics
- Lobbies and menus
- Real-time chat systems
- Tile-based worlds
- Popular game genre mechanics
Build Multiplayer Games
Create a portfolio of multiplayer game projects, including:
- Coding in Unity with C#
- Build your first 3D games
- Networking with Photon
- Lobby browsers
- Unity’s UI system
- Timer systems
- Player health
- Customizable force fields
- Spectator cameras
- Dynamic, tile-based worlds
- Chatbox communication
- Generating enemies
- Unit stats & attack ranges
- Grid-based movement
- Turns & winning conditions
This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop multiplayer games – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate and advanced courses that will allow more experienced developers to take their skills to the next level, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.
Courses by Unity Certified Experts
Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.
As a Unity Authorized Learning Partner, our courses are confirmed as being of the highest quality, and as being relevant in today’s industry.
Why Learn Multiplayer Development?
Throughout the gaming industry, revenue has skyrocketed. Online gaming accounts for a considerable portion of this, and vastly outshines other industries in the entertainment sector. Additionally, over half of gamers place a high value on multiplayer gaming experiences. Knowing how to create multiplayer experiences are not only the key to a huge range of opportunities – they’re a crucial skill for all game developers to master.
By choosing to develop multiplayer games with Unity, you’ll also receive the distinct advantage of using one of the world’s most-used engines, and joining a strong community of creators.
YOUR COURSES, YOUR WAY
Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.
You can even download your course videos and watch them offline using the Zenva app, available on iOS and Android.
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Read text summaries
✅ Explore interactive lessons
✅ Practice with source code
✅ Build real projects
✅ Earn completion certificates
ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS
Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!
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