Some game mechanics are eternal. Used from retro classics to today’s hits, they’re techniques that all game developers need to master.
With Retro Game Development Academy, you’ll learn modern game development skills by building portfolio-ready ’80s and ’90s inspired games with Unity. Not only will you get to recreate classic games like Pong, but you’ll also master core techniques including jumping, shooting, item collection, couch co-op, and more, which can be applied to your own projects and further expanded as your skills and ambitions grow.
Whether you want to recreate a nostalgic game from your childhood or are looking for strong 2D projects to add to your professional portfolio, these courses will set you up for game development success.
You will master:
- Jumping and platformer design
- Item collection mechanics
- Health and damage systems
- Player and enemy movement
- Score tracking
- Game control flow
Build Retro Games
Create a portfolio of retro game projects, including:
- Coding with C# in Unity
- Build a platformer & recreate Pong
- Randomized movement
- Scoring systems & escalating difficulty
- Game boundaries
- Implementing obstacles
- Leveling up
- Game-ending scenarios
- Missile & firing logic
- Cooldown effects
- Cumulative scoring
- Infinite enemies
- Player health, lives, & re-spawning
- Enemy movement
- UI systems for lives & high scores
- Local multiplayer mechanics
This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop 2D games with Unity – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, this Academy 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 Build Retro Games?
Retro games continue to be a popular choice for players, indie developers, and AAA studios. Whether inspired by arcade-style graphics or mechanics, new and thriving games based on old Atari games continue to come out each year.
Particularly in the indie realm, Steam alone has seen an upward trend in the number of indie games released on the platform each year, many of which are built on retro game mechanics. Individuals and small teams have created a number of these retro-inspired games, for which they have seen monumental financial success.
With a market that is expected to increase to $196 billion worldwide by 2022, there has never been a better time to gain skills in game development.
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!
Check out what our learners think below:
I love the lectures, concise course objectives, and how they not only teach you enough to get started, but prepare you for the advanced stuff later down the road.
With Zenva, I started learning a more accurate way to approach problems and develop solutions. It’s full of interesting topics that I love to learn in conjunction with my work.
I chose Zenva because of the large selection of topics and the fact that I can choose what courses I want to take whenever I want to take them. That level of freedom is unique to Zenva.
The Unity courses at Zenva helped me achieve a level of comfort with game development that I didn’t think was possible. They give you the confidence to expand your skills, and were so easy to understand.