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
Learn with Certified Instructors
This curriculum has been designed by instructors who have been certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in programming.
As a Unity Authorized Learning Partner, Zenva’s courses satisfy the highest standards in terms of both quality and relevancy.
- 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.
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.