Build your own survival games in Unity!
Survival games are one of the hottest genres in the industry – AAA hits like Minecraft, Ark: Survival Evolved, and Rust dominate the market across PC, consoles, and mobile.
When it comes to creating survival games, Unity is the perfect choice. It features cross-platform compatibility – allowing you to develop for all devices – along with multiplayer support, a core feature of the genre. It also features powerful 3D rending, so you can create games with stunning, immersive graphics that immerse your players in your game world.
The Survival Game Development Academy
The Survival Game Development Academy is the world’s most comprehensive collection of courses on building survival games with Unity. You’ll be guided step-by-step through creating a survival game, and master core mechanics including player needs, item crafting, base building, combat, and more.
These courses will put you on the game development fast track – once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll build your first prototype in under 2.5 hours! The skills you’ll learn can be used to build survival games along with a variety of other genres, and can be easily applied to your own personal projects!
LEARN ALL ABOUT
- Hunger, thirst, health, & sleep needs
- Day-night cycles
- Items & inventories
- Base building
- Enemy AI
YOUR SURVIVAL GAME PORTFOLIO
Create a portfolio of survival game projects, including:
- Editor basics
- C# coding
- Building your first games
- Player movement
- Player needs
- Environment setup
- Day-night cycles
- Items & inventories
- Equipping tools
- Resource gathering
- Building recipes
- Placing structures
- Interacting with base items
- AI state machines
- NPC animations
- Post-processing effects
- Creating save data
- Saving the game
- Loading the game
- Save system menu
Why Create Survival Games?
The global games market is booming – and this multi-billion dollar market is set to continue to grow. The strength of the market has led to strong salaries for game developers – and worlds of opportunities for individuals with the right skills. Within the market, survival games reign as one of the most popular and highest-grossing genres – and knowing how to make them can open many doors within the industry.
WHO CAN TAKE THESE COURSES?
We start with the absolute basics and go through everything step-by-step – so even if you have zero experience in programming, you’ll be able to easily follow along.
More experienced? Whether you’re wanting to brush up, expand your skills, or learn a new technology, our courses are structured in a way that makes it easy to skip ahead to the lessons that are relevant and interesting to you.
REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING
Zenva’s courses feature quick challenges that will speed up your learning.
Access live coding lessons where you can practice coding right in your browser, and instantly see the results of any changes you make to the code:
Reinforce key concepts with in-course quizzes, which appear throughout courses:
COURSES BY THE WORLD’S BEST
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.
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.
With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Download course printouts
✅ 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.