3D Game Development 101 – Create a Basketball Game [2017]

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This 3D game tutorial is an example of lessons from our Unity 3D courses, which are included as a part of our all-access package.

Build your own 3D game from scratch!

3D game development accounts for billions of revenue each year – and consequently, the need for those skilled in game development is constantly on the rise. Even as a hobby, 3D game development is a rewarding experience allowing you to develop lifelong skills in coding or create that 3D game you’ve always dreamed of. Whatever your goals, mastering the foundations of game development can set you up for future success and a lot of lucrative opportunities.

With instruction by an experienced developer, this free tutorial will walk you through creating your first 3D game: a basketball shooting game. With a focus on the Unity 3D game engine, you’ll learn key skills not only in working with Unity 3D’s features – such as game objects, materials, physics, and more – but also with the foundations of C# coding for games. Whether you want to learn to make a 3D game professionally or your own personal development, these game development skills will allow you to expand into development in numerous directions!

You will learn how to:

  • Use Unity 3D for game development
  • Work with physics and collisions
  • Set up first-person characters
  • Utilize 3D models and planes
  • Add particle effects for good “game feel”
  • Access the Unity API for coding mechanics

… and more!

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You need to install Unity (free version is good). Some exposure to programming (any language) is recommended for the scripting parts of this course.

Tools and Frameworks

Recorded in Unity 5.5, updated to Unity 2020.3 LTS

Build a basketball shooting game in Unity and learn the foundations of 3D game development!

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  • 1 hours of on-demand video
  • Certificate of completion
  • Closed captions


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