Another new course: Introduction to SpriteKit. Build practical games.

Anyone can use SpriteKit. 

In our BRAND-NEW course, you learn how to make simple 2D games using Apple’s SpriteKit. Now 96% off!

You build the following games: Breakout Clone, Pong Clone, and Space Invaders​. This course is unique because we make ​both the code and the design for the games from scratch.

Other tutorials only show you how to make the functionality or design of a game. We at Mammoth Interactive show you how to do both.

Why SpriteKit?

SpriteKit is the framework for making 2D games for Apple products. It’s ​free! You can make cool games, from super simple to more complex, in SpriteKit. SpriteKit provides support for cool special effects and physics. It’s a ​fun interface to express your creativity. Before you know it, you could see a game you built in SpriteKit in the App Store!

To give a game functionality, you add code to your game’s objects in Xcode. Xcode is a user-friendly programming language that is easy to understand. ​

Don’t worry if you’ve never coded before. We ​start simple and add more to the game as the course goes on. This course begins with an introduction to SpriteKit for those who have never used it before. You will learn how to navigate SpriteKit’s interface.

Is this course for me?

Even if you’re not an artist, you can design basic games. You may have heard of Axiom Verge and Stardew Valley. These games are million-dollar successes. But did you know that only one person made each?

Usually it takes a whole team of people to build a game. But creators Thomas Happ and Eric Barone developed and designed their games by themselves. Now they’re millionaires. You can do it, too.

By taking our SpriteKit course, you will gain the tools you need continue improving yourself in the field of game development. You will be able to apply what you learned to further experiment in SpriteKit or another game development framework.

Get started today!​

Get our brand-new course. Make a Ninja game for mobile in Unity and Blender.

Learn to build a Ninja game for mobile using in Unity. Create the game’s art from scratch in Blender.

We’re excited to release our latest course: Make a Ninja Survival game for mobile in Unity and Blender. In this course, you learn how to build a Ninja game for mobile using Unity and Blender. Enroll now for only 19 dollars!

This course is unique because we make ​both the code and the art for the game from scratch. We teach you the fundamentals of designing, coding, and modeling a mobile game.

First you design the game and its functionality in Unity. You learn how to ​code in C# and ​build video game levels. Don’t worry if you’ve never coded before. We ​start simple and add more to the game as the course goes on.

Some of the code you'll build.

Some of the code you’ll build.

Why Unity?

Unity is one of the most popular platforms in game development. You can use Unity to build 2D and 3D games. Unity is cross-platform, which means it is easy to use with other platforms.

Then you create the ​3D models for the game in Blender. You build all the art assets for the game. You learn how to integrate your art from Blender into Unity.

Why Blender?

Blender, like Unity, is a popular production suite that is ​free to download. Blender is a revolutionary tool for making 3D art digitally. With Blender, you can make art assets for games, like we do in this course.

Is this course for me?

Even if you’re not an artist, you can make basic art models. You may have heard of Axiom Verge and Stardew Valley. These games are million-dollar successes. But did you know that only one person made each?

Usually it takes a whole team of people to build a game. But creators Thomas Happ and Eric Barone developed and designed their games by themselves. Now they’re millionaires. You can do it, too.

The Ninja Survival course is for anyone who wants to learn game development. Our primary target students are ​complete beginners. But if you already know how to use Unity or Blender, you can still benefit from taking this course.

Let’s go!

 

How to Navigate the Inspector and Console in Unity | Virtual Reality Tutorial

Unity is the number one platform for building Virtual Reality (VR) games. In this tutorial, we will navigate the Inspector, Project, and Console windows in the Unity editor. To learn how to build 30 mini virtual reality games in Unity, check out our Unity 3D course!

The window to the right of the Scene contains the Inspector, as evident in the following image. This window shows details of the item currently selected, such as a game object in the Scene or a file in our project.

Click on Main Camera. The Inspector will fill with attributes of Main Camera that you can change. At the top is the name of the game object. The Tag tab allows you to label the object. The Layer tab is not often changed for Main Camera because this tab can help you check for collisions in the scene.

Main Camera’s Inspector shows the following components: Transform, Camera, GUI Layer, Flare Layer, and Audio Listener. Components change how game objects behave.

The Transform component is the most basic component of a game object. Transform allows you to set the position, rotation, and scale of an object.

The Camera component shows details about the camera. Currently, the Clear Flags property is “Skybox”, so the Game Window contains a sky. If you change Clear Flags to “Solid Color”, the Game window will fill with the color of the “Background” property.

A lot of learning in Unity is experimentation; changing values and seeing the immediate effects in the Game window. Select Directional Light from the Hierarchy. The Inspector will change to contain components of the Directional Light object. In the Light component, you can change the light’s type, color, intensity, shadows, and more.

The bottom tab in Unity contains the Project window. This window contains the Assets folder, which contains all the files that make up your game. Any 3D models, scripts, materials, animations, sound clips, video files will be in Assets.

Beside the Project tab is the Console tab. Note that if Console is not enabled beside “Project” on your screen, go to Unity > Window > Console.

The console displays messages to you as the developer. There are three kinds of messages can appear.

  • Error messages – colored red; icon is an octagon. Error messages can appear when there is a mistake in your code or when a plug-in is not working.
  • Warning messages – colored red; icon is a triangle. Warnings can provide suggestions that improve your code.
  • Basic information messages – colored white or black; icon is a speech bubble. In your game’s code, you can set messages to print in the console. These messages can inform you of what is happening in the game so that you know whether or not the game is behaving properly.

The Inspector, Project, and Console are three useful windows in the Unity editor. The Unity engine comes with built-in models, materials, and more, which you can use to make your own 2D or 3D games. To learn more about Unity, check out our Unity 3D course, where we build 30 mini virtual reality games!

How to Download Unity (for Free!) | Virtual Reality Tutorial

If you want to make a Virtual Reality (VR) game, Unity is the program for you. The Unity engine comes with built-in models, materials, and more, which you can use to make your own 2D or 3D games. To learn how to build 30 mini virtual reality games in Unity, check out our Unity 3D course!

Unity Personal is a FREE application that you can download from www.unity3d.com. Go to unity3d.com, and press the button “Get Unity now”, as in the following image.

You will be taken to a page with several versions of Unity that you can download. The Personal version is completely free, and you can publish games to the App Store with this version.

Click on the “Download Now” button in the “Personal” bar.

Then press “Download Installer”, which will download the helper file “UnityDownloaderAssistant”.

Open the “Unity Download Assistant” file when it is downloaded. Press “Continue” from the installation instructions. Read the terms of service, and press “Continue and Agree” if you agree with them.

Then you will see options for Unity components that you can download. Ensure that the top three items are selected (Unity, Documentation, and Standard Assets). You can select additional components to install extra files.

Press “Continue”. Once all the files have installed, you can open the Unity editor!

Unity is the number one platform for building VR games. You can build a variety of 2D and 3D games with this user-friendly program. To learn how to use Unity, check out our Unity 3D course, where we build 30 mini virtual reality games!