Video games contain main different components including graphics, sounds, and physics that simulate the real world like gravity, friction, and collision. Game developers use game engines that include the tools and programs needed to put all of these components together. Making a game from scratch without a game engine would require teams of people with deep understandings of physics, design, and sound to manually create the mathematical path to represent all of these components.
While there are a number of game engines available, our game development course teaches students how to build video games using Unity. Here are just a few reasons we chose Unity over other platforms:
Why learn with Unity?
Reputation: Unity is one of the most acclaimed game engines and is widely used by indie game developers and mid-to-big companies to develop video games. Having experience with Unity will give students who want to become professional game developers an edge up when it comes to career opportunities.
Ease of use: As an engine, Unity provides you with everything you would need to create visually appealing and engaging content that also connects with your audience. Fixing errors is also easier with Unity because all the game variables are displayed during gameplay, this allows developers to debug the process at runtime. Best of all, Unity’s simple interface makes it easy to get started on your game development journey.
Cross-platform: Once you’ve created your game and are ready to share it with the world, you can easily deploy it on over 25 different platforms. It is compatible on desktop, mobile, and/or web and if you have the right license, you can even deploy to gaming consoles like Xbox, PlayStation and Wii.
Costs: One of most important aspects we considered for our students was costs efficiency. Unity offers a full-featured plan that is 100% free for individuals to get started. This means students can learn every aspect of the engine, without an additional charge. The Unity Asset Store also allows students to quickly and cost-effectively by leveraging what people have already built in the past.