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Unity 3D - Worth Learning?

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Hi Guys!

If I am young and have a good grasp on Python (though I'll still be using it) and may move onto C# soon is it worth learning to use Unity? I would like to get into the Games Industry when I am older (preferably Indie :P) and assumed it was something that I shouldn't bother with as I should just focus on programming. However, I saw other people using it (eg, Garry Newmand and the people behind Desktop Dunguons) and am now reconsidering...

What do you guys think about this?

Thanks for any suggestions!

Eden

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JBourrie has a nice list there so I'm not going to write a new one.

I recently started with Unity myself and I very much recommend it. What I really like about Unity is that you can just click the play button and it starts the current scene, allowing for very fast testing. You can also change variables during runtime, which is perfect if you're, for example, tweaking run speed etc.

They also have a site in the StackExchange network. Great if you need help.

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[quote name='A n00b programmer' timestamp='1307323087' post='4819934']
I think it is, but first you should probably get used to learning one of the scripting languages. I think C# is the best, but that's because I came from the windows phone 7 environment. I heard JavaScript is easier to learn, any thoughts?
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Personally I avoid JavaScript in Unity like the plague. I find it harder to learn, easier to write bad code, and generally less powerful than using C#. Sure, there are a few places where C# code is slightly more complex than the JS counterparts, but overall I think it's alot better. Plus, C# is more widely adopted as a scripting standard, so moving from Unity to other engines you can take that knowledge with you.

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Thanks for all your answers! I will go ahead with learning Unity and C# (with Python on the side).

Really appreciate all your time and effort!

Thanks!

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