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Christoher Randin

Getting start on creating my game

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Hiya, so before I want to make my game come true with Unity I want to create a simple game in Unity so understand the basic since I have never used it before. Was wondering what is a nice simple game to get me started. Someone told me to just get a Pong working and work up from there. If that is the case would i need to do scripting? I know Python and C++, I have seen C# code before, and I think I can mange to work with it. I just have no idea how I would make a Pong in Unity. Would I make it 3D or is it possible to make it 2D or is the difference in dimension with respect to the camera angle? Also, how would I "script" in my commands to make Pong work. I have made Pong using Pygame, but I am having trouble see this work out in Unity is all. I have seen a few basic Unity tutorials so far and none have explain scripting.

Also, why would one prefer Unity over something like the Blender Game Engine. I looked into Blender and it seems pretty simple to make basic games and even I have seen some complex games as well. Just curious on the dynamic between the two. I believe Blender has some restrictions with model imports whereas Unity has a more diverse set to import from. I believe export is the same and I am not sure if Blender could do standalone or embedded device (not entirely sure).

Just hoping to get some advice.
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If you like video tutorials, I have been following along with this series (for a 2-d pong-style game) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edfd1HJmKPY
I think it's great and really well explained. I'm incredibly happy with it.

I'm just beginning (less than a month) with both Unity and learning programming, but have had no problem following these tutorials. The first one is from may 2012 (I link here to part 1B because 1A was just discussing what the tutorials would cover. 1B is where you get started). These tutorials are in easily-digestible 15 minute blocks and use UnityScript I believe. I only have some HTML experience from years ago, but the guy in the video really tries to explain a surprising amount and the scripting was easy for me to get started with. It sounds like you have more experience and could breeze through them even faster. Hope this is helpful to you.
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[quote name='Stixx' timestamp='1355173993' post='5009200']
If you like video tutorials, I have been following along with this series (for a 2-d pong-style game) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edfd1HJmKPY[/media]
I think it's great and really well explained. I'm incredibly happy with it.

I'm just beginning (less than a month) with both Unity and learning programming, but have had no problem following these tutorials. The first one is from may 2012 (I link here to part 1B because 1A was just discussing what the tutorials would cover. 1B is where you get started). These tutorials are in easily-digestible 15 minute blocks and use UnityScript I believe. I only have some HTML experience from years ago, but the guy in the video really tries to explain a surprising amount and the scripting was easy for me to get started with. It sounds like you have more experience and could breeze through them even faster. Hope this is helpful to you.
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Thanks that is really helpful
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