Archive for March, 2009

Unity for Flash Developers – Tutorial 7 (Basic Collision Detection)

March 26, 2009 7 comments

A nice little follow up to basic physics, this brief tutorial will show you a quick way to get our gameObjects handling collision events. Hope you enjoyed the series!

You may also be interested in my new course on Udemy called Learning to Learn. In addition to teaching you more effective ways to learn just about anything, I have also added  lessons for Unity 4 which are included in the course.

Click here to download the tutorial notes.
Click here to download the sample code.
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Unity 2.5 for Windows dropped last night…Welcome to Windows!

March 19, 2009 Leave a comment


We’ll the best kept secret in indie game development, just got better and is set to explode in popularity with the release of a windows version. Up until yesterday, Unity was only available on Mac, which was great for me, since I’ve converted over to Mac a couple years ago.

While the exclusive feel of being part of the Unity community has kinda been nice up until now, I also recognize that there are a lot of really great PC game developers out there and that welcoming them to the community will only serve to accelerate the momentum Unity already has and inject new ideas and expertise into the community, which is great for all of us.

So welcome windows developers, the cats out of the bag, yes it’s true, Unity is truly awesome and I hope you’ll help to make it even better. Welcome to the club.

Congrats to the Unity team for all your hard work, we really do appreciate it! Good job.

Click here to find out more about Unity 2.5.

Categories: Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Unity 3d

Unity for Flash Developers – Tutorial 6 (Basic Physics)

March 13, 2009 2 comments

Sorry for the delay, I’ve been really focused on getting our first Iphone game out the door over the past 2 weeks. We submitted it to the App store yesterday and are gearing up for game two.

I have done a simple tutorial this week on getting started with basic physics in Unity. If you are coming from a Flash background, physics is possible, but requires you to write the code to make it happen or using a 3rd party physics library like box2D or APE. I think you’ll really appreciate how easy Unity makes physics and it hope it will open up a lot of creative opportunities for you in your games.

Tutorial six Outline
Tutorial 6 Code

Have fun!

Here is the link to tutorial 7

I also have a brand new Unity course called Anyone Can Learn to Make a Game, which is updated to Unity 4 that you can check out on Udemy!

You may also be interested in my new course on Udemy called Learning to Learn.