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Shaders in Unity: Core Concepts

We will begin by discussing what shaders are and why they are important in Unity. We will then dive into the basics of Unity's ShaderLab language, including how to structure a basic shader, how to define input and output structures, and how to create a simple diffuse shader. We will then explore...

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Ship Movement Tutorial

Video tutorial about ship and camera movement in a rail shooter built with Unity3d.

Scurvy Siege Dev Log 1

Introducing a new project from Final Parsec's. Scurvy Siege takes piece from our past games to make a great new experience in the tower defense genre.

Aurora TD Released on Web and Android Devices!

Aurora Tower Defense has just been released for PC, Mac, and Android devices. Play for free in your browser now!

How to Connect Visual Studio to Unity

Adding Visual Studio to your workflow may make the difference between finished project and flash in the pan.

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Making a Video Game Character

Explore some tips for creating a compelling and memorable video game character that will keep players engaged and invested in your game.

Worldbuilding in Video Games

Building a narrative setting for your games is very important. Think through the vision for your world, draw from other work and experiences, and consider the limitations to build a compelling and interesting universe.

Plotting a Game Path

As a game dev, creating an engaging game that hooks players is crucial. The critical path, a sequence of objectives, plays a key role. Here's a step-by-step guide for plotting it.

Writing Dialogue for Video Games

Writing good dialogue for video games is an essential skill for game developers to master, as it helps to bring the game's characters and story to life, and makes the game more immersive for players.

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C# Project 2

Test out your knowledge on basic C# programming with a challenging project making a hangman game. Covers lessons 7-12 from the beginner series.

C# Lesson 12

Lesson 12 in a our series about learning C# teaches you about working with methods.

C# Lesson 11

Lesson 11 in our series about learning C# teaches you about working with using boolean operators to control logic flow.

C# Lesson 2

Learn how to read input from the user in the second lesson from our series on learning C# for beginners.

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Shaders in Unity: Core Concepts

Shaders are a powerful tool in game development, allowing developers to create rich, visually striking effects that can greatly enhance the realism and immersion of a game. However, they can also be complex and difficult to understand.

Creating Health Bars using Unity GUI Textures

Technical talk from Matt Bauer about Unity creating scaling health bars in Nauticus Act III, the RTS style conclusion to Nauticus.

A* Pathfinding Visualization

See a few video examples of a Unity program that visualizes A* pathfinding in a user friendly way with a tracing option.

Tower Defense Tutorials Part 2

The second video tutorial of a series which takes you through the process of building a tower defense game.

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Scurvy Siege Dev Log 1

Introducing a new project from Final Parsec's. Scurvy Siege takes piece from our past games to make a great new experience in the tower defense genre.

Aurora TD Final Update!

The Final Parsec team brags about their latest and final release of the Aurora Tower Defense game.

Deploying Unity Games to Android

Step-by-step instructions to learn how to deploy an existing Unity game to your Android device or get a game ready for releasing to the Play Store.

Aurora TD Released on Web and Android Devices!

Aurora Tower Defense has just been released for PC, Mac, and Android devices. Play for free in your browser now!

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Using Cellular Automata to Create a Random Map Generator

Learn how to programmatically generate earth-like terrain using cellular automata.

A* Pathfinding Tutorial

Technical talk from Matt Bauer about A* pathfinding in Nauticus Act III.

Tower Defense Tutorials Part 2

The second video tutorial of a series which takes you through the process of building a tower defense game.

Announcing the Tower Defense Tutorial Video Series!

The first video tutorial of a series which takes you through the process of building a tower defense game.