Unity’s 10th anniversary: My First Unity Project

Last month Unity celebrated its 10 year anniversary, that very same month I started work on my first project in Unity. Whilst I think I’m a little late to the party, in my view a little bit late is better than never.

So far I’m still working on my first project, excluding a couple tutorial projects from Unity’s site, which I started a couple weeks ago. It’s a very simple 2D game, the main goal of which was to help me learn Unity, but it was also an idea I had for a game a while back which seemed quite simple and thus perfect for my first project using Unity.

Game Idea:

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Early game test

The game, currently called PoP(working title), is a game where the goal is to pop a given number of coloured balloons as quickly as you can in order to score points. The game ends if you click the wrong colour balloon or if the time runs out. That is it, as I said quite simple.

Overall I feel it’s about 70% done, with just sound and menu screens to finish. Hopefully I will have this all done by the end of this week so I can move on to my next project.

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PoP

So far thoughts:

Compared with other toolkits and engines I have used Unity is a joy to work with. Everything, currently at least, seems straight forward and very easy to use. I’m definitely looking forward to the next few weeks of spending more time with it so that I can learn more about it, and have some fun making games.

First Post

Welcome to the noddingTortoise blog. This is the statutory first post which, whilst not particularly interesting, is required, much like writing a hello world program.

You can find out more about this blog/site under the about tab, though currently there is not much really to say about it, other than the awesome tortoise graphic in the header, marvel in the awesomeness of the nodding tortoise!

Anyhow, I don’t currently have a schedule for posting, though I will try and be somewhat regular, I may end up posting weekly or it may be monthly, you will have to wait and see. Whilst  if you’re reading this in 2016 and there are no other posts, then I decided to post yearly 🙂