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Day 3: Intro to Unity and Visual Studio

After installing the latest versions of Unity and Visual Studio I started playing around and getting a feel for the UI.

I browsed Unity’s Asset store and came across visual scripting solutions such as PlayMaker and Bolt and tools like the Corgi Engine.

Visual scripting: yea or nay?

The idea of quicker game creation is appealing but I think it’s important that I script using just C# to begin with. Learn to crawl before I walk, right? While my ultimate goal is to create a game, I want to learn to program in C# and Unity. Perhaps later in my journey I’ll revisit those tools. Anyone have thoughts on this?

Today, I also began the official Welcome to Unity Course – thank goodness for all these free tutorials. It’s nearly 8 hours long so it’ll take me a few days to complete during the work week.

Onward!

Unity has a lot of free tutorials, which is great because I don’t have money
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Author: Mike@PAUSED

Aspiring indie game developer. Devlog: www.paused.ca

7 thoughts on “Day 3: Intro to Unity and Visual Studio”

  1. If you want to work towards a career in game programming then stick with learning C#. You can pick up the visual scripting side later on but learning to code will really help out! Also learning C# will mean that you have transferable skills 😀

    Keep at it, I’m looking forward to following your progress! Sending you positive vibes my friend!

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  2. Stick to the basics and learn C#, and I mean really learn it. As you said, later down the road you can revisit those tools and armed with your C# knowledge you can modify them to fit your game design, because as you will learn somebody else’s tools don’t often solve your problems perfectly, you usually have to tweak things a bit.

    I am currently reading The Achievement Habit (https://www.amazon.com/Achievement-Habit-Wishing-Start-Command/dp/0062356100) and find it a great resource. I’m in my 40s but have been a business developer most of my career and want to switch over to game dev. I find I get stuck in analysis paralysis far too often.

    Good luck!

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    1. That is a great tip! I see it even has integrated git commands – very nice. I haven’t looked into version control but it is on my to do list. Thanks – I’ll be using this instead!

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