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Game Dev Digest — Issue #159 - Level Up Your Skills

Issue #159 - Level Up Your Skills

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Issue #159 - Level Up Your Skills

Lots of great ways to learn again this week. Enjoy!


5 ways to level up your game development skills - Are you looking to improve your gamedev skills? You’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve curated a selection of courses and projects that are popular with our developer community and guide you through engaging, gamified learning experiences. Read on to discover five ways to reach new heights with your next project, no matter your skill level.
Unity

The Quest for Very Wide Outlines - An Exploration of GPU Silhouette Rendering.
bgolus.medium.com

CD-ROM Shader: Diffraction Grating – Part 1 - This post will guide you through the creation of a shader that reproduces the rainbow reflections that can be seen on CD-ROMs and DVDs. This tutorial is part of a longer series on physically based iridescence.
alanzucconi.com

Sorting a million sprites - Just let the GPU handle it as they’re very good at this.
COFFEE BRAIN GAMES

The lost art of handheld demakes - As we discovered when we spoke to several developers who cut their teeth in this era of demakes, though, it was also a thrilling creative frontier as they followed the late Gunpei Yokoi’s philosophy of applying lateral thinking with withered technology.
Wireframe

Unity 2023.1.0 Alpha 13 - Unity 2023.1.0 Alpha 13 and 2022.2.0 Beta 10 have been released.
Unity

Videos

Seamless textures for Unity with Midjourney - 5 minute tutorial
Seamless textures for Unity with Midjourney - 5 minute tutorial - AI Methods can be very helpful for Indie Game Developers. In this video, I will show you how to generate seamless textures with the help of Midjourney and Materialize and how to use them in Unity.
Vertex Rage

See the player behind objects in Unity 2D - In this video we will use Sprite Mask component to create X-Ray effect in 2D - make the player visible when behind other objects. We will also ensure that we can see the mask only when the player is actually behind an object instead of constantly.
Sunny Valley Studio

Unity - 3D endless runner full tutorial - I will show you how you can create a 3D endless runner, from start to end.
GameAssetWorld

How to Set Up Matchmaker | Unity Gaming Services - Learn how to use Unity Matchmaker to match the right players, in the right time, in the right place - with out-of-the-box integration with Unity Game Server Hosting (Multiplay).
Unity

Animate your character in Blender (for Unity) - Welcome to the last episode of the Low Poly Character series. Today we will create 2 custom animations for our character - Idle & Jumping Attack. Then we export it from Blender and import it to Unity.
PitiIT

Zelda Breath of The Wild Toon Shader Graph - Unity Tutorial - In this video we will show how to re-create Zelda Zelda Breath of The Wild Toon Shader Graph in Unity engine.
Binary Lunar

Assets

The Craft Of Game Design
The Craft Of Game Design - A crash course on game design

If you’ve ever wanted to get into game design, this bundle is for you! You might know games, but building them is a whole new challenge to take on. From early conceptualizing to pitching, the entire process is laid out across these 20+ books, including:

  • Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light
  • Better Game Characters by Design: A Psychological Approach
  • Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers
  • and a series of books breaking down some of gaming’s most beloved titles!

Plus, your purchase helps support World Central Kitchen!
Humble Bundle Affiliate

Learn To Make Games In Unity 2022 - Level up your Unity dev skills with these courses. Want to create your own game in Unity or turn your development passion into your profession? Pick up this bundle featuring 100+ hours of online courses from GameDev.tv! Get a complete education in coding 2D and 3D games in Unity using C#, and build your own multiplayer game using Mirror. Discover how to create and publish mobile games, and explore essential dev techniques for a variety of genres. Plus, your purchase helps support One Tree Planted!
Humble Bundle Affiliate

My 2k plus free instrumental pieces to you under creative commons 3.0 BY - [Direct link to assets and the link to the Reddit post]
Antti Luode

Over 10,000 Free (CC0) Game Assets - I feel like there may be some folks here who might benefit from some of my free asset work! Over the last year or so, I have released over 30 Free Public Domain asset packs totaling over 10,000 textures and tiles and compiled a number of rather niche graphics tutorials.
twitchcoe

Gore Sound Effects Library (Free) - We have everything you'll require for your upcoming halloween, grisly, gory, terrifying, and bloody projects.
ftus.gumroad.com

Sherlog – Flexible logging for C# and Unity - Sherlog is a very light logging library with a clear focus on speed, flexibility, and extensibility. It supports local and remote logging out of the box so you can receive log messages from other devices over the air.
sschmid Open Source

Unity Explorer - An in-game UI for exploring, debugging and modifying Unity games.
sinai-dev Open Source

RosettaUI - Code-based GUI library for development menus for Unity.
fuqunaga Open Source

Debugging - Editor debugging utilities for Unity. All of these methods are accessed through DebugUtils..
vertxxyz Open Source

Unity Debug Sheet - Hierarchical debug menu system for Unity that makes it easy to create intuitive and organized debug menus.
Haruma-K Open Source

UnityDeferredDecals - Improved version of unity's deferred decals system with support of layers and some basic frustum culling.
SanielX Open Source

Visual Pinball Engine - A library that implements world's favorite pinball simulator.
freezy Open Source

Voorhees - A terrifyingly fast C# JSON micro-framework.
grahamboree Open Source

Unity URP Temporal Anti-Aliasing - This is a Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) solution for Unity's Universal render pipeline. URP does not have a TAA solution yet, so this may solve aliasing issues for devs using URP.
CMDRSpirit Open Source

MotionMatchingByDreaw - Animation system for Unity engine based on motion matching.
dreaw131313 Open Source

T4 Templates - This Unity editor extension provides T4 text templates processor. T4 template is a mixture of text blocks and control logic that can generate a text file. The control logic is written as fragments of program code in C#. The generated file can be text of any kind, such as resource file, source code or web page.
deniszykov Open Source

Unity-Target-Scanner - Target Scanner Script for Unity with features like Field of View, Hight Difference, Alert Zone.
vaibhavdevstuff Open Source

Light Probe Intensity Adjustment Tool for Unity3D - A tool that allows you to change the brightness of your light probes in Unity3D.
kemalakay Open Source

Gameframe.AssetCache - Library for caching and unloading assets.
coryleach Open Source

Unity Plane Mesh Splitter - A tool which lets you split any mesh into smaller submeshes. At first it was designed to work with imported Tiled2Unity terrains, but I rewrote it to work with everything you can throw at it.
artnas Open Source

Unity Event Aggregator - Event aggregation in Unity made easy! Decouple your GameObjects for simpler and cleaner code.
EricFreeman Open Source

Quick Build For Unity - Quickly create test builds without polluting the default build settings.
Smidgens Open Source

Parallaxer - A parallax system created to speed up parallax effects implementation in Unity projects.
SoftBoiledGames Open Source

Stamp Tool (Extended) - This is similar to the existing Unity Terrain Stamp Tool, but which supports special mouse handling and other features.
Roland09 Open Source

Unity-Hierarchical-Finite-State-Machine - Hierarchical Finite State Machine Unity implementation.
AlexBlackfrost Open Source

TrainAR - TrainAR is a holistic threefold combination of an interaction concept, didactic framework and authoring tool for Augmented Reality (AR) trainings on handheld Android and iOS devices (Blattgerste et al. 2021).
jblattgerste Open Source

Unity3d UICircleSegmented - Custom graphic for uGUI, Circle splitted to segments, with skip offset, sprite round,global offset, circle-spaced gradient etc
mitay-walle Open Source

Unity Curved Path Generator - Unity auto curved path generator and tracker.
KimYC1223 Open Source

Fall 2022 Asset Refresh Sale - Features more than 150 of the year’s top new assets at 40% off.
Some of our faves:

Unity Art Bundle - Characters, environments, music, SFX, and artists’ tools galore Bring your game to life with this bundle of incredible art assets & artists’ tools—specifically curated for Unity creators! Featuring characters, environmental elements, SFX, music, animations, and prefabs, this library of thousands of assets and creative utilities will help you realize game worlds for a wide range of genres. Included: Quibli: Anime Shaders and Tools MSRP: $60, POLYGON Dungeons - Low Poly 3D Art by Synty MSRP: $79.99, Total Music Collection MSRP: $135, Monsters Ultimate Pack 02 Cute Series MSRP: $159.90, Ultimate Sound FX Bundle MSRP: $19.99, Meadow Environment - Dynamic Nature MSRP: $50, Boing Kit: Dynamic Bouncy Bones, Grass, and More MSRP: $60, Toon Fantasy Nature MSRP: $48, ProPixelizer MSRP: $25, Forest animals MSRP: $200, Party Monster Rumble PBR MSRP: $25, Eternal Temple MSRP: $45, Quirky Series - Animals Mega Pack Vol.1 MSRP: $89, Quirky Series - Animals Mega Pack Vol.2 MSRP: $89, Underwater FX MSRP: $25, Monster Sounds Pack MSRP: $19.99, Character Creator 2D MSRP: $30, Magica Cloth MSRP: $25, Footsteps Sound Pack MSRP: $19.99, Basic Motions MSRP: $18, BIRDS PACK MSRP: $54.99, Little Dragons: Tiger MSRP: $39.99, Pixelate MSRP: $20, Map Graph MSRP: $49.99, RPG VFX Bundle MSRP: $48, Brute Force - Snow & Ice Shader MSRP: $19.99, Seamless Texture Generator MSRP: $5.99, and a 10% Off Coupon for the Unity Asset Store
Humble Bundle Affiliate

Spotlight

Onirism
Onirism - Onirism will take you in the wonderful world of Crearia for a big adventure! Help Carol put her enemies to sleep, using a variety of toys and abilities to aid you in your quest to find Bunbun in this colorful universe!

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Crimson Tales


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