Virtual reality

Your connection between real and virtual world

Do you know what drives most of the games and virtual experiences of today?

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For the first time in your life, you’re turning on a game. You’re impressed.

So many characters, actions, stories…

A vast world to explore… Puzzles, shooting and chasing cars!

They could get lost in virtual worlds and spend hours of precious lives.

This is because games are unique and memorable experiences that shaped most of us’s childhood.

But have you ever wondered how such complex games are put together? Do you need to make every detail by hand? How do a small few people manage to create mass open worlds and such intriguing experiences full of interesting characters and infinite options?

Let me introduce you – Unity

Unity is a professional tool primarily used by game developers to create interactive and exciting user experiences in 2D and 3D. It is the driving force behind many of the most famous games in the world, that is, one of the most popular game engines used to create experiences and games within virtual and augmented reality.

Why is Unity so popular?

Unity is free. Unity is affordable. Unity is powerful.

These three factors are the main reasons for the great popularity of this game engine. Anyone can start using Unity for free and will most likely never have to pay anything. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

Given that Unity is the most popular game making tool on the planet, it’s no surprise that you can find a plethora of tutorials and lessons for any idea that comes to mind. But aside from the popularity itself, here are just a few of the many reasons why users love Unity:

  1. Unity itself is well documented, and there are thousands of articles and YouTube videos showing its general use as well as teaching specific concepts.
  2. Virtual reality is starting to explode in popularity, with Unity leading the way in creating intuitive and rich user experiences. Anyone with basic knowledge of Unity can quickly learn the basics of creating virtual and augmented reality applications and games.
  3. A huge advantage unity has is the Unity Asset Store. This is a “store” where users can buy, sell or share various tools for free that can help create games. Don’t want to spend time making 3D models or manually programming character movements in the game? No problem – download the package from the Asset Store.
  4. Unity is cross-platform. This means that once you make a game, it will automatically work on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, and even in your web browser. It’s like magic. ?

After all, Unity is free. Majority. Unless you earn more than $100,000 a year, use is completely free. If you somehow manage to earn more than that, a small portion of the profits that Unity takes should not create a problem. ?

Where is Unity used?

So we get it. Unity is amazing. But what can I do with it? Mostly, anything! Here are the top 10 games you may know that were made in Unity.

  • Fall Guys
  • Among Us
  • Pokémon GO
  • Subnautica
  • Monument Valley
  • Hearthstone
  • The Forest
  • Beatsaber (VR)
  • Fruit Ninja (VR)
  • Superhot (VR)

One of the most famous VR games on the market was made with the help of unity tools. It’s all great, but wait till you hear everything else that can be done with Unity!

  1. Interactive experiences – a screen for ordering menus at McDonald’s or buying tickets at a kiosk inside the cinema.
  2. Previsualization for the film: entire film sequences are planned and beautifully visualized before they are made, thereby reducing costs and seeing the expected result in advance.
  3. Architectural visualization – companies create overall interactive experiences of rendering a concept or blueprint to demonstrate buildings, apartments or other virtual spaces. We have already written something about the application of VR in architecture
  4. Animation – this should not be a surprise. Game making tools are now a serious option for filmmakers. They can lead to super-fast prototyping and breathtaking graphics.

 Sounds interesting… But how do you get started with Unity?

While Unity is one of the game engines that is best suited for beginners, it still requires quite a bit of experience to be used correctly.

Absolute beginners may be overwhelmed by the number of available options within the engine – but that’s actually a great thing! With unity’s help, the limit is truly just your imagination (and the whole days of your time… ?).

So, how to get started?

Simply. “How to make a game in Unity for beginners”. Enjoy hundreds of articles, videos and courses about creating games of all genres and difficulties. To begin with, I recommend the following Youtube channel:

and website: https://gamedevacademy.org/best-unity-tutorials/

It’s worth noting that Unity provides a visual scripting system for people who don’t know how to program, but that’s just temporarily avoiding the problem and limiting in a number of ways.

To truly take advantage of all the amazing functionality Unity has to offer and to finally make that dream game you’ve always wanted, you’ll need to learn how to program.

Unity uses the C# programming language, which may be daunting at first, but it’s not as complicated as other languages used by other game engines, such as C++. Programming lessons are like everything else available for free on the Internet.

Finally, you might want to make a 2D or 3D game. For 2D, you can use tools like Paint, Gimp or Photoshop to draw pictures. However, if you want to make a 3D game, you will need to learn the related skill of making games… 3D modeling.

One of the most popular tools for 3D modeling (it’s completely free!) is Blender, and starting from simple geometric shapes, with little effort, you will soon model entire buildings and characters.

Wisdom for the end

While learning Unity and making games seems like a discouraging task, with some effort, you’ve been given the ability to create whole worlds in the palm of your hand. It’s an invaluable tool in your arsenal once you’ve learned it.

Make that captivating story you’ve always wanted. Be the inventor of the next big and tense shooter. Take the power of creation into your own hands and just boldly step forward!

In case you don’t want to make games (let’s leave this task to aspiring professionals), it’s undeniably wonderful to know how something works. Every intricate detail, every gear in a wheel, all together creates experiences that shape us as humans and lead our society into a fun and memorable future.