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Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4: All-in-One, Multi-Platform Game Development, Second Edition by Sue Blackman

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Introduction

Why Write This Book

Real-time 3D games have been around for well over ten years now. We’ve all played them, created assets in the style of our favorites, and maybe even “mod”ed a few of them. But with the Unity game engine leaping ahead in its effort to provide a free or low-cost means of authoring for desktop, mobile, or console games, the only barrier left to creating your own games is your level of commitment and the number of hours you are willing or able to devote.

Times have changed. 3D has become affordable not only in the movie industry, as seen by the number of titles featuring CG (computer graphics), but also in the game industry, where we’ve seen a shift in casual games from 2D to a 3D format. With Unity’s bold move to ...

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