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Building an RPG with Unity 5.x by Vahé Karamian

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Chapter 1. In the Beginning

So you want to build a Role Playing Game, or RPG. Well, you might have just started one of the most challenging undertakings you can attempt.

  • Brief history of the genre
  • Characteristics of an RPG
    • Story and setting
    • Exploration and quests
    • Inventory system
    • Character development
    • Experience and levelling
    • Combat system
    • User interaction and graphics

  • Existing or upcoming RPGs
  • Patterns in RPGs

Before we get started, it would be best to get a brief history of the genre and understand some of the key elements you will need to consider throughout the design of your RPG.

A brief history

So what is an RPG? In short, it is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Your game design will dictate how the player ...

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