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Developing AR Games for iOS and Android by Dominic Cushnan, Hassan EL Habbak

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Unity as a game engine

Surely Unity makes making AR apps easier and deployable to multiple platforms, but that is not where its true power comes from. Unity is first and foremost a very powerful modern game engine. It is used to power some of the industry's known games, both on mobile and PC. Not utilizing that kind of power to deliver very fresh AR experiences is inexcusable, because it is quite easy to understand how the engine works.

In this chapter, we will go over some of the elements in Unity that allow the making of simple games. We will go over how to add audio effects to the game, how to animate objects, how to set the world's physics, how to control particle effects, and how to factor in user interactions. Hopefully that will be enough ...

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