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Mastering Unity 2D Game Development - Second Edition by Simon Jackson, Ashley Godbold

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Chapter 1. Overview

Arguably, the most important parts of any project are knowing where to start and what tools you have in your arsenal before setting out to make your game. In this chapter, we will give a brief overview of the 2D tools offered in Unity 5 and explore the new features available to Unity 5.

Since this is the first chapter, let's cover how this book is structured. The main aim of this book is to build a fully functional, retro-style, Role-Playing Game (RPG) framework and cover all the main aspects of any good and well-rounded RPG game, including the following features:

  • Character development and setup
  • Building your main game view
  • A wider world view
  • Events and encounters
  • Shopping and inventory systems
  • Battles

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