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Unity 3D Game Development by Example by Ryan Henson Creighton

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Motherload

Motherload by XGen Studios (http://www.xgenstudios.com/play/motherload) distills a complicated 4X game, like Master of Orion, down to two joy-inducing tasks: mining for resources and shopping for stuff.

Motherload

The core mechanic: Pilot your vehicle by using the arrow keys dig, fly, and avoid long falls with a finite fuel source. There's only one real "level" in the game, and it stretches down your screen for a loooong time. Your drill-enabled vehicle can only dig down so deep and dig up so many pieces of ore before having to return to the surface to sell off the goods and clear some cargo space. The trick is to dig up and sell enough ore to ...

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