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Unity 3D Game Development by Example by Ryan Henson Creighton

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Down to the nitty griddy

Grids are a game development essential. As we saw in the previous chapter, a classic board game like Battleship is set up in a grid. So are about 50 other board games I can think of off the top of my head: Connect Four, Guess Who, Stratego, chess, tic-tac-toe, Clue, checkers, chutes n' ladders, go, slider puzzles, and so on it's an absolutely huge list. Add to that the slew of digital games that use a grid layout: MineSweeper, Tetris, Bejewelled, Puzzle League, Bomberman, Dr. Mario, Breakout. And lest you think that only 2D games use grids, consider 3D turn-based strategy games the action takes place on a grid! Grids are used in inventory screens, in image galleries, and on level select screens. A* (A-star), a popular ...

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