Welcome to Unity
Unity is not just a 3D platform; Unity is a complete platform for building beautiful and engaging 3D, and 2D, games. In fact, more 2D games are made with Unity than with any other game technology, and companies such as Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nickelodeon, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Obsidian, Insomniac, and Warner Bros rely on our tools and features to drive their business.
A complete platform for mobile development
Unity enables you to deploy to all the major and emerging mobile operating systems, speed up your development process, optimize your game, connect with an audience, and achieve commercial success.
How this guide will help you
Scroll down to learn some of the most important steps of getting started and up to speed in Unity, finding key learning resources, and planning out the lifecycle of producing a mobile game. It’s based on best practice principles that will make sense for you, regardless of your previous experience. Ok, now let’s get started.
1. First steps
Get up to speed
If you’re new to Unity, here are our recommended learning resources for getting started.
2. Learning resources and development boosters
Trash Dash Reference Project
Tanks!!! Reference Project
3. The lifecycle of making a mobile game
Designing characters, gameplay mechanics and developing the logic are not the only aspects that matter in the lifecycle of making a game. Here are some other important actions you can take, including descriptions and how Unity helps for each.
Unity Cloud Build
Create continuous platform-specific builds on the relevant platforms as often as possible in order to detect early technical issues and distribute faster to your testers. Unity Cloud Build eliminates the burden of asking a developer or build engineer to make a binary version that testers can load on devices. You can simultaneously and effortlessly build for iOS and Android (and other platforms) in the cloud. And since Cloud Build is integrated with Collaborate, it works seamlessly for your entire team.
Understand your audience and how they interact with your content in order to ensure retention and success. Unity Analytics, which is natively integrated with the Unity engine, provides invaluable insight into your audience's behavior. This insight helps you optimize your gameplay experiences and monetization strategies based on real-time game data.
Choose the right monetization model at an early stage in order to make sure it is well integrated with your game mechanics. For free-to-play games, Unity has a built-in ads platform and offers codeless IAP integration. Combine our plug and play Unity Ads, IAP, and Analytics to improve your ARPDAU (Average Revenue Per Daily Active User) and user retention.
4. More support resources
Need help with C# scripting in Unity?
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Best practices in Unity
Read case studies
Next Games is among the first to successfully monetize a battle builder mobile game using rewarded video ads. Download their case study to find out how they created well integrated rewarded video ads that have a high opt-in rate and drive $0.06 average revenue per player per day.