Development of a 2D shoot 'em up video game in Unity

A course by Hernán Espinosa , Videogame developer

Videogame developer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined June 2019

Learn how to create a shooting video game using the leading platform

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (89)
  • 2177 students

Learn how to create a shooting video game using the leading platform

A course by Hernán Espinosa

Over forty years have passed since Space Invaders invaded our lives with its revolutionary and addictive style of play, which gave way to the creation of a new game category: shoot 'em ups, known for having a protagonist who shoots at big hordes of enemies while seeking refuge.

Hernán Espinosa specializes in this type of game, and in this course, he will teach you how to create one using Unity, the most complete and flexible development platform in the market.

If you’ve never used Unity before, we recommend that before you take this course, you take a look at Introduction to Unity for 2D Video Games, in which you will learn how to use the software from scratch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

41 lessons & 30 downloads

What will we do in this course
2 minutes, 14 seconds
Initial project considerations
12 minutes, 54 seconds
Game Scene Architecture
10 minutes, 54 seconds
Programming our first components
17 minutes, 50 seconds
Bringing the stage to life
12 minutes, 15 seconds
Game Scene Limits 1
10 minutes, 39 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (89)
  • 2177 students
  • 41 lessons (9h 40m)
  • 30 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You'll develop a 2D shoot 'em up video game, like those from the old times, in which you'll give life to your ship, enemies, and bosses.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with previous knowledge using development platforms who wants to start creating video games, but doesn’t know where to start. With this course you'll start shaping your ideas, dividing them into small components that will come to life and that, together, will achieve a synergy that has no limits other than those of your imagination.

Requirements and materials

You’ll need basic Unity skills, as well as basic programming knowledge.

You'll need to have a computer with macOS 10.12 or higher or with Windows 7 SP1 or higher.


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2177 Students
89 Reviews
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Hernán Espinosa

A course by Hernán Espinosa

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Videogame developer

Hernán Espinosa has been dedicated to developing video games of different themes, types and sizes, from role plays to surgery simulators and even augmented reality games for almost a decade.

In the world of video games, Hernán found the meeting point of all his passions: cinema, illustration, animation and music. Its main focus is to design, develop, iterate and optimize software solutions that satisfy the user.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course
  • U2

    Project Preparation

    • Initial project considerations
    • Game Scene Architecture
    • Programming our first components
    • Bringing the stage to life
    • Game Scene Limits 1
    • Game scene boundaries 2
  • U3

    Who controls the input, controls the world

    • Creating the firing system
    • Bringing input architecture to life 1
    • Bringing the input architecture to life 2
    • Physics2D is your friend
    • Destroy!
  • U4

    Enemies, how not to love them?

    • Generating enemies dynamically 1
    • Generating enemies dynamically 2
    • Configuring enemies 1
    • Configuring enemies 2
    • Evolving the enemy generator 1
    • Evolving the enemy generator 2
    • Evolving the enemy generator 3
  • U5

    Orchestrator's symphony

    • Programming the "game orchestrator"
    • Evolving the "game orchestrator" 1
    • Evolving the “game orchestrator” 2
  • U6

    The Boss!

    • We create a Boss! 1
    • We create a Boss! 2
    • We create a Boss! 3
    • We create a Boss! 4
    • We create a Boss! 5
    • We create a Boss! 6
    • We create a Boss! 7
  • U7

    Metagame, UI and publication

    • Collectible objects such as power-ups 1
    • Collectible objects such as power-ups 2
    • Collectible items such as power-ups 3
    • Collectible items such as power-ups 4
    • Collectible items such as power-ups 5
    • Collectible items such as power-ups 6
    • Linking information to the user interface 1
    • Linking information to the user interface 2
    • Generate a "build"
    • Publishing the game
  • FP

    Final project

    • Development of video games shoot 'em up 2D with Unity

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Development of a 2D shoot 'em up video game in Unity. 3D, and Animation course by Hernán Espinosa

Development of a 2D shoot 'em up video game in Unity

A course by Hernán Espinosa
Videogame developer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined June 2019
  • 91% positive reviews (89)
  • 2177 students