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Chapter 3. An Overview of the Unity Engine

Unity is a powerful integrated game engine and editor, allowing you to quickly and efficiently create objects, import external assets, and link them all together with code. The editor is visually driven and built around the principles that you can do everything with a simple drag-and-drop motion, even connect scripts, assign variables, or create complicated multi-part assets. Unity also boasts an integrated scripting environment, built-in networking capabilities, and the ability to build and deploy for multiple platforms. All of this is wrapped up in a simple, intuitive, and customizable workspace.

Getting Acquainted with the Interface

Before diving headfirst into making your first game with Unity, it’s ...

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