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Getting Started with Unity 5 by Dr. Edward Lavieri

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Mini-maps

Miniature-maps or mini-maps provide game players with a small visual aid that helps them maintain perspective and direction in a game. These mini-maps can be used for many different purposes, depending on the game. Some examples include the ability to view a mini-map that overlooks an enemy encampment, a zoomed out view of the game map with friendly and enemy force indicators, and a mini-map that has the overall tunnel map while the main game screen views the current section of tunnel.

While we do not necessarily need a mini-map for our Little Farmer Colt game, we'll create one so that you can replicate the task in your own games.

Creating a mini-map

The following are the steps we'll use to create a mini-map for our game:

  1. Navigate and select ...

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