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Learning 2D Game Development with Unity®: A Hands-On Guide to Game Creation by James A. Henley, Matthew Johnson

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Downloading and Installing Unity

Before we dive headfirst into the game development aspects of this book, we need to get our Unity environment up and running. You can download the latest Unity release at their Web site: http://unity3d.com/unity/download. While writing this book, we used version 4.5.1. You may end up with a newer version depending on when you bought the book, but as long as it is 4.5.0 or above, you will be able to follow along.

While on the Unity download page, take a look at the System Requirements as well as the License Comparisons pages. The System Requirements page lists the general requirements for Windows or OS X–based machines, along with those requirements needed to publish to the various development environments. If ...

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