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Learning Unity 2D Game Development by Example by Venita Pereira

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Why do we need code?

In order to create any type of game, we need to understand code because the pieces of code are the instructions that tell the game engine (Unity) when and how you want something to occur at any given point.

Programming languages

In order to create code, we use a programming language, which is an intermediary language that represents the instructions that we tell the computer processor.

Levels of programming languages

There are three levels of programming languages:

  • Machine language
  • Assembly language
  • High-level languages

Machine language

Computers do not understand human language; therefore, we need to communicate with the computer processor via machine language.

Machine language, also known as binary code, consists of a combination ...

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