5 Benefits of Building a Game With Unity

A lot goes into the development of a new video game. With the Unity platform, you can develop games that are competitive, challenging, and fun. Its tools allow you to code, share, and receive support, all within the program.


1. Platform Support

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A lot of difficulties and challenges can come up when developing a game. Having support that you can rely on can be useful when you hit these challenges. When you use the Unity platform, you get access to monthly expert live sessions with available support from a customer success advisor. You can also reach a live person for assistance 24 hours per day.

Additionally, the Unity community offers a large database of educational resources that will help you develop your game. You can join the Unity community which allows you to share your knowledge while expanding your software development abilities.

2. Code Editor

Collaboration is important when coding, especially when designing a creative and unique game. The unique Unity platform not only makes it easy to collaborate with your team when coding, but it also allows you to work together with other coders, designers, and developers. You can even use the code editor to create editor extensions that meet you and your team’s unique coding needs.

3. Play Mode

One of the most important steps in developing a game is testing. With the Unity play mode, you can evaluate your gaming development as a player. This allows you to identify improvements that are not always easy to see as the designer. You can continue with play mode as you add and edit code, getting quick, frame by frame feedback into your changes. Swapping to play mode is simple, simply hit the play button and then swap between edit and play modes.

4. Asset Tracking

Extensive games with a lot of graphics and feedback require a lot of careful coding, which can easily get disorganized. With the Unity asset dependency tracker, you can easily simplify your entire project. Organize and easily edit your code series and pull up specific codes via keyword search. You can also use the tracking feature to automatically transfer chosen codes into specific categories. Unity also gives you access to the Asset Store which gives you resources to assist with your coding.

5. Live Chat/Interaction

Multiplayer games have become popular as gamers enjoy interacting and competing against one another. The Unity program not only allows you to create entertaining games that are also engaging, but you can also integrate a live chat/integration feature into your games with agora.io. The process is simple with the collaboration of agora and Unity. You simply download the program and then add the agora.io feature to it. Then, you can begin integrating voice chat into your games so players can share in the fun with their friends.

Unity is behind many of your favorite games. With supportive live chats, the ability to edit your code in real-time, and live chat integrations, you can see why so many game developers choose to build with Unity.

Author: Chakraborty

Dr Chakrabarty is the Chief Innovation Officer of IntuiComp TeraScience. Earlier she was Assistant Professor of Delhi University, a QS ranked university in India. Before that she has held research positions in IIT Mumbai, IIT Chennai and IISc Bangalore. She holds 2 patents and over 20 research publications in her name which are highly cited. Her area of research is in smart technologies, integrated devices and communications. She also has a penchant for blogging and is an editor of Business Fundas.