Unity Games by Tutorials Updated for Unity 5.5

Chris Belanger

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A major new update to Unity – version 5.5 – came out last week.

And good news – we’ve been hard at work updating our popular book Unity Games by Tutorials for Unity 5.5, and the new version is available today!

Here are some of the things we’ve updated in this version of the book:

  • Unity 5.5 UI updates throughout
  • Project wizard updates
  • Animation window updates
  • Namespace updates
  • GameObject selection outline updates
  • Web GL publishing updates
  • Starter and final projects now support Unity 5.5
  • …and more!

It took several late nights of coding, testing, rewriting, and lots and lots of caffeine in various forms, but we wanted to get you this update as fast as we could. :]

A completely updated book in six days? No sweat! (Okay, we lied, lots of sweat. And tears. And coffee.)

A completely updated book in six days? No sweat! (Okay, we lied, lots of sweat. And tears. And coffee.)

It’s a huge achievement for us, and we’re happy to share it with you. Read on to see how to get your updated copy!

Play Bobblehead Wars Online!

As an extra-special treat to celebrate this release, author Brian Moakley has built a Web GL version of Bobblehead Wars, the twin-stick shooter game you’ll create in Section 1.

Have a go at defending yourself against waves of marauding aliens, intent on snacking on your brave space marine. Arrow keys (or WASD keys) to move, and mouse to turn and shoot:


(Click inside the game area if the arrow keys don’t seem to move the space marine.)

We show you how to build this game step-by-step in the book; along with a first-person shooter, a 2D platformer, and a tower defense game – with VR support!

If you’re looking to learn how to make cross-platform games with the game engine used to make City Skylines, Hearthstone, the Long Dark, and more – this is the book for you.

How to Get the Update

This free update is available today for all Unity Games by Tutorials PDF customers, as our way of saying “thanks” for supporting the book and the site.

  • If you’ve already bought the Unity Games by Tutorials PDF, you can download the updated book immediately on your My Loot page.
  • If you don’t have Unity Games by Tutorials yet, you can grab your own updated copy in our store.

We hope you enjoy this version of the book, fully updated for Unity 5.5. And a big thanks to the book team that managed to turn this around in an amazingly short time!

Chris Belanger

Chris Belanger is the Book Team Lead and Lead Editor for raywenderlich.com. If there are words to wrangle or a paragraph to ponder, he‘s on the case.

In the programming world, Chris has over 20 years of experience with multiple database platforms, real-time industrial control systems, and enterprise healthcare information systems.

When he kicks back, you can usually find Chris with guitar in hand, looking for the nearest beach, or exploring the lakes and rivers in his part of the world in a canoe.

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