The rise of the video game industry over the last two decades has been staggering, to say the least. Considered to be an area with massive revenue potential, we have seen a revolution in the way games are designed, developed and played across various platforms. Unity, the most popular cross-platform game development platform, is now encouraging even the non-programmers to take up Unity game development by equipping them with state-of-the-art tools for designing interactive games.
Unity game development simplified for non-developers
These days, there are a lot of non-developers, game designers and even artists who wish to build their own games. Well, they are now in for a treat. Unity have come up with their 2D and 3D Game kits wherein the users develop 2D or 3D gameplays without the need to code. With the help of these game kits, beginners can utilize the elements, tools and systems within the kit to design their gameplay. The Unity 2D game kit currently supports versions Unity 2017.3 and higher, while the 3D game kit is supported by Unity 2018.1 or higher.
Visual scripting with Bolt
Unity have also introduced a new visual scripting tool called Bolt, which allows non-programmers to create new gameplays from scratch and design interactive systems in Unity, without having to write a single line of code. With live editing, predictive debugging and a whole host of other features, Bolt ensures you can get started with designing your own game in no time at all.
The idea of introducing these game kits and the Bolt scripting engine is to encourage more and more non-programmers to take up game development and let their creative juices flow. It will also serve as a starting point for absolute beginners to start their journey in game development.
To know more about how to use these Unity game kits, check out the introduction to game kit by Unity.