If you've been dreaming about making a game then your dream is about to come true. Welcome to the GTGD Series. In S1 you will learn how to develop an awesome little multiplayer FPS from scratch using Unity Free and the C# programming language. I’ve designed these tutorials for gamers who have no experience with using Unity.
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Release Date: Feb 13, 2014
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About This Software

If you've been dreaming about making a game then your dream is about to come true. Welcome to the GTGD Series.

In S1 you will learn how to develop an awesome little multiplayer FPS from scratch using Unity Free and the C# programming language. I’ve designed these tutorials for gamers who have no experience with using Unity. This package includes all video by video project folders to make it easier for you to debug your mistakes and accelerate your learning.

GTGD S1 was made with Unity 3.4.0 and it works fine in Unity 4 with some minor edits to the code. Video S2.2 explains what bits of code need to be changed.

GTGD S2 is out!

What gamers on my YouTube channel have said about S1:


Frederik Petersson commented:
“Hey man, I just wanna say that I started following these tutorials a long time ago when they were new, and because of them, today I am studying game development at the IT university and I'm employed at a games company part-time. Thanks for making this series! I can say for sure that following this series really made me understand coding and gave me the push and the lust for learning more
Thank you!”


Numgun commented:
“Thank you a lot for finishing this massive project, you've done a huge service to anyone wanting to make a proper game in Unity (like me), so I'm very grateful for your work. I do admit its sometimes hard to watch these videos because they are long, slow and you have a very pleasant, calm voice, which all has a relaxing effect on the viewer, but this series shows the complete picture of making a game in ALL its aspects, which makes it very valuable and important, so screw that complaint.”

Tlk1985 commented:
“Amazing tutorials!
You are one of the few that can balance teaching “noob” steps and advanced steps without making either overbearing or lacking.
Keep up the awesome job!”


Ithkuul commented:
“Some of you might think the Series is too long, but it's the best tutorial set I have seen for Unity. Its worth every hour spent. Thank you so much for this series GTGD! :)”

Launcher

S1 comes with a fast launcher that gives you quick access to all S1 resources. The launcher will open the video tutorials in your default media player. Videos are in 720p.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP with SP2 or later, Windows 7 with SP1 or later, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
0.3 hrs on record
I find the whole thing organized and is what you want if you are going to create a game! 10/10
Posted: October 16
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
You can try it out for free on the author's website, but for only a dollar or 2, to get all the project files and local video, you can't go wrong.
Posted: July 9
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
GTGD is the real deal. These videos provide a fantastic basis for learning to develop games on the Unity engine. The instructor reminds me a little of Bob Ross, but instead of painting serene lakes, you're making a violent video game. Drop what you're doing right now, pony up a few bucks for these videos and you will learn how to make a game. Period.
Posted: May 19
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
GTGD is the akronym of "gamer to game developer".
It's a tutorial series which teaches the basics of developing a game in the Unity 3D engine (you can do 2D games as well, don't worry) by creating a simple multiplayer shooter.
It also includes some awesome feature programming like placing blocks.


This tutorial series has a very high production value. Both the sound and the resolution of the videos are very good and all the project files and scripts for the finished project are included in the download.

The tutor does a good job of explaining all the steps and tasks, not to slow or to fast and with a good amount of detail. Most importantly he does not skip anything, so you won't feel left alone.

A big part of this tutorial is coding. Make no mistake there is no way around that if you want to make your own games.

That said, even if you are a complete beginner at coding you should be able to follow the tutorial, though I would encourage you to at least read up on some basics (What is a class? What is a function? What is a variable?).
You will need them sooner or later anyway no matter what engine or programming language you use.

If you are intermediate the scripting won't bore you either. From a software development standpoint the scripts are very well structured, both in the way they interact and in and of themselves.
The scripts are kept simple and make no mistake, that is a big endorsement.
(If you don't know what I mean google the KISS principle.)
Still the tutor does not miss out on important elements of Unity coding and I was very happy to see some co-routine programming included where appropriate.
The tutor does an awesome job of commenting everything he writes and explaining what everything does, which makes it very easy to follow his train of thought.


If you are an aspiring gamedeveloper, beginner or intermediate, this tutorial series is well worth your money.
You do not need to buy any other software since both the game engine Unity 3D and the script editor MonoDevelop are free.
Yes, Unity has a commercial "Unity Pro" version but you don't need to worry about that at this point. The extra features included there are very specific and well beyond what you need to make most games, not to speak of just getting started in game development.
So all you need besides this tutorial is patience and time.
Learning takes effort and anyone who tells you otherwise is a charlatan and a liar.

But while there is no fast way to become a cometent developer, as far as learning effectiveness, pacing of content and completeness are concerned this is the best you will find.

So good luck and many squeals of delight ;).
Posted: July 3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
i have to say that so far this tutorial has been concise and effective. i have been left with no questions as to what im doing and how do i finish what im in the middle of working on. even my simple-minded self has made progress using this tutorial. before watching i couldnt even create a spot on unity's editor now im creating characters & altering cameras...a far cry from where i started...and im only on the second video in the series. i definitely recommend! worth every penny if ur interested in developing using unity. so far i have nothing bad 2 say about this product and im fairly critical and was highly skeptical before i purchased it...glad i did...wouldnt have made half the progress i have!
Posted: May 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.1 hrs on record
this is truly amazing. if you've ever been interested in developing games, you need to give this a shot. its also available FOR FREE on his website - gamertogamedeveloper.com
Posted: July 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
An amazing tutorial, the launcher doesn't work properly for me, but everything else does. Really good indepth tutorial for next to nothing. Keep up the good work, 11/10
Posted: June 25
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
I would rsay this guy is pretty well versed in Unity but as an actual C# dev. Not so much, he isn't bad there are some errors he makes but all and all a good teacher for Unity. The thing that bugged me the most was that he called brackets prarentheses and parantheses brackets.
Posted: May 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
I originally said this sucked but it was my fault that it wasn't working. And the dev of game to game developer told me how to fix it! I definatly recomend this to anybody who has a dream of making easy games by themselves.
Posted: August 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
109.2 hrs on record
yes i think this is a very cool software
Posted: July 18
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Austin Chavoen, this one is for you. I know you have Unity and are curious about it. This sowtware is basically a crapload of tutorials for Unity 3. It will teach you how to make a cool little FPS game in unity with servers, multipule weapons, and all of the rest. A great app for people interested in Unity.
Posted: May 17
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6 of 19 people (32%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
I went into this thinking that i am gong to make a game simple and easy, and that is what is advertised, but after the main screen of the software I notice it is just a load of videos which can be viewed on his website for free. Then I realized I payed a $1.49 for videos. They might be helpful but I gave up on it as soon as I realized that there was downloads for unity and gimp. Not that i am have negative views of those but unity only gives you a 30 day free trial, then you have to pay, I didnt make it past that point because I could not download unity. This might be a helpful software for new game devs, but it isn't very appealing when you are forced to download things that should've come with GTGD. The instructor says to dowload the programs but doesnt teach you how to dowload them, although that might seem crazy to teach them how to download a program but it might just help the listener understand what is happening. I can see this being a helpful program, but if you want to learn how develop games and you dont want to pay, and you are have no experience, use Scratch. It might seem childish but it is a start.
Posted: July 28
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4 of 25 people (16%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Please don't buy it!!! It's for free on http://www.gamertogamedeveloper.com/home Steam is making money with it, but Steam has no rights to do that!!!
Posted: July 30
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0.1 hrs on record
This is the best multiplayer starter kit I have ever seen 10/10!
Totaly recommend for people wanting to learn the Unity interface and programing language!

PS Best price for it to!
:D
Posted: August 7
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12.0 hrs on record
this is so epic .. its hard to understand at the beggining but after you finish the whole video tutorials this is so easy
Posted: July 25
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108 of 115 people (94%) found this review helpful
89.6 hrs on record
I am a 30+ year developer that decided to finally try game development. I'm currently working through the tutorials and find they are full of good information on unity and its tools. I can recommend GTGD S1 for anyone that already has a good understanding of programing and just looking to pick up unity development.
The author is obviously self-taught and talented but, that said, there are glaring mistakes in code that could be confusing to a novice programmer. His copy and pasting of code instead of creating a function, his misunderstanding of how some construct work and a general lack of OOP can be a bit of a distraction or teach bad habits to a novice developer.
I suggest anyone new to software development to find tutorials on C# that focus on “Object Oriented” programming first. Once you have an understanding of the basics these tutorials become more of a “What Can Unity Do” tutorial then a programming tutorial.
Even with the issues with the coding, I will recommend this as a good way to learn the basics of unity. The fact that this is based on Unity v3.4 is not that big a deal. The information should migrate to the next version with only a minimal effort; migrating code normal in software development and just another lesson.
Posted: March 13
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
These tutorials are great. I love game devolopment and I never actually used unity.
The only thing is that I dont agree with the price, $24.99. The videos are free on Youtube, so paying for this makes not
that much sense. The only reason I payed was to support this guy. His videos are awesome and really easy to follow.

Just a recommendation, Can you maybe lower the price?

- The Roll Cat (aka Agent_Bucket)
Posted: March 11
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44 of 70 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
I'm not very good with reviews, just know that GTGD S1 is worth every penny!

It's great for anyone thinking of developing their own indie video game using Unity.

The video tutorials are worth every penny to anyone getting into Unity and indie game development. They are in fact as good or better than anything else that maybe available out there.

They are very through professional made series of video tutorials that walk indie game developers step by step from beginning to end in the development of a multiplayer video game from start to finish.

Also when you buy this you also get a fully working starter video game and complete source code for it that you can use to help you get started with your game. The starter game with source code itself is easily worth $50, just go to unity asset store and see how much other multiplayer starter games cost and you get much more than that..

So you can go through the tutorials type in the source code or save the time and use the included source code.

And what the author did not get into series one because they are more advances topics he is working on in series two!

So I encourage everyone interested in creating their own indie video game to pick up a copy it it well worth it.

I myself purchased on my own the video tutorials and completed them recently and I've tried just about every tutorials out there for Unity and this is the very best I've found.

Finally, its well over 30 hours of material. If you just watch the tutorials it will take 30 hours, but if you go through them and type in the code and do all the work it will easily take many more hours than that. I've been at it now for over 8 months. Doing localization now and moving constants to config files...
Posted: February 14
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
After FINALLY having the time to look into this. I finally started the series! I began watching the first 2 and so far I haven't been lost yet. Very professional. Very straight-forward. Very quick to the point without leaving you in the dust.

However, I'm a little disappointed on the price... When I first purchased this. I bought it within a few days it was released and the price originally was about $25. Now I see the price has been dropped to only a couple of bucks which is a little bit of a bummer to me :/
Posted: April 10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
As a Unity newcomer, I found this series to be extremely beneficial.
The author takes you step-by-step through building a multiplayer FPS game that will introduce you to many features of Unity and C#.

The first dozen+ videos cover all the aspects including server/client communication, player movement and behavior, simple weapons, menus and other GUI elements, health bars, and more. You'll even pick up a little texture experience using GIMP (free photoshop-like app). Later in the series, you'll explore other elements like block building/destruction reminiscent of Minecraft, some advanced weapon stuff, and then the real fun stuff like terrain and water.

I really enjoyed the journey, and appreciate all the time the author put into putting together this in-depth learning experience. I highly recommend this series to anyone interested in learning Unity. By the end, you'll gain a lot of knowledge, and will have a nice base to build your own game on top of. You really do end up with a fully-working game as shown in the preview videos.


Other Notes
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The install comes with all of the source files for each step of the series, which means you can skip over parts - I myself started skipping some parts later in the series, as some of the exploration of other topics weren't interesting to me.

Quite a bit of time is spent early-on dealing with client/server setup, and the videos really get you thinking about the challenges that arise when building a multiplayer game.

I found the app didn't work so great with my version of Quicktime, which is required to use it. As it is just a container for the videos, I simply opened up the Steam installation directory and played the videos directly (this is probably why it shows 0 hours on record for me).

Sometimes, the videos move a little slowly, especially if you start to get comfortable with C#. I simply upped the playback speed in Quicktime, and adjusted the pitch a bit to cover the resulting reverb from the mic. This helps get through some of the longer videos more quickly.

Although I'm new to Unity/C#, I do have extensive programming experience in other languages. If you have a similar background, you might find some of the coding trivial, and you'll probably move more quickly through the C# bits. You might also find yourself chuckling a bit at the author's nomenclature and naming conventions.

The tutorial does have some age, and it points you at the suggested older version of Unity to use (version 3.1 I believe). I recommend following the advice, as the newer versions of unity are very different looking. I had no problems editing, running, or building the project files in a later version of Unity once I upgraded to 4.3.4.
Posted: March 17
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