In-depth Game Dev Tutorials for Unity 3 & 4 If you've been dreaming of making a computer game then you've come to the right place. GTGD S1 is an in-depth set of video tutorials through which you will develop an awesome little multiplayer FPS from scratch, using Unity free.
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Release Date: Feb 13, 2014

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In-depth Game Dev Tutorials for Unity 3 & 4

If you've been dreaming of making a computer game then you've come to the right place. GTGD S1 is an in-depth set of video tutorials through which you will develop an awesome little multiplayer FPS from scratch, using Unity free. I've designed these tutorials for beginners so you won't be lost. Check out my YouTube channel to see my teaching style.

ATTENTION: With the release of Unity 5.1, GTGD S1 is now obsolete, so please don't buy this unless you're really keen to study a piece of history, or support my efforts. I have a new series in development, GTGD S3 and it should be available on Steam February/March 2016. You can watch it as I roll it out on my YouTube channel right now.

This package has the added benefit of all video by video project folders to make it easier for you to debug your mistakes and accelerate your learning. You do not have to purchase anything, not even this video tutorial package to study GTGD S1.

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.


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.

My Other Work

GTGD S2, the sequel to GTGD S1 is out and I've also released my game, Guild Commander.


Guild Commander

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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175 of 183 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2014
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.
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72 of 78 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
There are a ton of misinformed fools leaving bad reviews on this video.

Unity is free to use, the tutorials are well paced out and informative. This is a great starting point for anyone interested in making a game.
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
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 ;).
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45 of 56 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
If you want the videos themselves for free, they're on the youtube channel GTGD.

Why would you buy it on Steam? This gives you the project files as an example, which is completely unnecessary. Why did I buy it? Same reason some people bought that Unturned Gold Membership-- one-time fee supporting the maker. It's a great series and it's easily understandable, plus it's designed using the free edition of Unity 4.

I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to learn the Unity engine. Why Unity? It's actually a great engine, and you shouldn't associate it with Air Control or any of that ♥♥♥♥ because if you look closely, you can see just how little effort was put into those shovelware titles.

While I'd say you should watch them on youtube and decide for yourself whether you actually need project files, the videos themselves are very high-quality and GTGD deserves every donation made from this.

These videos teach you Unity's interface, basic knowledge of C#, and more; arguably, they're more helpful than the actual Unity Technologies' tutorial series.

If you truly wanted to know why this is on Steam, have a quote from the series creator himself...
It's important to study as many tutorials as time permits if you're into game development. You'll notice though that the overwhelming majority of tutorial creators can't continue regardless of how awesome their tutorials are. By having GTGD S1 on Steam I can fund the future of the series. There's a lot of expense and an incredible amount of time (years in the case of GTGD S1) that goes into making quality tutorials and a lot of people just don't realise that until they also start making tutorials. Relying on self advertising or setting up my own streaming website is a no go and isn't sustainable. Steam is the ideal place for getting game development in front of as many gamers as possible. It was Greenlit after all.

Like this title? See also:
But don't get that until you've done GTGDS1, that's some pretty high-level stuff.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I have 1 year of formal C# instruction under my belt, and about 5 hours of Unity and GIMP experience combined (mostly just navigating the windows and learning the controls). I've made a few 1-2 (imported) texture landscapes without any objects or anything. I have a good grasp on what each of the different softwares used in this tutorials series does, but very little experience actually using them first-hand (besides c# programming).

I'm on video 4 of the series (So take my review with a grain of salt, I may update after I finish the series) and I've just completed creating a projectile object which can be fired from the user as if it were a bullet of some kind. The video is very easy to follow, even using a never version of Unity (not reccommended).

I would warn buyers that the video series does not aim to teach you how to code in c# or how to use the different technologies showcased. It's more about following along, monkey-see-monkey-do style so you can see what goes on behind the scenes in game making. You will still need to learn more on your own to understand how everything works (especially the code).

For people who have never coded, or used any sort of game development technology, this will be hard to understand - easy to follow. By that I mean. You won't learn a ton about how the C# language works, you might not understand how Unity keeps track of all the objects or how it applies materials, and you might not become a GIMP artist, but you will be opened to a wonderful world of possibilities.

I highly suggest anyone without any programming or gamedevelopment experience consider buying this series and following every spoken word to the letter (most important when coding so you can keep track of the variables he's referring to). If you are a parent of gamer children, this would be a good series to get them into so they can get an idea of how games are made.

For those with programming experience, you will get the most out of this series if you take a look at the documentation to expand on
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2015
You can get the videos for free on Youtube.......I bought it just because this guy deserves the reward.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
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.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2014
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 -
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
51.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2015
If you want to start making games in Unity with no prior knowledge this is where you should start.
Not only does GTGD S1 teach the basics of unity but it also teaches you a way to order your games when building them.
(eg. enabling multiplayer then applying damage to enemy players).
The game you end up with at the end is pretty good (depending on how you change it). You might even get to play with friends and have fun with it (I know I did).

Please note GTGD is a series of videos and unity project files and Unity scripts. It's not a game creation tool like RPGmaker or GameMaker.

At my pace it took me about a month to make (there's about 30 videos and I was doing about 1 a day).

But one thing this game gave me is memories.
I will never forget the pain I suffered when trying to hide the mouse cursor through scripting and the ♥♥♥♥ing amazing feeling I had when it finally worked.

And most of all I will never forget fighting back the tears as I finally got my friends to play this game. One thought went through my head that day. "They're playing a game I made!" "They're playing my game!" "They played MY game!" "They downloaded my game".

Or maybe that's just me.


You are more than a gamer.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2014
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 :/
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19.3 hrs
Posted: October 12
Best investment I made in my game development project.I feel all the theory showing its glory as the keywords begin to make my little memory after following a couple videos. I can't recommend it enough. I love the way these videos are structered. Makes it very comperensive for searching for a topic you specifially working on.

I do feel this alone would be hard but with some C# experience and making small games it can be very powerful. I use topics related to my needs to a game.

My free advice for anybody attempting game development two monitors will speed your workflow. I use a 24 and 17 inch. Having a small screen for coding is a life saver in workflow nevermind using 3D programs such as blender.

Codesaving time 10/10
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1.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
A great Unity 3D tutorial series.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 3
Don't Buy.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: May 11
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2.9 hrs
Posted: February 23
i recommend this to people, but i cant find the serial nu,ber to instal unity lol need help plz
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9.5 hrs
Posted: January 9
FUN and easy!
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8.7 hrs
Posted: November 30, 2015
Great tutorials and realy cheap!
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7.1 hrs
Posted: October 28, 2015 game
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26.3 hrs
Posted: October 18, 2015
I had no idea what I was doing after a while, but it was still a fun program.

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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 17, 2015
It's completely messed up and useless. Nothing loads.
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