New to Programing/Video Game Design? No Problem!
February 03, 2019

New to Programing/Video Game Design? No Problem!

Dan Talvi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unity

As an instructor for a Digital Media Communications program in a Career and Technical educational facility, Unity is one of the software students can choose to focus in. Our students utilize Unity to create 2D and 3D applications, including video games and UIs / interactive graphical interfaces, some of which are for local clients, organizations, and businesses that request services from our program (which our students develop as part of an internship program).
  • Free Version Available
  • Educational Resources Available
  • Versatile Software
  • Built-in tutorials to teach new users to learn software
  • Large install with frequent updates
  • Many features locked behind Pro (paid) version
  • Free implementation via Personal Edition (for new users to learn software)
Depending on the assignment/project/client requirements, students may utilize Unity or Adobe XD. Unity works well for creating 2D and 3D video games and some UI-based software that requires multiple levels of interactivity. Adobe XD is often used by our students when using in conjunction with other Adobe products (such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator) and for basic UI creation.
Unity is a great software for beginners to enter into the game design and programming field as users can download and use the Unity Personal Edition for free (with registration on the Unity website) to learn the ins and outs of the software. Many features and functionalities, however, are locked behind the Professional (paid) edition of the Unity software which more advanced creations may require to function properly.