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Introduction to VR Programming, Design, and Unity

Step into the world of VR game development, learn the basics of programming language, and even create your own 2D game.

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Learn how to design, program, and create your very own VR games

The gaming industry has grown exponentially, outperforming both movies and sports combined in 2020. And VR is the newest, exciting innovation taking the industry by storm.

On this interactive course, you’ll gain an introduction to programming, learning the skills to design and program your own games using the Unity game engine. The experience you’ll develop on this course will be invaluable in kickstarting a career in programming and game development.

Explore the basics of programming language

This course will guide you through the fundamentals of programming, covering the basic data types that all programming languages use and helping you to understand how computers read and process instructions in the form of code.

You’ll then look at how to create and use variables in your code and learn techniques for simplifying complex problems, helping any future programming run much smoother, even when you hit coding issues along the way.

Discover Unity VR and C# programming

The Unity game engine is a free real-time development platform, used for creating games on all of the top platforms, including mobile and VR.

You’ll build a basic understanding of C#, the core programming language used in Unity. Then, to put it into practice, you’ll learn how to use the Unity game engine to develop your ideas into games.

Unleash your potential to create a 2D game in Unity

Once you’ve got the basics, it’s time to put your new knowledge and skills to the test. You’ll start by learning how to make simple text-based games before stepping it up to create a fun, yet simple 2D game.

There’s plenty of opportunity to flex your imagination and insert your personality into your game by learning how to add your own game mechanics, sound effects, and even entire models and animations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Learn basic data types that all programming languages use
  • Learn how computers read/process instructions in the form of code
  • Learn how to use and create variables for your code
  • Learn techniques for simplifying complex problems
  • Create a simple text-based game to practice your programming knowledge
  • Create a 2D game using Unity with a unique theme

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning how to create video games, specifically VR games.

You don’t need to have any knowledge or experience in either C# programming or the Unity game engine to get the most out of this course.

Who will you learn with?

Assembling great minds together to provide digital technologies’ solutions and pathways to schools, and beyond. Leading the way to discover new technologies to empower education through R&D endeavours

Who developed the course?

VR Voom

Future-proofing classroom learning in digital technology. By equipping teachers with resources to create emerging technologies, that are aligned with the revised NZ Technology Curriculum.

  • Established

    2018
  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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