Create Flappy Game Mechanics with Unity & PlayMaker

Stefan Boeykens, Architect-Engineer-Composer

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8 Videos (27m)
    • Demonstration of what our final result will look like

    • Setting up our main scene GameObjects

    • Flapping our Capsule up and down with basic Physics

    • Checking collisions with the ground plane

    • Setting up the moving Poles we need to avoid

    • Spawning poles from the Game Manager

    • Keeping the Score and finishing our Game

    • Concluding Flappy Capsule


About This Class

This course is a gentle introduction to small interactive games like Flappy Birds or other classics. Instead of making a clone, we will only go through the game mechanics: flapping or jumping, gravity and collisions, using Unity Physics. 


The graphics will be deliberately crude: a white capsule and a few boxes. There are no textures, sprites, sounds or particle effects. We encourage you to make something of your own. 

You'll need to know the basics of Unity: creating GameObjects, navigating the 3D Window and adjusting components. We'll use the popular Playmaker extension from the Asset store, which is a visual coding system, providing a Finite State Machine implementation, requiring no custom scripting. We go through every step from scratch, although the final result can be downloaded as a package for you to study.

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

a bit confusing but some good content
Nice introduction to playmaker. :)





Stefan Boeykens


Stefan is an Architect-Engineer from Belgium, with a PhD. on Building Information Modeling (BIM), but enjoys a wide variety of subjects, including 3D Modeling and Visualisation with ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, Cinema4D and Unity but also music composition and guitar playing, with Ableton Live.

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