Develop Trading Card Game Battle System With Unity 3D: Part VI (Creating Card Previews, Game Object)

Vladimir Limarchenko, Game Developer, Unity3d and C#

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3 Videos (41m)
    • Creating Card Previews

      11:49
    • Creating Card Previews – Part 2

      13:11
    • Making a Creature Game Object

      15:41

About This Class

In this class/series we set an ambitious goal of developing our own trading card game with Unity3d and C#, mostly focusing on card game battle mechanics.

In trading card games like Hearstone, cards are usually still not big enough to see all the stats and, especially, the description text clearly. To resolve this issue, when players hover over the card, we'll show an enlarged preview of the same card.

Another point that we'll discuss in this class - when a creature enters the battlefield, essentially, it is no longer a card. Now it should be described by another entity that will follow different rules. We'll make a new prefab that will represent creatures in our game that will be a simplified version of our creature card – just the oval frame with a card image and stats icons.

So, in this class you`ll learn how to:

  • Create card previews for your cards and creatures.
  • Create a creature template/prefab that will represent all the creatures in your game.

With this class you will gain access to a compete, fully functional Unity project that is an example of a card game battle. The game mechanics are somewhat similar to Hearthstone: custom spells, hero powers, creature effects and so on.

Additional information:

  • The files showed in the course are downloadable from the link that you can find in the "Class Project".
  • The next class of this series will be published on 2016.12.12.

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Vladimir Limarchenko

Game Developer, Unity3d and C#

I am a Unity3d and C# developer with about 2,5 years of experience in game development. I also have a scientific background. I got a Ph.D. in Theoretical Mechanics in 2014, but then decided to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a game developer. I'm mostly interested in making 2D games. In my opinion, a perfect game should have some tactical or puzzle element to it. 

Over the last couple of years I've also worked as an instructor and created several courses on game development. Some of the topics of my courses are: making a 2048 game, building quiz apps, creating a simple virtual pet game, animating 2d characters, building an in-game character customization system.

I'm always willing to experiment and work on some interesting and challenging game mechanics.