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Build a high-end, multiplayer role-playing game (RPG) from scratch with C# and Unity 2018 Key Features Get insights into Unity's user interface (UI) system and and build UIs for your RPG Implement artificial intelligence (AI) to build intelligent entities that take your game to the next level Develop multiplayer features for an RPG using Unity 2018 Book Description In a role-playing game (RPG), users control a character, usually in the game's imaginary universe. Unity has become a top choice for developers looking to create these kinds of immersive RPGs. Building an RPG with Unity 2018, based on building some of the most common RPG features, teaches you tips, tricks, and techniques that can be applied to your own game. To start with, the book guides you through the fundamentals of role-playing games. You will learn the necessary aspects of building an RPG, such as structuring the game environment, customizing characters, controlling the camera, and designing other attributes such as inventory and weapons. You will also explore designing game levels by adding more features. Once you have understood the bigger picture, you will understand how to tackle the obstacles of networking in Unity and implement multiplayer mode for your RPG games. By the end of the book, you will be able to build upon the core RPG framework elements to create your own immersive games. What you will learn Construct a framework for inventory, equipment, characters, enemies, quests, and game events Understand how to load and unload scenes and assets Create multiplayer game settings for your RPG Design a UI for user input and feedback Implement AI for non-character players Customize your character at runtime Who this book is for Building an RPG with Unity 2018 is for you if you are a programmer interested in developing and further enhancing your skills when developing RPGs in Unity 2018. This book does not cover the basics of Unity, and so is for intermediate or more advanced users.
Get up to speed with using C# 8 and .NET Core 3.0 features to build real-world .NET Core applications Key Features Learn the core concepts of web applications, serverless computing, and microservices Create an ASP.NET Core MVC application using controllers, routing, middleware and authentication Build modern applications using cutting-edge services from Microsoft Azure Book Description .NET Core is a general-purpose, modular, cross-platform, and opensource implementation of .NET. The latest release of .NET Core 3 comes with improved performance and security features, along with support for desktop applications. .NET Core 3 is not only useful for new developers looking to start learning the framework, but also for legacy developers interested in migrating their apps. Updated with the latest features and enhancements, this updated second edition is a step-by-step, project-based guide. The book starts with a brief introduction to the key features of C# 8 and .NET Core 3. You'll learn to work with relational data using Entity Framework Core 3, before understanding how to use ASP.NET Core. As you progress, you'll discover how you can use .NET Core to create cross-platform applications. Later, the book will show you how to upgrade your old WinForms apps to .NET Core 3. The concluding chapters will then help you use SignalR effectively to add real-time functionality to your applications, before demonstrating how to implement MongoDB in your apps. Finally, you'll delve into serverless computing and how to build microservices using Docker and Kubernetes. By the end of this book, you'll be proficient in developing applications using .NET Core 3. What you will learn Understand how to incorporate the Entity Framework Core 3 to build ASP.NET Core MVC applications Create a real-time chat application using Azure's SignalR service Gain hands-on experience of working with Cosmos DB Develop an Azure Function and interface it with an Azure Logic App Explore user authentication with Identity Server and OAuth2 Understand how to use Azure Cognitive Services to add advanced functionalities with minimal code Get to grips with running a .NET Core application with Kubernetes Who this book is for This book is for developers and programmers of all levels who want to build real-world projects and explore the new features of .NET Core 3. Developers working on legacy desktop software who are looking to migrate to .NET Core 3 will also find this book useful. Basic knowledge of .NET Core and C# is assumed.
Write maintainable, fault-tolerant, and cleaner game codes by understanding the standard development patterns and battle-tested practices. Key Features Gain expertise in Industry Standard design patterns. Get your hands on popular patterns such as Observer, Singleton, State, and Factory. Leverage the power of C# coding to create solid architectures for your game projects. Book Description Traditional building blocks of a robust architecture, such as design patterns, cannot be applied in Unity without being adapted to the Engine's unique way of doing things. We will review design patterns that are currently used by professional game programmers in indie, mobile, and AAA studios. We will also examine the infamous anti-patterns. The book begins by explaining Unity Engine's architecture and shows you how to explore it for designing games. This will help readers get familiar with the pillars of Unity's Engine architecture and assist them in making better technical decisions. We will then learn about the game industry's most popular software design patterns. Right from the initial concept up to its implementation, you'll learn every detail in the context of genuine industry use cases that game programmers often deal with in the field. This approach will be a onestop reference point and will give you a complete picture of tried and tested software development patterns with Unity using C#. We will review classic patterns such as Singleton; modern patterns such as Event Bus; and even rare patterns such as the Spatial Partition. The book concludes by covering the dark side of design patterns, by exposing recognizable patterns that tend to creep out in code bases and have unexpected negative side-effects. What you will learn Discover the core architectural pillars of the Unity game engine. Learn about software design patterns while building gameplay systems. Acquire the skills to recognize anti-patterns and how to avoid their adverse effect in your codebase. Enrich your design vocabulary so you can better articulate your ideas on how to better your game's architecture. Gain some mastery over Unity's API by writing well-designed code. Get some game industry insider tips and tricks that will help you in your career. Who this book is for The ideal target audience for this book is game developers who want to get their hands on industry-standard, software development patterns and techniques to create engaging and exciting games with Unity 2018. Basic Unity development knowledge is necessary to make the most out of this book. Prior experience with C# will also be helpful
A comprehensive guide to understanding network architecture, communication protocols, and network analysis to build secure applications compatible with the latest versions of C# 8 and .NET Core 3.0 Key Features Explore various network architectures that make distributed programming possible Learn how to make reliable software by writing secure interactions between clients and servers Use .NET Core for network device automation, DevOps, and software-defined networking Book Description The C# language and the .NET Core application framework provide the tools and patterns required to make the discipline of network programming as intuitive and enjoyable as any other aspect of C# programming. With the help of this book, you will discover how the C# language and the .NET Core framework make this possible. The book begins by introducing the core concepts of network programming, and what distinguishes this field of programming from other disciplines. After this, you will gain insights into concepts such as transport protocols, sockets and ports, and remote data streams, which will provide you with a holistic understanding of how network software fits into larger distributed systems. The book will also explore the intricacies of how network software is implemented in a more explicit context, by covering sockets, connection strategies such as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP), asynchronous processing, and threads. You will then be able to work through code examples for TCP servers, web APIs served over HTTP, and a Secure Shell (SSH) client. By the end of this book, you will have a good understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) network stack, the various communication protocols for that stack, and the skills that are essential to implement those protocols using the C# programming language and the .NET Core framework. What you will learn Understand the breadth of C#'s network programming utility classes Utilize network-layer architecture and organizational strategies Implement various communication and transport protocols within C# Discover hands-on examples of distributed application development Gain hands-on experience with asynchronous socket programming and streams Learn how C# and the .NET Core runtime interact with a hosting network Understand a full suite of network programming tools and features Who this book is for If you're a .NET developer or a system administrator with .NET experience and are looking to get started with network programming, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of C# and .NET is assumed, in addition to a basic understanding of common web protocols and some high-level distributed system designs.
Create and unleash the power of neural networks by implementing C# and .Net code Key Features Get a strong foundation of neural networks with access to various machine learning and deep learning libraries Real-world case studies illustrating various neural network techniques and architectures used by practitioners Cutting-edge coverage of Deep Networks, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, autoencoders and many more Book Description Neural networks have made a surprise comeback in the last few years and have brought tremendous innovation in the world of artificial intelligence. The goal of this book is to provide C# programmers with practical guidance in solving complex computational challenges using neural networks and C# libraries such as CNTK, and TensorFlowSharp. This book will take you on a step-by-step practical journey, covering everything from the mathematical and theoretical aspects of neural networks, to building your own deep neural networks into your applications with the C# and .NET frameworks. This book begins by giving you a quick refresher of neural networks. You will learn how to build a neural network from scratch using packages such as Encog, Aforge, and Accord. You will learn about various concepts and techniques, such as deep networks, perceptrons, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, and autoencoders. You will learn ways to add intelligent features to your .NET apps, such as facial and motion detection, object detection and labeling, language understanding, knowledge, and intelligent search. Throughout this book, you will be working on interesting demonstrations that will make it easier to implement complex neural networks in your enterprise applications. What you will learn Understand perceptrons and how to implement them in C# Learn how to train and visualize a neural network using cognitive services Perform image recognition for detecting and labeling objects using C# and TensorFlowSharp Detect specific image characteristics such as a face using Accord.Net Demonstrate particle swarm optimization using a simple XOR problem and Encog Train convolutional neural networks using ConvNetSharp Find optimal parameters for your neural network functions using numeric and heuristic optimization techniques. Who this book is for This book is for Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists, Deep Learning Aspirants and Data Analysts who are now looking to move into advanced machine learning and deep learning with C#. Prior knowledge of machine learning and working experience with C# programming is required to take most out of this book
Explore various recipes to build games using popular artificial intelligence techniques and algorithms such as Navmesh navigation A*, DFS, and UCB1 Key Features Explore different algorithms for creating decision-making agents that go beyond simple behaviors and movement Discover the latest features of the NavMesh API for scripting intelligent behaviour in your game characters Create games that are non-predictable and dynamic and have a high replayability factor Book Description Interactive and engaging games come with intelligent enemies, and this intellectual behavior is combined with a variety of techniques collectively referred to as Artificial Intelligence. Exploring Unity's API, or its built-in features, allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This cookbook covers both essential and niche techniques to help you take your AI programming to the next level. To start with, you'll quickly run through the essential building blocks of working with an agent, programming movement, and navigation in a game environment, followed by improving your agent's decision-making and coordination mechanisms – all through hands-on examples using easily customizable techniques. You'll then discover how to emulate the vision and hearing capabilities of your agent for natural and humanlike AI behavior, and later improve the agents with the help of graphs. This book also covers the new navigational mesh with improved AI and pathfinding tools introduced in the Unity 2018 update. You'll empower your AI with decision-making functions by programming simple board games, such as tic-tac-toe and checkers, and orchestrate agent coordination to get your AIs working together as one. By the end of this book, you'll have gained expertise in AI programming and developed creative and interactive games. What you will learn Create intelligent pathfinding agents with popular AI techniques such as A* and A*mbush Implement different algorithms for adding coordination between agents and tactical algorithms for different purposes Simulate senses so agents can make better decisions, taking account of the environment Explore different algorithms for creating decision-making agents that go beyond simple behaviors and movement Create coordination between agents and orchestrate tactics when dealing with a graph or terrain Implement waypoints by making a manual selector Who this book is for The Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook is for you if you are eager to get more tools under your belt to solve AI- and gameplay-related problems. Basic knowledge of Unity and prior knowledge of C# is an advantage.
Create engaging Augmented Reality (AR) applications with Unity 3D that can be experienced with devices such as HoloLens and Daydream Key Features Learn the principles of AR application development Work with the most popular sensors used in AR games and applications across Android, Apple and Windows Build experiences with interactive objects, physics, UI, animations, and C# scripting Book Description Augmented Reality allows for radical innovations in countless areas. It magically blends the physical and virtual worlds, bringing applications from a screen into your hands. Meanwhile, Unity has now become the leading platform to develop augmented reality experiences, as it provides a great pipeline for working with 3D assets. Using a practical and project-based approach, Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects educates you about the specifics of augmented reality development in Unity 2018. This book teaches you how to use Unity in order to develop AR applications which can be experienced with devices such as HoloLens and Daydream. You will learn to integrate, animate, and overlay 3D objects on your camera feed, before gradually moving on to implementing sensor-based AR applications. In addition to this, you will explore the technical considerations that are especially important and possibly unique to AR. The projects in the book demonstrate how you can build a variety of AR experiences, whilst also giving insights into C# programming as well as the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor. By the end of the book, you will be equipped to develop rich, interactive augmented reality experiences for a range of AR devices and platforms using Unity. What you will learn Build and run AR applications for specific headsets, including HoloLens and Daydream Create 3D scenes with Unity and other 3D tools while learning about world space and scale Move around your AR scenes using locomotion and teleportation Create filters or overlays that work in tandem with facial recognition software Use GPS, geolocation services, and the camera feed to create a fitness application Integrate AR and VR concepts together in a single application Who this book is for Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects is for you if you're a game developer familiar with 3D computer graphics and interested in building your own AR games or applications. Any experience in Unity and C# is an advantage.
Learn and Implement game AI in Unity 2018 to build smart game environments and enemies with A*, Finite State Machines, Behavior Trees and NavMesh. Key Features Build richer games by learning the essential concepts in AI for games like Behavior Trees and Navigation Meshes Implement character behaviors and simulations using the Unity Machine Learning toolkit Explore the latest Unity 2018 features to make implementation of AI in your game easier Book Description Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for game characters in Unity 2018 has never been easier. Unity provides game and app developers with a variety of tools to implement AI, from the basic techniques to cutting-edge machine learning-powered agents. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This fourth edition with Unity will help you break down AI into simple concepts to give you a fundamental understanding of the topic to build upon. Using a variety of examples, the book then takes those concepts and walks you through actual implementations designed to highlight key concepts and features related to game AI in Unity. Further on, you'll learn how to distinguish the state machine pattern and implement one of your own. This is followed by learning how to implement a basic sensory system for your AI agent and coupling it with a Finite State Machine (FSM). Next, you'll learn how to use Unity's built-in NavMesh feature and implement your own A* pathfinding system. You'll then learn how to implement simple ?ocks and crowd dynamics, which are key AI concepts in Unity. Moving on, you'll learn how to implement a behavior tree through a game-focused example. Lastly, you'll apply all the concepts in the book to build a popular game. What you will learn Create smarter game worlds and characters with C# programming Apply automated character movement using pathfinding and steering behaviors Implement non-player character decision-making algorithms using Behavior Trees and FSMs Build believable and highly efficient artificial flocks and crowds Create sensory systems for your AI with the most commonly used techniques Construct decision-making systems to make agents take different actions Explore the application of machine learning in Unity Who this book is for This book is intended for Unity developers with a basic understanding of C# and the Unity editor. Whether you're looking to build your first game or are looking to expand your knowledge as a game programmer, you will find plenty of exciting information and examples of game AI in terms of concepts and implementation.