Friday, September 23, 2011

Unity Game Engine--It Does Racing Games!!!

Here at FIEA, we have various platforms with which we can make games.  We already did Flash.  There's also iPhone, Panda, XNA, etc.  I already have my second team and we're making something with the Unity engine.  I'm not going to tell you what we're working on right away, but it does involve driving something.  A car?  No, something else.  I actually got our vehicle to move using controller joysticks :)

You can download Unity for free!  It gives you a decent physics engine & map editor for you to start playing with right away. And each "character" (anything that can move) you insert already has a script & a ton of customizable parameters that handles control & movement so that's super handy right there. We also have Maya so we can create our own player models...too bad I don't know how to use it, lol.

There's already plenty of racing games on Unity for you to play.  Like check out some of these:

You can actually play this game on your web browser.  Arrow buttons drive/brake/steer, R resets your car in place.  Warning: handling is actually very difficult.

In the future...everything is made of chrome. Can you imagine Alberto taking Jessica for a ride in this piece of trash? "Go through the car wash! Let's start!!"

So you can make your own uber-sweet racing games in Unity.  I think it's awesome but it's kind of a bummer since practically every style of racing game has already been made.

I would love to try for a Daytona/Outrun-style game but I haven't used Unity for more than a few days and like I said, our team's not driving for a traditional racing game.  I'm okay with it.  But if any programmers/artists who like Daytona like I do want to try to make something of this, let me know.

And if you're curious what game code/scripts looks like in Unity, click here.  Learn all about it since this is what programmers have to look at every single day.


  1. Hi Eric, good to see things are going well. Some sad news; a neglected Daytona 2 machine in Japan... (Scroll down)

  2. That's awful. Please tell me any other news you find. Rjay always finds unique stuff...