Developing a game is not an easy task. With all information on the internet, it is hard to make choice on the software and technology to us. I always wanted to be a developer and specifically a mobile application developer.
Employed full time and with
no knowledge on I.T, I had to make my dream come true: have a running
mobile application in the any app store. As internet has it, short cuts
were there. The major problem was the outcome of the route I was to
I had to make a choice between sharing office
hours and reading tutorials or taking a few hours after work to do
tutorials. I love my family very much that option two was out of
I took tutorials on java which were not
promising at all. I jumped to android studio in my quest to make the
first mobile game. The codes and terminologies scared the hell out of my
life. I decided to try visual studio and C# dot net.
was starting to make sense. But wait a minute. I had to develop a
mobile app!! So the choice of the software presented the biggest
While studying C# dot net, I decided to
try and develop a simple game for Nokia feature phone. Java was taking
tall back on my life. After I had to learn any language which would make
my dream comes true. Never mind the nosy boss who would keep checking
what I was doing.
I made a decision that this was to
be my first game. Three month down the line, the first game came to
life. As I was preparing to launch the game of my life, Nokia was bought
out and feature phone were no more.
My dream came
crushing down in minutes. As I was searching for the next option and
with little knowledge on java, I pumped onto a tutorial by unity team.
As usual, I didn't give it much attention. I downloaded unity software
hoping this would change mi dream again.
unity C# was the easiest thing that ever happened. With little object
oriented programming knowledge, I worked myself up to my first game, the apple maniac.
After several days coding and testing, I
decided to test on android phone. Magic as it would be said, the game
came to life. The next challenge was how do I get the game to store?
provided the much needed answer. All stores were cover in the basic
software. I never gave up as my dream was to have a running game in the
store. I uploaded to the store and few days later it was rejected. At
least I tried.
I never gave up. I
Went back to unity and did changes as directed and re-uploaded. I
wasn't convinced that my game was live in the store. I tried on a very
close friend and it worked. It was a favorite game for my friend.
The game took several months fine tuning.
I decided to try a second game on unity: samurai the hunter. Within a month, the game was up and running.
I needed to make a killer game. I thought it would take me years coding. Within a week, I had The Spider Cybog up and running on android play store.
I have never given up from the time spider
cybog go to store. The more I interacted with unity I realized on full
time basis, I can make a game within a day. Unity is not hard after all.
It is software I have learnt to work with.
That how unity changed my life and my dream.