Working with the canvas in Unity 2D can feel complicated at first, particularly if you're attempting to learn the editor while also tackling C# scripting.
It can also be daunting to think about turning a single-player game into a multiplayer experience, as there are a lot of new concepts to consider and several third-party packages from which to choose.
In Part 1 of this new video series, we'll create a basic 2D card game in Unity with randomized decks and draggable/droppable cards using the canvas, C# scripting, prefabs, and more (1 hour 10 minute watch):
In Part 2, we'll continue the adventure by cleaning up our nested canvas prefabs and enabling a mouseover card preview (42 minute watch):
In Part 3, we'll add basic multiplayer functionality with Mirror (1 hour 26 minute watch):
In Part 4, we'll continue to work with Mirror to improve our multiplayer experience (36 minute watch):
In Part 5, we'll add game logic from one of my games, Entromancy: Hacker Battles, to our multiplayer project (2 hour 34 minute watch):
And in Part 6, we'll continue to add game logic along with a more robust user interface (1 hour 23 minute watch):
You can also learn more about Unity multiplayer basics here.
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M. S. Farzan, Ph.D. has written and worked for high-profile video game companies and editorial websites such as Electronic Arts, Perfect World Entertainment, Modus Games, and MMORPG.com, and has served as the Community Manager for games like Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter and Mass Effect: Andromeda. He is the Creative Director and Lead Game Designer of Entromancy: A Cyberpunk Fantasy RPG and author of The Nightpath Trilogy. Find M. S. Farzan on Twitter @sominator.