Unity: Comment Component

Problem Do you ever think “The GameObject setup is so weird, it should be documented” but then don’t do it? Or are you forced to insert components in strange places because Unity just can’t do it any other way? Keyword: Unity’s UI rendering order is influenced by the hierarchy.   Most of the time it … Read more

Unity: Screen Space Gizmos

Unity’s default gizmos are essential for visual debugging but can only be drawn in world space. This restriction can be rather annoying if you try to debug custom UI or viewport-based camera movement. A simple line at a specific pixel coordinate would solve the problem most of the time. There are two solutions to this … Read more

Unity: Why Random.Range is Dangerous

Unity’s random seems like a straightforward to use and easily accessible function. It is helpful when dealing with procedural generation and AI behavior because the seed can be fixed to repeat the behavior. So it seems. But this is not always the case. UnityEngine.Random can case intricate timing bugs. These bugs are hard to track … Read more

Unity: Custom Editor Examples

 I will show two examples of custom editors I implemented in production to enhance our workflow with generated data.  The examples are from the game ‘Space Shop VR‘. It is about a shop in space that sells different items to aliens. The clue is that all aliens speak different languages and the VR player must … Read more

EXIT – The Curse of Ophir

Nominated for ‘Best Mobile Game’ at the Deutscher Entwickler Preis 2021.   A collaboration with publisher United Soft Media. Puzzle adventure for iOS and Android, based on the award-winning EXIT – The Game® board game series.     Genre: Puzzle Platform: Mobile – Android/iOS Artstil: 2D with 3D items Engine: Unity 3D   Core Team: … Read more

Unity: UI Space Conversion

Converting between the different coordinate systems of the Unity UI can be the key to a lot of cool custom UI and input features. You can basically convert every point in all coordinate spaces available with a few simple math functions. There are three different spaces:   Screen Space This is the space in which … Read more

Memory®

A mobile adaption of the classic Memory® game by Ravensburger.   Genre: Puzzle Platform: Mobile (android, ios) Artstil: 3D Engine: Unity 3D   Year: 2020 Duration: 5 month   My Part: Complete UI and menus Device orientation handling Screen fitting of 3D elements Card layouts Music system   The family game memory® has thrilled players … Read more

Ubongo for Nintendo Switch

The digital adaption of the board game Ubongo for Nintendo Switch.     Genre: Puzzle Platform: Nintendo Switch – exclusive Artstil: 2D Engine: Unity 3D   Core Team: Producer 2 Game Designer Technical Artist 2 Programmer 3 Artist Sound and Music Designer   Year: 2019-2020   Duration: 4 month My Part: Ubongo-board generation UI and … Read more