by Benjie Lenteria on February 26, 2023
On a bright Saturday afternoon, aspiring game developers from all over the Central Visayas region gathered for a six-hour workshop on game development. Hosted by the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE), the event was sponsored by Wacom Philippines and led by developers from the Exodia company.
The workshop was divided into three phases, each focusing on a crucial aspect of game development. The first phase was dedicated to designing the user interface (UI) using Figma. Figma is a web-based tool that allows users to create designs collaboratively in real-time. The participants were guided through the process of creating a simple UI for their games, learning the principles of color theory, typography, and layout along the way.
The second phase was all about 3D modeling using Blender, a powerful open-source 3D creation software. The participants were given a crash course on the basics of 3D modeling, including creating and editing 3D meshes, applying materials, and using lighting and cameras to render their models.
The final phase focused on using Unity, a popular game engine, to import the 3D models and create simple game actions with C# as the scripting language. The participants learned how to import assets into Unity, create scenes, and add basic game logic using C#. They were also introduced to the concept of game physics and how to create simple physics-based interactions.
Throughout the workshop, the participants were encouraged to ask questions and experiment with the tools and concepts they were learning. The developers from Exodia were patient and supportive, providing clear explanations and helpful tips. The participants were also given access to resources and materials to continue their learning after the workshop.
Overall, the PSITE workshop on game development using Unity and C# was a resounding success. The participants left with a newfound appreciation for the complexity and creativity involved in making games, as well as practical skills they could apply in their own game development projects. The event was a testament to the power of collaboration and community, and a promising sign for the future of game development in the Central Visayas region.