Resources

We’re still working on developing this resource page to help those who want to learn how to develop and create for VR. If you have any must-know educational and informative articles or resources, please let us know!

 

Featured Made-in-Vancouver Resources

VR Dev School
A comprehensive paid tutorial on using Unity3D and C# code to script vital actions needed to create VR games and apps

 

Unity3D Game Engine

General Unity3D Tutorials

unity3d.com/learn/tutorials – A comprehensive and well made set of tutorials on how to use the Unity3D engine. Often a great place to start for the basics

www.youtube.com/user/Brackeys/playlists – A collection of free video series from Brackeys on making a Unity3D game using C# code

channel9.msdn.com/Shows/dotGAME – A polished video series detailing how to achieve various game-related tasks in Unity3D

www.youtube.com/user/AwfulMedia/playlists – A few tutorials on using C# to code games, including a great beginners course

Unity3D Playmaker Tutorials

thestrangeschool.com – An excellent paid tutorial that details the entire process of creating a 3D platforming game using Unity3D and Playmaker. Very fun and informative!

www.youtube.com/user/billsclass/videos – A really well spoken set of tutorials on using Playmaker to perform important game actions using Unity3D

www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRBYRGl9v_byeKxT4GLG_A/playlists – A set of tutorials and actions for using VRTK with Playmaker

SteamVR and HTC Vive Tutorials

www.raywenderlich.com/149239/htc-vive-tutorial-unity – An overview of how to set up a VR scene nd code basic C# functionality like teleportation and object interaction

blog.vikubb.com/2017/01/21/vr-and-character-design-overview – A brief series on the challenges and techniques of creating VR avatars in Unity3D

Tools and Other Resources

github.com/thestonefox/VRTK – The github directory for VRTK: a powerful toolbox for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift development in Unity3D

General Game Development Resources

Game Design Topics

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVTxGpEO30 – A GDC talk about game finding core game mechanics and re-contextualizing those mechanics in creative ways

www.youtube.com/user/McBacon1337/playlists – An excellent collection of videos about a variety of topics surrounding modern game design

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuoR3xmSQ2w – An SGC talk about the pipeline for creating an adventure game

General GameDev Assets

game-development.zeef.com/david.arcila – An extensive list of free/paid assets, software and information about interactive media

Game AI

www.youtube.com/user/tthompso/playlists – A fun examination and explanation of the latest in video game AI techniques, along with few tutorials

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B97mOZ0_lKU – A GDC talk about how to create AIs that don’t centre around combat and traditional gameplay mechanics

 

Narrative Design Resources and Tools

www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter – A free tool for writing branching, interactive narratives

cutsceneartist.com/links – A website observing the tools and trends of real time cinematic rendering and creation using game engines

emshort.blog/2016/04/12/beyond-branching-quality-based-and-salience-based-narrative-structures – An article about new, emergant structures of narrative storytelling using systems rather than linear branches