Creating a Metroidvania in Unity - Part 10

Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) — Part 10: Boss Fight

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Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) in Unity

19 May 2024: This article has been updated to correct some errors and missing information.
Here's the list of changes and bugfixes for Part 10 of the Metroidvania Series.

Welcome to Part 10 of our Metroidvania tutorial series, where we’ll take you on a journey through the development process of creating your own Metroidvania game, just like the widely popular Hollow Knight, in Unity!

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Damage Floating Text

Creating a Rogue-like (like Vampire Survivors) in Unity — Part 14: Damage Floating Text

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Creating a Rogue-like Shoot 'Em Up (like Vampire Survivors) in Unity

On 28 September, Terence ran the second coding stream on our YouTube channel. During the stream, he implemented a pop-up text that appears whenever an enemy receives damage, as shown below.

How the Damage Floating Text looks like.
How the Damage Floating Text looks like.

This article summarises the implementation of this feature by highlighting the changes to the existing codebase.

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Vampire Survivors Part 13

Creating a Rogue-like (like Vampire Survivors) in Unity — Part 13: Knockback and Damage Feedback

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Creating a Rogue-like Shoot 'Em Up (like Vampire Survivors) in Unity

4 October 2023: This article has been updated with new details.

Yesterday, Terence took over this project from Xavier and ran the first ever coding stream on our YouTube channel. The stream itself had quite a lot of technical issues and hence, a lot of room for improvement, but he managed to implement a couple of features that we wanted to document here.

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Creating a Metroidvania in Unity - Part 9

Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) — Part 9: Menus UI, Settings, Pausing, and Audio

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Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) in Unity

2 May 2024: This article has been updated to correct some errors and missing information.
Here's the list of changes and bugfixes for Part 9 of the Metroidvania Series.

Welcome to Part 9 of our Metroidvania tutorial series, where we’ll take you on a journey through the development process of creating your own Metroidvania game, just like the widely popular Hollow Knight, in Unity!

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Creating Metroidvania in Unity - Part 8

Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) — Part 8: Wall Jump, Unlocking Abilities & Spells, Mask & Soul Vessel Shards and Inventory

This article is a part of the series:
Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) in Unity

8 June 2024: This article has been updated to correct some errors and missing information.
Here's the list of changes and bugfixes for Part 8 of the Metroidvania Series.

Welcome to Part 8 of our Metroidvania tutorial series, where we’ll take you on a journey through the development process of creating your own Metroidvania game, just like the widely popular Hollow Knight, in Unity!

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Comparing the performance of String, StringBuilder, StringBuffer

Try it yourself: Compare the performance of Java’s String vs. StringBuilder vs. StringBuffer

If you are dynamically generating strings in your Java program, one of the best things you can do for your program is to build your string using a StringBuilder or StringBuffer, as opposed to using a regular old String.

The reason for this? In Java, strings are immutable, and every time you concatenate a string that the program hasn’t seen before, a new string object is created and stored in the heap. This means the whole process involves a lot of reading from and writing to the memory. The StringBuilder and StringBuffer in Java are objects that are designed to do string concatenation in a more efficient manner, but how much more?

We’ve got a simple Java program here that you can run from your browser so you can see it for yourself.

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Creating a Rogue-like (like Vampire Survivors) - Part 12

Creating a Rogue-like Shoot ‘Em Up (like Vampire Survivors) — Part 12: Weapon Evolution

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Creating a Rogue-like Shoot 'Em Up (like Vampire Survivors) in Unity

Ever wanted to create a rogue-like shoot ’em up game like Vampire Survivors? In Part 12 of our guide, we will go through how to create a weapon evolution system, similar to the one seen in Vampire Survivors. You can also find Part 11 of our guide here, where we touched up on certain aspects of our project such as identifying and fixing bugs, along with aesthetic changes

A link to a package containing the project files up to Part 12 of this tutorial series can also be found at the end of this article.

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Metroidvania Part 7

Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) — Part 7: Death, Respawn, Updating Map and Save system

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Creating a Metroidvania (like Hollow Knight) in Unity

5 June 2024: Anonymes FRACTAL has helped us identify some bugs in this part of the series. You can find more details on the bugs (and how to fix them) here.
This article has also been updated to correct some errors and missing information.
Here's the list of changes and bugfixes for Part 7 of the Metroidvania Series.

Welcome to Part 7 of our Metroidvania tutorial series, where we’ll be taking you on a journey through the development process of creating your own Metroidvania game, just like the widely popular Hollow Knight, in Unity!

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