Creating a Metroidvania in Unity - Part 10

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

This article is a part of the series:
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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How to unlink Desktop and other personal folders from OneDrive

How to unlink your Desktop and other personal folders from OneDrive

Newer versions of OneDrive automatically syncs the Desktop of your computer, along with other essential folders like your Documents and Pictures folders; and there seems to be no longer an option for you to opt out of this, or turn this off. While this may be great for the average user, if you are using your Windows to do Unity development work, it can lead to errors that are difficult to trace.

Hence, if you’re looking to unlink your Deskop and other essential folders from your OneDrive account, look no further than this article.

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How to import and use custom fonts in Unity

How to import and use fonts in your Text UI elements in Unity

When working with user interfaces in Unity, it’s often necessary to use a custom font for your text to improve the overall aesthetic of your game. In this article, we’ll take a step-by-step journey through the process of using a custom font for both legacy and TextMeshPro text 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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What is a kinematic rigidbody?

What is a kinematic rigid body and how are they used in Unity?

If you’ve ever used a Rigidbody component in Unity, you may have seen a couple of settings on the component which may be a little difficult to understand the meaning of. On this site, we have covered what some of these settings mean and what they do, such as:

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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

This article is a part of the series:
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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