Get Unity & create a new project
Objective: Download and install Unity through Unity Hub. Also, create a new project using Unity’s options.
There are 3 steps we need to perform to create a new project. First step is to install Unity by downloading Unity Hub setup file either for Windows, MAC, or Linux. Unity Hub is used to manage multiple installations of the Unity Editor, create new projects, and to access your work. While you’re in the process of installing Unity Hub, you should create an account with Unity to have access to everything under Unity. https://unity.com/download
Inside of Unity Hub, we have 4 options to choose from starting with Projects. Projects allows you to create a New Project, or open an existing project from the Projects list. If you don’t see your project in the list, but know your project is on your computer, you can use the Open drop-down list and either open your project from your disk or open it from a remote destination.
Next, is the Installs option which allows you to see the different versions of Unity installed on your computer, or download a newer version of Unity using the Install Editor button. Unity installations with LTS(Long-Term Support) are considered the best versions of Unity to use.
Another option you can choose is the Learn option. Learn has tutorials and projects provided by Unity to help you learn beginner subjects in your game development.
Finally, there is Community which supplies resources that you can use to get help on your project from members of the Unity community.
Second step is to choose a Unity version to use on your project. Click on the New Project button, and we will see all of the Unity versions installed on our system. We also have Sample and Learning projects options that we can choose to use.
If you want to install a newer version of Unity, click on the Install Editor button. This will open an Install Unity editor window where you can choose which modules to build your project to those platforms. Click on Install when you’re ready to install the Unity editor.
Also, if you want to remove an Unity editor you don’t need anymore, select the Settings cog wheel and choose Uninstall.
Third and final step is to create a new project. After clicking the New Project button, select which template you want to build your game in which in our case will be 3D because the game will actually be a 2.5D game. Name your game and click on Create Project to create your new project.