2D Game Dev Journey — Day 12: Deploying our Game

Welcome to 2D Game Dev Journey — Day 12: Deploying our Game. Today I will be deploying the game I have been working on to PC, Mac, and Linux Standalone.

Starting Point & Setup

Today we will be starting right where we left off in 2D Game Dev Journey — Day 11: Game Audio.

Day 12 starting point

Deployment Options in Unity

Unity has the ability to build your game onto multiple platforms. Some of the platforms include, but are not limited to:

  • WebGL
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • PS4,
  • Xbox One,
  • tvOS
  • and more

Unity’s ability to build to multiple platforms is definitely one of the reasons it is so powerful to use. In the next section, I will be building to Windows, Mac, and Linux.

PC, Mac, and Linux Build

To bring up your build settings in Unity, go to File -> Build Settings… (alternatively, you can do ctrl+shift+b). When done, you should be greeted with the following window:

Unity’s build settings window

When making your build, I would also recommend checking out the Player Settings, which is conveniently placed for a developer at the bottom left of the build settings window.

Unity’s player settings window

With this window open you can customize your settings for your build, including setting the company name, application icon, resolution, splash images, and more.

If I close out my player settings and hit the Build button at the bottom right of the build settings window, my game will be built to run on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux Standalone. I am running my game on a Windows PC, and the following is the result:

**Note: In case you saw the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order background, I can confirm I indeed am a major Star Wars fan. I won’t get too into that here though :)

Conclusion

Thanks for checking in and reading today’s article. In the future, I will be deploying to WebGL and hosting a playable version on my website. More on that in the future. Until then, starting tomorrow I will add more behaviors and features. As always, comments and critiques are welcome. If I have made any mistakes, please let me know so I can correct them for future readers. If you would like a more in-depth tutorial about anything I went over today, let me know and I will take the time to write something up.

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