The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Optimisation


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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
9 hours
54 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Penny de Byl
  • How to create a performance budget for a game and stick to it.
  • How to optimise Unity API calls to use up less memory and CPU time.
  • How to optimise art and sound assets to speed up their processing at runtime.
  • How to tweak the Unity physics system to accelerate performance.


Learn to Squeeze Every Frame of Performance out of Your Unity Game Development Projects

What do you think optimisation of a game project is? Do you think it's writing really efficient code or getting your game to run as fast as possible? Is it a task you do days before release or from the very start?  Not sure where to start? Well, this course is for you.

Designed for INTERMEDIATE level Unity and C# students, the content within will forge you into an optimization expert. Without even thinking, you'll be pulling up the Unity profiler and investigating CPU and GPU bottlenecks like a pro. You'll find hints and tips on improving the performance of your game starting with the script and moving onto art assets and finally physics. There are plenty of hands-on exercises designed to give you skills in forensic debugging that will be valuable to you far into the future.

This course uses Unity 2020.2 or 2020.3.

You will learn about:

  • Performance Budgets

  • The Unity Profiler

  • C# Optimisation Tricks for the Unity API

  • Art asset optimisation settings

  • Audio file usage and settings

  • Tips and tricks for getting more from the Unity Physics system

What people are saying about Penny's courses:

  • Dr. Penny is a wonderful person and a true expert. All of her courses I've taken have been top notch and in my opinion there is no better teacher out there.

  • Allow me to say how hugely important this is for a person who is interested in certain types of game design. Creating games where you can create AI behaviors that support emergent situations.

  • I honestly love Holistic's teaching approach and I've never learned so much within a few hours about coding effectively with such detailed explanations!

This course focuses on developing student skills in identifying and solving performance issues in their game development projects.  By the end, they will find the use of the Unity Profiler second nature and be able to identify many CPU and GPU bottlenecks in their's and other's Unity projects.

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