Rise, My Minions

It’s a fact: i wrote a book on Unity, and lots of people have pretended to read it. But every once in a while, i meet someone who has actually read the whole book, down to the shocking twist ending (SPOILER ALERT: the butler coded it).

So what’s life like for people who have finished the entire course of their prescription, instead of just taking two doses of antibiotics and letting the rest of the pills collect dust in a bottle in the medicine cabinet? Today, i received a wonderful email from a reader who had both the drive and the tools to make good.

TO THE EASILY BORED: the email contains a free game code. Leave a comment if you’re the lucky redeemer!

Hello Ryan,

Last year, I purchased “Unity 3.x Game Development by Example” as an iBook for my iPad. I lost my full time position around the econ crash of 08 so my wife and I started our own company. I am usually found working on servers and routers; game development is totally new for me. At some point in early 2011, I decided to try to make a game to sell in the iTunes App Store. I came up with an idea and began researching how to go about things. Unity seemed to do anything I would need and I started at page one of your book. I went through every page and every example. I learned a great deal and found your book and examples easy to follow. Almost 1 year later, Vector Tract was born. Apple approved the app last night! I am including a link and promo code if you would like to check it out.

Thank you for creating such a helpful beginner’s guide to Unity!

Vector Tract

Play Vector Tract by Total Edge Technology!

Promo Code: YP4K4YXT3T7W

Phillip Coppedge – Owner, Lead Engineer
Total Edge Technology, LLC
Microsoft Partner – Silver Messaging


As an aside, Phillip absolutely insisted that if i posted the free game code, i had to also post the accompanying license terms, which i thought was completely adorable, so i’ll oblige:

Code expires on

Tue Sep 04 06:00:36 PDT 2012

and is redeemable only on the iTunes Store for United States. Requires an iTunes account, subject to prior acceptance of license and usage terms. To open an account you must be above the age of 13 and in United States. Compatible software and hardware, and internet access (fees may apply) required. Not for resale. Full terms apply; see www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/. For more information, see www.apple.com/support/. This app is provided to you by

Total Edge Technology, LLC


Anyway, it strokes my cockles to see folks using my book to fulfil their own game development dreams. Just be sure to remember me when i stumble up to your front door at 4 in the morning, soused and penniless.

You can get your own copy of the fantastic game development book Unity 3.x Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide by Ryan Henson Creighton (that’s me!) for the low, low price of [whatever Amazon is currently charging]. Be sure to compare against [whatever the publisher is currently charging] to get the best deal.

5 thoughts on “Rise, My Minions

  1. Mushyrulez

    For a second, I thought by ‘free game code’ you meant ‘code from the game, for free’ as opposed to ‘a code, for a free game’. Awww, United States >_>


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