How to start Unity development on Ubuntu?

Welcome, web developers! Today we’ll explore how to harness the power of Unity – a versatile cross-platform game engine – on Ubuntu.


Before diving in, ensure you meet the following requirements:

  1. A basic understanding of C or other object-oriented programming languages.
  2. Familiarity with text editors like Visual Studio Code or Atom.
  3. Installed Ubuntu operating system and updated packages using sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade.

**Step 1: Install Unity Hub**

To get started, we need to install the Unity Hub – a central hub for managing multiple Unity projects and versions.

Use your preferred package manager or follow these steps:

 For Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu
wget -qO- | gpg --import -
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [archamd64] main"

sudo apt install -y unityhub

**Step 2: Install Unity**

Launch the Unity Hub application and sign in using your Unity account. Create a new account if you don’t have one. Click on ‘Installs’, then ‘Add’. Choose the desired Unity version, click ‘Next’, and install it.

**Step 3: Launch Unity**

Once installed, locate Unity in your application menu or terminal using unity command, and launch it. Start by creating a new 3D project and familiarize yourself with the editor interface.

**Step 4: Explore Assets**

Unity offers an extensive asset store containing pre-built assets for game development. Use these resources to save time and enhance your projects. Browse the asset store, purchase or download free assets, and import them into your Unity project using the ‘Assets’ menu.

**Step 5: Experiment and Learn**

To begin creating games, experiment with scripts, materials, scenes, animations, and more. Unity offers ample documentation, tutorials, and a supportive community to help you along the way. Take advantage of these resources to expand your knowledge and hone your skills.


By following this comprehensive guide, web developers can easily set up an environment for creating games using Unity on Ubuntu.