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Creating a 2D physics game with Unity 3D

Title: Creating a 2D physics game with Unity 3D

App designer Dan Russell-Pinson will provide a brief introduction to Unity 3D and discuss the basics of building a 2D physics game with it. After that, Dan will demonstrate any aspects of the process that the audience is most interested in and/or create a simple game.

Speaker: Dan Russell-Pinson is the President of Freecloud Design, Inc. and the creator of several top 10 educational apps including Stack the States, Stack the Countries, Mathmateer, Presidents vs. Aliens and Monster Physics. He studied Computer Science at Clemson University and combines his interests in programming, graphics, music and sound to create games that are both educational and fun.

Location: Microsoft Campus

Sponsor: Microsoft

Please call or text me if you are having difficulty finding the location: 9804061366.

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  • Jason R.

    Thanks Dan for the great talk. This was my first time attending I'm looking forward to the next one! For anyone interested in making games, one of the best ways to learn is to actually make stuff yourself. The Ludum Dare game jam is happening this weekend. Its a virtual game jam that gives you a theme and 48 hours to create a playable game for that theme. They also run a 72 hr "jam" at the same time that is looser on the rules and allows people to work in teams. You can find out more info here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/about-ludum-dare/ I'll be participating in the competition for fun this weekend using Unity. I've only been playing around with it for a few weeks now, so this will be more about learning the tools than anything else. Also a good way to just prototype ideas.

    It’s worth checking out the entries at the end as one of the requirements of the competition is that you submit your full source code. So it’s a great way to dig into how people are doing things as well.

    2 · August 21, 2013

    • Matt D.

      Thanks for sharing Jason! That sounds awesome and should be a lot of fun!

      August 21, 2013

    • Dan R.

      Thanks Jason. Glad you enjoyed the talk. Hope to see you at future meetups.

      August 21, 2013

  • Brian G.

    As a new attendee, thanks for the great event last night! I can see where the group has a lot of experience and ideas to share and I'm looking forward to participating more in the future.

    As an aside, my 15 year old thought Dan's revenue of $2k for the year 2009 (?) was more than adequate.. :-) He has so much to learn.

    2 · August 20, 2013

    • Dan R.

      Thanks for coming Brian!

      August 20, 2013

    • Vana

      I do hardcore technology for living but in line w/ Brian's comments- I saw a totally different skillet, mindset and economic incentives at this GameDev. I too brought in my son 11yrs old to surround with game "producing" ideas and people. He currently is just a "consumer" of all the gaming.

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I might be the only artist attending this, but I have yet to find any art-related game dev groups here in Charlotte. Still, I enjoy learning about all aspects of the industry.

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jordan, I can tell you there is a definite demand for artists. In fact, please send me your information if you'd like to partner on some educational and fun titles we have planned.

      August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Rob, I have contact info on my 'About Me' section of my portfolio. Will post it publicly here in case anyone else is interested: http://cargocollectiv...­ As a note on my artistic abilities, they mainly extend to 3D. I really have no 2D abilities to speak of. If you want something drawn, I am not your guy. But 3D? Absolutely.

      1 · August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Matt and Dan! Enjoyed it much.

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great stuff. My first time attending and seeing anything in 2d with Unity. Left me with a good feel for the approach and a better ability to weigh it against other 2d game dev approaches such as GameMaker (which so far still seems like it hits all the bases for 2d stuff, and even rudimentary 3d a bit more simply without compromising the final result, but still comparing).

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Dan R.

    Thanks for inviting me to speak last night. I really enjoyed it. I've uploaded my slides for the presentation in PPT format here: http://freecloud.com/dl/Creating2DAppWithUnity3D.ppt

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I was not able to attend because things came up. Is there any information that can be view or downloaded from the meetup site? If it is possible it would be appreciated

    August 19, 2013

    • Dan R.

      I'll see what I can do...

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the event, Dan was great thank you!

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • Dan R.

      Thanks Adam. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      August 20, 2013

  • Matt D.

    Dan gave an awesome presentation on 2D physics with Unity 3D. We had a great turnout. Thanks to all who came out!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Vana

    Thanks great session.

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Larry M.

    Was great, I learned a bunch, and met some great new people.

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Larry M.

    Awesome turn out!!!!!

    August 19, 2013

  • Adam W.

    I probably won't be able to get there until 630-645. How can I get in?

    August 19, 2013

    • Adam W.

      I'll try to get there earlier but I know you've got to have a badge to get in most of the time there.

      August 19, 2013

    • Matt D.

      You can text or call me: [masked]

      August 19, 2013

  • Jason R.

    Looking forward to this tonight! This will be my first time coming, where abouts am I heading once I get to the Microsoft Campus?

    August 19, 2013

    • Matt D.

      It will be the first building on the right

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too am of the artistry type, Jordan. But then again all programmers and creative people are artists too.

    August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Too true! And to be fair, I have *some* experience with programming, though mostly with shaders and simple scripting. I understand the fundamentals, at any rate.

      August 19, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Sounds like fun and a great way to learn!

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never designed a game, so can't wait for this professional intro to Unity!

    August 17, 2013

  • Adam W.

    How do I get in?

    August 12, 2013

    • Adam W.

      Nevermind. I was a week early.

      August 12, 2013

  • Dan R.

    Bringing my daughter. :)

    August 8, 2013

  • John S.

    cant make that date, sorry I'm going to miss it!

    August 6, 2013

  • Nathan J.

    Am I able to bring a friend?

    July 26, 2013

    • Matt D.

      Yes! Just let us know so that we can make sure we have enough food!

      July 26, 2013

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