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Unity Porting Lab Los Angeles

Join Unity & Microsoft for an awesome, one-day workshop where you’ll learn how to build a game with the new 2D toolset and port it to Windows Phone or Windows Store. 


This FREE event is designed to accommodate both Unity beginners and advanced builders – and we’ll keep everyone fueled with complimentary food and beverages. Attendees will be eligible to win some great prizes, including software licenses, the latest Windows phone devices, and a special grand prize. If you want to see your app on the Windows platforms, this is the event to attend! 9:00 am Introduction to Unity A hands-on overview of how to create a 2D game with Unity. Learn how to develop a 2D game from start to finish. This session demos Unity's new 2D features, animation events with Mecanim, and the new 2D API to create a 2D game. After the game is finished, you’ll learn how to export from Unity and publish your game for Windows. Unity skill level: beginner & intermediate 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm Unity Deep Dive - Using Unity pro features for graphics optimization - An in-depth overview of Mecanim to bring your character's movements to life - An in-depth hands-on overview of how to create realistic particle effects with Shuriken Unity skill level: intermediate Lab: Code, consult with Microsoft experts, test devices, and debug to port your app. Porting to Windows 8: Tools, features and techniques Porting to Windows Phone: Tools, features and technique. Learn innovative features such as Tiles, Game Hubs, Snap View to level up your app. Unity skill level: beginner & intermediate 4:00 PM Demos, Voting, & Prizes Beginners and advanced builders will gather to showcase their ported games in 2-minute demos. The audience will vote for the best apps and we’ll give away great prizes including software licenses, the latest Windows Phone Devices, and a special grand prize. Don’t miss it!

What you need to bring with you: 

A PC running Windows 8 or 8.1 with Visual Studio 2012 or 2013 and Unity 4.3.3+ installed. Building for Windows Phone also requires the Windows Phone 8 SDK. -OR- For Mac users, we will provide Windows QuickStart kits (which will run Windows 8 pro on your Mac OSX via Parallels Desktop 9). *Windows and Windows Phone devices will be available for testing. *Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


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  • Sean H.

    So bummed I missed this one, didn't know about it... hope to see another Unity offering in the future.

    June 11, 2014

  • Alex C.

    I attended the Unity training and presentations and even though I didn't have a ready app for porting, I think the Unity Porting Lab idea is very useful. It practically removes many obstacles eager developers may encounter during the porting process. Thank you Adam Tuliper and Microsoft for offering this valuable service.

    May 13, 2014

  • Samuel P.

    Don't forget about the //publish/ event next Saturday in Orange.

    You can locate registration link for the SoCal event from the above main site. Or, via the following URL:

    May 8, 2014

  • Samuel P.

    Great event! Tobiah and Adam provided informative info. Looking at unity development for the first time, Carl's walk through demonstrated how simple it is to learn and engage in game development using Unity.

    May 8, 2014

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