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.