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Deep Dive: Master 2D tools with Unity

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Deep Dive: Master 2D tools with Unity

Microsoft :: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor

At the Unite conference last month, Unity announce an entirely new workflow for making 2d games. Come out and get an inside look at how the new 2d tools work, how to build a basic game with them and get up to speed on what to expect when the feature launches later this year. Jesse will be walking everything through a new 2d Unity game he is working on to give attendees a real world look at the new 2d tools and workflow in action.


Hello, my name is Jesse Freeman and I am a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft focusing on Windows 8 Gaming. My job is to help developers build amazing apps and games for Windows 8. I have been a Web developer for over 13 years as well as a mobile app developer for the better part of the last 4 years. I moved back to NY in 2002 and have worked with some of the city’s top companies such as MLB, the New York Jets, HBO, Tommy Hilfiger, Bloomberg and even internationally for clients such as VW. Through my career I have seen all sides of development from independent contractor, government, consultant, agency and product. It has been a crazy ride and an amazing one that helped make me the developer I am today.

In addition to my client work I have also been a speaker, author and blogger for the past 6 years. Through all of my work I have always had a passion for making games and over the past year I have been focusing on HTML5 game development. I recently wrote a book for O’Reilly called Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS. I have always used my passion for making games to help me learn new programming languages and this passion is one thing I hope to help share with others.

Don't pass up this chance to meet a seasoned industry vet in a small, intimate environment.


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  • Toti

    A good intro by Jesse, always interesting stuff no matter the level and perks! :)

    October 30, 2013

  • David Philipe G.

    Sorry I didn't get to chat it up more with people. I'll be back!

    October 30, 2013

  • Elisa E.

    Hey it's my first time going to one of these and I am very excited :). Do I need to bring a laptop or will computers set-up with Unity be provided?

    October 30, 2013

    • Shawn A.

      Yeah that is kinda disappointing that the beta isn't on offer for the class.

      October 30, 2013

    • Edithson A.

      Got up this morning like, you cant have a public meetup with a private beta maybe they are releasing today, sadly no 4.3 this morning. Any day is a good day to see new unity features and to chat up with other devs new or vets.

      October 30, 2013

  • David Philipe G.

    I've decided to start my indie developer career with Unity. I love 2d and its what I have experience in as an artist. Im looking forward to this!

    October 30, 2013

  • Gregory Charles V.

    15 year Audio/Music Composer, 2nd year Game Design Student at Full Sail U (online). Growing up in the inner city I didn't know I could design the games I was playing on my NES. Hoping to change that for the generation coming up behind us. Can't was to connect with y'all!

    2 · October 24, 2013

    • Shawn A.

      Sounds awesome man, let's make sure to meet up.

      October 28, 2013

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