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Nokia, Microsoft and Unity are hosting a series of Unity porting days across the UK and we would love to see you there!
Attend and receive a token for FREE registration to the Microsoft App Store! Over the last 12 months, Windows 8 and Windows Phone market share has increased rapidly. More and more consumers are purchasing Windows Phones and tablets and we are seeing amazing success on the Windows ecosystem from game...
11 Mar 2014
Microsoft is bringing Unity developers yet another opportunity to achieve creative success
Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games and apps on Windows Phone/Windows Store. The new offer helps to clear the way for talented and committed Unity developers to reach millions of new players and users. How to qualify: Any Unity developer using Unity 4 to...
20 Feb 2014
Tips and Tricks Best Practice for building your Windows Phone Game
Developing your game on Windows Phone 8 here are some top tips from my colleague Simon Michael @simon_mich 1. Visit the Windows Phone dev centre for documentation, tools and samples for Windows Phone Apps Development. 2. Register for a store developer account and reserve your app name/s as soon as possible...
6 Feb 2014
ID@Xbox - Independent Developers Publishing Program for Xbox One
Getting Ready for the next generation The ID@Xbox program enables qualified game developers of all sizes including educators and students to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox One, giving studios the tools and support needed to maximize their success. Here's the process...
29 Jan 2014
Microsoft Virtual Academy session, or check out the Channel9 Dojo session to learn how you can take your existing Unity game and bring it to Windows Phone or Windows 8.
Whether you are using Unity Pro or Unity Free, the add-ons for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store are available free of charge. So why not give your app or game the maximum possible reach, by bringing it to the Windows stores. If you are a educator or student you can even get your store account for free...
13 Jan 2014
Unity3D - Getting Started on Building/Porting to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Getting started with the basics for Unity The Unity Getting Started guides cover everything you need to know: configurations, SDKs, general considerations and first steps Getting started on Windows Phone (663 KB) Getting started on Windows Store (720 KB) Porting to Windows tips Once you get the basics...
18 Nov 2013
UK's Largest Unity Porting Day 29th Nov 2013 Microsoft/Nokia/Unity
Nokia, Microsoft along with Unity are hosting one of the largest Unity porting events in the UK and they would love to see you there! By attending this free one day event you’ll receive a whole host of rewards, the latest Nokia devices and app store marketing. Over the last 12 months we have seen the...
6 Nov 2013
Getting started building Windows Phone Games with Unity
With the release of Unity 4.2, you can now take your Unity games and quickly port them to Windows Phone 8 and extend your reach to Windows users. Getting started building a Windows Phone 8 game with Unity To develop, compile and submit a Unity game to the Windows Phone store, you will need: • Unity 4...
11 Sep 2013
Unity step up their support for small Indies and Students by going FREE
“The basic version of Windows Store will be free, so Win8 desktop/tablet/WP8 are all covered. Also all users of Unity Pro will get the basic Windows Store product for free.” Andy Brammall, EMEA Biz Dev for Unity Announced by Unity is their support for small indies and students (as measured...
21 May 2013
UNITY, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure
Over the past few weeks with the Public Beta of Unity for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have had a number of questions about the opportunity of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and UNITY3D. Unity is popular cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed by Unity Technologies . It is used to develop...
23 Apr 2013
Windows 8 with Unity3D - Windows Games Ambassadors Event
On Saturday 23rd March, 12 of the Windows Games Ambassadors battled the snowy conditions to attend weekend long session aimed at helping them understand the opportunity of Unity and Windows 8. The weekend was simply focused on Windows 8 and Unity3d exposure. The Windows Games Ambassadors are group...
10 Apr 2013
Getting to grips with UNITY and Windows 8
If your institution has access to UNITY you need to join us for a Two day event, which will be LIVE STREAMED on the 9th and 10th of April 2013 This two day event Includes: Comprehensive introduction to Unity 3D Intro to Windows Store, Advanced tips and tricks on development techniques for...
27 Mar 2013
Unity 4 open beta program for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8
You can now enrol on the UNITY Windows Store apps Beta here . You can now enrol on the UNITY Windows Phone Beta here . If you enrol in both the Unity 4 Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8 apps beta programs, you can develop games for the entire Windows ecosystem. People around the world can...
27 Mar 2013
Developing a Windows 8 Application prototype
I have a had a number of questions last week, from some of the UK’s University Gaming Students and Academics re Windows 8. Over the past few weeks as part of my UK tour with Aardvark Swift recruitment , I have been highlighting the opportunity of students building portfolio’s and publishing...
25 Nov 2012
XNA inside UNITY3D for Ludum Dare Student/Institutional Entries
I was having a chat with a number student early this morning at the Inter Uni Game Jam 2012 re Gameathons and Hacks they have attended. Ludum Dare seems to a great and popular online competition for rapid prototyped games. However it was clear from the discussions students building XNA were severely...
18 Nov 2012
Building Windows 8 Store games with Unity
Microsoft is currently planning a number of events for Building Windows Store games using 3rd Party game frameworks Microsoft has a planned Unity Event which will be Live Streamed so you watch the live stream at http://channel9.msdn.com details of the event will be posted at https://msevents.microsoft...
17 Nov 2012
C++ and Physics/Game engines
There are a number of physics/games engines being used within academia and with the release of Windows 8 the following video discusses how to consume a non-WinRT C++ Code set see: Building Windows Runtime Components with C++ . Box2D Box2D is open source physics engine, and it is used in...
16 Nov 2012
Why build games on Windows 8 at the Inter Uni Game Jam 2012
This weekend 17th – 18th Nov. I will be at supporting and judging at the UK’s Uni Game Jam 2012 , #UJ2012 hosted at the Nottingham Trent University. A number of teams from across the UK will hopefully using the event to have a great time but also start developing and refining their personal...
16 Nov 2012
So what is so exciting about the gaming opportunity for Microsoft now within Education
Students now have lots of options when it comes to language, framework and tools for creating their projects and assessments and this is now true for developing a game for Windows 8. GenerationApp provides design and technical consultations, video tutorials and technical articles that will help...
25 Sep 2012
BAFTA and Abertay combine to produce Unity schools bundle
This excellent package by Dundee’s Abertay University and sponsored by BAFTA is an excellent way to get young children interested in game development at school. As Unity continues to bring game development to the masses, its great to see that someone is considering the needs of younger users....
20 Sep 2012
Some Interesting news for Institutions using Visual Studio and Unity
There was some very interesting news this week for the hundreds of UK Gaming course and thousands of UK gaming students from the Unite 12 conference in Amsterdam. An announcement was made by Unity CEO that the Unity games engine is to support Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, after...
23 Aug 2012
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