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  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Azure webinar every Tuesday lunchtime: live demos of Websites, Cloud Services, VMs and Mobile Services

    The Microsoft UK team are spending every Tuesday to teach you how to use free cloud computing resources from Microsoft Azure cloud  and cloud computing concepts. So why not learn how to develop beautiful, interactive and fast websites using Microsoft web tools and platform ! You also have the option...
  • Blog Post: Adding Ads to your games and apps a introduction from AdRotator

    One of the most common questions I get is.. what is the best way to monetise my app? Well as a quick indication the following Image is how I generally advise people how to approach monetisation on the Windows Phone and Windows 8 Platform As the image above clearly indicates, one of the best ways of...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Unity3d/Construct2 – Using a Game Template

    We all love gamejams or hackathons but sometimes not all the participants have any prior knowledge of middleware or where to start with a game. Over the past year we have done lots of work with unity3d and construct2 would like to share some game templates to help you get started building amazing gamejam...
  • Blog Post: FREE Unity3d Plug-in for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

    There are three great plugin and Unity3d Asset available today Prime 31 Windows 8 Check the release notes page for up to the minute information about each release. Microsoft Store Plugin The Microsoft Store Plugin lets you offer your app as a free trial and sell in app purchases. Get full access to the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Tools for Unity add-on (formerly known as UnityVS). It is now available for download on the Visual Studio Gallery for FREE

    Download NOW! Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Unity Visual Studio 2012 Tools for Unity Visual Studio 2013 Tools for Unity Visual Studio Tool for Unity are Microsoft’s FREE Visual Studio add-on that enables a rich programming and debugging experience for working with the Unity3d gaming tools and platform...
  • Blog Post: Kinect V2 Preview SDK now available includes UNITY3D plugin

    This week we released a preview version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 and began shipping KinectV2 pre order devices to developer around the world. Whets New in Kinect V2 The new sensor can track as many as six complete skeletons and 25 joints per person. Improved skeletal tracking: The enhanced fidelity...
  • Blog Post: Plugins for Unity3d

    Fortumo is making carrier billing on Windows Phone and Windows 8 available to more app developers. Fortumo have launched a custom version of our Windows in-app purchasing SDK for developers using Unity to build their apps.Integrating carrier billing to your Windows Phone or Windows 8 app built with Unity...
  • Blog Post: Unity and the Windows 8 & Windows Phone Opportunity

    The Unity 5.0 lowdown There’s plenty to look forward to in Unity 5 . Thanks to UNITY Teleporter demo you can see just how versatile our new physically-based shader is. Plus, get an overview of what you can expect from it here . New GUI this summer Learn about how the new Unity GUI   and with less...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Unity3D here is the 1 stop of shop of great resources

    One of the most popular question I am getting at present is how to get started or improve my knowledge of Unity the easy answer is simply keep building and playing? However here some quick guides and links to get you started no matter what level of experience you have. This list has been a collation...
  • Blog Post: Get your game/app ready for Windows store publication?

    Privacy Policy – If you game/app accesses the internet for any reason, including advertising, you must have a privacy policy readily available for the player to read – whether it’s hosted directly in your game or just a link to a web-hosted policy. See section 2.7.2 in the certification requirements...
  • Blog Post: Getting to Grips with Unity3d

    Live online training courses I always get the following the following question from lots of students ‘I want to start to learn Unity where should I start?’ Well if Unity isn't part of your course then the options are to grab a book, jump on you tube or watch a interactive learning series. Well Unity...
  • Blog Post: Adding adverts into your Windows 8 and Windows Phone Apps and Games

    One of the most popular questions from Unity Porting Camps http://www.unityportinguk.com has been how can I add ads to my app Well we have a number of supported Advertising SDK which are listed at our partner services portal for Windows 8 and Windows Phone development at http://services.windowsstore...
  • Blog Post: Reach millions of players. Just like that.. with Unity3D

    It's so easy to bring your existing Unity titles to Windows Store and Windows Phone. Use the resources on this page to port your content quickly and efficiently to a whole new global audience. Start with the basics Our Getting Started guides cover everything you need to know: configurations, SDKs, general...
  • Blog Post: Using Cloud Services to make a Leaderboard for a Unity Game

    As part of the #UnityportingUK http://www.unityportinguk.com one of the most common question we get is how can I take advantage of Azure Cloud Services Setting up Azure and Mobile Services If you do not have an Azure account, then you should sign up for one. The Azure Mobile Services have a free tier...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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