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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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....
  • Blog Post: 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...
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