First Game Advice

List of tools for building a first video game: Unity 5 & Visual Studio Community edition for 3D and 2D games. (Two hour download time) Construct 2, GameMaker: Studio, or Stencyl for simple 2D games. (One hour download time) RPGMaker for Role Playing Games.  RenPy for anime-style Visual Novels.  Adventure Game Studio for adventure games like Monkey Island. Inform or Twine for text-based games. For assets like…

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Introduction to Unity3D and Building your First Game Part 1

1. Downloading Unity Online: Open your web browser and navigate to www.unity3D.com. Click “Get Unity 5” from the link on the homepage. Scroll down to “Free Download” below the Personal Edition column. Click “Download Installer” and then click the UnityDownloadAssistant… .exe executable file that eventually shows up. Take note of the destination where you save the…

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First Week of Work Highlights

Describe your typical workday (what tasks you have to do for your job). Nothing is “typical” yet, first of all. It’s a 40-hour work week, but definitely not a 9-5 type of job. This week I am going through New Employee Orientation and shadowing a more senior Tech Evangelist, Martin Schray, so I can get to…

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"Drinking from the fire hose"

Joining on with Microsoft is not for the weak-spirited! I had 13 emails in my new @Microsoft.com inbox before I even had a way to check them! Hi, I’m Sarah, and I am currently transitioning to a new city (to Chicago from Seattle), starting a new job (Technology Evangelist), and trying not to explode from getting sprayed…

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