Export a Game from Unity to Windows 8.1

Publishing to the Windows Store You’ve been working hard on creating a polished, fully-functional video game in Unity, and now you’re finally ready to publish it to the app stores! When you want to export your game to the Windows Store, here is a walk-through for how to do it.  Prerequisites: In order to build apps for Windows…

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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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PAX South 2015 Feedback

(Photo credit: Justin Pierce) PAX SOUTH, January 22-25, 2015| San Antonio, TX http://south.paxsite.com/ | https://twitter.com/paxsouth 45,000 attendees 6 games and 7 arcade cabinet games showcased at the Microsoft booth 24 hrs total of expo time (Fri-Sun) Booth exposure to about 30,000 people  Microsoft hosted a “Texas Indie Game Lounge,” where local game developers we work with got…

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Unity Learning Journey #4 – Building Infinite Runner games, Tips and Tricks

As always, building your environment with level arrangement involves properly arranging your SORTING LAYERS: Background layer, where assets in the background are placed. Character layer, where your playable, moving characters live. Foreground layer, where doorways and assets that your runs through and behind are placed. Default layer automatically generated by the program. Here is how…

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10 Milestones to Building a First Video Game

Work flow is important to keep in mind when designing a new game. Trello is a free web-based project management application that you can use like a corkboard where you can pin up index cards. The index cards correspond to task lists. The cards progress from one column to the next (via drag-and-drop), mirroring the flow of a feature from…

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Unity Learning Journey #3 – Video Games!

The exciting life of a Technical Evangelist requires you to be willing and able to jump on an airplane at a moment’s notice! Before I’d even unpacked from the week-long offsite training event in September in Denver, Colorado, I was asked if I wanted to fly to Dallas, Texas for a “Day of Unity” training event in two days’…

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