If you’re heading to Unite 2013, the annual event for Unity developers held this year August 27-30 in Vancouver, Canada, get ready to enjoy the expert help and advice of a whole crew of Microsoft experts who’ll be there. Unity makes it easy to go cross-platform, so, porting to Windows Phone and Windows is fairly easy and opens up the opportunity to reach millions of new users. At the event, Microsoft experts are ready and waiting to answer any questions you might have as you bring your games to Windows Phone and to the Windows Store. This “Porting Lab” will be open throughout the event, so you can talk to our experts, get a jumpstart on porting your game, and find a great variety of devices to test on. So bring your laptops and game code, because we’ll be here every day and well into the evening to help you get your games up and shining on our platforms.
We have a session just for those we might be totally new to publishing apps and games to Windows Phone and Windows Store. On Wednesday, August 28, at 2:30 PM, in a one-hour session “Discover the Windows Store & Windows Phone Store: Opportunities, Monetization, Getting Started” we’ll present opportunities and go over monetization options. We’ll also give platform details and tips to help you jumpstart developing and porting your Unity game to these new platforms.
Later on Wednesday, 6:00-6:30 PM, Jodon Karlik will host “Targeting Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with Unity.” Jodon is the man behind Fling Theory, one of the first Unity-based projects released on Windows Phone and for Windows Store, and one of the first graduates of the AppCampusprogram. During this session, Jodon will share his experience, tips, and tricks for using the platform. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get great advice and information from a Unity pioneer.
The full Unite 2013 schedule is available here: http://unity3d.com/unite/unite2013/schedule.
In case you missed this post, we’re celebrating our collaboration with Unity and the release of Unity 4.2 by sponsoring a game-building contest for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The contest has prizes worth more than $100,000 in all.* The submission deadline is September 30, so get going!
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to persons who are registered Unity developers, 18 years or older and live where Windows Store app upload or Windows Phone 8 is available. Contest ends 9/30/13.
For contest details, terms and conditions, and signup info, visit http://unity3d.com/contest/windows