Day of Unity @ Microsoft

This event is designed to bring together folks of varying skill levels and interests in the Unity3D engine and Microsoft mobile platforms in one place. Experts from Microsoft and Unity will be on hand to train and assist developers who are either beginning their first game with Unity or who already have a game and wish to port it and get it published.

Take a look at the event details and find a local event below to register! Be sure to register now as space is limited!

Location Date Link
Austin 3/26 Register
Columbus 4/12 Register
Dallas 4/19 Register
Houston 4/26 Register
Minneapolis 5/3 Register
Austin 5/10 Register
Chicago 5/14 Register

Event Details:
Join Microsoft and Unity for a “Day of Unity” at your local Microsoft office. We are holding a combination event for both beginners and advanced builders! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about Unity, the Windows platform and to network with like-minded developers!

9:30 AM Publishing Games on Windows
Start the day by learning the process and requirements to publish your game to both the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store and why you should care about bringing your games to the Windows platform.

Unity skill level: beginner & expert

10:30 AM Introduction to Unity
In this workshop, you will be guided by Microsoft and Unity experts through learning the toolset and building a 2D game and exporting it to Windows and Windows Phone. Beginners may walk away with enough fundamental knowledge to bring their own game ideas to life.  

Unity skill level: beginner

Unity Porting Lab
In this lab, you will receive expert assistance from Microsoft and Unity to port your Unity games to Windows and Windows Phone. Come prepared with your pre-existing game to make the most of this session.    

Unity skill level: expert

4:00 PM Demos, Voting, & Prizes
Beginners & experts will get together to showcase their ported game in a 2-minute demo, and the audience will vote for the best games. Prizes will include software licenses and the latest Windows and Windows Phone Devices.

What you need to bring with you for Introduction to Unity:
A PC or Mac capable of Unity 4.3 or later with Unity 4.3 or later installed.

What you need to bring with you for the porting lab:

A PC running Windows 8 or 8.1 with Visual Studio 2012 or 2013 and Unity 4.3 installed (any version). Building for Windows Phone also requires the Windows Phone 8 SDK.


For Mac users, we will provide Windows QuickStart kits (which will run Windows 8 pro on your Mac OSX via Parallels Desktop 9).

*Windows and Windows Phone devices will be available for testing.

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

3 thoughts on “Day of Unity @ Microsoft

  1. This sounds like a great event – I had a quick question. Are you aware of any age limitations for this event. My son is into both gaming and computers but has never really been able to bridge the two. Since gaming is what got me interested in computer many years ago, I wanted to see if I could do the same for him.

    He is 10, so a lot of the presentation material will be over his head but it might light a fire and push him in the right direction.



  2. Hi,
    My son has a Mac Air 2013. You would have Windows Quickstart Kit so we do not need to install anything on the Mac before we get there?

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