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IGDA Denmark and Aalborg University Copenhagen are once again joining forces to bring back the Unity Nights!
The popular game engine born in Copenhagen has grown into a really mature choice for game developers worldwide, whether you are working on 3D or 2D games, for consoles, PC or mobile platforms.
Now we want to give you a series of free lectures where you can go from zero to hero with Unity.
These lectures will take you from the very first basics of working with Unity to start creating your own games and polishing them up. Later lectures (dates to be announced) will take on more advanced topics such as working with the Mecanim animation system, scripting, physics and programming custom shaders. These will certainly help you also when you join one of the many game jams happening in Denmark!
The first of these lectures will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd at 18:00 at Aalborg University Copenhagen (near the Sydhavn S-train station), in the Guest Canteen area.
Lars Reng will be taking you through a step-by-step workshop in which you will learn the very basics of Unity and get going with your first Unity game. Learn the interface, controls and basic elements, as well as understanding a proper workflow. From there, you will create a game from scratch with Lars.
Lectures usually end with a questions session where you can come with your problems with Unity and we will try to help you as much as possible. Afterwards, it’s common for several of the attendees to go for some mingling over beers at the bar nearby.
And that’s not all! Don’t forget that later on we will announce more lectures to continue with the program into more advanced topics, so follow IGDA Denmark on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated with future announcements, as well as being the first one to hear about the next Unity Nights events.
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1890806717811674/
Have you heard of Shayla Games? It’s Denmark’s newest game development event, which enjoyed a huge success after its first run last year in May 2014.
This year, it’s only getting bigger, and with a strong focus on VR to boot!
With a program full of speakers from Oculus VR, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Simplygon and more, a Virtual Reality game jam, boat races (yes, you read right) and more, the second edition of Shayla Games is shaping up to be quite an amazing experience.
So IGDA Denmark has teamed up with Shayla Games to provide a scholarship to enter the game jam!
As an IGDA Denmark scholarship, we prioritize people who have helped out at previous events such as Nordic Game Jam and Unity Nights, but we still urge you to apply for this scholarship via this online form.
The event will take place May 22-24th 2015, over the weekend, at Aalborg University Copenhagen. That’s the same place as the last few Nordic Game Jam events.
Sign up now and we’ll reach out to you later during the week!
You can read more about the event at the official Shayla Games website at www.shaylagames.com
How do you turn a game from this into that in under one hour?
That’s exactly what Tim Garbos will be showing on October 15th at Aalborg University Copenhagen for the next session of the Unity Nights that starts at 18:00.
Titled “Unity Nights: Pimp my Game”, Tim will be showing everyone how to take a simple-looking build of a game into something far more visually pleasing and engaging in just under one hour by using a series of tricks, tips and adjustments that you can later on apply to your games in a simple way to achieve different effects.
You can actually see the results yourself in this web build of the game in which you can switch between “boring” and “fancy” graphics with a press of the SPACEBAR key.
If you want to, you can also sign up on the Facebook event page here.
This talk is part of the Unity Nights series where each session will focus on a different aspect of game development. We will be announcing more of these talks soon, so stay tuned!
Our friends at Unge Spiludviklere (Young Game Developers) have been busy lately preparing for this semester and now they’re bringing to you the chance to participate in one of their Mini Jams with Mini Jam #5 this coming weekend of October 4-6.
Unlike previous events, this time you no longer need to be a member of Unge Spiludviklere to participate, making it much easier for you to simply sign up and attend. The event will take place at Aalborg University Copenhagen, the same building where the Unity Nights lectures are taking place and where we held Nordic Game Jam last January.
While there will be no food provided (except perhaps some cake?) you will have easy access to the nearby shops and pizzerias.
If you haven’t attended any of the previous Mini Jams, here’s the brief: no rules, no restrictions. You can either start working on a new game or continue developing your previous projects. The idea here is to get together with other aspiring game developers and make something great during the weekend.
After that just show up on Friday at 17:00 at:
C. A. Meyer Vænge 15
For any questions, write in the Facebook event or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at IGDA Denmark we are big fans of Unity, the popular game engine that was born in Copenhagen and quickly caught on with indie game developers, especially in the mobile market. Since it first came out in 2005 the engine has been getting all sort of improvements in usability, performance, features and soon a great new 2D workflow system that makes modern game development extremely accessible to everyone. It’s no wonder it’s become such a widely used engine!
So after some careful planning we want to announce the Unity Nights, a series of free lectures where you can go from zero to hero with Unity.
These lectures will take you from the very first basics of working with Unity to start creating your own games and polishing them up. Later lectures will take on more advanced topics such as working with the Mecanim animation system, scripting, physics and programming custom shaders. These will certainly help you also when you join one of the many game jams happening in Denmark!
But for the moment being, let’s focus on the first three lectures:
- Thursday, September 26th – Unity for absolute dummies
- Wednesday, October 2nd – Building your first game in Unity
- Thursday, October 10th – Building a BETTER game with Unity
The first lecture will get you accustomed with Unity, it’s interface, controls and basic elements, as well as learning a proper workflow. No coding skills required! (Though they will, of course, help). The following two lectures are step-by-step examples where you will be making a fully working game in a tutorial style. If you prefer to, you can save the event on Facebook as well!
All the lectures will begin at 19:00 in order to keep a consistent schedule. Also these lectures will end with a questions session where you can come with your problems with Unity and we will try to help you as much as possible. The location is at Aalborg University Copenhagen, located in Sydhavn (not far from the Sydhavn S-train station, a couple of stops away from the central train station). We will be placing signs at the entrance so you can find the room where these lectures will be taking place.
And that’s not all! Don’t forget that later on we will announce more lectures to continue with the program into more advanced topics, so keep updated with our announcements here or on our Twitter and Facebook pages to be the first one to hear about upcoming Unity Nights!