Winter into spring always means one important thing for the gaming community: GDC. Yes, it’s that time of year and Unity is going to be at GDC in full force. From February 27 to March 3 we will be at the world’s largest professional game industry event at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco (just a block from Unity HQ). So, what does that mean? Stop by the booth, meet other Unity devs and hear what we’re up to. We’ll also be holding multiple Unity Certification exams during the week for devs looking to validate their skills.
Visit our GDC landing page for a full rundown of all Unity activity at GDC. Most importantly, you can visit us at our booth in South Hall, #1402 Wednesday through Friday. We have kiosks for all our Unity services, such as Unity Connect, where you can learn more about how you can showcase your skills or find help on your projects on the first talent marketplace dedicated to Unity creators. Not only that, but you can visit one of our many partners who are showing off their latest technologies such as Google, Oculus, Nintendo, Microsoft and Xiaomi to name a few.
Learn more about what we’re announcing at GDC at our Unity Keynote Tuesday, February 28 at 8:30am PDT which you will be able to livestream. And don’t forget that right afterwards, we’re putting on our annual Developer Day! We love working directly with our developers; it’s a part of our mission to democratize development, and we take it very seriously. You can join us at Moscone Center, West Hall, Tuesday, February 28, 10:00AM–5:30PM. You’ll get a chance to meet our product development teams in person and get deep insights on the latest features and discuss our roadmap.
You’ve probably seen some of our announcements around virtual and augmented reality -- it’s been truly exciting seeing the foundations for these amazing platforms being laid. If you’re going to VRDC, come hear Unity's panel on Narrative Design in VR, including storytelling techniques from Isabelle Riva (Head of Made With Unity), Timoni West (Principal Designer), Sarah Stumbo (VR/AR Evangelist), Silvia Rasheva (Producer), and Natalie Grant (Sr. Product Marketing Manager, VR/AR) on Tuesday, February 28 from 11:20am -12:20pm. They’ll be exploring new narrative mechanics and techniques across environment, character, conflict, audio, and more.
Last but not least, I’m sure you’ll want to see some of the great things Unity devs are creating with our products at the Made with Unity showcase. We’ll have games and experiences from 22 different developers that span from 2D to 3D to VR. Swing by, play, and talk to the devs directly to understand how they built their games. You can also see more made with Unity developed at the Unity-sponsored Media Indie Exchange’s (MIX) annual GDC event on February 27, 2017 at 981 Mission Street. Visit their website to learn more about how you can play all of these awesome Made with Unity experiences (over 30 at our last count).
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