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Today we announce the launch of the new Learn area of the Unity site. In Phase I this comprises our Documentation, an all new Tutorial area, plus links to our Live Training and Premium Support services. If you have been following the development of this new area, you’ll have seen that we’ve been working on it here in the UK office since last August.

Back then, we imagined an Island Facility called Unity Labs, a remote research base where Unity engineers create game scenarios and test new technologies. We set about creating this world and are shipping the first environment from this world – the Robot Lab, as part of Phase I of the Tutorials site.

The Unity Lab environments host all of our modular content, as you’ll see from this introductory video –

Another part of Unity labs is the Simulation zone, a top secret lab that can simulate any kind of game. Our first simulation is Stealth – accidentally triggered by Ethan, a teenager who strayed from the tour of our facility – you must build the tutorial and help him escape!

This is just the beginning, as you’ll see, we have a great framework here, and I’m excited at the kind of unique resource we can offer to help people get into game and content development. We warmly welcome your comments, so have at it!

UPDATE:

Some of you are experiencing a lack of a fullscreen button on your video player, we have a fix for this we'll be pushing tomorrow or Friday, in the meantime, as far as we know, Chrome does have this feature visible by default, so if in doubt, use it!

UPDATE 2:

We have now switched to Youtube as our video provider, this should mean better bandwidth and device support. We are also working on subtitles and translations, keep your eyes on the blog for more details!

March 19, 2013 in Community | 2 min. read
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