Andrew, founder of S.F. Bay Studios and a Unity Asset Store publisher, was looking for someone to create some custom, medium-poly gems for his cave environment. Within 20 minutes of hitting “Post” on his Task, he received a response and, within 24 hours, he was connected with a 3D Modeler named Federico and the work was underway. Now, just a week later, the work is complete — Federico has earned some income doing what he does best and Andrew is one step closer to publishing.
Tasks, a sort of “micro-job,” are a way for developers to connect with people who have skills to help them overcome roadblocks and keep their project moving toward the finish line. Like Andrew, if you need help getting something done, you can post a Task on Unity Connect to broadcast a call for help. On the flip side, you can leverage your strengths to respond to Task posts and earn some extra income by helping others.
Being part of this new community doesn’t just benefit those who are looking for help. It also allows you to showcase your work and highlight your individual skills. You can build your visibility and reputation in the industry, engage with other creators, and even find creative inspiration. And, being present means you can be found by recruiters who are looking for Unity talent to fill their open positions — over 250 companies, ranging from small shops to large companies like Zynga, have already joined Unity Connect and started posting jobs.
If you are a recruiter or hiring manager, you can tap into the Unity Connect talent pool by creating a company page and posting your full-time or part-time jobs. You can also proactively source talent for your open positions using industry- and Unity-specific filters and skill tags. This allows you to zero in on the right people in a focused pool, and saves you the time of searching for needles in the haystacks of general professional networking sites.
Last week, at the Unite LA keynote, we announced the Open Beta of Unity Connect. Before the end of the show, thousands of Unity creators representing the full spectrum of game development skill sets — technical artists, programmers, level designers, VR specialists — had already signed on and started building their presence in the community.
Now it’s your turn! Whether you are a creator with great work to show off, looking for help with a project, or a recruiter with positions to fill, our community won’t be complete until you are there!
Just sign in with your Unity ID to activate your account and get started: