August 19, 2017

Develop for Hololens? Register for Online Course: “Building Windows 10 Games with Unity 5″




Update: Sorry guys, I made a mistake: Starting time is 12am EDT.
Important for HoloLens developers, or who are interested, Microsoft Virtual Academy has an exciting online course, called “Building Windows 10 Games with Unity 5“. It is important because, my understanding, if you want to develop HoloLens games (apps too), that’s the way to go. Of course, the target audience is any Windows 10 game developers, but it’s particularly important for HoloLens.

(Update: the following line should be PDT, EDT instead of PST, EST.)

It’s June 30, 2015 9am‒5pm PST, 11am-8pm EST (that’s next Tuesday), not good for those of us in eastern time zone, but I will post the recording afterwards (usually takes a week or two).

You need register to get in. Please go here to register now.

I just copy the course outline, not that I know what it means.

Course Outline:

  • Overview and Prototyping the Game
  • Utilizing Unity 5 Features
  • Coding and AI
  • Everything I Wish They Told Me About Cameras
  • Designing a Great UI
  • Building for Windows 10

You don’t need to have prior Unity experience or knowledge, but required C# background. However, I think you need to understand how game programming works at least.

This paragraph give you a better idea:

Take a quick tour of the architecture, see how to get the controls up and running, and explore audio mixing, along with lighting and illumination features. Learn how to create a great-looking 3D game with powerful features: write a game design document, prototype it out in Unity, and write the C# code (including AI). Plus, discover camera modes and effects, as you learn to build for the Windows 10 UWP. Don’t miss this fun-filled 3D day!