Thursday
May222014

SIX Will Return

Announcing the triumphant return of the Seattle Indies Expo. 

Seattle Indies is partnering with local Seattle Arts organization FRED Wildlife Refuge to transform SIX into a monthly showcase event for all the amazing game projects from in the area.

The next SIX is on June 17th at 7pm at the FRED event space - 128 Belmont Ave East.

Want to submit your game to SIX? Click here

Tuesday
May132014

SUUG: Substance in Unity and Physically Based Rendering

Seattle Unity Users Group present:  Substance in Unity and Physically Based Rendering

Allegorithmic’s Substance suite is a powerful tool for creating and editing procedural materials - if that weren’t reason enough, Unity natively supports substance materials, with many free and paid substance assets already existing on the Asset Store.

This month, some of the Allegorithmic developers — Alexandre Bagard, Alexis Khouri and Jeremie Noguer — are in town and will be presenting an overview of the native integration of Substance in Unity as well as an introduction to Physically Based Rendering- a hot topic and upcoming feature in Unity 5.0.

RSVP HERE:

http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Unity3D/events/182793032/

Monday
Apr282014

Plugin roundtable with awesome local Unity plugin/tool devs

Come join the Seattle Unity User Group for an evening of tool developers!

Creating and distributing your own games isn’t the only way to turn a profit with the Unity engine. As the number of Unity developers continues to rise, so does the need for a broader variety of tools and plugins in the Asset Store. During the keynote at Unite 2013, David Helgason revealed that the top plugin sellers are grossing nearly $90,000 a month, underscoring the demand for high quality tools and plugins.

The topic of writing your own tools and plugins for commercial release gives rise to many questions such as

• What’s the process behind creating a custom tool?
• What are some common pitfalls to avoid?
• How many units can you realistically expect to sell?
• What’s a good pricing model for your particular plugin?
• How much work goes into maintaining your tool post-release, whether in the form of upgrades or providing customer support?

We’ve invited three local plugin developers to participate in a roundtable to discuss their development experiences and answer these and whatever other questions you might have.

RSVP Here!

Thursday
Mar272014

Post-GDC Unity Overview... Did someone say Unity 5?!

TIME: Monday, March 31, 2014 7pm

Location: REACTOR (Washington Interactive Network) 2820 Elliott Avenue , Seattle, WA

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Unity3D/events/163067872/

Unity 5! Well now we can talk about what Carl will be talking about! ;-)

 

Join our favorite Unity evangelist Carl Callewaert (@CarlUnity) for a conversation about Unity’s latest and greatest features, fresh off GDC! We can’t talk about what he will talk about just yet, but you wouldn’t want to miss this. 

 

—- Community News —-

Beta Testers for Voice Recognition Plugin: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Unity3D/messages/boards/thread/42502482

Beta Tester for Voronoi diagrams Plugin: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Unity3D/messages/boards/thread/38046182 

Into all things VR? Check out the new Seattle Virtual Reality meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Virtual-Reality/

Looking for interns? http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Unity3D/messages/boards/thread/42637932

Find each other on social media! http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Unity3D/messages/boards/thread/19454842

Tuesday
Feb252014

IGDA Seattle East and West side Town Halls

IGDA Seattle presents two town hall events:  starting at Amazon’s Van Vorst room on March 4th, then moving to the Eastside to the Wilde Rover on the 12th, the IGDA Board wants to hear from YOU!  How can this chapter better serve our vibrant population?  Interested in joining the board or want to volunteer your time, talent and services?  Come out to either event and share your views.   As our community continues to grow it’s critical that we build this group into a tool that serves the entire developer community, and that requires your voice.  

Here’s a link to both events, please RSVP so we can get you into the event at Amazon (RSVP required!), and plan for seating at the Wilde Rover.

 

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