Unity Giving Away Tutorials, Learn Game Development For Free
With millions of us around the world now stuck inside as we fight back against the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, there's never been a better time to dive into video games. But what if you don't just want to play video games? What if you want to come out of this lockdown with a brand new skill to show all your friends? Better yet - what if you have kids that you need to keep occupied and educated?
Unity Technologies might just have all the answers you're looking for. The software company is giving away three months of access to Unity Learn Premium completely free. If you're unfamiliar, Unity Learn Premium is a comprehensive library packed with detailed courses and tutorials that can instruct on almost every aspect of game design, from basic and advanced coding to art.
If you've ever wanted to try your hand at building your own game from scratch, or if you've kids who you'd like to have fun and learn if possible, this is perfect. Unity has long been an incredible popular game engine for indie developers. Some of the best 2D and 3D titles of the last few years were all made with Unity, including Hollow Knight, Cuphead, and Cities: Skylines.
That's not to say you'd just be able to jump in and start making games with it, obviously. As is the case with any engine, there's a lot to learn. Work out an area of game design that interests you the most and start there. Maybe you could even collobarote with a few mates and start building something together. It'll probably be rubbish... but sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something.
Thankfully Unity Learn is as good a place to start your journey as any. There are literally hundreds of hours of video tutorials that offer deep dives into all areas of development. With Unity Technologies' new offer, you'll have until June 20th to register a free account and learn as much as you want.
Unity will also offer free access to live lessons that run each day at 4pm or 12am in the UK. This runs as any class would, but you will be able to catch up with older lessons and courses so you don't feel left behind. If that's all a little too daunting for you, you can still learn at your own pace with a wide range of beginner lessons.
If you've ever had even the slightest interest in learning about video game development, now is absolutely the time to get stuck in.
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