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This 8 Week Unity course taught by Stuido Studios will get you directly involved and working within the indie game scene in NYC. Besides lea

What You'll Get

This 8 Week Unity course taught by Stuido Studios will get you directly involved and working within the indie game scene in NYC. Besides learning the ins and outs of Unity and launching a game (maybe your first) on Itch.io by the end of the course, you’ll also gain access to a thriving community of local indie game developers.

Over 100 developers (new and veteran alike) get the training they need on this popular engine with this course each year. We’d love to have you join us for this next session!

Can’t We Just Learn Unity Online?

  • Sure you can, but nothing compares to learning Unity alongside other people just like you:
  • Take advantage of peer coding and receive real time assistance from instructors/fellow students.
  • Collaborate with others and form teams for group projects.
  • Work on a focused final project that teaches you how to pitch your ideas, give/receive feedback, organize a team, manage a production pipeline, release on Itch.io, and showcase your game.
  • Receive post-class consultation by Stuido Studios.
Become A Part of the Growing Indie Developer Community
  • Form lasting relationships and connections with other designers and developers in NYC.
  • Show your games at Playcrafting events and make a name for yourself.
  • Get invited to the Playcrafting Alumni Discord and network with previous students and instructors actively working in the industry.
Not into making games, just want to learn Unity?
  • We assure you that this course is the most effective way to learn the Unity engine even if your goal is to use it for content other than games.
  • Since game production incorporates every essential aspect of the Engine, completing the first 2 projects will give you the tools you need to start working on your desired project.
Your Path Ahead

Students are required to bring a laptop with Unity installed. The software can be downloaded for free online.

Students will create 3 projects over the course of 8 weeks. The initial 2 projects will be taught within the first 4 weeks, giving you a strong foundation to focus on your final project of choice, which can range from a conceptual art piece to a full-fledged video game.
  • Week 1: 2D Space Shooter: Intro to Unity/Coding + Inputs
  • Week 2: 2D Space Shooter: Game Objects, Scripts, & Particle Systems
  • Week 3: 3D Explorer: Unity Physics, Logic, The Asset Store, & World Building
  • Week 4: 3D Explorer: Raycasts, Coroutines, UI, & Inventory Systems.
  • Week 5: 3D Explorer: Rudimentary AI, Navmeshes, & Final Project Prepartion
  • Week 6: Final Project: Pitching, Iterative Design, & Basic Animations
  • Week 7: Final Project: Importing Libraries/Plugins, Advanced Particle Systems, & Controller Abstraction
  • Week 8: Final Project: Exporting to Platforms, Launching on Itch.io, & Presentations
What You'll Make
  • Project #1 - 2D Space Shooter (Game Objects, Coding & Engine Basics, Particle Systems, Inputs)
  • Project #2 - 3D Exploration Game (World Building, Puzzles/Logic, Game Physics, Raycasting, and Basic AI)
  • Project #3 - Final Project (Pitching, Feedback, Playtesting, UX/UI, and Iterative Design)

Class Starting Tuesday, September 17

16 sessions

  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, September 19, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Tuesday, September 24, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, September 26, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Tuesday, October 01, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, October 03, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Tuesday, October 08, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, October 10, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Tuesday, October 15, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, October 17, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Tuesday, October 22, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, October 24, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Tuesday, October 29, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, October 31, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Tuesday, November 05, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
  • Thursday, November 07, 6:30PM- 9:00PM

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