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Vancouver Unity User Group off and Running.

Mike and I had a great time attending the kick off to the Vancouver Unity User Group tonight down at District 319 tonight. Wow, quite the cool venue, I must say. If you have a big event you’re holding and you need a swanked out theater style setting, with a full access bar, they are definitely worth booking out!

We were really impressed at the turnout, which had to be well in excess of 100 people, which is a fantastic start! I looked like about maybe 1/4 of the people attending we actually using or starting to use Unity with the remainder extremely curious about what Unity was and what it had to offer. We got to finally meet Tom Higgins, which was really great (thanks for the plug on our Unity For Flash Dev’s tutorials Tom). For those of you who don’t know, Tom is Unity’s product evangelist. He is a very approachable guy, who really loves what he does and is always willing to lend a hand when he can.

We’ve been using Unity for over 2 years now and built our first Unity based iPhone game called “Turtle Match” way in back in January. We’ve also done 2 iPhone SDK projects since then, which will really help us kick it to the next level once the next version of Unity iPhone comes out, which will allow us to tap into Objective-c. Both Mike and I are convinced more that ever that Unity is the future of Indie game development.

Just like to thank the sponsors for putting on a great event and say that we look forward to helping grow the Unity 3D community here in Vancouver and beyond.

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Categories: Iphone, Unity 3d
  1. August 3, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the shout out.
    Tom posted a great roundup of event on his blog http://bit.ly/18gnLq
    Next we will be rolling the event & workshop out to Toronto & Montreal… then the world.
    We wer blown away by the turnout – over 15o and 35 at workshop!
    We had indy devs from as far away as Portland.
    FYI – UnityUsersGroup.com went live last week.
    I encourage you to join so we can grow this initiative.
    Cheers,
    J.Joly

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