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Unity 3D Basic for iOS and Android free until April 8th


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#1 Serapth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5980

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

Title pretty much says it all, announced on Unity3D's twitter feed:

We are excited to offer #unity3d Mobile Basic for FREE! Download by April 8 to save up to $800! https://store.unity3d.com/


It may sound too good to be true, and their servers are getting absolutely hammered, but as you can see here I did manage to get in to the online store through a sea of Error 500's and this deal appears to be legit!


Pretty awesome news for indie developers all around. Actually... this should probably be news here... free Unity is pretty huge news.

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#2 astagg   Members   -  Reputation: 278

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

managed to slowly make my way through the shopping process, required a few refreshes on the 500's but now got a licence in my email inbox ready to have a play with when I get home from work.

#3 Serapth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5980

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

managed to slowly make my way through the shopping process, required a few refreshes on the 500's but now got a licence in my email inbox ready to have a play with when I get home from work.


Yeah, I eventually made it through. Testament to how much I wanted Unity free... I did a LOT of refreshes.

#4 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 27882

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

I've been thinking of coughing up the $400 for the android version, almost did it two weeks ago. I'm glad I waited!

Check out my book, Game Development with Unity, aimed at beginners who want to build fun games fast.

Also check out my personal website at bryanwagstaff.com, where I write about assorted stuff.


#5 lmbarns   Members   -  Reputation: 460

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

Dang server keeps giving 500 server error hehe. Can't wait! Want it NAO! I was thinking of buying a student version for $299 or whatever of all the unity pro versions but this should do fine.

#6 Serapth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5980

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:04 AM

I've been thinking of coughing up the $400 for the android version, almost did it two weeks ago. I'm glad I waited!


Apparently they "did the right thing" and are compensating recent purchasers. I have to say, Unity seems to be a pretty class act



Now I just wish monotouch/monodroid ( the tech behind Unity ), would do the same thing! :) I would love to have both products, but I'm not forking out 400$, especially for Monodroid which is unusable on the emulator, so I can't evaluate how well it actually works in the real world.

#7 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 12829

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

That's really pretty darn nice. I just secured a license (no server errors either, though by the speed, they are clearly getting hammered).

Now I might actually build something using unity... Though I still wish they didn't charge so damn much for image-based effects.

Tristam MacDonald - Software Engineer @Amazon - [swiftcoding]


#8 Madhed   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3453

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:56 AM

Just got my license yesterday without problems. I must have gotten there after the first big rush. =)

#9 phat_narwhal   Members   -  Reputation: 100

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

yeah me too........
**dances**
**sings**
**codes**
=) what?
really though. thanks you so MUCH.
i owe you one (dont expect to much)

IVE GOT UNITY 4 FREE WITHOUT BREAKING ANY LAWS
ill use this for some nice games. when i finish QUANTA.
CUZ NOW IM GOIN 3D
:D

sorry about that.

#10 Serapth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5980

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

With the influx of interest in Unity ( due to the whole free thing! ), a lot more people have come on board. A number of publishers have come on board too, as there are now over a dozen books on unity.

So I've put together this Unity book round-up which lists all of the current Unity books, their publisher/author/page count/table of contents/description/average rating/etc... all on a single page. So if you are looking to pick up a Unity book and are overwhelmed by the options, this is a good place to start.

I am trying to keep it as comprehensive as possible, so if I missed something or a new book comes out, please let me know.

#11 Madhed   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3453

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:26 PM

nice serapth

#12 lmbarns   Members   -  Reputation: 460

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

If anyone comes across any examples of networking with android basic (no .NET socket access) using built-in unity networking please share! I was assured at Unity it is possible but no examples Posted Image

I partly got the networking examples running on my android but can't join the game on the second device. (Though the first one can connect to master server, start a game, and load the level)

They have a lot more support for iOS but you have to have a mac to use it Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image and a hackintosh breaks Apple's T.O.S.

Amazing set of tools though holy crap it looks/sounds amazing on my phone.

Even all my code from my browser/pc games transfers over nicely but have to convert all the onGUI stuff to guiTextures...




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