Codebridge

Codebridge is the programming class of Gamebridge Unityversity every Tuesday from 8-11PM at Noisebridge Hackerspace. Codebridge focuses on learning C# programming with Unity, but is open to people learning other game engines and programming langauges. While most of our participants are learning C# programming, we have people using Arcadia Clojure (scheme/lisp for Unity), some using Unreal…

Version control for large game projects

Game projects have large binary files and can overwhelm standard Git version control repositories without careful planning. Using Git till your repository nears 1 gigabyte You can get away with using a standard Bitbucket or Github repo if you monitor the size and prepare to upgrade it to Git LFS once it nears 1 gigabyte…

HackerspacesVR

HackerspacesVR is a 3D Hackerspaces globe to help people find and participate in local hackerspaces. Purpose There are several hackerspaces apps that attempt to implement the hackerspaces.org space API, but all of them are incomplete and fail to even list Noisebridge hackerspace. Here’s what we hope to achieve: 3D: Hackerspaces are a global phenomenon and…

Free Assets

Free assets Unity Asset Store Free Assets includes free things in every category. You can always filter search results by FREE to see what’s available. Must-have free assets from the Unity store Scripts Unity Wiki has tons of great scripts and shaders provided as example code. Textures Google Image Search with the keywords “texture” and…

Game Development Resources

Resources to help you make games including tutorials, tools and assets. Unity tutorials Unity Learn is the official tutorials of Unity. You should do as many of these as possible, especially the scripting tutorials. Game Development Tools Game development involves lots of tools for modeling, sculpting, texturing, rigging and animating game environments. Unity Engine The Unity game…

The Scene User Interface

The view will help organize your game in 3D space. It looks something like this: The view is used while play-testing your game. If you accidentally click that, click again. You can toggle (turn on and off) the sky box with button. The Grid can be toggled as one of the , along with many…

2D Animation with Mecanim

Grab your favorite 2D character sprite sheet, preferably with walking, running, and jumping and falling, and climbing sprites. You can turn character sprites into animated characters in Unity quickly and easily. General Fun Animation Stuff https://vimeo.com/93206523 http://finalbossblues.com/walk-cycles-p1/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvFQJa1XAXzx0ABskDtl8FwIOMrrPuIOR 2D Sprite Animation Setup Grab your favorite character sprite sheet, preferably with walking, running, and jumping and falling, and…

Game Dev Bootcamps

Game developer boot camps are designed to turn you into a game developer by taking you through the whole process of making your first game and mastering the skills you’ll need to make more. Developer boot camps are multi-week courses designed to train people up from beginner or intermediate skills to a more advanced skill…

SF Unityversity Bootcamp 2016 Sep 20

A new San Francisco Gamebridge Unityversity game dev boot camp begins Sept 20 2016: WHEN: Starting Tuesday September 20 at 6PM WHERE: Noisebridge Hackerspace 2169 Mission St. San Francisco, CA WHO: Anyone who wants to learn and work and finish a game Total beginners and experienced devs of all ages Attendees at Noisebridge or onliners via Unityversity Discord and Twitch.tv/primerist, People starting new projects or improving existing projects….

Botbridge

Botbridge is an AI chatbot and robotics group developing AIs that talk in virtual worlds and move in the physical world. Wiki Noisebridge.net/botbridge wiki page Chatbots AIML Chatbot for Unity Chatbot AI for Unity is an implementation of the AIML/Alice Program D combined Jurassic Javascript runtime C# interop with Unity moods and goals example UIs for interacting with the bots…

Unity setup and orientation

The Unity setup and orientation tutorial will help you to install, config and use Unity properly. UNITY UX CHANGE SUGGESTIONS: Some things in Unity are confusing for first-time users. These gotchas are not your fault, they are fixable usability problems in Unity. We point them out to advise you how to follow our workaround tips. We will also encourage…

Together In Love

Global Game Jam 2013: Together In Love A game about love where two hearts beat as one. Work closely together with a partner to build a song. This is a simple two player game where both of you must move together to collect birds in the sky. You cannot collect birds if you are not…

BitHero

Global Game Jam 2014: BitHero BitHero is an educational file recovery utility or a 1-bit RPG. We are updating it to fix bugs and be a more complete binary hacking learning experience and immersive narrative. First BitHero devstream on Twitch It’s been 2 years since we wrote the original code at a 48 hour no-sleep…

Twitch games making with EzTwitch Avatars

You can make Unity games that run on Twitch live streams where the Twitch chat audience can type things to control the game! ClonzEh developed the EzTwitch Avatars asset and we heard rave reviews about it from Aurynsky as he built a game with it on his stream. We met ClonzEh on FlipswitchX‘s stream which…

Santa Clara Unityversity Bootcamp at Hacker Dojo Code Club starts Oct 2

A new Santa Clara Gamebridge Unityversity game development bootcamp WHEN: Sunday October 2, 2 PM – 5 PM Sunday October 16, 2 PM – 5 PM Sunday November 6, 2 PM – 5 PM Sunday November 20, 2 PM – 5 PM Sunday December 4, 2 PM – 5 PM. Sunday December 18, 2 PM – 5 PM. WHERE: Hacker Dojo’s new location at 3350…

Artbridge Tuesdays at Noisebridge

Artbridge is a free weekly 2D/3D art learning session. WHAT: 2D/3D game art class and mentoring group as part of Gamebridge Tuesdays WHEN: Tuesdays 7-8PM WHERE: Noisebridge Hackerspace, 2169 Mission St. San Francisco Learning to make art Artbridge mentoring tutorials will cover how to make 2D and 3D art. Art Resources Our resources page has…

Games

Games made by us. Want to feature a game you’ve worked on here? Contact us. Game Jam Games We’ve built some games for Global Game Jam that you can try. Global Game Jam 2016: Don’t Miss It “Don’t Miss It” tells the story of a person going about their daily rituals who, attempting to experience…

Game Jams

Game jams are weekend game dev hackathons where you team up with others to make experimental games, have a blast and learn a ton. Upcoming Game Jams Join us for upcoming game jams and we’ll have a blast together. Ludum Dare 37 December 2016 @ TBD LD is a global online game jam with two categories: 48 hour…

Mudbridge Project

Mudbridge is a text adventure / FPS hybrid suitable for teaching programming concepts as pure data free from the distractions of graphics while being able to connect the text adventure world to the FPS world on computers that you can sit at and interact with. Mudbridge is one of Gamebridge Unityversity‘s group projects. Clone it from…

Projects

Gamebridge participants work on a series of ongoing game development projects to explore different programming and design concepts in depth. Current Project Hackemon A Pokemon GO-inspired GPS/AR game development framework for Unity. Currently has proof of concept Google map functionality with zoom Pasts Projects FungusFPS Integrates Fungus flowchart-based visual novel storytelling with an FPS controller so…

Dark app themes and white on black UI

Dark app themes and white on black UI are prevalent in games and game development tools for a reason: Games are often enjoyed in the dark to heighten immersion. There’s lots of good reasons for apps having dark themes, especially when you work later at night and a bright white window appearing where grays were…

Coding tools: ScriptInspector, VisualStudio & Resharper

Coding tools are important for programmers, and using the right editors and options make a big difference to your productivity. MonoDevelop is terrible If you’re not using Windows and can’t run Visual Studio, you will have to put up with MonoDevelop’s problems or use ScriptInspector or some other alternate editor. MonoDevelop doesn’t allow word wrap (80 line…

Unity tutorials quick-start

Learn how to make your first game in minutes with self-paced tutorials. Pictured above, Hack The Future participants trying Unity for the first time do Gamebridge tutorials and demo their first game by the end of the day. To prepare, download and install the Unity game engine. You’ll learn how to make an FPS like Minecraft with triggers, pickups,…

Songbridge

Songbridge is the music and sound mentoring group of Gamebridge Unityversity. If you want to learn how to make songs and sounds, participate online and in person with our tutorials and weekly class series. Songbridge Tuesdays WHAT: Songwriting and audio mentoring session in Ableton, Logic, Audacity & others WHO: Both beginners and experts WHERE: Noisebridge Hackerspace, 2169 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA…