Unity makes 350 hours of game development tutorials free for those stuck at home

  • Unity Technologies has announced that all users will now have free access to Unity Learn Premium, with 350 hours of professional game development tutorials and courses.

    While many of us in the tech sector are able to work from home with a few adjustments, many of us are finding ourselves with extra time on our hands. Schools being closed across the country also means that there are now thousands of children stuck at home with not much to do but go online or play games. So why not use that time to learn how to develop computer games?

    If you're interested in game development as a career, right now is a great time to start learning. There are hundreds of discounted courses on Udemy covering everything from 3D modelling and programming to developing your first game with Unreal or Unity, the two most popular game engines among independent developers.

    Unity Technologies announced yesterday that it will be giving all users access to Unity Learn Premium for free as part of its support for those at home due to the Covid-19 virus, unlocking 350 hours of bite-sized game development tutorials, projects, and courses. There are tutorials suitable for complete beginners and young people, and the Unity game engine tools themselves are all free for personal and educational use.

    The announcement came as part of the State of Unity 2020 update, which delved into the company's plans for the year ahead. The plan includes delivering free virtual classes from Unity experts live to students, teachers, and hobbyists all around the world through Create with Code Live. Head over to https://learn.unity.com/ to find out more about getting free access to Unity Learn Premium.

    Source: Unity Twitter

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