I recently put together a new meetup for Unity game developers in Philadelphia.
This will likely be held at City CoHo Philly Nexus, 2401 Walnut St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA (map), and on Monday evenings. The location is ideal, as Drexel University and UPenn are right down the block, and public transit is close by. You can either get off at Suburban Station (Comcast Center) or 30th Street (Amtrak) and Coho is right between the two.
Our goal is to build a community around Unity, and help developers reach as many platforms as possible. Software is available for members, through our BizSpark program, which includes:
- Windows 8 / Windows Phone developer accounts
- Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
- Windows 8
- $150 / month Azure credits
- Visual Studio Online (Formerly TFS)
- 90 Days of pluralsight + DigitalTutors training
- Free marketing support with Microsoft
- (soon) UnityVS for debugging Unity within Visual Studio
We’ll also have phones and tablets for developers to test on, and I’m also trying to coordinate some sort of giveaways and prizes from Unity.
Any questions? Feel free to get in touch with me.
Other local game dev meetups
Day: Thursdays, 5:45 – 8PM
Location: Microsoft Malvern
Day: Thursdays, 6-10PM
Location: 239 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA (map)
Both meetups are on Thursdays, but serve very different markets. The Game Forge is located at Old City in Philly, while the Game Works serves the Valley Forge / Malvern area. Both have a large following and excellent communities, so try them both out!-----------------------