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Hackathon Quickstart Guide

+10 XP
1 Hour
For Educators
At a hackathon and never used Unity before? Then, you're in the right place! In this tutorial, we'll get you started quickly in Unity to get down to the basics. In this tutorial, you'll learn the following concepts:
  • What Unity is
  • How to create an account
  • How to download Unity to use it
  • Making a Project
  • A breakdown of the Unity Editor window
  • Creating a 3D Scene
  • Creating different Game Objects
  • The Unity Physics System
  • Creating a Script
  • Writing code to manipulate Game Objects
  • Giving Players control with user input
That's a lot to cover! We'll go through each step in detail, so that you feel comfortable to build anything in Unity. This tutorial will give you a lot of background on the Unity Editor, as well as fundamentals that you'll need to know to get any project started in Unity.
This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of programming concepts. If you want to learn about Scripting in Unity, check out our Creator Kit: Beginner Code course: https://learn.unity.com/project/creator-kit-beginner-code?_ga=2.45730023.2341949.1573066149-1602499016.1528154808
If you want to learn how to organize a hackathon or game jam, check out the "For Educators" tab for a PDF with a bunch of resources!
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Last updated: March 20, 2023
Hackathon Quickstart Guide