Unity 4.2 and the Windows Contest

So yesterday it was announced that the latest stable release of Unity has come in the form of Unity 4.2. Among all the new enhancements such as real time shadow mapping, Unity is allowing deployment to Windows 8 and Windows Phone for FREE!

This is great news for Unity devs and Windows 8 devs like me and Ben (Nostrum Key), since we can now officially export GridLocked to Windows 8 at no extra cost!

All the info can be found here: http://blogs.unity3d.com/2013/07/22/unity-4-2-has-arrived/

In related news, to celebrate the announcement, Microsoft and Unity have partnered up to create the Unity Windows Contest. Make a game or interactive app in Unity 4, and be in with the chance to win up to $30,000 each on two categories, Windows Store or Windows Phone! Not to mention, there are honourable mentions such as best gameplay, best port or best new game content that can win you a free Unity 4 Pro License with the Windows Store Pro deployment!

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Help a good DJ out!

Hello everyone! My Midsummer Jam Week Entry, “Secret of Escape” is going very well, and you can see the update posts I’ve made on the Facebook page. Right now I’d like to take a moment to recommend you to do something.

A good friend of mine and a talented musician/DJ, Lyserdigi, is taking part in a contest on MixCloud, specifically the Cafe Mambo Balearic Down Tempo DJ Contest.

You may recognise him as the person who composed the theme to BOOM: Fireworks Defence Unit, as well as helped source out the sound effects that would be used.

What he wants, in order for his mix to be short listed, is for his mix below to be viewed and played over 50 times. Make sure to give a good comment out and like it if you can, the more the merrier! So help a friend and musician out! And lets all hope he goes through!

http://www.mixcloud.com/Lyserdigi/caf%C3%A9-mambo-balearic-downtempo-dj-competition/