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Introducing Articles & Games on Unity Connect
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As a creator, sharing your work is one of the most rewarding aspects of the creative process. Now with Unity Connect’s new Article and Game creation tools - every creator has the ability of telling their story.
We’ve created a new button: Post Something Else. Now you have the option of posting an Article, Game, or Project.

Articles

We noticed a need for creators to tell a more narrative based story than what Connect previously offered with our Projects feature. For instance, Asset Store publishers needed a place to write best practices, Artists wanted a tool to showcase their creative process, and designers and developers craved a tool to go in depth about how they solved that headache of a problem.
With Articles, Unity Connect has put world-class blog tools in your hand for you to tell your story and engage the largest creator community on the web. Let's explore some of the things that you can expect when creating on Connect.

Formatting

We noticed a need for creators to tell a more narrative based story. Asset Store publishers needed a place to write best practices, Artists detailing their creative process, and designers and developers going in depth about how they solved that headache of a problem.
With Articles, Unity Connect has put world-class blog tools in your hand for you to tell your story and engage the largest creator community on the web.
Customize your story using our suite of formatting tools. We obviously support the basics:
  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Underline

Code Snippets

But don't worry - we didn't just think of authors. We also support code snippets for you programmers:
using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class MainPlayer : MonoBehaviour { void Start () { } void Update () { } }

Add Images and GIFs

If you really want to make your article shine - you can also add Images and Gifs.

Embed Video / Audio / WebGL

If you’re looking to show off something a little bit more detailed - you can simply embed:
  • Video from Youtube, Vimeo, Tencent
  • Audio from Soundcloud
  • WebGL from any public repository you’ve hosted your WebGL file

Asset Store

If you want to show off a particular Asset from the Asset Store - all you have to do is add the URL and it will load just like below. If you're Asset Store publisher - this is your tool to showcase how to use your asset and to increase sales!

Add Documents

Lastly - keep your eye out at the bottom of Articles, Games, and Projects as you can find important files attached there.

Games

We’re all striving to make the next best game. The game that is so powerful that it becomes nostalgia for an entire generation. Nowadays, the way you do that is by engaging the community early; specifically the very community that can help you finish your game: the creator community.
By posting your game to your personal or Company profile, other creators and publishers will be able to find what you’re working on, test it out, and possibly join your team. The easiest way to help get you and your game discovered is to use the Post Settings on the game.
Here are some of the extra attributes of a Game that will help other users find your creation on Connect:
  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Languages
  • Store Links

Managing Drafts

Now that there is all sorts of content to create on Unity Connect, we've created a simple way for you to manage any drafts of your work. Here are a few tips:
  1. If you leave the webpage or close, don't worry. We'll save whatever you were working on as a draft.
  2. If you'd like to update, delete or even hide an Article, Game, or Project go to Your Profile and make the adjustment under the Projects section.
  3. Add others as contributors if they'd like the ability to edit the Article, Game, or Project as well.

We hope you enjoy the updates. If you have any feedback or questions please post in our forum or contact connect_support@unity3d.com


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Thorben Snater
8 months ago
Anthony HuangVery meta!
Such basics!
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Anthony Huang
Staff
8 months ago
Product - Producer
Very meta!
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