SF Game Development is excited to announce a kickoff to 2023 with a new in-person Meetup featuring Unity & OneSignal on Tuesday, January 24th at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco. Food & drink will be sponsored by OneSignal, arrive early for some yummy pizza & our networking session starting at 5:30pm. Speakers will go on stage at 7:00pm. This event is open to the public & is a professional networking event for game developers, artists, students, indies, or really anyone interested in game development.
Senior Developer Advocate, Unity
40 Minute Talk
How the Unity Demo Team created the cinematic short, Enemies.
In this talk, lean from Senior Unity Developer Advocate Mark Schoennagel, who will take you on an exciting tour of the Enemies cinematic inside the Unity Editor explaining in detail how many of the amazing visual effects were achieved in this cinematic showing off the latest in Unity's Digital Human Toolkit. You see firsthand how the new real-time hair system was used to create the incredibly realistic hairstyle our protagonist is featuring. You will also get a look at the updated HDRP eye shader which now includes caustics & other new features for additional realism. Other new technologies like the skin tension solver for realistic wrinkles & blood flow maps, how ray tracing was implemented for physically accurate reflections, ambient occlusion, & global illumination. Time permitting, we will also see how the 4D capture of the actress's facial performance was turned into a fully AI-driven lightweight Ziva puppet. If you are interested in Digital Humans or cutting-edge real-time animation this is one demo you won't want to miss!!
Head of Developer Engineering, OneSignal
20 Minute Talk
Growing & Retaining Your Gamerbase with Notifications
In this talk, learn from Head of Developer Engineering Jordan Adler, on how to grow & retain your users in your Unity applications. OneSignal was founded by the indie game developer George Deglin, who was looking to find a way to keep players engaged with his mobile applications. Jordan Adler will cover a brief history of how the company went from indie game studio, to Series C, & show off how easy it is to install the Unity SDK demo on your machine. Lastly, he'll cover some important messaging journeys that help developers engage with their users better, & monetize more effectively.
Founder of SF Game Development
In this talk, Jordan Schuetz, is going to cover the past events of 2022, & some of the exciting events coming in 2023 to SF Game Development & discuss GDC planning.
See you all there!
Thank you everyone for RSVPing for our SF Game Development event. We can't wait to see everyone there. Make sure to arrive at 5:30pm for some FREE food & drink! You MUST RSVP on Meetup to secure your spot. See everyone at the Microsoft Reactor on Tuesday, January 24th 2023 from 5:30-9:00pm.
Join our Discord & learn more about our Meetup Group here: https://sfgamedevelopment.com