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Noesis Interactive Will Serve as a ‘One Stop’ Shop for Education Institutions for Unity Technologies and Noesis’ Video-Based Courseware and Instructional Materials

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Unity Technologies, the leading provider of the multi-platform game development platform for Web, PC, Mac, Wii, and iPhone, today announced a worldwide education distribution and training relationship with Noesis Interactive.

Educators around the world have begun to develop academic programs to teach students how to develop video games as part of a game development track, certificate or degree. To enhance and accelerate this opportunity, Noesis Interactive will serve as a one stop shop for education customers to purchase both the Unity Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Noesis created Video Courseware at special educational prices, along with extensive instructional materials for the Winter Terms beginning in January 2010.

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Casey_Noland_CEO_Noesis_Interactive wrote: We view our relationship with Unity Technologies as a great match for both Unity and Noesis, Unity has a game development platform that is quickly gaining momentum with educators around the world. Noesis is about making it easy for students to learn how to use tools while enabling teachers to focus on conceptual learning and the art of game design. Together, we plan to meet the needs of educators and fulfill our common vision.

Nicholas_Francis_Chief_Creative_Officer_Unity_Technologies wrote: Unity Technologies is on the cusp of dramatically changing the face of interactive content development forever and it's critical that we support worldwide educational institutions in helping their students to become great Unity developers, We believe that Noesis Interactive is the perfect partner based on their experience and expertise in providing educators with the high quality education material that helps create world class students, and down the road, world class developers.

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Noesis Interactive is currently developing two initial course offerings, Unity Essentials (Education.noesisinteractive.com) and Unity Scripting (Education.noesisinteractive.com). Unity Essentials will teach the fundamentals of the IDE interface and common practices as well as general workflow, asset management and publishing techniques. Unity Scripting will build on these fundamental skills and teach more specific methods for creating interactive game experiences within Unity through JavaScript. In addition, Noesis Interactive will provide course outlines, online quizzes,assessment tools, instructor notes and teaching aids at no charge to participating academic institutions, in order for them to rapidly implement courses designed around the Unity platform.

MrTambourineMan - - 717 comments

Excellent f**** idea!!!

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formerlyknownasMrCP - - 892 comments

This is excellent news. You guys might get some business from me ;)

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cheesemoo0 - - 263 comments

Looks interesting.

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blackmodeler - - 1,015 comments

sounds good

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INtense! - - 4,102 comments

Excellent news indeed, if there is one thing Noesis does well its make game development accessible

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SinKing - - 3,119 comments

Somehow everything I see in Unity looks flat, no matter how high the detail is...

Good job with the tutorials, though. Noesis is making a name for themselves in modding and gaming.

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Arxae - - 717 comments

no shadows :) thats why it looks flat :p looking good tho :D

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FranklyTired - - 420 comments


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Psycho_Sam - - 154 comments

sweet, my university might be able to take advantage of this. :)

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DJ-Ready - - 456 comments

What about non students? Will it be accessible by everyone?
I'm planning to look into unity in the near future and such a program might be just the right thing to get started! :)

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Snarboo - - 214 comments

A light version of Unity (check here: Store.unity3d.com) was recently released for free, so it's possible to give it a spin without investing anything. It's essentially a lighter version of the full Unity platform as I understand it.

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Noesis_Interactive - - 184 comments

Yes, the same tutorials that will be used in the school courses will eventually be available for individuals. We'll make another news post once they're released.

The free version of Unity is really close the full commercial version so check it out and get started on those games!

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DJ-Ready - - 456 comments

I did look into the trial a while ago but yeah, I was referring to the tutorials not to the engine itself

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nyceez - - 243 comments

wow this engine it top notch!!

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justus - - 1 comments

Is this a site where i can do what, create my own Website and place it and you / this program will run it and be the engin to it ??

Please inform me ?

Thank you

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