Getting Started in Unity

To get started making games in Unity you need to get Unity! First, you need to head over to the Unity website to download Unity Hub. The link will direct you to the personal version of Unity which you can use for free for small personal projects. You will need to create an account. Doing this will get you Unity Hub which is where you will be able to get the different versions of Unity along with being able to access your projects, tutorials, some community stuff, and the different versions of Unity you may have installed. The installation of Unity Hub is a standard installation process and you can follow the instructions on the Unity website.

With the Hub installed you can now open it up. It should open similar to the image below.

You will want to go to “Installs” so we can install Unity itself. To do this click the “Add” button. This will allow you to choose which version of Unity you would like to install. If you are following a tutorial for learning you should check which version they use and select the latest version from that year. If you are not following any specific tutorial then I recommend just choosing the recommended option.

Next you can select which build modules you would like to add. I recommend “WebGL Build Support” then if you are PC select “Windows Build Support” or if on Mac the “Mac Build Support”. You could also do “Android Build Support” or “iOS Build Support” if would like to do mobile development.

This may take some time to install depending on your internet speed so be patient.

Once it is installed you can start your first project. To do this go to “Projects” in the Hub.

You will need to click “NEW”, if you select the dropdown arrow to the right of “NEW” it will give you the option for what version of Unity you would like to use. Select which ever version you just installed. This will open a new window shown below.

Here you can select a template. This will give you some things to help get you started in whatever type of project you would like to make. For now just select “3D”. Then enter your “Project Name” and set the “Location” for where you want your project stored. With that done click the “CREATE” button and Unity will create you project and open Unity for you.

You did it! You got Unity up and running and now you are ready to get to work on your first project!

Good Luck Adventurer!

-Chris