Find out how to build a LEGO Microgame in Unity’s livestream session

Unity and LEGO Games are teaming up to teach budding developers how to create their own LEGO Microgame.

The ‘Game Jam’ livestream session is designed to encourage entries in the latest LEGO Ideas contest, which tasks fans with creating a video game from scratch using the LEGO Microgame platform.

Unity’s Community Manager Carol Trang and Developer Advocate Ashley Alicea will host the session, in conjunction with the LEGO Group’s Senior Product Lead Rasmus Harr. Together, this formidable trio will take you through creating a LEGO Microgame, including using two new LEGO Behaviour Bricks to incorporate a quest into your virtual world.

The livestream will start on Saturday, February 13 at 6pm UK time. You can find out more over at Unity’s website, and set a reminder for the livestream on its YouTube channel.

Once you’ve learned how to design your own microgame, you’ll be able to put your skills to the test in LEGO Ideasnew contest. Every single entry will receive a code to redeem a unique, limited-edition LEGO Unity minifigure, so there’s really no reason not to give it a go.

And if you do find yourself a natural with Unity’s creation tools, there are some seriously decent prizes on offer. Two grand prize winners will take home LEGO MINDSTORMS 51515 Robot Inventor, 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System, 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course, 71369 Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set, a Unity Microgames Premium Asset Bundle, a one-year Unity Pro subscription, and a $200 Unity Asset Store voucher.

A pair of runners-up and two randomly-drawn entries will also win 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System, 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course, 71369 Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set, a Unity Microgames Premium Asset Bundle, and a $100 Unity Asset Store voucher.

For more information – and to see the entries so far – head over to the contest page on LEGO Ideas, or click here to find out more about LEGO Microgame.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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