Unity Connect Groups are small communities where programmers, artists, and game designers can connect over their love for Unity.
Connecting with Fellow Unity Game Developers
There are many ways to meet game developers on the web who share your passion for Unity.
Twitter and Facebook are great for instantly joining active conversations. But it’s easy for your voice to get lost in all of the noise.
Reddit is another great site that’s always active. But conversing with Redditors can be difficult. And it’s almost impossible to form a real connection with anyone.
Meanwhile Discord is great for connecting with people. But sharing your work usually entails posting it onto spammy promotion channels.
Like I said, there are tons options out there there, but none of them seem to get it just right for us Unity game devs.
Enter Unity Connect Groups
Unity Connect is a talent marketplace for Unity creators. It has tons of great features that make it easy to share your work with peers and potential employers.
You can create articles about Unity and game development, post progress pictures of a game you’re working on, or even find work through public job listings. But my favorite feature has to be Unity Connect Groups.
Unity Connect Groups are spaces where Unity users can connect over shared skills or interests.
Are you an indie game developer who wants to swap stories with others who’ve gone solo? There’s a group for that.
Are you a 3D artist who needs feedback on some models you’ve created in Blender? There’s a group for that, too.
Are you a programmer who loves nerding out about optimizations, dependency injection, and clean code? There’s a group for that, too!
There are plenty of Unity Connect Groups out there that cover a whole range of skills and interests. And if you can’t find a group for what you’re looking for, then you can just start your own!
What Can Unity Connect Groups Do For You?
Click on the groups link on the left-hand side of the home page to access Unity Connect groups. Then click the “My Groups” tab to find a list of all the groups that you belong to.
Depending on the group’s privacy settings, you can post a job listing, article, game, or showcase that’ll be added to the it’s feed. Other group members can then like, comment, or share your content.
Each post has a threaded comment section, which usually contain great discussions and feedback.
And if one of your posts is really good, then the admins may decide to add it to the featured section of their group. This is a great way for your content to gain traction.
But make sure that your content is relevant to the group you’re posting it in and doesn’t break any rules. Unity Connect users can report content for being spammy or containing offensive material.
Create Your Own Unity Connect Groups
Creating your own Unity Connect groups is a great way to bring people together over a common interest, skill, or brand. And there are plenty of privacy settings to help lock down your group and take control of you community.
For instance you can restrict posting to admins and set membership to invite-only. You can even close your group to the public so it doesn’t show up in any lists or search results.
This is perfect for teams who want to share their work internally. It’s a great way to collaborate on a top secret project.
Public groups, on the other hand, can spruce up their page by adding a description, designing a thumbnail, and setting the appropriate categories.
With the right amount of promotion, any group can grow to become a large community with engaging discussions.
Get Started Now!
So what are you waiting for? Get started with Unity Connect Groups by joining our very own Infallible Code Group!
We’re a community of programmers who love to talk shop. I’ve some elusive content and even a giveaway planned specifically for the group that you won’t want to miss.
Can’t wait to see you there!