Intro to Unity: Building an Exploration Game

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Learn how to make your own exploration video game in this two-part workshop series with Hiba Ali.

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Ever wanted to make a video game? Learn how to make your own exploration video game in this two-part workshop series with Hiba Ali, digital media artist and scholar. We will learn how to set up a basic exploration game with an open-source (free) version of Unity. Along the way, we will learn about indie games, platforms, contemporary artists-game designers and the video game industry. Topics covered include: how to customize and texture paint your environment, basic modeling, first person controller and how to make games that are playable on your computer. No prior experience required.

Participants will need access to:

  • Zoom account (Register here)
  • Unity 2020 (create an account & download here)

Note: Participants should have both Unity Hub and Unity software downloaded and installed before the workshop.


Session 1: Wednesday, February 16th, 6pm-8pm

Session 2: Wednesday, February 23rd, 6pm-8pm

This workshop is PWYC by donation (with a minimum donation of $40 to register). Fees for this workshop can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation. For more information please email

Cancellation Policy

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.


This workshop will be presented online via Zoom with live closed captioning provided.


hiba ali is a producer of moving images, sounds, garments and words. they reside in many time zones: chicago, toronto and eugene. born in karachi, pakistan, they belong to east african, south asian and arab diasporas. they are a practitioner and (re)learner of swahili, urdu, arabic and spanish languages. they work on two long term art and publication projects: the first being an art-based phd project that examines womyn of colour’s labour, and architecture of surveillance as it exists within the monopoly of amazon (corp.) and the second being a series of works that addresses music, cloth and ritual practices that connect east africa, south asia and the arabian peninsula in the indian ocean region.

they are an assistant professor of new media artist/ feminist discourse at the college of design in the art & technology program at the university of oregon, eugene, or. currently, they are a phd candidate in cultural studies at queens university in kingston, ontario. their work has been presented in chicago, stockholm, vienna, berlin, toronto, new york, istanbul, são paulo, detroit, windsor, dubai, austin, vancouver, and portland. they have written for the following magazines: “c”, the seen, newcity chicago, art chicago, art dubai, the state, medium’s zora, rtv, and topical cream.

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Digital Arts Resource Centre (formerly SAW Video) is a not-for-profit, artist-run media art centre that fosters the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming. Our mission is to support a diverse community of media artists empowered by technology, programming and the exchange of ideas.

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