Popped into the lovely city of Vancouver to both attend this year’s main Unite conference, and to reconnect with the local indie scene. Unite since Unity is a partner of Execution Labs and most of our teams use their engine. Indie reconnection action since we’ll be doing a hard push for new applications in the fall and want to see even more awesome devs from Vancouver apply.

The conference was bustling with action and announcements (like how Unity will now publish mobile games). And, while in town, I took the opportunity to lecture at the Vancouver Film School and the Centre for Digital Media at the Great Northern Way Campus. Plus, bonus event was the pitch/science fair night for Launch Academy.

The gorgeous Vancouver Convention Centre. Yes, gorgeous.

Richard Garriott on why Unity is epic for games development.

The expo/vendor zone.

Crazy seafood platter during GameAnalytics VIP dinner. Half the stuff is covered up by the dry ice smoking effect!

Amen! (As seen on the wall leading up to the Grow Lab and Launch Academy offices.)

Launch Academy science fair action.

The Centre for Digital Media main building (which totally looks like a Jawa sand crawler).

Dropping in at A Thinking Ape as Tayber Voyer awards the summer interns.

In line for Indian food at Vij’s. First come first served. Totally worth it!