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Ferazel

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2012, 09:57:56 AM »
Wow, I'm glad and sad at the same time!
I'm glad that Unity will get a high-quality developer to help them with their struggling UI system.
I'm sad that NGUI progress will be halted as it is the best UI solution available.
Thank you for all of your hard work, and tedious support that you've provided.
Sorry that NGUI became a burden to support.

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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2012, 04:29:53 AM »
This is really awesome news, well done!

Unity4's UI system optimised by you is a worthy reason in itself to upgrade to Unity 4.
Awesome news for an awesome guy, you deserve all the credit for all the hard work you have put into everything.

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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2012, 09:22:13 AM »
Congratulations and good luck to you!
I can't wait to see what you will do for Unity!

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2012, 08:43:06 AM »
I'm glad to hear you got a really good job out of all this. NGUI has been helping me through projects since December at two different companies (your UI framework was an easy sell over SpriteManager 2/EZGUI which they had been banging their heads against). I didn't even know Unity had opened a Canada branch (unless you moved)- I'm working in Moncton, N.B. right now. I look forward to mooching more support off you until Unity 4. :)

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2012, 09:22:38 AM »
Mecanim is done by 3 guys in Quebec ;)

Everyone at Unity Canada is working remotely, and no, I am not moving anywhere... although right now I am in Copenhagen for a bit.

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« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2012, 05:01:25 PM »
Indie game development is never easy and you can never predict success. At least you tried to put something out there and were passionate about working on it. The game looked very polished and you should be proud of it. There's no reason that you can try again once your batteries are recharged.

I'm sure developing NGUI wasn't always what you wanted to be working on, it is one of the greatest resources that was created for Unity ;D. I'm sure that there are many developers that would not have been able to complete their projects without it, and we are certainly in that boat. Your support for the product has been the best I have ever seen for any product and Unity is lucky to have you working for them. I hope you decide to release game asset packs in the future because I'm sure that both you and the community would benefit.

Enjoy this teaser trailer of our newest mobile game which made extensive use of NGUI -  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olIX92LA_uQ

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2012, 02:18:51 AM »
Michael, congratulations on your new job! I'm sure you'll make a great contribution to improve Unity's GUI system. Thank you for making NGUI available to us, it certainly makes life a lot easier for all of us who have full time jobs and UI intensive pet projects on the side! I'm also very glad that you've managed to make a substantial income out of it, you really deserve it! :)

--Nacho

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2012, 05:27:54 AM »
Congratulations :)

eldee

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2012, 02:20:25 AM »
I never thought I would be excited about a unity-made GUI solution. Do us proud!

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2012, 01:42:29 PM »
I know I'm a bit late but congratulations!

jerotas

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2012, 11:52:27 PM »
That you will be involved in the built-in Unity UI is simple awesome. Congrats! Sorry to hear about your Windward experiences, I know that can be very offputting. It does take a lot of luck sometimes.

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2012, 10:30:01 AM »
Thats AWESOME!!!!
Congrats!
I was one of the early adopters of NGUI and it has been an awesome and rewarding experience.
Once past that ~2 week learning curve, I became VERY efficient using NGUI to make UI's and scripting their functionality. I am super excited what you do to U4. If its anything like what NGUI is currently, it should be an easy transition.. Looking forward to it! :)

P.S. Now that you are making truck loads of cash and people are transitioning from 3 to 4.... any considerations of lowering the price or even putting it out there for free once the new UI rolls out?

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2012, 11:44:16 AM »
It will still be a while before the new UI is ready and has the same functionality as NGUI, so for now -- no, there are no such plans. :P

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« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2013, 06:21:58 AM »
I'll also try to make some tools that will auto-convert the UI from NGUI to the upcoming UI system.

That would be awesome :)

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Re: Interesting year...
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2013, 10:50:55 PM »
You developed a great product in NGUI and worked hard to make it this far.  Wish you all the luck in the future. Take it easy....