In this part of the course, we will create the base for a simple 2D platforming game with Unity. Nothing complex - it's simply an introduction. Afterward, we will make a build where the character can move and jump. Once we have a working build of that game, we'll use it for a later task.
One thing we'll be needing for many of the Hub features is the Unity ID. It is essentially your account, and creating one before doing anything else will save you time later on. Click on the profile picture on the top-right corner of the Hub window. After that, choose the sign-in option.
Here you can fill in your details and create a new ID. When you've clicked "Create a Unity ID", you'll need to check your email for a confirmation code.
Alternatively, you can also sign in with your Google or Facebook account.
Now that we have Unity Hub installed and our license activated, we can move on to getting the game engine itself. Download either the recommended or the latest official version. There are some differences between Unity versions, but with an extremely simple project like this, those differences won't matter drastically. The LTS stands for long-term support.
During this process, you can also add extra modules to your install. It's recommended that you add Visual Studio to the installation list, but anything beyond that is optional. Many of them are very useful, but we won't be needing them during this course.
This video goes through the installation process that was listed above.