Gettin’ GitHub Goin’

Claudio Grassi
4 min readMar 16, 2021

A step by step guide on signing up on GitHub to set up version control for your Unity projects.

So what is this all for? Version control is a way of keeping track of changes to your code and projects. As your projects grow in size and functionality, it is ideal to implement a way of keeping track of the progress you’ve made by using online repositories. Additionally, projects can be easily shared across team members and branched based on need. These repositories help in coordinating development and provide a way to revert to earlier versions should mistakes be made. There are several solutions for this online but we will be concentrating on one of the most popular ones.

With that in mind, lets get started with setting up a GitHub account.

First step as always is to head over to the GitHub website.

I could stare at that globe spinning for hours.

Now that we’re here, its time to sign up for a new account. You can begin the process by selecting SIGN UP on the top right.

You will now be redirected to to a page where you can input your desired username, email address and password to create a new account. You will be told whether or not the account name you have chosen is available on the site. Think carefully about this and treat it with the respect it deserves. You can also choose to essentially sign up for a GitHub newsletter. Your choice entirely.

Next, your humanity will be put to the test with a quick little Catpcha verification. Complete it and the CREATE ACCOUNT button will become active.

Note: by creating your account you are automatically accepting the terms of service and the GitHub Privacy Statement. Make sure you have read through them

Claudio Grassi

Experienced digital artist, Unity game developer & coder with a knack for problem solving and a passion for video games.