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  • Unity Game Engine To Get Official 2D Game Support And A Built-In Ad Solution

    Unity Game Engine To Get Official 2D Game Support And A Built-In Ad Solution

    Unity, the popular “build once, deploy anywhere” 3D game engine, is going 2D. At the company’s UNITE conference in Vancouver this morning, CEO David Helgason announced three things: official support for 2D game development, a built-in advertising service called Unity Cloud, and a new game publishing arm of the company, Unity Games. Read More

  • Mobile Weather App Minutely Lets You “Correct” The Weather, Visualize Storms In 3D

    Mobile Weather App Minutely Lets You “Correct” The Weather, Visualize Storms In 3D

    Mobile weather applications may be becoming the new playground for user interface designers, but few can also make claims as to advancing the technology behind the display of the weather on users’ smartphones, as well. But that’s the case with Minutely, a newly launched mobile weather application for iPhone and Android which not only offers the usual assortment of weather info… Read More

  • Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS, Android And BlackBerry 10 Developers

    Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS, Android And BlackBerry 10 Developers

    The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to Pocket Gamer’s Keith Andrew. The dropping of licensing fees for the engine’s basic tier means that… Read More

  • Flash Takes Another Step Towards Death As Unity Drops Support

    Flash Takes Another Step Towards Death As Unity Drops Support

    Oh, Flash. Remember when there was still a little reason to believe that it wasn’t a dying medium? When the angry Android masses swore up and down that the absence of Flash would be the death of iOS… only for Adobe to kill their Android effort after just a year? The shambling corpse of Flash takes another punch to the face today, with game engine Unity announcing plans to drop support. Read More

  • Unity Embraces The Heart Of The Gaming World, Launches A Tokyo Division

    Unity Embraces The Heart Of The Gaming World, Launches A Tokyo Division

    While gaming has spread its tentacles throughout the world and major game development houses can be found everywhere from Calgary to Cambridge, there’s one place that will pretty much always be considered the center of the gaming world: Tokyo. What better place, then, to focus your efforts on winning over the hearts and minds of local developers? This morning, Unity Tech (the folks… Read More

  • Qualcomm's Vision-based Augment Reality platform now available for Unity

    I’m going to keep this one brief, as these sorts of posts tend to turn into walls of text. No one likes walls of text. Remember that free Augmented Reality SDK from Qualcomm that we showed you back in July? We said it’d lower the bar for Augmented Reality stuff considerably, nixing the requirement for developers to reinvent the image-recognition-capable wheel. Well, consider the… Read More

  • Electronic Arts Gives Unity's Game Development Platform A Big Wet Kiss

    If you’re a startup that’s building a game development platform, you can’t get a much bigger endorsement than the one Unity is getting today from Electronic Arts, the multi-billion dollar developer of the Madden series, Harry Potter games, and more. Today, the companies are announcing that EA has signed a multi-year enterprise deal with Unity: EA will be using… Read More

  • Sequoia, Angel Investors Back Game Developer Unity Technologies With $5.5 Million

    Unity Technologies, the San Francisco company behind the eponymous multi-platform game development platform, has now closed its first round of funding. The Series A financing was led by Sequoia Capital like we reported last week and apparently also included some Silicon Valley notables like David Gardner, the CEO of Atari, and Diane Greene, founder and former CEO of VMware. Read More

  • Unity Technologies Raises $5.5 Million From Sequoia Capital

    Unity Technologies, the company behind the Unity game development platform, has closed a $5.5 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Unity is a powerful tool that allows developers to build 3D worlds for games running on a variety of platforms, including the iPhone, PC, Mac, and Nintendo’s Wii. Unity has recently been seeing strong growth on the iPhone, where over 250 games are… Read More

  • Unity Trans-Pacific fiber optic cable to vastly increases bandwidth capacity

    [photopress:fiberunity.jpg,full,right] I can’t stand the name—Unity—but I recognize its worth. Kinda. Six international companies have signed up to create a new Trans-Pacific Internet fiber optic cable that may (the numbers aren’t finalized yet) increase the bandwidth capacity by 7.68 Terabits/s. The companies, of which Google is most recognizable ’round these… Read More

  • Windows Apps in OS X: Is This What Leopard Can Do?

    Some of our regular readers may recall a stupid and irresponsible rumor we started right here on this blog, that being the idea, based on a slip by an Apple PR type, that future Macs might shortly ship with Vista pre-installed as a dual-boot option for Leopard. The idea isn’t just to run Windows, but to run Windows apps in the Mac OS. Many of you scoffed at the idea, and we even thought… Read More