Announces Unity Cloud Build, Open Source Components, Everyplay Improvements, Unity Ads Cross-Promotion Open Beta, and Collaborations With Intel, Google, and Samsung
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) - Today at its sold out Unite 2014 Conference for developers, Unity Technologies unveiled product plans and collaborations, demonstrated Unity 5, and gave previews of technology that will empower developers with its end-to-end game development platform.
"Unity is enabling the democratization of game development with tools that help developers create immersive experiences and connect millions of users across multiple platforms," said David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies. "With today's announcements, and such a passionate group of developers, it is clear that Unity is becoming more than just an engine."
During the keynote, Unity announced:
Helgason also revealed new market research that shows the continuing success and adoption of the Unity platform. According to the research, VisionMobile reports that 47 percent of mobile developers use Unity. Additionally, a McKinsey report, to be released in September 2014, concludes that over 45 percent of mobile games created with third-party engines are made with Unity and estimates that 600M gamers are playing Unity-authored games.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity's powerful core engine and editor serve as the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems.
At the heart of Unity's democratization initiatives you will find solutions and services for building games and audiences. The Unity Asset Store digital content marketplace supports developer efforts by providing time and money-saving solutions to tough production, design, and art challenges. New integrated services such as Unity Cloud Build extend the platform for greater productivity in creating, testing, and deploying while Unity Everyplay and Unity Ads help developers to connect with their audiences and acquire users through sharing of game replays on social network and offering a high-quality advertising network.
Unity Technologies serves over 600,000 monthly active developers, including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.