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Unity Game Engine News – DevCon and US Army news

The Unity Game engine continues to dominate the games development market. In this post we cover some of the latest developments


Unity, provider of development platforms for games and interactive 3D on the web, iOS, Android, and consoles, announced their 5th annual developer conference.

The event will hold information on creating high quality video games, training simulations, medical and architectural visualizations and other 3D interactive content but most important, the trick of the trade on how to get the most out of the software.

“Unite 11 will offer three days of learning including advanced hands-on class tutorials, technical sessions and an opportunity to attend awesome parties.”

The conference will be held September 28 – 30, 2011 at the Masonic Center in San Francisco.

Registration is open.

for more information.

May 9th, Unity announced they have been certified by the US Army and Air Force to be installed on their secure networks.

“Getting our Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and being placed on the US Air Force AF E/APL are big steps forward for us in government Modeling Training and Simulation licensing,” said Davey Jackson, Director of Simulation and Visualization Sales at Unity Technologies.

01 - The Unity game development platform, shown here on Mac OS X.

The reasoning behind going with Unity is that their technology can be used to create and deploy task management trainers, virtual worlds, situational awareness trainers, cultural awareness trainers, medical trainers and various other serious game applications.

Unity Technologies exhibited at the ITEC Defense Training Simulation and Education Conference in Cologne Germany back in May 10 – 12 in booth F187.

On top of that, Unity’s registered user base has doubled to more than 500,000 users in just over 6 months. This shows the unison of Unity Technologies.

“It’s exciting to see how our users build on top of Unity to create mind blowing innovation of their own.” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies.

Unity started as a Mac-based software company, and is now the most widely-used by applications and games for the Apple iOS App store. There are over 1500 Unity games in the App store, most of which are the “best of” or “top selling” list games.

By introducing Union, a business unit dedicated to distributing high quality 3D games on mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, connected TVs and other new platforms, Unity has opened doors to further expand their mobile software.

Also linking to the story above, Unity has mobile applications for the US Military such as Launcher Dogs. A prime example on Unity’s technology further services the United States just in time for the 4th of July.

Unity became available for the Android in March of this year, and already has more than 100 games on the market.

Union recently announced a partnership with Sony Ericsson, which will enable rapid development and porting of Unity-based games to the new Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY smartphone.

Also Unity’s new partnership with RIM will bring dozens of Unity-based games to the PlayBook.

So far, Unity supports all the major gaming consoles such as Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation. Rochard, the first Unity-powered Sony PlayStation game, is scheduled for release this year.

Basically it’s going to be an exciting year for all things in Unity.

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