Tag: Unity Technologies

Code to Inspire trains girls to code and make games in Afghanistan

Fereshteh Forough grew up as a refugee, but she learned to become a computer programmer. And she wants to give other Afghan girls that opportunity. So she founded Code to Inspire, a nonprofit which operates a school for female students to learn how to code at a school in Herat, Afghanistan. The school opened in […]

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Unity’s AR Foundation enables developers to publish AR apps on both iOS and Android

Unity Technologies has announced that its AR Foundation update for the Unity Editor tool will enable game developers to quickly create AR software that can run on both Android and iOS devices. Lots of developers are working on augmented reality apps and games, but they have to modify their work to take advantage of the […]

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Samsung partners with Unity to help games run better on Galaxy S10

Samsung is working with game engine maker Unity Technologies to help games run smoother on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone. Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 smartphone is like a “supercomputer in your pocket,” said Samsung product marketing manager Drew Blackard at today’s Unpacked event. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s good for gamers. […]

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Nintendo gets Vivox text and voice chat for Switch games

Vivox announced today that it’s releasing a software development kit (SDK) to add text and voice chat to Nintendo Switch games. This will enable third-party developers to use this tech for their multiplayer games, which is helpful because Nintendo’s own online architecture doesn’t include online voice chat. Epic Games’ Fortnite is one of a number […]

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Unity plays the acquisition game with chat service Vivox

Unity Technologies, the maker of the Unity game engine, announced it has acquired Vivox, the provider of cross-platform voice and text communication tools for games. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed, but the deal shows that rivals Epic Games and Unity are in a race to acquire companies that can beef up their platforms for game […]

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Unity and USC film school team up on online game design course

Unity Technologies has partnered with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts to launch a self-paced, adaptive online course teaching students and prospective developers how to design and publish their original games. Titled, “Unity + USC Games Unlocked: Design and Publish Your Original Game,” the eight-week course is the first class co-created between […]

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Unity and Google Cloud Platform launch challenge to push limits of game AI

Unity Technologies has teamed up with Google Cloud Platform to create the Obstacle Tower Challenge, which will test the limits of artificial intelligence in games. In the first-of-its-kind contest, Google will offer a prize of cash, travel vouchers, and Google Cloud Platform credits, valued at more than $100,000. Unity, the maker of the Unity game engine, […]

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Unity game engine launches support for Kin cryptocurrency in indie games

Unity Technologies‘ game engine is used widely by independent game developers, and now it will be easy for Unity developers to incorporate the Kin cryptocurrency in their games. Messaging app Kik and its Kin Ecosystem Foundation created the cryptocurrency in September 2017, raising nearly $100 million from a token sale. It has used that money […]

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Improbable promises long-term support for Unity

Unity has backed down in its battle with Improbable over the cloud platfrom SpatialOS. And now Improbable is promising to move forward with Unity Technologies and developers that use the Unity game-dev tools. On Wednesday, Unity changed its terms of service. It now explicitly permits developers to use its game engine with platforms like SpatialOS. […]

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Unity backs down in dispute with Improbable, schedules Reddit chat

Unity Technologies backed down on its previous stance in a dispute that erupted last week with SpatialOS platform maker Improbable and rival game engine maker Epic Games. While Unity criticized Improbable for helping developers make Unity-based games without express permission, Unity backed down on its previous stance that existing games built on Unity for SpatialOS […]

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Epic, Improbable create $25 million fund to transition devs away from Unity

Unity found itself at the center of a controversy today, and now competitor Epic Games is turning up the heat. Unity is cutting off future support for the online-multiplayer development platform SpatialOS from accessing its game-development toolkit. Improbable, the owner and operator of SpatialOS, posted a blog about this corporate spat and claimed this move […]

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Unity and Improbable’s beef gets spicy and strange in dueling blog posts

Earlier today, Unity Technologies blocked Improbable’s SpatialOS online-gaming tools from accessing the Unity game-dev engine. This has left developers reeling because many of them rely on both tools to run their games connected multiplayer modes. In the first of its two blog posts today, Improbable claimed that Unity is hurting games that are live and […]

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Unity Icon Collective gives indie devs access to triple-A game art

Unity Technologies is unveiling the Unity Icon Collective, a team of game developers who will create high-quality art for the Unity Asset Store that developers can use in their own games. The team will focus on creating triple-A imagery, or art for the best PC and console games. The move is Unity’s attempt to move […]

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Unity’s CineCast Mode lets casters and game spectators change camera angles

Unity Technologies unveiled a new mode of viewing games and esports dubbed CineCast Mode, which allows casters, spectators, and gamers control the camera angle that they want to watch. The new smart camera system was revealed at the Unite LA event’s keynote talk today in Los Angeles. It is meant to change the way that […]

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Voltron dev wins $150K in Universal GameDev Challenge

Universal Games and Unity Technologies announced the winner from the Universal GameDev Challenge: Voltron: Cubes of Olkarion, a prototype built by Zurich-based studio, Gbanga. The Universal GameDev Challenge, sponsored by Intel and Microsoft, invited developers to design a PC game that leveraged one of five Universal-owned iconic brands: Back to the Future, Jaws, Battlestar Galactica, […]

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Crytek’s CryEngine update focuses on novice game devs

Crytek is still throwing punches. The Hunt: Showdown developer wants to keep competing in the game-development toolkit space. To do that, it has released version 5.5 of CryEngine. You can download the update right now and get its numerous improvements and new features. While Crytek uses CryEngine in its own games, it also licenses it out […]

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Rokoko’s motion-capture library will be available in Unity Asset Store

Rokoko makes a SmartSuit Pro that captures all of an actor’s movements and turns them into digital motion assets that can be used in games or movies. And today, the company is going to make them much more accessible to game developers by making the Rokoko Motion Capture Library available for purchase in the Unity Asset […]

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John Riccitiello Q&A: How Unity CEO views Epic’s Fortnite success

Years ago, Epic Games pitched a little game called Fortnite to then-Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello. Not so prophetically, he turned it down. Fortnite went on to be the world’s most popular battle royale game, and Riccitiello went on to lead game engine maker Unity Technologies, the arch rival of Epic, which also makes the […]

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