Tag: Unity

Why video games are shooting down the Hollywood model

Not that long ago, big video games used to get sold like big movies: a flashy trailer, lots of messageboard hype, some fan conference sneak previews, and then a big make-or-break release date. Those early sales numbers determined whether something was a big hit like Grand Theft Auto V, or a big flop like Transformers: […]

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Unity releases game design and computer science tools for the classroom

Unity Technologies, the maker of the widely-used real-time 3D game development platform, has launched two new tools for the classroom. Create with Code and Unity Teach are now generally available for students to learn both game design and computer science. Create with Code, the first comprehensive solution for educators to teach computer science using Unity, […]

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Unity Learn Premium lets professionals learn real-time 3D development

Unity Technologies has announced Unity Learn Premium, an educational program that enables professionals to use the company’s Unity game engine to develop real-time 3D applications that go beyond games. The San Francisco company said that Unity Learn Premium is the most comprehensive source of educational content for professionals and hobbyists looking to advance their Unity […]

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Agora.io lets game developers embed video chat in Unity games

Agora.io, a voice and video streaming platform, announced that game developers can now easily embed high-quality video chat in their games built with the Unity engine. Agora.io is a Unity Technologies Verified Solutions Partner, and it released the Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity. Mobile experiences are becoming increasingly interactive as users turn to live […]

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Oculus Quest developer shares tricks to optimize Rift and Vive ports

In the days leading up to Oculus Quest’s launch, the company’s head of third-party content told VentureBeat that porting higher-end PC titles to the standalone platform was more about art asset formatting than code optimization. Now early third-party Quest developer Immerse is revealing exactly how art reformatting brought a PC-caliber enterprise training app to the […]

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Unity makes it easier to insert augmented reality into native mobile apps

Unity Technologies has launched an update that makes it easier to insert augmented reality features into native mobile apps and games. The update for Unity 2019.3 comes after Unity announced its AR Foundation tool that enables game developers to quickly create AR software that can run on both Android and iOS devices. Unity 2019.3 has […]

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Former vice president sues Unity, accuses CEO of sexual harassment

Anne Evans, a former vice president in human resources at Unity Technologies, has filed a sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit against game engine maker Unity Technologies. Her allegations allege sexual harassment by CEO John Riccitiello. In the lawsuit, Evans alleged that Unity had a “highly sexualized” workplace where executives talked openly about their sexual […]

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Unity releases new asset pack to give indie devs access to triple-A art

Last fall, Unity Technologies unveiled the Unity Icon Collective, a team of game developers who pledged to create high-quality art for the Unity Asset Store that developers can use in their own games. And now that team is releasing the second volume of that art in a new asset pack dubbed Buried Memories Volume 2: […]

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