Sony Ericsson and Unity Technologies recently announced a partnership to bring games to the Xperia™ PLAY through its Union content distribution service. Through this partnership, Sony Ericsson will feature Union games on the Xperia™ PLAY through its games recommender application. Unity has created a special API specific to the Xperia™ PLAY to offer developers an easy route to implementing the Xperia™ PLAY’s gaming controls and optimizing their games for them. Together, both companies will work with their developer bases through online, business development and event-based initiatives, such as the upcoming Game Developers Conference 2011 in San Francisco, CA.
Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, its award-winning development platform for video games and interactive 3D. Union is a business unit of Unity Technologies dedicated to syndicating high quality 3D games across various platforms. Add this tool to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia™ PLAY and you’ve got a killer, one-two combination to produce a serious gaming experience!
The latest version of Unity, Unity 3, is often referred to simply as Unity3D. But simple is clearly not what this tool is, unless you’re talking about its user interface. Unity helps developers to create 3D video games or other interactive content, such as architectural visualizations or real-time 3D animations. The features of this integrated authoring tool include an editor that runs on Windows® or Mac OS® and can produce games for a variety of platforms including Android™.
Unity is a comprehensive development tool that has been designed to let developers focus on creating amazing games. Game developers have a lot to love about all the benefits that Unity has to offer – an affordable, easy-to-use interface, great cross-platform support, and a 350,000-strong developer community. With thousands of sucessful games released, Unity is a proven winner. Together, Unity and the Xperia™ PLAY creates a winning combination for game developers.
For more Unity developer information, such as forums, tips and script wikis, go to the Unity Community page. And stay tuned to Developer World for future articles on how Xperia™ PLAY developers can integrate the Unity tool chain into their development environments.
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