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Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 Now Supported with Unity 4.2

Posted by Jim Tanous on July 22, 2013
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The Windows and Blackberry mobile platforms got a significant boost today with the release of version 4.2 of the Unity game engine. After months of betas, the popular cross-platform game engine now includes support for Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, and BlackBerry 10.

First launched in 2005 as an OS X development tool, Unity has since grown to support iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Linux, Windows, and even Flash. As an affordable and versatile platform, Unity has become popular among many game developers. Notable Unity-powered titles include Temple Run, Endless Space, Deus Ex: The Fall, and Bad Piggies from Angry Birds creator Rovio.

The official inclusion of Unity on Windows and Blackberry platforms means more games for consumers and more potential sales and downloads for developers. It’s also one more brick in the foundation of the two fledgling mobile operating systems.

In addition to new platform support, Unity 4.2 also brings a large number of graphical tools and improvements, enhanced editor controls, new audio options, and an increase in the capabilities offered to those using the free version of the engine. For a detailed list of changes, check out the blog post announcing the new version.

Unity is open to all developers; the Pro version is available for a license fee of $1,500 with a free 30 day trial, while independent developers can take advantage of the free version with some limitations on functionality and publishing. From a consumer perspective, expect more Unity-powered games soon, with many highly-anticipated titles scheduled for release in the coming months.

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