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Free Unity for Windows/Mac OS X, iOS, and Android ($1,000 value)! [Video game development tool]
Posted By Leandro On March 9, 2012 @ 7:00 AM In Android,Freebies,iOS | 8 Comments
From Unity’s website we learn Unity is…
Unity 3 is a game development tool that has been designed to let you focus on creating amazing games.
Simple & Powerful
- With Unity 3, we’ve put tremendous effort on world building tools – so you can assemble and tweak your levels at the speed of thought.
- We rewrote Unity’s rendering pipeline so your games can look the best they can – and get a 50% performance boost on top.
- Edit. Test. Play. With Unity, testing your latest idea is never more than a click away. This lets you drill down to find the fun, then polish it until it’s perfect.
- Unity 3 brings Beast lightmapping and Umbra occlusion culling to the table – a key part of making games look great and run fast across all devices.
- Target platform can be switched instantly, so you can develop from a single source for mobiles, web, PC/Mac, and consoles.
- Design the perfect aural ambiance with our new integrated audio filters and in-scene editing tools. Captivating your audience has never been easier.
Unity is the tool for the job
Unity is the development environment that gets out of your way, allowing you to focus on simply creating your game. Developing for web, mobile, or console? Unity is the tool for the job.
None of us here on the dotTech team are game developers; none that I know of anyway — I suppose Ashraf could be one of those student-by-day-writer-by-night-developer-by-later-night type people. As such, there isn’t much advice we can provide about Unity. If you are a developer and you download Unity, please share your advice regarding this software in the comments  below.
That said, we would like to point out Unity comes in six editions: Unity (runs on Windows/Mac OS X and creates Windows/Mac OS X games), Unity iOS (runs on Mac OS X but creates iOS games), Unity Android (runs on Windows/Mac OS X but creates Android games), Unity Pro, Unity iOS Pro, and Unity Android Pro. Unity is always available for free; Unity iOS and Unity Android typically cost $500 each but are being given away for free for a limited amount of time, as shown in the section below; Unity Pro costs $1,500; Unity iOS Pro costs $1,500; and Unity Android Pro costs $1,500. The following chart, created by the developer, shows the differences between the editions:
Click on the chart to view in full size.
As mentioned above, Unity is always available for free. The freebies being given away are Unity iOS and Unity Android both which are available for free until April 9, 2012. There is no information on if you can install/reinstall after April 8, 2012 but my guess is you can.
To get Unity, Unity iOS, and Unity Android for free, doing the following:
Version being given out for free: v3.5
Free updates: Unknown
Free technical support: Yes
Unity: Windows: XP SP2 or later; Mac OS X: Intel CPU & “Leopard” 10.5 or later
Unity iOS: Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X “Snow Leopard” 10.6 or later.
Unity Android: Windows XP SP2 or later; Mac OS 10.5.8 or later
Download size: 503.8 MB
Check out the price of the Pro versions… aren’t you glad to know dotTech?
If you have trouble getting Unity for Windows/Mac OS X, iOS, and Android for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.
[Thanks PC basics !]
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