GDC 2011: Unity Android Released, Enables Rapid Porting from iOS, Web and PC

At GDC, Unity announced that Unity Android and Unity Android Pro are available for immediate purchase or trial download. Because Unity offers a single authoring environment for all of its supported platforms, developers can port their games, including their iOS games, to Android with one-click and quickly reach Android users.Unity for Android's features include:Integrated Editor […]

At GDC, Unity announced that Unity Android and Unity Android Pro are available for immediate purchase or trial download. Because Unity offers a single authoring environment for all of its supported platforms, developers can port their games, including their iOS games, to Android with one-click and quickly reach Android users.

Unity Andriod

Unity for Android's features include:

  • Integrated Editor -- Users can deploy a single project to multiple platforms, including Android, using a one-click solution that just works. Porting a game from iOS to Android can be as simple as changing the target platform and clicking "Build."
  • Support for upcoming Android devices, including Tegra Tablets and the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Smartphone -- Users can be among the first to benefit from releasing games on the exciting range of Android-based gaming platforms.
  • Highly Optimized Graphics Pipeline for OpenGL ES 2.0 -- Unity has been working directly with hardware manufacturers such as NVIDIA and Qualcomm to get every last bit of performance out of Android so that users can create stunning games without worrying about the subtle difference between devices.
  • Android Remote -- Developers can use their actual Android phone as an input device to view and test their game directly within the authoring tool.

Unity for Android

Unity Android is an add-on to the free version of Unity and available for $400. Get the free, feature-packed Unity, here.

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