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Unity SDK updated to support Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10

Unity SDK updated to support Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10
Phil Tottman


Devices / Blackberry / July 23rd 2013 at 2:42PM

Looks to build on two million strong user base with new additions.

Cross-platform tools provider Unity has rolled out the Unity 4.2 SDK, which comes with support for three new platforms; Windows Phone 8, Windows Store apps and BlackBerry 10.

The introduction of the newbies doubles the number of mobile platforms available to developers as they join Android and iOS. Unity recently reached two million registered developers and the update is likely a move to entice more to climb aboard.

Users of the free version of Unity 4.2 can publish their games to any mobile device platform, without charge. Alternatively developers can go pro and pay for access to advanced features across all platforms. BlackBerry is actively encouraging developers to use Unity to push high-quality games onto its platform by offering a number of Unity Pro Licence holders a free BlackBerry Pro add-on licence, as well as a free BlackBerry Z10 smartphone for those who submit a game.

A few new features on Unity and Unity Pro include real-time shadows, better support for Android, overall graphic improvement for all platforms, new and improved editing tools.

These improvements indicate developers and various platforms are embracing the want for better quality mobile games, and the growth of a market which is becoming an even more important part of the mobile world with advertising and better app monetisation. Appnext recently moved from Facebook-only support to embrace mobile.


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