Unity has announced an open beta program for its Unity Engine 3.5 for those on a strict budget looking to develop games. Unity Engine now supports Flash Player, which allows for game developers to push their interactive 3D content to the web.
“Unity 3.5 is one of our biggest releases to-date. It’s packed full of new features and improvements that we think you are going to love. We can’t wait to see what you will create with it, so we’ve decided to open our 3.5 beta program to the public. Starting today, you can download a time-limited beta version of Unity 3.5,” Unity announced on their website.
“Our vision has always been to let developers take their games to as many places as possible – and Flash deployment greatly furthers that. While we normally wait to ship our software until it’s rock solid, the Flash publishing option is just so awesome that we had to do a developer preview. I can’t wait to see where our new and existing users will now take Unity,” Unity’s Nicholas Francis, Chief Creative Officer stated.
Unity is also running a contest in which winners could receive $20K as well as other prizes. “From December 22nd 2011, until January 5th 2012, Unity Technologies is running a contest to see who can design the best Unity-based Flash platform game or interactive content. Download the Unity 3.5 public beta, together with the developer preview of the new Adobe Flash Player deployment add-on and start designing today!”beta, Gaming