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Unity game engine improves web integration

Unity can (and has been) used to develop 3-D games for the Macintosh, including for example Gooball by Ambrosia Software and Big Bang Brain Games, currently under development at Freeverse. Among other features, it stands out its ability to create games that operate as widgets on the Tiger Dashboard software, as well as the support between different platforms.

Unity 1.6 includes an update to the Web Playback module, and you can now interact with DHTML-based web pages. Unity supports Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, and Camino.

Collaboration tools have been added, as well as support for Windows Vista. The documentation is also indexable (so searchable). Video tutorials have been added, audio effects, and support for loading screens has been included in the web browser. Unity has added support for .NET libraries and now painting over textures is also allowed.

Unity is available in Indie and Pro licenses, priced at EUR 249 and EUR 1,499 respectively. You can also download a demo from the developer’s website.

Web: www.unity3d.com