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Author Topic: Unity Game Engine now free  (Read 5194 times)

Lashiec

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Unity Game Engine now free
« on: October 29, 2009, 08:37:02 PM »
Stumbled onto this yesterday on TIGSource, realized it could be interesting today :P

So, Unity Technologies released a free, limited version of its Unity Game Engine, a game development tool similar to Torque Game Builder. Targeted at independent developers, it lacks a bunch of the advanced features the paid version has, but still looks interesting enough for those interested in game creation.

Screenshot - 30_10_2009 , 2_18_31_thumb.jpg

For those interested in what you can achieve with it, Off-Road Velociraptor Safari ;D

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2009, 08:38:37 PM by Lashiec »

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Re: Unity Game Engine now free
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 03:47:13 PM »
thanks for posting this, useful stuff.  i'm still looking for a cheap/free 3d game engine that will build games on win/mac/linx/wii/ps3/xbox.

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Re: Unity Game Engine now free
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 12:36:03 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for pointing this out, Lashiec! And thanks to App for retweeting this. I never would have known otherwise. (c:

i'm still looking for a cheap/free 3d game engine that will build games on win/mac/linx/wii/ps3/xbox.

Torque Game Builder builds games on Windows, Mac, Wii, and Xbox 360. But you do need to buy a special license for the Wii/Xbox 360 editions.

Who knows what the new Torque 2D and Torque 3D game engines will support.


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Re: Unity Game Engine now free
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 11:36:13 PM »
I just tried to download it but it's not working. I get an error message saying: "No suitable nodes are available to serve your request."

Has anyone else been able to download it successfully?


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Re: Unity Game Engine now free
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 10:04:15 AM »
I justed tested it, and it's working fine. If you still can't get it, there are other alternatives like FileShack

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Re: Unity Game Engine now free
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 09:48:42 PM »
Thanks. It's working for me now, too.


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Re: Unity Game Engine now free
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 03:53:15 PM »
Necro Thread Revival Alert!

i'm still looking for a cheap/free 3d game engine that will build games on win/mac/linx/wii/ps3/xbox.

You might want to check out Unity again. They recently (September?) came out with Unity 3 and in the Build settings I have options for:

PC & Mac (Standalone)
Web (browser plugin)
iOS (iPad, iPhone)
Android (in pre-release)
Xbox 360
PS3
Wii

But of course the Free license doesn't cover all of those. The Free license only covers Web and PC/Mac. And building iOS apps is not supported on Windows.

Check out the License comparison for more info.

EDIT: Looks like Linux is the only "major" platform left out. There isn't even a browser plugin for Linux. :(

« Last Edit: October 21, 2010, 08:00:34 PM by Deozaan »