SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 -- Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, is excited to announce that after reaching 1 million registered developers just over a year ago, the community has now surpassed 2 million, cementing Unity as one of the largest and most active developer communities in the world. This new milestone includes more than 400,000 monthly active users.
In its first seven years on the market, Unity's stellar community grew to an impressive one million developers thanks in part to ambitious democratization initiatives such as the release of the first truly free game development tools in late 2009. In May of this year, Unity furthered this vision to democratize development by adding fundamental iOS and Android deployment tools to the free version of Unity, a move to further enable Unity developers to take their games to the mobile marketplace. Windows Store and BlackBerry 10 fundamental tools will be added upon the release of Unity 4.2. In addition, Unity's development tools for the Nintendo Wii U are completely free, and a recent agreement with Microsoft makes the Pro version add-on of the Windows Store publishing tools free for existing and future Unity Pro 4 customers upon release.
Now, in just over one year, the Unity Community has doubled to 2 million registered developers, demonstrating the continued surge in popularity of Unity. In addition to continued increase in adoption in North America and Europe, the unique combination of an efficient and intuitive editor, powerful engine capable of rendering high-performance 3D and 2D environments, and industry leading multi-platform deployment options has sparked massive growth across Asia, Latin America, Russia, and beyond, making Unity one of the most widely used platforms across all of software development.
In the last year, Unity announced development of tools to support BlackBerry 10, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Mobile, a future Sony Computer Entertainment cloud gaming service, Tizen, Wii U, Windows Phone 8, Windows Store, and Xbox One. Combined with current deployment options for Windows, Mac, Linux, Unity Web Player, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, Unity offers unparalleled reach for developers looking to connect with broader audiences.
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