Unity Technologies has announced that the Unity 3.5 open beta is now live and includes a developer preview for the highly anticipated Adobe Flash Player deployment add-on. To celebrate the sneak peek of this add-on, Unity Technologies will be hosting a Flash platform game development contest where contestants can enter their Unity-based Flash titles for the chance to win the $20,000 USD Grand Prize.
The Flash deployment add-on, one of the most eagerly awaited features within the Unity development community, empowers developers to push their interactive 3D content to the web through Adobe Flash Player. This release gives developers an exciting peek at months of engineering work to make Unity compatible with Adobe Stage3D web technology.
Nicholas Francis, Chief Creative Officer at Unity Technologies commented, “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.”
The competition mentioned above challenges developers to create and submit a Unity authored Flash platform game up until the 5th January, 2012. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest news from Unity Technologies.