Taking cues from the unique styling of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft continues actually standing out to an extent in the mobile operating system scene with the tablet version of Windows 8. Or more specifically, its intelligent tile-based home screen. Watch a demonstration by Jensen Harris, Director of PM Windows User
Unity Technologies today announced version 3.0 of its Unity engine, a development tool which allows for creation of games on the Mac, iPhone OS, web, Windows and assorted other platforms. Per The Loop, the engine is scheduled for final release this summer and has expanded to support platforms such as the iPad, Android and Playstation 3.
Other changes in version 3.0 include an overhaul to the game’s rendering ability, physics features and core system optimization as well as incorporation of Illuminate Lab’s Beast lighting and Umbra’s occlusion culling software which enable more complex lighting effects and better performance when using more sophisticated geometry and open spaces.
PocketGamer got word earlier today that a group of very industrious developers have been taking on the monumental task of porting none other than Valve Software's Portal to the iPhone using the Unity Engine. They even included a video of an iPhone running the game. Click through for multi-dimensional brain-twisting goodness.
Unity Technologies announced today that they have finished optimizing their 3D game development engine for the iPhone and iPod touch. First announced by the company back in April, he changes were part of their update to version 1.0.1. The engine is also used for making games on the Mac, Windows, and console platforms, and uses an integrated editor, optimized 3D graphics, asset importing and more. More information is available at their website, Unity3D.com. [via Macworld]