Unity game engine updated for Leopard

Unity Technologies has announced the release of Unity 3D 2.0.1, an updated version of their 3D game design engine for Mac OS X. The free update for registered 2.0 users is ready for download.

The software runs on Mac OS X but enables developers to deploy across multiple platforms, including Mac OS X, Windows and the Web. It incorporates an integrated editor, asset importing, shadow and light support, optimized graphics for both OpenGL and DirectX, terrain modeling, shaders, scripting support, networking, physics, audio and video support and asset management.

New to the 2.0.1 release is support for Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard,” along with some necessary documentation updates that “enhance the documentation for both pre-existing and new features introduced with the initial Unity 2.0 release,” according to the developers.

Unity 2.0 is available as a trial version download. It costs $199 for the “Indie” license and $1499 for the “Pro” license, which includes Asset Server. Upgrades from 1.0 start at $99.

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