Unity 3 is a game development tool that has been designed to let you focus on creating amazing games.
Unity had some big news today at the Flash Gaming Summit in San Francisco. They said that it will be possible to run Unity games in the upcoming version of the Flash Player (codenamed Molehill).
"Molehill" is the code name for a new set of low-level, GPU-accelerated 3D APIs that will enable advanced 3D experiences across screens through the Adobe® Flash® Platform runtimes.
Very interesting news! The Flash Player gives Unity a much bigger reach than their own plugin, because the it has a penetration of 99%. Adobe must be thrilled as well, having such a powerful authoring tool joining their platform.
Two thoughts. I think Adobe (or was it Macromedia) has been talking about hardware accelerated 3D for years now. When will they deliver? Secondly, when WebGL is mature enough, Unity will probably support it too. Where would that leave the Flash Player?
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