Released on June 8, 2005, Unity is a popular and versatile video game development engine for the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. The Unity engine includes tools for creating a large variety of styles, including 3-dimensional open world games, 2-dimensional platform games, and virtual reality games. Tools provided in the software allow users to import characters and objects, create environments, and control the overall logic of the game using various supported coding languages.
A personal version of Unity can be downloaded and used for free, however, this version adds a logo to the introduction of your game.
Games created in the Unity engine can be published on the following platforms:
- iOS and Android smartphones.
- Windows, macOS, and Linux computers.
- PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo video game consoles.
- Google Cardboard and Daydream View.
- Steam VR
- Windows Mixed Reality
- Oculus Rift
- Android TV and tvOS.