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[link] Unity's mobile licenses are now free

Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:19 AM




Unity Technologies, the company behind the popular Unity game development engine, today announced that it has made its basic mobile tools completely free to independent developers and small studios.

From today, any indie developers can publish their games and apps on iOS and Android via Unity's build menu. Not only that, but additional mobile platforms like BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8 will also be free to publish for once Unity support is released.

The basic license originally cost $800 for both iOS and Android combined, but by making the licence free, Unity says that it is "looking to take steps towards creative and fiscal freedom." Those developers looking to make use of the Pro license, which introduces additional features, will still need to pay a subscription.

"We were able to make Unity free for the web and for desktop computers a while ago, but have been dreaming of doing the same for mobile for what seems like forever," explained David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies.[...]

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