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Unity Engine: Future of iPhone games?

12-29-2009, 03:37 PM
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Unity Engine: Future of iPhone games?

How do You think. Is Unity engine future of iPhone games?
In my opinion it is, a.e. Ravensword was made using this engine and result is stunning.

Here are a few videos showing UE's possibilities:

One Night

Lost Island

Follow and fight!

Lerpz

Mike V Do Or Die Skateboarding

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Last edited by Jarek; 12-29-2009 at 03:44 PM.
12-29-2009, 03:43 PM
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One night:

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Lost Island:

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Follow and Fight!:

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Lerpz:

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Mike V Do or Die:

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Unity engine will play a part in the future of iPhone games, but I dont think it will play a major part in iphone gaming. Especially now with unreal engine 3. It will be used mostly for indie devs though.

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12-29-2009, 03:46 PM
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Looks cool! kind of like Ravensword meets Dead Strike... and those spiders ain't no joke
12-29-2009, 04:24 PM
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why doesnt ravensword look like that. nice trees btw (1night)
12-29-2009, 04:36 PM
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It doesn't because developers had to create WHOLE game, not only single area, let's say 20x20. That's why they had to make some elements worse, to make game bigger, the same more interesting.

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12-29-2009, 04:36 PM
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One Night looks cool.... is that for the iPhone?

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12-29-2009, 04:40 PM
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It is only Unity Engine test running on PC emulator.
But, let's say yes - most of Unity projects may work on iPhone.

Author is still designing in details this application, as far as I know.

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12-29-2009, 04:42 PM
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unity is the death of santa claus!

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12-29-2009, 04:46 PM
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Ha ha, just like N.O.V.A. engine is!

Santa Claus is gone, we have to admit it, sadly...

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12-29-2009, 05:20 PM
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Unity is primarily a PC game engine. A lot of the better features of Unity are disabled in the iPhone version. Render Textures, shaders, etc. It makes it easy to work with assets (3D models are not trivial to load and animate), but is missing a lot of features that AAA engines have. Unreal 3 may allow for some really amazing games to show up on the iPhone, but probably not ones made by teams of less than 50 people. The great thing about Unity is that anybody with art talent and the proper software can make a great looking game for not a lot of money.

Only the last two videos you posted were even shown running on the iPhone. I have serious doubts about how well non-3GS class devices would be able to render those scenes.

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