Unity Technologies, developer of the multi-platform 3D game development tool Unity
(used to develop games including the Flashbang's web-based Off-Road Velociraptor Safari
) has announced that the company is to support game development for the iPhone platform.
The Unity engine is Unity’s core technology, and allows the development of 3D game play in both downloadable and web formats, as seen on gaming sites including shockwave.com.
In addition to PC, Mac and web formats, the company announced
in 2007 that it would be bringing the engine to Wii developers as well. The engine is currently in use by commercial developers like Codemasters and Freeverse, as well as in the serious games community for games like Global Conflicts: Palestine
"With iPhone support, Unity is poised to become the single source for game developers who want to create best-of-breed, 3D-quality games that can be easily and quickly ported to all platforms, including consoles, devices, PC/Mac, and now, the iPhone," said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. "Specifically, Unity's support of iPhone addresses the developer's need to create more and better mobile/portable games that support the consumers 'on-the-go' lifestyle."