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  Unite 2014: 2014 Unity Awards Winners Revealed
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08/22/2014
 


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Seattle, WA – August 21, 2014 – Unity Technologies, the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance development platform used to make creative and intelligent interactive 3D and 2D experiences, announced the winners of the 2014 Unity Awards at the 2014 Unite Conference in Seattle, WA.

Unity Technologies began the Unity Awards to honor the developers creating the best video games and interactive 3D and 2D applications using the Unity development platform. This year's winners were chosen by a combined vote between Unity Technologies and the Unity community of developers. The winners are:

  • Best Student Project - The Rift: U.R.I.D.I.S. by URIDIS Team from ISART Digital
  • Best 3D Visual Experience - Monument Valley by ustwo
  • Best 2D Visual Experience - The Bridge by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
  • Best Gameplay - Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment
  • Technical Achievement - Shader Forge by Joachim Holmér
  • Best VizSim Project - Minto Longbranch Visualization from NVYVE
  • Best Non-game Project - Art and Skin by Alexx Henry Studios
  • Community Choice - Monument Valley by ustwo
  • Golden Cube - Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment
 

The Unity Technologies team was the judges for the awards. In spring 2015, open nominations for the next Unity Awards will begin.

About Unite 2014

Taking place August 20 - 22, 2014 at the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle, WA, Unite 2014 is an event for developers, publishers, enthusiasts and others interested in Unity to come together to learn more about the market-leading platform for creating high quality video games, training simulations, medical and architectural visualizations and other 3D and 2D interactive content—and how to get the most out of it. The conference offers three days of learning including advanced hands-on class tutorials, technical sessions, previews of upcoming technology as well as the chance to network in a creative and energetic environment and attend awesome parties.

For more information about Unite 2014, please visit: http://unity3d.com/unite/unite2014

Follow #Unity2014 on Twitter for real-time news during the conference!

About Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences.Unity’s powerful core engine and editor serve as the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems.

At the heart of Unity’s democratization initiatives you will find solutions and services for building games and audiences.  The Unity Asset Store digital content marketplace supports developer efforts by providing time and money saving solutions to tough production, design, and art challenges. New integrated services such as Unity Cloud Build extend the platform for greater productivity in creating, testing and deploying while Unity Everyplay and Unity Ads help developers to connect with their audiences and acquire users through sharing of game replays on social network and offering a high quality advertising network.

Unity Technologies serves over 600,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.