Unity Technologies

Unity


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226 reviews


Average Ratings

226 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
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  • 4 / 5
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Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $35.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    per seat
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation

Vendor Details

  • Unity Technologies
  • unity3d.com
  • United States

About Unity

2D and 3D development platform that offers audience engagement, retention, and monetization tools.


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Unity Features

  • 2D games
  • 3D Games
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • IT Asset Management
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Physics Simulation
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality

Unity Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Unity is changing the games industry for the better

Jul 17, 2018
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Pros: When we started out in the games industry, there was a time when 90% of your development effort went into the creation of a bespoke "game engine" for whatever game you were making. 10% of the effort went on the unique elements of the game that you were working on.

Unity has been part of a middleware wave that started around 20 years ago (such as Renderware, and many other engines before it) which provide a platform for game creation without positioning itself to being the master of a specific type of genre or game type.

This has opened up the world of game development to hundreds of thousands of people, because now you no longer need the low-level expertise of developing a rendering engine, it's already there, and although it's maybe not as cutting edge as a bespoke engine of the bigger AAA titles, it is more than adequate for 99% of the games development world. Particularly indie studios who need low costing solutions to games development.

Unity is great, it offers cutting edge graphics, amazing physics, animation, scripting and platform compatibility for a very reasonable price (it's free for personal use up until a certain amount of revenue) - it's simply not cost efficient any more to consider developing your own bespoke engine.

And what's more, there's a huge and very helpful community of people out there who have probably faced any problem you encounter during development, a quick google and you have your answer.

Cons: Unity doesn't have many drawbacks, if anything it's maybe *too* easy to use in some cases and causes asset rippers (or "flippers") to be able to make and publish very low effort titles onto platforms such as Steam for a small profit. Sadly there's no real way of preventing this (and it's certainly not Unity's issue)

Unity doesn't have many flaws, it could perhaps offer some better landscaping and world creation tools (a minor point) and it's 2d game creation abilities are definitely improving but not as good as it's 3d development side.

Beyond that, Unity is a wonderful tool for any game developer and is here to stay for a very very long time. It just keeps improving.

Overall: Unity has opened up games development and made it accessible to many more people than ever before, it offers industry leading tools and capabilities with a relatively low cost of entry. The community and support network around Unity is second to none and many great games have been made with the platform.

An incredibly easy to use piece of kit. A truly expansive and versatile engine.

Jul 09, 2018
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Pros: Where do I start with this incredible software.

Firstly, would be the scripting capability within the engine. It uses C# which is a managed language based on the .NET framework. This underlying framework in conjunction with the Unity API introduces a lot of useful features for keeping your code clean and concise while also being highly performant. This also includes the ability to create custom editor windows within the Unity Editor which can be customised to fit a specific need, streamlining your workflow.

Secondly would be the newly introduced High Definition and Lightweight pipelines. They are preset way of rendering the screen which can either produce high fidelity graphics if you are targeting high end platforms or can be used for a more simplistic look if you are targeting low end mobile phones and tablets. These are highly expandable and can be adapted on a per-project basis to get just the look that you want.

Thirdly would be the massive array of platforms that Unity can export your game to. This includes but is not limited to, PC/Mac/Linux, Android/iOS as well as consoles soon including the Switch among others. This allows you to quickly deploy to different platforms so they can be uploaded to the cloud and downloaded by your players.

Cons: Unfortunately, a piece of kit this large is not without its drawbacks.

One of these being that the dark theme can only be accessed by those holding a Unity Plus subscription. This means that those with slightly poorer eye sight may struggle to read the text throughout the user interface.

Another con would be that currently, the Unity interface does not currently scale in size when used on high resolution monitors. This leads to an incredibly hard to read user interface and can become very straining on the eyes after just a short session. However this is soon to be fixed in an upcoming Unity version.

Overall: It encouraged me to learn a new skill while I was a teen, programming. This is incredible useful and I have been using it since to create applications and even prototypes within the Unity engine.

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Easy to learn, no paywall to get full products done, large community and documentation always udated

Jun 25, 2018
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Pros: It was absolutely easy to prototype. Understanding how it works takes no time if you have programming background and if you don't the documentation and official training videos are designed to guide you through all the process always pushing you to try by yourself. The community is fantastic. Hours of videos detailing specific uses and most common situations you can face in more advanced projects. A very important advantage: the engine can be run on low spec laptops (which is not possible with other engines)! If you have a lot of dead time on the train or your daily transportation, this can be a life saver. Also it helps to lower the specs of your final products, making them more accessible to a wider audience by default. They recently added the node editor for shaders. To give you some context, coding shaders was one of the most hard to learn topics of unity: they were (and still can be) written on a different language (something like C++) using very technical properties of how pixels are rendered. This graphic node editor allows you to preview the result while you're building it giving you more room for experimentation without dealing with all the tech stuff. This doesn't mean you don't have to learn the tech stuff, but the learning curve is now SO MUCH easier. Another great advantage: It comes with Visual Studio totally preconfigured and ready to debug in real time! The perfect tool to start coding C# + Unity.

Cons: Not sure if this is Unity's fault, but if you already have Visual Studio, trying to configure it for Unity can be a problem. In the same way, adding some specific non-Unity-related packages to the preconfigured Visual Studio installed with Unity causes it to lose the "debug connection" with the Engine. That's an know issue and still haven't been solved according to the forums. Another thing that I don't like is that being shaders one of the hardest things to learn it hasn't been properly covered on the official tutorials. There's some videos there and you can understand how they work but creating your own shader can be totally overwhelming even with that knowledge. Hopefully the graph editor will make them create new tutorials on this topic.

Overall: Prototyping time is shorter. More advanced requirements are now more accessible and reachable. The engine Editor can be run on low spec laptops which is great if you invested a lot of money on a nice desktop but you'll be out of town for a while or spend a lot of time on the road. The engine's improvements don't stop! They hear the community and also see what the developers are needing to create innovative products.

Unity is a great engine for new and experienced game developers.

May 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Unity is very easy to pick up and play with right away. The tutorials on the website will allow you to create a fully working game within hours of first installing it. Unity also has a community store where you can buy art or programming assets to help you quickly prototype your game.

It has a lot of built in features that are easy to work with as well. I've personally used the networking and it took something that was very intimidating at first and made it very easy to grasp and implement.

You can build you game to a ton of different platforms including web, Xbox, Playstation, PC, and mobile just by clicking a button. Everything works out of the box.

Unity also has a large community so finding answers to questions is pretty easy with a quick google search.

The last pro I'll mention is the dev team seems to address issues with the engine quickly and they are constantly adding new features.

Cons: There isn't much I didn't like with unity. The only negative experience I had was when the engine started to crash after my project would be open for about an hour. It was an issue with my project specifically, because I had other projects that it didn't happen on. The customer support team didn't really do a great job getting back to me, I would wait weeks at a time for a response. That was a few years ago though, so things could have changed.

The only other thing that was difficult in Unity was version control. This largely had to do with the binary files, and I don't know if other engines have a good solution for that. Unity does have a few packages in the store you can buy that are supposed to help but we had no luck with them.

Overall: It made game development a lot easier. We actually created a virtual reality game and they even had full support for that out of the box when VR was in its early stages. I really enjoyed working in the engine compared to others I've used because of how much time it saved and how easy it was to work with.

Is unity the best Game engine?

Apr 02, 2019
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Pros: Pros

Unity is really easy to get started with. There are a number of tutorials online made by Unity that allow you to learn while doing. The game engine has access to an asset store that currently has many free assets available for download to use in your projects. Over the past few years, Unity is continuing to develop a better engine with more tools to help developers make great games no matter the skill level.

Cons: Cons

It's not really a Con but if you create a product that nets you more than $100,000 in revenue you have to upgrade to plus or pro versions that have a monthly fee to use.

Overall: When I was considering a game engine for my projects I looked at several different engines such as Unity, Unreal, and CryEngine. By far the easiest engine to use was Unity. There were many people telling me that Unreal would offer better graphics capability but with the advances to the Unity platform, it is getting to pretty even. With the new pipelines that Unity has in place, a developer can choose the pipeline that makes sense for the type of game they want to build. From tiny games to full-featured high-end games Unity has an option for the pipeline. Overall, I am very happy with the Unity platform and will continue to use it for my development projects. I particularly like that with the available paid assets in the asset store even if you can't program very well you can get a visual scripting extension and still make a complete game using node-based programming.

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One of the best game development and real-time rendering tools I have used.

Jul 11, 2018
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Pros: Unity made game development possible for anyone. You no longer have to be a designer or a programmer to create games. Unity is a user-friendly software with a great deal of unique tools that helps you design any sort of game. However, Unity being simple does not mean that it is only for beginners. As you start learning Unity you will find that it has a large variation of tools for advanced users. Unity also supports PC, console, web and mobile platforms. Unity also provides great learning materials which you can find on their website. You can also be a certified Unity developer by doing the online training and examination.

Cons: I was disappointed that I need to travel to certain countries to face the Unity developer certification exam. I would like if it was an online examination so that anyone can do it. I also do not like the fact that the certification is only valid through a certain period of time.

Overall: I have been using Unity for many years. I have used it mostly to create mobile games. I love the fact that Unity keeps updating regularly and each updates brings great new features. When I was a student I found Unity very useful and as a experienced user I still find it to be one of the great game development tools in the market.

Powerful tool for beginners and experts

Oct 12, 2017
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4 / 5
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Pros: Unity is a powerful tool both for beginners and for experts, I most like about it that it makes your job as a game developer much easier. You don't have to take care of things that can be very time-consuming like creating builds for several plattforms and creating network connections.

The program itself already has a lot of features and tools, but the asset store is what makes it to one of the most pratical ones - thousands of useful assets (models, sounds, tools) can be used for free or bought in the asset store and is imported easily in your project.

The price range is pretty good, the free version already has a lot of features and the cheap "plus"-version should be sufficent for most smaller studios.

Cons: Unity can be very memory and also cpu-consuming and tends to crash from time to time, which can result in a significant loss of time. Also problematic are older projects and assets, as unity is updated frequently and backwards-compability, especially for asset-store items, is not always given.

Overall: We are using unity as basis for most of our games, so everything we do kind of evolves around Unity and it's tools.

An indie game devs dreams come true

Apr 10, 2018
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Pros: I wish Unity would have been around when I was a kid. I had aspirations to make games, I filled notebooks with game design and took programming classes... but I just couldn't pull it together on my own or meet the people that could have done it with me. Ever since Unity came along, all of that has changed. It covers the low level stuff that allows designer/developers like me to focus on the gamebuilding. I can't say that I've been a runaway success, but I've accomplished more as an adult- thanks to Unity, than I thought I ever would once I gave up on my dream in my late teens and focused on becoming a "regular" programmer.

Cons: It certainly isn't perfect. It has quirks and flaws, just like any other real world thing. All of those things are extensively documented across the net, and what is a blocking problem for some people goes unnoticed by others. That being said, the people Unity are working constantly to deliver requested features and make their users happy.

Overall: Changed my professional career.

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Easy to create videogames(main focus), AR, VR and apps, with tons of features. Has a big community.

Jun 05, 2018
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Pros: Easy to use and do most of the heavy lifting necessary for videogames creation, and other media related software. It is cross-platform (build once deliver in multiple platforms) and its super effective to create game prototypes and iterate over them. It has a very big community and a store with a lot of user created content where you can find a lot of features out of the box besides the ones in the engine.

Really good tool to start AR/VR and videogame development.

Cons: The compiled files for mobiles are bigger than more simpler engines, but it gives you way more tools to work.

Its easy to use, but you still need some technical skills.

The pro license is expensive, but they take none of your royalties.

It's hard to achieve AAA game results, for that to happen you need some serious skills.

Overall: Fast and iterative process.

Easy to start making videogames (although knowing the bases helps a lot)

Cross platform compilation adn prodcut development

Lots of variety on the projects you can do with it.

Big community and nice support.

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A Dream!

Oct 18, 2018
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Pros: Its speed! Compared to other game engines, the speed at which you can iterate on your various ideas is absolutely incredible. The interface runs exceedingly smoothly and every other aspect of the engine from the compilation times to the customizability of the rendering pipeline promotes an efficient and performant ease-of-use.

Cons: When I first started using Unity, I thought that its features were more limited than other game engine Alternatives like unreal. The more I learned however, the more I saw that in fact it had more features than other game engines, and that features that were half broken in plain sight in other game engines were extremely powerful and conveniently tucked away in an hour of need.

Overall: Unity is an absolutely incredible game engine, hands down. Compared to other Alternatives, the user experience and Clarity of the general development workflow is absolutely amazing. I've been using Unity for years, and their output for new, impressive features is absolutely unmatched.

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Fully Featured Engine for All Needs

Sep 15, 2018
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Pros: The reason why I didn't specify a fully featured game engine is because we have used it for far more than just games. We've used it in designing medical apps, educational, and standard apps. It's endless what you're able to do with the Unity engine and also equally as easy to develop and deploy to multiple platforms.

Cons: Scene files are a pain for source control. There hasn't been an elegant way devised to be able to merge scene files. Besides merge issues with such files, everything else works fine in source control.

Overall: We've been using it to develop games for consoles for a few years now and it's always been our number one choice for the ease of porting. Anything extra we needed we've been able to code into inspector and add onto the existing base without it really breaking with new upgrades. It's allowed us to customize our workflow to what we need and make use of the heavy lifting that Unity does for all aspects of development.

A Powerful Tool for Games and VR

Oct 09, 2018
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Pros: - Impressive new features released all the time

- Endless functionality through the Asset Store

- Fantastic community

Cons: - Steep learning curve

- Little to nothing configured "out of the box"

Overall: I've worked with Unity for over four years now, and I'm still learning new things daily. Unity is a doorway into the massive field of interactive applications, and you can easily get lost in all the possibilities.

The great thing about Unity is that it's used everywhere from small indie studios to AAA. Learning your way around this application is learning your way around the industry. The community is fantastic, always willing to teach, provide tips and tricks, or publish their solutions on the Asset Store.

In recent years, Unity Technologies has drastically stepped up their game by pushing out tons of educational content and free starter content to get you into Unity faster. I expect this trend to continue. If you jump in now, you won't regret it!

I use Unity 12-14 hours a day and LOVE it

Nov 15, 2018
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Pros: It's so expansive that even after a year of daily use, I am still finding amazing new features and interesting tricks to make my game development experience even more awesome. It's an extremely powerful platform, makes character animation and environment creation a breeze and as a whole, It's capability is limited only to my imagination. They also only require you to pay once you've made 100k or more using their software, which is a pretty cool way to make it accessible.

Cons: I have very few complaints about Unity. It is hard to reach their team directly, last time I tried to contact them, I just got a sales person who didn't speak english well completely ignoring what I was saying and trying to sell me more software. Still, I'll forgive it because I really love Unity.

Overall: The best game development software on earth with not so great tech support. The forums are great though if you actually need help.

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Amazing Free game engine

Feb 05, 2019
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Pros: -Free

-Easy to use

-Lots of documentation and tutorials

-It keeps improving in every version

-Asset store and user created plugins

-Being able to create games/app for all platforms

-lots more

Cons: -Still buggy

-Some asset store plugins/packages stop working properly after each update of unity

-If you are working with a small team you need to rely on 3rd party programs like github to manage your project properly since unity team work is still not working well

-UI optimization, text elements, outlines and shadows to text and sprites are unoptimal.

Overall: It's one of my daily programs to use, i had lots of fun creating prototypes of games and apps and its quite easy to do stuff even for a non programmer user thanks to unity plugins in the asset store.

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The best game development platform

Nov 02, 2018
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Pros: There are so many good things about this software that it will take more than a page to fill in. If I absolutely have to say it would be how easily you can build your games for windows, ios, android, webgl, VR/AR etc. The asset store has so many free stuff. Their documentation and tutorials are abundant and clear. The community support is great. I have been using the free version for almost 4 years.

Cons: Honestly, there is nothing much to dislike. I just wish they would make all of their tutorials free for all users.

Overall: I am using Unity to enhance the traffic simulation with immersive and interactive visualization. I have integrated HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens in my project.

game development on a budget without compromise.

Apr 10, 2019
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Pros: Learning curve is not too steep if you have any technical background. feature set is constantly evolving and expanding. Community developed assets allow for shortened development times and rapid prototyping of applications and games. Excellent cross-platform development support for most platforms. Good support for tool-chain integration with ourside applications such as Maya, Blender and other creative application packages.

Cons: Missing some features present in other game Development environments. 2D asset creation requires outside applications or use of pre-built assets. 3D asset creation requires outside applications of use of add-on assets that provide some modeling support. Limited visual scripting support without purchase of community developed assets.

Overall: Great tool with extremely active community support. Price value is excellent for beginning developers. Support for free asset creation tool-chains such as Blender for 3D modeling. My first experience with a Game IDE. Good documentation and community support through online forums and websites.

Simple and powerful

Feb 26, 2019
4/5
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Pros: Unity really works the best either for the experienced programmer as for the one who is just starting. It has a very extensive Scripting API in different coding languages, all very well documented. It is easy to use and to learn.

When I say powerful in the title, I mean it can be a tool with multiple faces. We can create everything from 2D standard applications but also 3D games and interactive mediums. As a platform, it is very complete and offers many integrations with different hardware and other platforms. Another strong point it's the active community that lives around Unity.

Cons: When we go deep in the application, maybe because it is a closed package, we are somewhat limited if we need to dig deeper than what the software offers. My only complain is that we cant change deeper than what it offers.

Overall: Since I started using Unity a realized that we can easily complete an application or a game much easier than what it was before (I'm thinking about what we have before like Ogre 3D Engine for instance, it simple cannot compare).

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The number 1 for game development

Dec 28, 2018
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Pros: The engine is in constant improvement, every update has really awesome tools/features that helps to "minimize" some of the work to focus on the real experience to the user.

As it is a well known engine, used by a lot of professionals, the support for any difficulties is big, so you can find help in a lot of places.

Cons: I know this engine can compete with AAA game engines (like unreal), but even with the latest updates and improvements, it requires more work to achieve that quality than using other engines.

Overall: As a game developer this is the software I use everyday for work, I use it for developing 3d games, 2d games, or interactive experiences, so this is the best for our team.

Fully featured and less restricted Game Engine

Apr 07, 2019
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4 / 5
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Pros: With Unity 3D, I can design like how I really want my games to be, with less or nearly no restrictions I can import many 3D models from nearly all the 3D designing softwares such as 3D Max and also I can create my own models upto a certain but a useful limit. Unity 3D has no restrictions on what animations and 3D models I would like to import and where to place them which is really the main feature which differentiates it from other Game Engines. Also, it has a C# Programming interface attached with it , with whose help I can create basic animations like moving characters and stuff in the game.

Cons: The thing I dislike about Unity 3D is it is limited upto a certain Graphics, meaning that it can't really handle a lot of high quality textures . One more cons is its Customer Service , the customer service is that poor that they can't even get what you are trying to ask them, if feels like they are not even reading our queries completely and trying to short our problems out without understanding them.

Overall: Because of less restrictions , more features and friendly interface I don't have to be a professional to use Unity 3D. I could easily use it to elaborate my plans and ideas more comfortably. I would recommend every newbie and everyone those who are planning to design a game without restrictions to once try out this Game Engine.

Friendly game engine

Mar 13, 2019
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Pros: Unity is the best and most user friendly game engine. You can understand right away how it works and do great stuff. And if you want to do more complex things, you can! Most of the people say that UE is better for the graphics, that's not true, Unity just limit itself from the start so you can use your resources better, but you can totally make things that look awesome.

Cons: Lastest versions always have bugs, so I recommend using versions that have been reviewed before.

Overall: I'm a game developer, Unity is just part of my life, all my work and my freelances are done by this awesome software. I wouldn't change it for something else.

Excellent Creative Engine for Indie to AAA Studios

Dec 06, 2018
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Pros: It's ability to run on basically any platform without us having to do much porting work is a godsend. Even Unreal can't claim as many platforms as Unity3D.

Cons: It's UNet documentation is a bit hard to find. You really have to dig for it but that's a pretty obscure API that most developers would rather opt for another service or code themselves. (Its built in networking for multiplayer.)

Overall: We've used it to release on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Vive, etc. And we've even customized it internally so that it's able to adapt to our workflow and needs. They provide such strong tools to let developers really turn it into what they need.

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Incredible, Full Featured Tool

Jan 15, 2019
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Pros: The Unity game engine is in my opinion the easiest to learn game development tool, as well as being one of the most powerful. I've developed games, AR and VR experiences, interactive kiosks, and more with this tool.

Cons: My biggest gripe about Unity is completely cosmetic. The UI can feel rather outdated at times, and the dark theme for the editor is locked away from free users.

Overall: I have used Unity to develop a number of smaller interactive experiences in an incredibly short time frame. Each update brings an incredible set of new features, and is constantly improving the software. It's a fantastic piece of software, and I enjoy using it on a daily basis.

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One of the industry leaders when it comes to an engine to build a game on

Dec 12, 2018
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Pros: Unity can do just about anything you could imagine or need when it comes to building games. So many mobile games have been created using unity as its foundation. It allows for the creation of 2d and 3d creations, there are many rebuilt scripts and objects available, it is extremely compatible with other elements in the industry. There is a free version for someone who is just starting out and making 100K which allows a new company get their foot in the door. You just can not beat this when it comes to game building.

It runs extremely lean on my machine allowing me to work fast and not get frustrated.

Cons: The only downside I have with Unity it there is a pretty steep learning curve. It is not intuitive in a way where you could just open it up and start building unless you had some kind of experience before. Luckily, there are a ton of you tube video and other tutorials available for people who are willing to put in the time to learn.

Overall: Unity make it possible for anyone to have access to a software engine that will allow them to make a top rated game. The only limitations are time and imagination.

Unity: the good way to start creating videogames!

Dec 09, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Oportunities to make money in their asset store

intuitive interface

It's free, so you don't need to pay any licenses

Perfectly compatible with GitHub

It allows you make renders with realistic lighting, (animations and pics)

.FBX, and .OBJ compatibility, and also allows you directly export from Autodesk Maya and 3Ds Max

Easy cloud storage

Building for windows or android

Easy proyect export/import

Cons: Sometimes is confusing make things like making renders because it changes with the versions

Overall: It's one of the best Videogame engines I've ever used, for 3d or 2d games, video and pic renders

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Amazing Game Engine

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Is free and count with many great tools to accelerate the develop of videogames or media film. Is constantly evolving adding new technologies. It is very easy to create prototypes of the idea you have in mind.

Cons: Sometimes it present errors with experimental functions, the system for creating graphic interfaces is not very comfortable, it would be better if they could write it using markup language and style sheets

Overall: I have included this program for the creation of games, it is very simple to use and provides a lot of tools that facilitate the development, it also has an asset store where you can find additional resources

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Unity is excellent, just spend some time watching tutorials and you will create amazing games

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: For someone who is not that comfortable with programming or designing, Unity is just amazing,it has such a large community who are extremely helpful and together with the tutorials offered by the app makes learning how to use it a wonderful experience and allow you to create amazing designs and excellent games.

Cons: You have to invest a lot of time for you to get the most out of the software, it is not really easy. You need to understand how to create scripts and designing the textures which take a lot of time to master.

Overall: Unity is just great for game developing, even for someone like me who didn't have a large base in programming; I used the tutorials, and with the community's help I was able to produce good games, I truly think that having a good programming base would be helpful though.

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Good Tool for videogame creation and more

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is a powerful tool to make a lot of 2D and 3D software with a lot of features to support it. It has an easy interface to start doing things, which can be done without doing a line of code. It has an integrated animator for basic animations.

For programmers, it has a lot of functions and diferent lenguages so you can code, with an easy connection with the assets and objects in the scene.

Cons: It's has a lot of bugs when I used it back in version 4.X, which can lead to problems when creating funcionalities. The animator works just for basic animations, when you try to use more complex ones, it bugs and can even get atop the code logic.

The learning curve can be hard when you try to do more complex software, because you have to have the experiencie to work around some bugs.

Overall: It's an overall good software that gives you all the tools you need to create games and other enterteinment software.

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Be a game developer in a day

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to get into.

Huge list of available plug-ins.

Good integrated asset store.

Good documentation and a plethora of tutorials for all aspects - from dev to monetization to publish.

Great community.

Good roadmap.

Cons: Issues upgrading the Unity version mid project caused me a lot of headache. Still, these seem to be known issues and I found answers online to get the project back on track.

Overall: I have been casually developing 2d and 3d projects - mostly tutorials or copying existing simple top sellers as exercise for the last 6-7 months.

I was hesitating in the beginning to use Unity over other engines due to the low quality of some apps and games I tried that were made in Unity. But it seems that mainly the reason for that is that it's so easy to get something done and published that alot of unpolished work by amateurs was released.

Unity allows for great quality provided the developer puts in the polish and has the know-how.

I see myself using it for the foreseeable future.

Games, VR, AR... Unity is just the tool for creating.

Aug 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Unity is just the best and more user friendly software for making any kind of project which is object based, meaning things like video games, augmented reality, virtual reality, marketing, and even other type of projects. You can even export projects to mobile devices right away, android or iOS.

Cons: Nothing really, it's even amazing for first time users, very easy to use, and have a lot of tools to make you project looks great.

Overall: We wanted to make some apps for showing our product. Unity totally did the job and even gave us more tools to make the project look awesome.

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The best multi platform, software development tool out there right now.

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Native integration has been boosted with the XR system.

Vuforia integration.

A huge amount of assets available on the asset store.

Working with it for 6+ years and still landing work with it.

Great customer service team.

Cons: Sometimes there will be issues and bugs. Especially related to external plugins like Google, Apple, etc. To be fair this is a teething issue all people would face whilst growing a software that needs to keep up with so much sdks and OS systems.

Overall: My successful business is centered around it.

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Very good Game Engine

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Unity is a really good game engine. It can be used to create games as well as applications. It is well optimised and they keep adding new functionalities every patch. The community is really helpful for new developers. And the Asset Store contains a huge collection of assets and plugins.

Cons: Even though you can do everything in the free version the pro version is a bit costly.

Overall: My overall experience with Unity is extremely good. I have created a lot of good games and applications with Unity.

Powerful and robust, once you get a handle on it.

Jan 01, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility, most of all, is Unity's biggest strength. The workflow in Unity can be incredibly fast, with rapid turn-around and iteration times once a project has been properly set up. It's painless to experiment with a quick idea, concept, or modification - especially with the existence of the marketplace providing a lot of great assets/tools, resulting in an even faster turn-around.

Cons: It can be very intimidating at first glance (as a designer-first, programmer second) to get a handle on the interface. It's a lot to take in, or keep track of, but it was worth the investment to learn.

Overall: Moving over to Unity from my previous engine (the one I had been using for the better part of a decade) was a real adjustment. The principle behind the two engines are the same, though their features are quite different. I found it took some time as a result for me to properly "think" about how to use Unity, the way I needed to, in order to use it effectively. Once I did that though, and got some experience with the IDE, the arbitrary differences were nothing to worry about.

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Best game engine for Novices

Oct 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Good Documentation - When developing complex games a proper documentation is the best resource.

Great community - Unity has a massive community of users who has tried doing almost everything thats possible with a system and hence for any error issue you might come up with solutions exists in unity message boards.

Cons: Sometimes certain classes are deprecated and cannot find the immediate replacement in the most recent version of unity.

Overall: The best game engine that I came across, it Support Virtual reality, augmented reality etc. And in addition has support from all major plugins designed for game development. The community and tutorials are a boon for the newbies.

Great engine for indie teams and fast development. Sometimes too reliant on the asset store.

Feb 16, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It's a powerful and versatile game engine for creating games. Prefabs are fantastic to use for asset and scene creation. From Unity 5, Unity started getting features missing and promised in Unity 4.

Cons: At times it's felt Unity are holding off on adding features into the engine so that users will instead buy plugins to handle the missing features from the asset store. Unfortunately plugins aren't always supported or compatible with your project, and you find yourself waiting on a plugin update, or need to look for a new solution. This can be either costly for time or money.

Overall: We started using Unity 4 in our studio as our main game engine in house when looking to increase our skill set and release our first commercial title. It was easy to pick and and work in with our small team. We aren't using it for a current project, but have kept up to date with the engine periodically, in case we use it for future projects.

For creating games, Unity is top-tier

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: If you have the patience, you can use Unity to do just about anything you want. And it is always adding new features and making things easier over time.

Cons: If you don't know where or how to look, finding things can be a challenge. But once you get a grasp and learn how to use it, you'll feel like a wizard.

Overall: We've created several games using Unity and are thankful for the tools. I could not imagine trying to make a game from scratch without it or anything similar.

Game engine for multiple uses

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 1. It can be used in many different fields, like Movie, Self-driving car simulation, etc.

2. There are so many powerful assets built by talented people can be found in its assets store. Game developers or researchers can use them to speed up and improve their projects. Especially many tools suited for research use.

Cons: It will spend beginner months to learn it, but it is not the Cons. A powerful tool usually takes time to learn.

Overall: We are using Unity to develop traffic simulator, it's easy to find many already existed Game Models to build our own city and cars. It speeds up our project and it is really powerful.

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The best game creation software

Mar 02, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love using Unity. It's the most straightforward game creation engine we have ever used. it's very easy to use, the pricing scheme is extremely fair and we love how it is linked to the Unity Asset store which makes it very easy to find additional assets for your games.

Cons: There is nothing I dislike about Unity. It's all good !

Overall: Using unity has been a blast, we have been using for over 2 years and we wouldn't think of using anything else.

Powerful Engine

Dec 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It's very versatile in what you're able to use it for. It doesn't have to strictly be games, it can be used as front ends for applications for visual feedback and input. It's really strong in what it's able to do and efficiently. There hasn't been a device that we've thrown it at that it didn't run well on.

Cons: Their documentation for UNet is a bit buried and not updated as frequently as I would like.

Very powerful to use for game developing

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a game developer focus, I use Unity every day to design and develop video game projects. Timeline is my favorite feature in Unity. I add enemy waves for the game level with this feature of Unity. I am able to adjust coordination and duration of my game objects with Timeline. It is very much like editing films.

Cons: Sometimes, Unity adds some new features for the editor, machine learning agent, for example. It is not easy to learn these new features fast since there is a great amount of documentation. I hope Unity team can make their documentation more concise.

A Great Quality Game Engine

Dec 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Unity is easy to use and allows you to make any sort of application as long as you have the inspiration and imagination. It also has a free option to see if Unity is right for you and your project.

Cons: Not as powerful as others on the market, also certain things may be locked out until you purchase a subscription

Overall: I use Unity every day at my job and I'm always discovering new things. If I want to try something new most of the time unity can do it.

A wide-spectrum development environment that may, unfortunately be pricing itself out of the market.

Jan 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Functionality

Flexibility

Platform support

Cons: Subscription model pricing.

Overall: I've been a Unity developer almost since inception, and a Unity iOS dev since the very first iOS Pro version. Unity3d is a phenomenal example of a tool that can be used by all levels of game / app dev, from rookie to AA or AAA-level pro. The Asset Store only enhances the experience (although Unity could benefit from some tighter QC of third-party offerings). However, the move to a subscription-only model for Pro users is a bit of a slap in the face to we who have paid for and championed the system for years., and the 40% off of a single year does little to lessen the blow.

To be fair, Unity is allowing us to keep our perpetual licenses, which I intend to do, though support and enhancements will be halted sooner than I'd like.

I recommend the "basic" level to all: it's free and it's very full-featured. Pro, however? Tough call: it's a costly contract that indies may find difficult to bear.

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Better than Unreal

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Pretty much all the same functionality as Unreal Engine, but easier to use, better for your CPU, and, in my opinion, just better overall. Also way more usable on Mac. I love how products like Speedtrees can be so easily integrated, and their customer support is top notch. I also love Unity's design platform so much more; it just looks so good. Their free version is available to use for anyone; you only ever pay them after you make $10,000 or more from your game I believe, which is just so cool of them.

Cons: As in many game creation softwares, Unity is so feature packed that it can be daunting... but no fear as Unity provides free video classes with step by step instructions for users to get the hang of their software.

Overall: Unity is easily my favorite game creation software out there. Not only do I love creating games with it, but I love playing games created with it (whether they are free ones on their website, or big studio games).

Easy to learn and still feature packed

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Unity if my go to game engine regardless of the platform I choose to develop, it offers great flexibility allowing you to choose from a couple programing language, has a great marketplace for assets, its really easy to use if you have programming background and can produce stunning results.

Cons: The included ide (monodevelop) isn't as feature rich as other solutions on the market.

Amazing!

Apr 18, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I use this engine every day for work to develop games and it is amazing the quality of games I can make with it with very little effort. It even has an asset store to buy anything else you need.

Cons: I sometimes get an error when saving a script and going back into the editor but it is fixed by resaving the script.

Overall: I've been using for quite a few years now to make games and the possibilities are endless.

Excellent 3D software for designers and devs!

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Unity is one of the most powerful tools in the game design industry. It has so many features and tools! Pretty easy to use, the learning curve is low, so almost everybody can create his own game :)

Cons: In my opinion, the user interface looks a bit outdated, even in the latest version. Guys, it's 2018 already, please update it to something more modern! :) Other than that Unity is awesome.

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The best game development engine I've ever used

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most about Unity is it's huge and vast community, almost any question or doubts you may have would already be answered and there's many, many tutorials made by users and the Unity team as well. The Engine is a great starting tool for people new to Game Development because it is very easy once you learn the basics and the UI is completely flexible to be arranged to your needs.

Cons: Unity 3d has never disappointed me in any way but the only thing that I didn't like was some features were not available in the free version and made my games look a a bit off but it didn't matter a lot so I guess it's alright !

Overall: I'd say anyone who's wanting to get their feet dirty in the world of Game Design and Development must definitely try Unity 3D. It's great for making games of any type to any size. It's also one of the best engines to use if you're looking to make games for android/iOS. They should be teaching Unity3D in schools !

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It's fun and a great dev tool.

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Tons of resources on the web. Easy to start using their game templates, or take it a step further and write a game using code and their game objects from scratch. Have been tinkering in Unity for over a decade now because it is fun and also a great game dev tool. I love that I don't have to pay anything to start using it. The store is filled with tons of cool assets, some free ones and some worth paying for.

Cons: There isn't much I don't like, but I guess if I had to pick something it would be that the interface can feel a little cluttery at times, but really it's because there are just so much functionality how else are they supposed to show it?

Overall: I started programming back in the days of Microsoft's XNA and Unity is the tool I dreamed of working with back then. RIP XNA.

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Excellent game designing tool.

May 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Unity is a good software for beginning at game designing, if at first you don't know most about programming, the tutorials it offers and it's large and friendly community will help you improve overall. Unity is also a really flexible and user friendly game engine that works wonders for small games

It supports and is compatible with every game

platform. Is easy to pick up and get started. Good for small simplistic games for mobile.Unity is extremely user friendly in comparison to other game engines. The Asset Store is a huge feature and helps a lot newcomers. If you like to be a game designer, I think Unity is the place to start.

Cons: You really need to invest a lot of time to learn how to use it because you need to know it's programming language and how to write the scripts before designing textures for games. You really need power in your pc or else it is going to crash a lot and get really buggy.

Overall: It is an excellent game designing system, you need to invest a lot of time to learn how to program with it though, but overall working with it is an amazing experience

Make Games, Use Unity

Dec 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Great for beginners to more advance game developers.

Free for those who want to start making their own games or get the paid version to start your own business

Tons of documentations to help you through any questions and tons of tutorials to learn from

Cons: They are always coming out with new feature so it hard to keep the current version.

A must have for any independent game developer.

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The program can do so many things, beyond just 3D games.

The supplemental programs make developing games a breeze.

Tutorials are so simple to follow.

Free resources galore.

Customizable UI.

Cons: I don't have many cons, other than maybe additional language support?

Oh, and doesn't excel at 2D game design, but it does it better than most other 3D platforms.