This is really, really, really good news. It's not just good news for Unity Technology because the Unity Engine gets tons of exposure but it's good news for the gaming industry as a whole: a highly requested game is being designed on a cost effective engine.
Unity Technologies has come a long way since 2005, offering game developers a very user-friendly and high-end suite of tools to design just about any kind of game for any platform. Unity sent out word today that the Unity Engine has been attached to more than one million registered developers around the world.
Blackwell is a free-to-play student project that doesn't look like a student project at all. It runs on the Unity Engine and puts players in the role of an undercover journalist who has been drugged and desperately trying to get out of a women's insane asylum.
San Francisco bites the dust in the newly-entered-beta arena combat game, Ruined, which is available from the browser-based publisher, Bigpoint Software. The game sees players battling it out in ruined, post-apocalyptic landmarks of San Francisco using exotic weapons and playing as freaky characters.
Gamers interested in testing out the shooting mechanics of the upcoming, independent first-person shooter, Interstellar Marines, can now do so at the popular online gaming portal, Kongregate.