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If you're afraid of joining a big budget development studio because of development costs on a big budget game that might underperform and cause the whole studio to collaspe, there's no need to fret, you can still make your dream game come true...just on a shoestring budget. Unity Technologies announced today that the Unity Engine 3.5 has gone into open beta and now supports Flash Player, enabling any and every game developer out there to make games even faster and with even more versatility.
Nicholas Francis, Chief Creative Officer at Unity Technologies commented about the new update, saying...
“Our vision has always been to let developers take their games to as many places as possible – and Flash deployment greatly furthers that,” ...“While we normally wait to ship our software until it’s rock solid, the Flash publishing option is just so awesome that we had to do a developer preview. I can’t wait to see where our new and existing users will now take Unity.”
In addition to Unity 3.5 going live, there's also a "Flash in a Flash" contest where developers must throw together a game between December 22nd (today) and January 5th (two weeks from now) for a chance to win $20,000 USD. I know the U.S. dollar doesn't have the sway it used to have on the global marketplace but $20k is still a lot of money and could certainly help out an up-and-coming dev.
You can learn more about the latest Unity by visiting the Official Website or if you already have Unity and just want that $20,000 be sure to check out all the contest rules on the official Contest Page.