Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Master of Orion on your iPad

It is not an official port, but a very good replica. This is one of my favorite games, and I don't have many. It's deep, difficult, actively developed and infinitely replayable. Definitely worth your time if you like 4x games.

Starbase Orion

Javascript in Unity3D

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Game Development: It has never been easier.

Some time ago I came across an excellent product, which let me make great looking games in a snap. The product is Unity3D, and it has grown to become a very strong development platform. Unity3D is a particularly good solution for Indie Developers, because it allows you to think about building games, instead of building tools to make games (which was my particular curse). This is part of what Unity Technologies call the "democratisation of game development".

A few weeks ago I came across another excellent and perhaps revolutionary product. What Unity3D does for game development, Parse does for backend development. Parse essentially gives you a zero configuration, no setup, zero to low cost, instant backend for your application. In the context of Unity3D, we now have instant game backends.

This is why we are building a tool to allow Unity3D developers to use Parse with zero effort. It's called UniParse, it will be free, and it is almost baked. Stay tuned.

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