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Bigpoint and NBC Universal Choose Unity for the Widely Anticipated Battlestar Galactica Online GameThe Rapidly Growing Development Platform Delivers an Unrivaled Ubiquitous Online Experience for Millions (March 10, 2010)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/10/10 -- Unity Technologies, provider of the revolutionary Unity development platform for 3D interactive content on the Web, PC, Mac, Wii and iPhone, announced today that Bigpoint, the global market leader in browser massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), has chosen Unity for the development of Battlestar Galactica Online. A trailer of the recently announced title will be showcased at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) taking place this week in San Francisco.
"We selected the Unity platform because it is hands down the best technology for creating and delivering a rich online game experience, and it is at the forefront of the games industry with the broadest platform support available today," said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint. "With Unity, our developers can create games that are completely synchronous so the players can compete and interact in real-time across multiple platforms and play continuously, regardless of which device they may be using. This is the future of gaming."
Unity is the fastest growing development platform in the game industry. Tens of thousands of developers have chosen it because they can easily and quickly create games of exceptional quality for the browser, smart phones or consoles. With a natural and intuitive toolset, Unity developers benefit from rapid iteration and shorter development cycles, all while producing the highest quality content.
"We're seeing incredible momentum with Unity in the development of online games and rapid adoption rates for the Unity Web Player," said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. "We're more committed than ever to making high-end web gaming ubiquitous and providing developers with the means to entertain customers no matter where they are or what device they are using."
To see where developers are taking Unity, go to: http://unity3d.com/gallery/game-list/.
To get the free feature-packed Unity to create games and interactive visualizations for the Web, PC and Mac or to get a free 30-day evaluation of Unity Pro or Unity iPhone, go to http://unity3d.com/unity/download/.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game development industry and was named one of the Top Five Game Companies of 2009 by Gamasutra after just four years on the market. Today, Unity is being used by more than 100,000 developers worldwide -- including leading companies like Cartoon Network, Electronic Arts, LEGO and NASA, large and small studios, independent professionals, students and hobbyists -- to develop high performance interactive 3D content for the Web, mobile devices and consoles. One of the fastest growing software companies, Unity Technologies is constantly innovating to expand usability, power and platform reach to deliver on its vision of democratizing interactive 3D technology. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has development offices worldwide. For more information, visit unity3d.com.
Bigpoint is an online-game publisher, content provider for large media concerns and browser-based game developer. The company's game portfolio has achieved the same high level of quality usually associated with CDs or consoles. More than 300 employees from over 35 different nations work together in Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany at the headquarters of the world's largest browser-game portal. The company also has locations in Berlin, San Francisco and Malta. The games are available in 20+ languages and provide more than 100 gamers from Europe to America and beyond with free, first-class entertainment, without the hassle of having to download or install any additional software.
Bigpoint has pocketed such prestigious honors as the Eco Award "Best Content Provider" 2009, the Ruban d'Honneur at the European Business Awards 2009, the Red Herring 100 Europe, the OnlineStar for the most popular website in Germany and the MTV Skyscraper Award for extraordinary achievement in game development. People's choice awards and user awards such as the Dutch HME Award 2009 and the American Website of the Year Award 2009 confirm Bigpoint's sensational success. Bigpoint placed third in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 due to company growth of 4,094.06% within four years. Founder Heiko Hubertz was awarded second place as Internet Entrepreneur 2007. For further information about Bigpoint and its games, please visit http://www.bigpoint.net.
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