Development Tools

Unity3D

Unity is an integrated authoring tool for creating 3D video games or other interactive content such as architectural visualizations or real-time 3D animations. Unity is similar to Director, Blender game engine, Virtools, Torque Game Builder or Gamestudio in the sense that an integrated graphical environment is the primary method of development. The editor runs on Windows and Mac OS X and can produce games for Windows, Mac, Linux (soon, currently in beta), Wii, iPad, iPhone, as well as the Android platform. It can also produce browser games that use the Unity web player plugin, supported on Mac and Windows. The web player is also used for deployment as Mac widgets. Support for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have recently been added. Unity won the Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Award in the software category. In 2009, Unity Technologies was named one of Gamasutra's "Top 5 Game Companies of 2009" for Unity.


Unreal Development Kit

The Unreal Development Kit (UDK) is a free for non-commercial use Unreal Engine 3 runtime developed by Epic Games Inc. that allows the creation of games using UE3 without a license. It provides access to the award-winning 3D game engine and professional toolset used in blockbuster video game development, architectural visualization, mobile game development, 3D rendering, digital films and more.


Corona

Corona is a software development kit created by Ansca Mobile. It allows software programmers to build mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Corona lets developers use integrated Lua, layered on top of Objective-C, to build graphically rich applications that are also lightweight in size and quick in development time. The SDK does not charge per-app royalty or impose any branding requirement, and has a subscription-based purchase model that allows new features to be rolled out immediately to users.


EON Reality

EON Reality is a virtual reality and interactive 3D software provider based in Irvine, California. EON’s immersive solutions are used to display 3D environments at a full scale, allowing real time interaction.