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Beta testing Unity for PlayBook and BB10

Update:  I created a new post on the experience.  Unity: Software good, Support bad – worth reading.

Recently I was invited to a closed beta to test Unity’s PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 alpha release.

Having worked with marmalade, cascades and NDK in the past I was a little skeptical. Well wow what a pleasant surprise.

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Building an application was beyond simple. It’s functionally a 3D editor that allows you to apply scripts.

It let’s you use JavaScript (cool), c# (yay) and something called boo (o-kay, do we need another language?)

Now the documentation is great. And there are plenty of videos to help. I followed this one carefully: http://m.youtube.com/?reload=3&rdm=mmv9ws3fl#/watch?v=VV3sSM0gjQ8&desktop_uri=/watch?v=VV3sSM0gjQ8

Assets are built in and accessible from the IDE through the asset store (plenty free and sorts by free)

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So texturing is pretry sweet.

The only downside is the scary high price. You will pay a minimum of 400/platform. For premium cross platform your looking at 6,000.

So – fun,powerful, expensive. But a very unique experience none the less

Ed.

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