Unity Technologies has hired “an acclaimed Flash games development veteran”, as part of its wider aim to incorporate the Adobe tech into its popular game engine.
The engine vendor is building a toolchain that allows Unity customers to export certain web games in Flash 3D. That tech, with the help of new hire Ralph Hauwert, is expected to reach beta by the end of the year.
Unity’s new Flash initiative, when announced in March this year, surprised many in the Flash game community. Unity allows developers to export games online through its own web player.
The company’s CEO, David Helgason, has in the past hinted at building a solution where 3D games can be exported in both Flash and the Unity Web Player. This could ramp up the number of Flash developers working with Unity and, consequently, the Unity Web Player.
Hauwert joins Unity’s Copenhagen office as senior developer. Read more a: