Canonical Promoting Ubuntu Software Center To Game Devs
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 22 August 2012 at 01:59 PM EDT. 37 Comments
With the Unity 4.0 game engine gaining native Linux support, Canonical is sponsoring a session at this week's Unite game development conference to promote their Ubuntu Software Center to game developers of this Mono-powered proprietary game engine.

"This week Canonical is sponsoring a developer session at Unite 2012 to share how easy hundreds of thousands of Unity developers can now bring their games to the Ubuntu Software Center. Unite is the yearly conference for the Unity community with hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars and keynotes about developing games with Unity and we are happy to be a part of it," was said by Canonical's David Pitkin on the Ubuntu developer blog.

The Unity game engine isn't to be confused with Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment. There's many games being powered by the Unity 3D game engine as showcased at

The Ubuntu session from the Unite 2012 conference in Amsterdam is entitled "Ubuntu Software Center: Publish to millions of Linux users with Unity 4.0" and presented by John Pugh and David Pitkin of Canonical.

Aside from the native Linux support, Unity 4.0 also features renderer improvements, support for Adobe Flash Player, workflow updates, and much more. The game scripting is powered by Mono 2.6. The first public beta of the Unity 4.0 game engine is expected for release today.

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