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  • 19 October 2017 13:05

Unite Melbourne 2017: Showcasing the latest and greatest in the world of development from ANZ

The Melbourne conference will feature some of the brightest developers in ANZ and share upcoming updates to the Unity Engine

MELBOURNE, October 19, 2017 – Unity Technologies, the leading platform for creating games and experiences in 2D, 3D visualisations, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences and games, will host its annual flagship developer event, Unite Melbourne 2017, on October 23. Tied to Melbourne International Games Week, Unite Melbourne provides attendees of all kinds – from students to AAA studios – the opportunity to learn not only the aspects of game development and business, but also the various applications of Unity outside of gaming from a host of international and local experts and developer peers. Thought-leaders from Microsoft, Facebook, Nvidia, and Vuforia, will be in attendance to share their latest innovations at Unite Melbourne. Unity will also unveil an update for Unity 2017.2 that will allow teams of artists and developers to collaborate in a more efficient way and build rich experiences together.

“With the AR/VR market expected to hit US$150 billion by 2020 and more than 50 percent of this market coming from Asia-Pacific alone, there is tremendous potential for the ANZ market. Unity has millions of developers working on the Unity platform today, and with some of the most successful titles developed in this region – we’re thrilled to highlight these in Melbourne,” said Quentin Staes-Polet, Director South Asia Pacific, Unity Technologies. “VR/AR is already the new Internet. While Unity was born from the gaming space, with about 50 percent market share in the mobile games market, it is now being used across several industries such as architecture, real estate, construction, and mining, and for purposes that include simulation and training,” he added. With more than 30 expert talks, as well as a Made with Unity showcase where attendees can play a curated selection of Made with Unity games developed by their fellow creators across multiple platforms, Unite Melbourne will highlight some of the brightest developers ANZ has to offer. Developers participating in the showcase also stand a chance to be recognised by a panel of expert judges in the Made with Unity Awards covering five categories, from “Best Non-game Project” to “Best Graphics”. Unite Melbourne will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday, 23 October 2017 from 8:00am to 6:00pm, with an afterparty until 9.00pm. About Unity Technologies Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit www.unity3d.com and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to madewith.unity.com.

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