Unity is a multiplatform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity just happens to contain the most powerful engine this side of a million dollars.

Review RSS Feed QuantumForge says
10 QuantumForge

Dec 31st, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

Unity made our developing dreams come true. We love it, and the work people do on it to make everyone's lives easier. I remember when we started working with Unity, and I remember it took some time for me to figure out some of the limitations of it, a lot of forum hopping, posting and outreach. So if you're not willing to get in touch with the community then this engine might frustrate you.

Also on bigger projects and game environments, the editor and play feature doesn't represent how the game will play built. These are minor expected issues. Especially considering the alternative. It's helping out indie developers everywhere, and it would be a perfect learning tool for anyone. We would(and have) personally recommend Unity to any developer.

FireSpawn says
5 FireSpawn

Nov 20th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

Unity3D passes as mediocre for me.

I love the fact that it's heavily optimized for lower end machines and people who want to get their feet wet in the world of game development. But if you're looking for a more realistic game, unless you pay $1500 for the engine or $75 for a subscription, you will be drastically disappointed because the free version of Unity is lack luster. It simply doesn't have the "great features" that Unreal Engine 3/4 or CryEngine 3 provides. It's way to expensive for those who want a great looking game and make it presentable to Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and Patreon. I can see where 3rd party support would come into play, but if you don't have backers to get you and your team the money you need to make your game believable you are stuck with a poorly planned and designed feature set.

I've played around with Unity, I loved the time I spent with it but the fact that's it's free version is so restricting when it comes to serious game development is where I parted ways with it.

I would recommend to everyone who wants to create a realistic looking game, I would opt for alternatives to Unity such as CryEngine or Unreal Engine 4, heck, even Leadwerks Game Engine. Sorry Unity, you could be great if you just lifted the silly restrictions and make it more affordable for people just starting out I would probably go back to you.

Here's why I think it's a pass via comparison:
Let's start with Unity3d's feature set. You only get next generation visuals and options if you pay a ridiculous subscription fee of $75 or a wallet burning $1500, still uses baked lighting which is dated technology (if you're using the free version) perks of Unity though and the reason why I didn't rate it below a 5 is the fact that you are free to distribute your game however you please (commercial or otherwise) without the need to pay the creators of Unity "royalties" I believe. But, most hardcore gamers are looking for prettier games. However, casual gamers won't care one way or another as long as they can play it.

Unreal Engine 4: Oh boy, this one is currently what I'm using. Features Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Mobile distribution as well as Occulus Rift support for an easy price of $19 per month and 5% royalties to Epic Games if you make over $50,000. So what happens if I cancel my subscription? Not a thing, you still get all of next generation features and a huge community and great tutorials with some of them created by Epic Games themselves.

CryEngine 3: I've used it but moved on, since it's restricted to First-Person type of games unless you're star Citizen. You get all of the next generation features for free, but it's glory is halted by a small community and a company who is currently facing financial trouble. You have a free model and a subscription model and there is no real difference between the two, except that the subscription model allows you to sell you game with no royalties due.

I cannot stress enough that everyone should go for something more this generation unless you want a basic looking game.

CaptainMurphyDUCK says
10 CaptainMurphyDUCK

Nov 20th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

A low cost system that allows for the freedom to build almost any game that can be imagined from a 2d to 3d to beyond. Integrated VR technology and excellent audio systems make for an immersive environment. Consistent technology updates and an active community make the system extremely flexible and advance its' usefulness all the time, keeping it from stagnating.

Fixmax says
10 Fixmax

Nov 14th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

Who give more? I know of no better engine than Unity3d.
You can see what developers make in Unity3D:

microDevC says
10 microDevC

Oct 29th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

The best engine in scalability , in the world.The learning curve is amazing .After a litle month you are ready to start your project , and with amazing comunity nothing is imposible to do... Excelent 10 for me.

X4VI3R says
10 X4VI3R

Oct 27th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

A new step in the best direction.
The engine truly allows a smooth performance and beautiful details.
The modding kit is simple and ergonomic.
What else you could ask for?

NihadGondžo says
10 NihadGondžo

Oct 25th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

The Best Game Engine :D It is Easy to work with it, and it is Awesome.. With Unity 5 features this engine will break everything.. Imagine what you will be available to create with Unity 5

nenadradojcic says
10 nenadradojcic

Oct 8th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

Friendliest game engine out there! Great tools with great support, and above all smooth work frame. Have been working on the Unity3d engine a full year now, and I am satisfied with what it has to offer to its community.

Darkening_Demise says
5 Darkening_Demise

Sep 23rd, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

A good quality engine that can offers a lot and the games show it. Unity truly is worth investing in and many many products have been made on it. Popular Steam products as well! If you want a easy but flexible engine to make a game with, then Unity is the right choice.

Thecoolgales says
9 Thecoolgales

Aug 20th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

This engine is good for Indie game developers.

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