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Unity Windows Phone 8 at Microsoft Build Conference!

October 30, 2012 in Events, Technology by

Today at Microsoft’s Build developer conference held at the company’s campus in Redmond, WA, Tony Garcia, Unity EVP of Business Development, took the stage during the mobile keynote to talk about Unity’s commitment to Windows Phone 8 by demonstrating just how empowering development for the platform can be for new and existing Unity-authored games and apps.

Tony spoke while Field Engineer Corey Johnson toured the Unity development environment, using a level from Madfinger’s Shadowgun as the example project.  The short demonstration provided onlookers (both on-site and online) unfamiliar with Unity a good idea of the power, versatility, and efficiency of the tools. As Tony talked, Corey demonstrated how easily projects can be changed between platforms and built for Windows Phone 8 in Unity.

Shadowgun was then demonstrated running on a Windows Phone 8 mobile device and it looked mighty fantastic!

It’s clear that Unity is going to play a big role in the early months of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 device availability with games like Shadowgun, Ski Safari, and Temple Run headlining a number of other amazing Unity-authored titles. As you can see, we’re currently deep into development of the Windows Phone 8 deployment add-on and as the Shadowgun level demonstrates, things are looking good!

Unity also has a booth at the Build conference, so if you’re in the area, drop by and check out what we’re doing with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

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Oliver Weichhold
30 Oct 2012, 11:10 am

Will Support for Windows 8 Metro Apps be part of the Unity 4 Core or will that be a seperate Addon?

30 Oct 2012, 11:34 am

What about publishing for Windows 8 RT? Will be there seperate Addon for that?

30 Oct 2012, 11:35 am

So when do we get our hands on this? Will it be an update to the Unity 4 beta? What about playing on the Surface (WinRT) tablet?

30 Oct 2012, 12:54 pm

what about xna i really dont care about the windows phone i am most interest on console or portable hand held like Psp Vita and

30 Oct 2012, 4:13 pm

WP8, WinRT/Win8, and PS Vita support estimates would rock. If with Unity 4 then awesome, if not… by the end of the year?

30 Oct 2012, 5:19 pm


31 Oct 2012, 12:16 am

Does the Windows Phone 8 support in Unity only work with Windows 8? Since the SDK is only for Windows 8

31 Oct 2012, 1:09 am

When, when, when? Feels like ages!

31 Oct 2012, 6:21 am

Regarding WinRT, here is what the Unity CEO David Helgason had to say in an interview with Microsoft’s Greg Duncan at the Channel 9 site.

“We really want that to happen and that’s our intent. But we’re in the early days of WinRT and there are not many devices available yet, so… But again, we intend too!”

By the way this entire interview is an incredible read if you are interested in the tech of Unity development and platform support/deployment.
Here is the link to the Channel 9 interview:

1 Nov 2012, 8:09 am

Cheers guys

1 Nov 2012, 8:59 pm

Another person itching for news on Windows 8′s (the UI formally known as) Metro support. When!?! :D

19 Nov 2012, 1:14 pm

Awesome!!! … I’m just about to start holding my breath ;-) … it would be really cool to be able to push some Unity awesomeness to the Windows Store while it’s still not totally overcrowded like all other stores already are.

24 Nov 2012, 5:55 pm

When? Please Unity, shed some light on this.

25 Nov 2012, 3:26 am

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2 Dec 2012, 3:49 am

When ? estimated date ?

9 Dec 2012, 8:44 am

Very exciting for Windows Phone. The platform needs more games, and this will make it easy for existing developers to port their games to the platform.

9 Dec 2012, 12:03 pm

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17 Dec 2012, 3:20 pm

i’m glad that the new WP 8 update came out, cause i was going crazy when my HTC 8X did 10 random reboots a day!

Lav Patel
17 Dec 2012, 9:32 pm

when unity 3d will be support for windows 8 and windows 8 phone.?

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