Unity 3.5 Flash Player Deployment open beta begins

Unity 3.5 Flash Player Deployment open beta begins
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

December 22nd 2011 at 4:00PM

$20,000 Flash dev contest launched to encourage Flash development with popular engine

Unity has today begun an open beta of its 3.5 engine build that includes a developer preview of the long-awaited Adobe Flash Player deployment add-on.

The Flash add-on makes the engine compatible with Adobe Stage3D web technology, and as such will allow developers to deploy Unity-authored games and apps to numerous browsers.

“Our vision has always been to let developers take their games to as many places as possible – and Flash deployment greatly furthers that,” said Nicholas Francis, Unity Technologies CCO. “While we normally wait to ship our software until it’s rock solid, the Flash publishing option is just so awesome that we had to do a developer preview. I can’t wait to see where our new and existing users will now take Unity.”

The open beta, available as of 4pm today, is accompanied by the launch of Unity's 'Flash in a Flash' development competition, which offers a $20,000 grand prize to the creator of the best Unity-made Flash game. Those interested in entering the contest should click here.

To access the beta, click here.