Unity powers new Cartoon Network MMO

Unity powers new Cartoon Network MMO

By Ed Fear

July 28th 2008 at 2:09PM

Browser-based FusionFall lets players team up with CN characters

Grigon Entertainment has utilised the Unity engine to make Cartoon Network's first ever MMO.

Cartoon Network Universe: FreeFall puts players in the midst of an alien invasion of the Cartoon Network world, letting them team up with each other and with classic CN characters to defend the land. By using Unity, the game is playable through a standard browser on both PC and Macs.

"We are excited to bring the first AAA, browser-based MMOG for kids to the marketplace and expand the new category of interactive casual gaming,” said Paul Condolora, senior vice president, digital for Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group.

“Unity Technologies shares our vision of providing easily accessible, dynamic gaming experiences and we are pleased to deliver on this promise.”

David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, added: “With Unity serving as the foundation for FusionFall, Cartoon Network has delivered a compelling title for young casual gamers containing exceptional content and breakthrough MMOG game capabilities. For many young gamers, FusionFall will be their first experience playing online with thousands of others kids.  From here on out—every other online game for kids will have to live up to the fun and excitement of FusionFall.”