Unity Boston Formed After Hiring Darkwind Media’s Platform Technology Group

San Francisco – May 15, 2013 – Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, today announced that the platform technology specialist group at Darkwind Media, a highly technical development studio specializing in porting games and engines to a multitude of platforms, has joined Unity Technologies as Unity Boston. The new office has the primary purpose of leading development on deployment tools for a multitude of platforms, both currently in development and planned, at Unity Technologies.

The addition of Darkwind Media’s former platform team brings deeply experienced engineers into the fold of the Unity technology development team. The Boston-based studio had been working for over three years to assist with building new platform deployment tools for the Unity game engine and editor. Darkwind had also facilitated the porting of several Unity-authored games to a variety of platforms.

“Hiring the platform experts from Darkwind Media to be in-house developers makes a lot of sense for the continued development of Unity,” said David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies. “We’ve been working with this team for years and watched them develop an exceptional understanding of Unity. This is an experienced and talented team and we are incredibly excited to see them come on board as our new Boston office.”

Unity has utilized the team that now composes Unity Boston for a variety of projects, most heavily for the Union business group, including porting to BlackBerry, Smart TVs and set-top boxes such as Roku 2. The team will now put their focus on perfecting the new add-ons for BlackBerry and other upcoming technological additions to Unity.

The office, headed by Scott Flynn, has begun the search for more team members in both platform development and QA positions. If you’re a developer in the Boston area and are interested in joining one of the most exciting development technology companies in the world, please visit http://unity3d.com/company/jobs/overview.

About Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance development platform used to make creative and intelligent interactive 3D and 2D experiences. The "author once, deploy everywhere" capability ensures developers can publish to all of the most popular platforms. Unity Technologies boasts a thriving community of 1.8 million developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists. To remain at the forefront of innovation, Unity Technologies tirelessly re-invests in its award-winning 3D development tools and its democratization initiatives, such as the Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union game distribution service. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.

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