iPhone studio talks up Unity engine as it welcomes new recruit

Former Crytek producer joins Dirty Edge

Studio Dirty Edge has hired former Crytek game producer Luke Stafford to head up the team working on a new iPhone game, Hellemental.

Built using the Unity 3D engine, Hellemental offers players a blend of action and strategy in a fantasy setting.

"As the license fees of these kind platforms are a huge barrier to smaller developers, this is why Dirty Edge didn’t even consider other popular game engines like CryEngine, Unreal, Gamebyro or BigWorld," read a statement to the press from the developer.

"Unity, which was runner-up for best OS graphics in the Apple design awards, gives developers all the tools they need to produce high-quality 3D games for mobile devices like the iPhone. For developers looking for a cost-effective gaming engine, Unity can deliver absolutely stunning results, as is evident with the launch of Hellemental."

Previously Stafford has worked on Codemasters’ Flashpoint 2, as well as the publisher-developer’s racing series Dirt. Most recently the new Dirty Edge employee contributed to Crytek’s Crysis series, handling the Crysis Wars spin off.

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