Unity editor for Linux announced

Unity 3D is a cross platform game engine from Unity Technologies. Responding to the growing demand for a Linux version of their popular editor, the company wrote about their plans and roadmap on porting the Unity editor on Linux last month. Today they have announced an experimental build for Linux!

Some of the popular games developed using the Unity game engine are: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Wasteland 2, Kerbal Space Program, Battlestar Galactica Online, Temple Run Trilogy and Assassin’s Creed: Identity.

The personal edition of Unity editor comes free of cost and supports the following:

  • Animation
  • Graphics
  • Optimization
  • 2D and 3D Physics
  • Scripting
  • Version control

The design is extension based and there are 1000+ extensions (both free and paid) available to boost the capabilities of the editor.

As expected, the Linux version has all of these. It can also export the following runtimes:

  • Linux, Mac, Windows Standalone
  • WebGL
  • WebPlayer
  • Android
  • Tizen
  • SamsungTV

The editor is officially supported on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 and above. Hardware requirements: modern Nvidia, AMD, or Intel graphics card with vendor-supported graphics drivers.

Installation

The links to download Ubuntu package as well as a platform independent archive are available in the announcement page. The experimental build is based on the latest version of Unity 5.1.0f3.

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