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Nintendo giving away free Unity engine licenses

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Indie developers look out. Nintendo is giving away a free copy of the Unity 3D game engine with every Wii U developer kit purchased to bring out interest in the ailing console. This comes after rumours of Wii U dev kits being returned to Nintendo.

Each dev kit is worth roughly $7,000, and developers will have to sign non-disclosure agreements to gain access to Nintendo-specific support and software. A copy of the Unity engine is $1,500 and is available here. Unity is a multiplatform engine making use of multiple APIs (Application programming interfaces) including Direct3D, OpenGL, OpenGL ES (IOS and Android) and the Wii's proprietary API. It works on all major operations systems including MacOS, Windows and Linux. At a cost of $1,500, in comparison to a rumoured $500,000 for Unreal Engine 3 (including console licensing, $400,000 for PC only) is a bargain.

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The engine support's nVidia's PhysX and comes with its own IDE (development environment software). A free trial is available for those wanting to test out the engine before buying and the non-pro version is available for free download.

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