Unity Keynote at GDC 2021

Unity have just finished their keynote at the 2021 Game Developer Conference (GDC) Showcase, that runs until Friday, March 19th. While no major new releases or new technologies were announced at GDC 2021 Showcase, there were several interesting developments.

Dragon Crashers 2D Demo

Dragon Crashers is a new 2D demo project showcasing 2D game development in Unity 2020 or higher. It is available for download immediately on the Unity Asset Store for free.

Boss Room

Boss Room is a new demo game showcasing the new networking stack to create a 4 player co-op multiplayer game. The project will be available on GitHub on April 7th.

ArtEngine Sale

Unity announced a heavy temporary discount on ArtEngine, their AI assisted art tool, in addition to the release of the new UpRes 2 feature. Details of the sale:

To celebrate the GDC Showcase (March 16–May 17), we’re making ArtEngine more accessible to the community. For a limited time, a one-year subscription is reduced from $95 a month to $19 per month. Purchase within the two-month promotional timeframe and pay a discounted price for a year.

Unity Game Simulation

Unity announced the launch of Unity Game Simulation, a system for automated testing. If you sign up now you can get you get 500 hours of simulation time for free.

New To Unity Sale

If you are a new Unity user, you can get a single asset from a selected list for $9.99, a savings up up to 90% off. Unfortuntaely this offer is only good for first time asset store buyers.

You can learn more about all of these releases and promotions around Unity at GDC in the video below. Some of the above links contain an affiliate code that pay GFS a small commission if used (and thanks if you do).

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