Unity, game engine and tools, was released back in 2005, with just a few hundred users. To date, Unity has been downloaded 6 million times, and has reached 1 million registered developers. At the end of 2010, they had 250,000 developers using their platform, which grew to 750,000 just a year later! This exponential growth continues strong, as the platform spreads in popularity across Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
The system’s monthly active developer base has grown to 300,000, who put in 2.5 million hours into their projects in the last month alone. According to Evans Data’s statistics, this adds up to almost 2% of the world’s software developers using Unity!
Unity is an intuitive and flexible development platform used to make interactive 3D and 2D content. The system can deploy to many platforms, including iOS and the browser with the help of the Unity Web Player. It’s ease of use makes prototyping games quick and straightforward, and has become very popular amongst the indie crowd.