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Hooray! Unity on iPhone! - FlamingHairball - Mar 31, 2008 03:49 PM

I just got an email from Tom Higgins stating that Unity3D is coming to the iPhone. Not that great for me, since I own neither Unity or iPhone, but what got me was the screenshot of RC Laser Warrior on there. Nice work Aarku!

Hooray! Unity on iPhone! - Duane - Apr 6, 2008 11:24 AM

Erm, isn't this against Apple's Terms of Service? I mean, i thought that unity ran on top of Mono, which would be against apple's license...

Hooray! Unity on iPhone! - PowerMacX - Apr 6, 2008 11:43 AM

I don't think so, I think Apple only has a problem with someone releasing a runtime environment that would allow you to download additional "apps" without going thru the app store and Apple's approval process. As long as each iPhone Unity app is completely self contained, I don't think they'll have a problem... but I could be wrong.

Hooray! Unity on iPhone! - OneSadCookie - Apr 6, 2008 01:29 PM

That's how I read the license too.

Hooray! Unity on iPhone! - FlamingHairball - Apr 6, 2008 01:35 PM

The email:

Unity is Coming to the iPhone

Unity Technologies, a 3D game development tool provider for creating console-quality games for the desktop and Web, today announced that the company will support game development for the popular iPhone platform. The Unity engine is the core technology that facilitates visually rich, engaging 3D game play, whether it's on a traditional desktop, or on the Web at major gaming sites like, or now on the world's leading mobile device – the iPhone.

iPhone Beta Program
We have created an iPhone beta program that will provide hands-on support to drive 3D content creation and deployment of mobile games. If you are interested in joining the iPhone pre-release program then please contact us at for more information.

Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting new distribution platform for Unity developers then please read the full announcement as found on our website:

Tom Higgins – Product Evangelist