OverTheEdge Entertainment on Thursday released version 1.1.1 of Unity, its tool for building games. This update offers support for importing Maya 7.0 and Cheetah3D 2.4 files in addition to adding a racing game tutorial as well as performance, stability and usability improvements.
This is a free update for registered users. Unity 1.0 was released during Appleis Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It was used to create the Ambrosia Software-published game GooBall and can be used to develop standalone titles Dashboard Widgets and games playable in a Web browser.
Unity is available in two versions, Indie (US$249) and Pro ($999). The latter adds such features as the ability to publish to Windows, render-to-texture effects, secured deployment and direct access to OpenGL.