Unity Technologies and GREE, Japan's Leading Mobile Social Gaming Platform, Enter Business Partnership
Unity Makes GREE a Master-License Holder in Japan
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Aug 30, 2011 - Unity Technologies, makers of the award-winning engine that gives massive flexibility and power for 2D and 3D game creation, announced today that they have reached an agreement with GREE, the leading mobile social gaming platform in Japan. The agreement makes GREE a master-license holder and allows the company to distribute a limited number of licenses at no cost to most of their development partners in Japan. The partnership helps to solidify Unity's place in the Japanese gaming market and further expands their reach into Asian markets.
This agreement will give Unity the opportunity to introduce a large number of developers to their awesome game authoring tools by adding GREE to their expansive network of partners. As a master-license holder, GREE has the right to deliver "Unity for GREE" licenses for Android and iOS to the bulk of their Japanese development network for free. GREE will be able to increase the library of mobile games on the GREE platform while providing their developers with an imminently affordable way to begin development.
"We are excited to extend our relationship with GREE in Japan," said John Goodale, Unity's General Manager in Asia. "GREE and Unity share a common vision, which is to make massive amounts of great content available for the burgeoning smartphone market in Japan. Japanese game developers are known for their innovation and genre-growing game design, and Unity is thrilled to help power that."
In order to maintain excellent developer relations that both Unity and GREE are known for around the world, GREE and Unity will also continue to offer the same development support along with an impressive slate of seminars, classes, and consulting sessions for free.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, its award-winning breakthrough development platform. Unity Technologies has more than 500,000 registered users worldwide -- including Bigpoint, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nickelodeon, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., large and small studios, indies, students and hobbyists -- all using Unity to create games and interactive 3D, like training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations, on the web, mobile, consoles and beyond. Unity Technologies is aggressively innovating to expand usability, power and platform reach along with its Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union game distribution service so that it can deliver on its vision of democratizing interactive 3D technology. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has development offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
About GREE, Inc.
GREE provides Japan's leading mobile social networking service, and is at the forefront of mobile technology. With over 26 million users, GREE was ranked as Japan's fastest-growing tech company by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2010. GREE is expanding globally, and acquired OpenFeint to enter the global market. Combined, the two networks reach over 140 million players and offer over 7,100 games. GREE aims to build the best mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers worldwide.
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