Deploy high-performing C# to 20+ platforms
Iterate faster with the IDE of your choice
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Program gameplay with C#
In Unity, you don’t need to create a real-time 3D framework for your application, because the Unity platform does it for you. Stay focused on creating interactive gameplay in your scripts, then test it out right in the Editor. Unity uses C#, which automatically handles memory management for you: allocating and deallocating memory, using garbage collection to help you avoid memory leaks, and more.
Design scalable systems
“The Unity Addressable Asset System got us over the line. It squared away our memory issues, and we simply wouldn’t be shipping on Switch anytime soon without it.” – Max McGuire, Technical Director, Unknown Worlds
The Unity platform offers multiple tools for organizing your projects’ code and assets for maximum performance. For example, the Addressables package handles asset management overhead by simplifying content pack creation and deployment. ScriptableObjects are excellent for projects that handle a lot of data that might change throughout production.
Leverage version control in Unity
“Plastic showed [us] how to set up a branch model at a much more granular and effective level than what we were used to. It’s easy to parse and navigate, people can jump around the project in ways that won’t be destructive.” – Saleem Dabbous, studio director, KO_OP
Plastic SCM is the recommended version control system for Unity game development, offering the best experience when dealing with large binary files, fast workflows, and a simplified interface for non-coders on your team. In-Editor integration is also available for Perforce, and you can choose many other solutions, such as Git.
Customize Editor workflows
“With Unity, our artists are more autonomous and less dependent on programmers. On the previous engine, we needed our programmers to do a large part of the visual integration and now the artists can do more on their own. I noticed that programmers are no longer being asked to move things two pixels to the left or do other trivial things like that.” – Catherine Barbeau, Coretech Director, Ludia
Instead of being limited to manipulating values and assets through code, a programmer in Unity can easily edit the Editor interface so artists and designers can tweak gameplay and build scenes directly in the engine. If a designer wants to turn off a behavior, they can just uncheck a box instead of asking you to rewrite code.
Build for multiple platforms
“With Arena of Valor, we’re supporting many different hardware configurations in a lot of different countries, and Unity makes it much easier to get the consistency we expect across them all.” – Mellow Yue, Technical Director, Tencent Games
Unity has deep partnerships with all of the major platforms, so you can squeeze the maximum performance out of each of the 20+ deployment options available without the headache of keeping up with the latest device releases. Unity Input System helps you set up controls in one place across platform deployment options and devices, right out of the box.
Optimize performance and quality
Once you’ve designed a great game, Unity can help you make it fast and stable. The Unity Editor includes a suite of profiling and optimization tools to help you maximize the available resources for your target platform.
The Unity Profiler gives you performance information about the application, while the Memory Profiler helps you reduce memory usage. The Unity Test Framework allows you to create automated tests to make sure your code runs as intended. Backtrace takes all the hands-on work out of cross-platform crash and exception management, so you can focus on shipping your game.
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