Unity Technologies, the company behind the popular Unity game engine, recently acquired Tsugi, an Austin based startup firm that is focused on the development of cloud based technology. The firm, which will hence forward be known as Unity Austin, will be developing a new service, tentatively titled Unity Cloud Build.
This new service will allow for much faster, easier sharing of game development via connection in the cloud, via a system the roots of which had already been developed by Tsugi before its acquisition. Those employees of the young startup company seem very pleased to now be working with Unity Technologies. Patrick Curry, the CEO of Tsugi, had this to say on the acquisition:
“Everyone on our team has been a long-time user and fan of Unity, and we created Cloud Build to make our own lives as game developers easier…now, as Unity Austin, we’re dedicated to sharing our work with everyone in the vibrant Unity community.”
Details are sparse on how this new system works exactly, but the main goal of the new tool seems to be to be able to port games to many platforms as fast as possible, and provide a new level of ease in cooperatively working on a game based in the Unity engine for mobile devices.