At GDC today, Bigpoint and Unity hooked up to showcase a game called Uniter, which allows iPhone and PC gamers to race against each other.
“This is an important and historic opportunity for the online gaming industry,” said BigPoint CEO Heiko Hurbertz. “We believe the future of gaming exists in a world without borders and platform boundaries and in real-time. Bigpoint is excited to show the industry how it will unify the gameplay experience for gamers across all the devices they use to play our games.”
Leveraging Unity, Bigpoint can develop games for browser, console or smart phones with the goal of creating a truly open gaming platform.
“We are completely thrilled to see Bigpoint applying Unity this way,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. “We believe that providing a ubiquitous gaming experience that adapts to mobile lifestyles is the future. Bigpoint has been a true pioneer in web games and in taking this step, they are staying at the forefront of the industry.”
Expect more news from GDC on all things “Touch” as things unfold this week..