Devs race to build some 500 Flash games with the versatile engine

Unity user scoops $20,000 in Flash contest

A indie games developer has been awarded a $20,000 grand prize in Unity’s Flash games development contest.

Cameron Owen was chosen as the overall winner among some 500 other entrants in the contest. In just a matter of weeks he built his racing game, Tail Drift, in Unity and exported the build to Flash.

Unity fired off the design contest in December as a means to promote the Flash player credentials of its versatile games engine.

One of the key aspects of the latest Flash player is how it supports hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, a feature which Owen exhibited in his project.

“Not only is Tail Drift incredibly fun, but it also shows off both the amazing technology and fast development capabilities of Unity,” said Unity’s Flash division exec Lucas Meijer.

“It’s extremely gratifying to see the development community adopt and take-off at such a rapid pace with the new beta, and we can’t wait to see the stellar work that is still in store.”

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