Glossary - Unity Game Engine

Unity game engine is a cross-platform one that first appeared in 2005 as a Mac OS X game engine. The developer of this game engine is Unity Technologies that announced at Apple’s conference. Nearly 30 platforms are supported by the Unity game engine that is capable of generating 2D, 3D, simulations, virtual reality, and augmented reality games. Various sectors, such as the film industry, engineering, construction, use this engine for different purposes.

How Does Unity Game Engine Work?

Unity game engine provides game developers with scripting APO in C#, which is accessible for both the Unity editor and games. It enables the developers to generate games in 3D and 2D graphics.

This game engine helps users to import sprites and use contemporary 2D world renderer in two-dimensional games. In 3D games, it enables game developers to identify mipmaps, texture compression. The Unity game engine provides a resolution setting for all supported platforms. It creates the chance for users to apply reflection mapping, screen-space ambient occlusion, bumps mapping, dynamic shadows, parallax mapping. Unity also uses other effects: render-to-texture, shadow maps, and full-screen post-processing effects.

Gaming Features

This game engine allows creating various games, including console and PC games, mobile games, virtual reality games, artificial reality games, and instant games. 

Unity game engine includes some unique features that enable users smoothly to develop reality games. One of the crucial features is the High Definition Render Pipeline that targets AAA-quality games and demos. It is also possible to create applications running on GPU-compatible devices. Game developers can benefit this engine for deferred and forward rendering. The engine also supports materials and physically-based lighting.  

Users can get flexible workflows through prefabs that provide automatically iterate on numerous game items or objects. Aside from that, the visual effect graph allows developers to stun VFX rapidly. Unity game engine includes data-oriented technology stack, cinemachine, timeline, photogrammetry, and shader graph to create multiple types of games.