New Google Cast Remote Display Plugin for Unity Game Developers

Game Development
Posted 12/7/2015 3:07:00 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

New Google Cast Remote Display Plugin for Unity Game Developers
Google has released a new Google Cast Remote Display plugin for Unity to help game developers make their Unity games available through Google Cast. The Google Cast Remote Display APIs use the GPUs, CPUs and sensors of an Android or iOS mobile device to render a local display on the mobile device and a remote display on a TV.

Developers can download the Remote Display plugin for Unity from GitHub or the Unity Asset Store. When using the plugin Developers should consider how to adapt game interactions to support a multi-screen user experience. Opportunities include using the mobile device sensors to create abstract controls which interact with actions on the screen via motion or touch. Developers can also create virtual controls where the player touches something on the device to control something else on the screen.

The Google Cast UX team has developed the Google Cast Games UX Guidelines to explain how to make the user experience of cast-enabled games consistent and predictable. Google has published a sample Unity game on the Unity Asset Store and GitHub that is UX compliant.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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