Unity Developers Will Soon Be Able to Publish Directly to Facebook

Game Development
Posted 8/19/2016 11:02:16 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Unity Developers Will Soon Be Able to Publish Directly to Facebook
Facebook and Unity, just announced a strategic partnership that gives Unity developers new ways to reach and engage Facebook’s audience of 650M+ gamers.

They are joining forces to build new functionality into Unity that will allow developers to publish their games directly to Facebook, including a new Facebook PC gaming platform currently in development. Unity's known for its "author once, deploy everywhere" capabilities, and streamlined access to Facebook as a target platform offers developers a valuable new channel for discovery and monetization.
Starting now, developers building in Unity 5.4 are invited to apply for immediate access to an alpha build of the integrated support for Facebook's new PC gaming platform. Facebook is starting with a limited number and on-boarding additional developers in the next few months.

“Developers channel their talent and passion into creating amazing games, but development is only part of the challenge,” said Elliot Solomon, Vice President, Business Development at Unity Technologies. “Integrating tools that provide effortless access to Facebook’s network is a key part of helping developers find the success they deserve.”

Interested developers can apply at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/305932859756435 by August 31, 2016 to request immediate access and begin testing the alpha build of the new export to Facebook functionality in the Unity Editor.

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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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