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Update #30

Unity Announcements: Macintosh Version!

On Saturday we announced that we'll be using the UNITY game engine to power Pathfinder Online.  Today we're making a special announcement about Macintosh support.  Check out the project home page for all the details!

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This was the UNITY Announcement from January 5th:

This is an announcement we've been anxious to make for a very, very long time.  The core of our software - the beating heart - of Pathfinder Online will be Unity.

We have been evaluating solutions in this space for more than a year, seeking the best fit of performance, code quality, reliability and flexibility.  Over that time, Unity has moved to the center of our decision matrix.  Yesterday we were able to complete negotiations and now we can make this announcement.

There are going to be several follow up announcements related to this big news - some you may be able to guess, but some will be a surprise!  Over the next couple of days we'll be continuing to expand this story to explain how Unity helps us reach our goals and what it means to you, the players.

Our thanks to everyone at Unity who helped make this possible!  Here's to a long and profitable relationship!

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      Creator duphenix on January 8, 2013

      That's awesome for Mac Users, I'm happy to see any way for more access to the game. For the Linux fans out there (I'm one), I doubt any company building a game on a Linux compatible engine is going to want to miss an opportunity to be on the steam console, since it looks almost certain that it is going to happen now.http://kotaku.com/5974341/its-official-gabe-newell-shares-details-about-valves-steam-box

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      Creator EOPE42 on January 8, 2013

      @Cyrad - Here's the breakdown of the 1st KS funds and it's purpose:

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1675907842/pathfinder-online-technology-demo/posts/356573

      They've announced they've signed successfully to license Unity as "the heart" of their full Middleware strategy.

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      Creator Cyrad on January 8, 2013

      That's great, but I thought the first kickstarter was to fund building the engine?

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      Creator Wes Oldenbeuving on January 8, 2013

      Awesome, count one extra happy Mac user here!

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      Creator Valvar on January 8, 2013

      I'm sure you'll also announce a Linux version, but I'd just like to point out that many Linux users are probably disappointed that you announce a Mac version first. Lots of developer/publishers seem to have a hard time understanding that Linux actually does better than MacOS (see Humble Bundles for example). It pissed a lot of people off when Gog.com chose to support MacOS but not Linux, as it has been a well-known go-to place for Linux gamers for a long time and they felt that they should be a core demographic (but apparently are not).
      It might also be worth something for your "vision" (a free world without imposed virtual limits) to reflect that on your choices of platforms. But I'm sure these words are falling on deaf ears here, as is usually the case.

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      Creator Terence Bowlby on January 7, 2013

      THANK YOU!!!

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      Creator Sean DiGiovanna on January 7, 2013

      I am so excited for this announcement! I'm glad I'll actually get to play the game I helped support! You made my day!

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      Creator Nick Hanson on January 7, 2013

      It is my understanding that Unity 4 includes Linux support. If Pathfinder Online is being developed in Unity 4 will it support Linux in addition to Mac and PC?

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      Creator Paul-Henri on January 7, 2013

      Yoohoooo !!!! Finally !!! I'm upgrading my pledge immediately !!!

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      Creator Jim Groves on January 7, 2013

      James Jacobs should be pleased! Nice for all Mac Users.

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