PLANO, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KingsIsle Entertainment, publisher and developer of the popular online game Wizard101, has signed an agreement with Unity Technologies to use the Unity game development platform for select upcoming projects.
The broad agreement provides KingsIsle the flexibility to use Unity for a variety of possible future projects. Additionally, KingsIsle gains use of the full complement of Unity development tools, including access to source code.
"Unity enables us to write code once and then deploy the same code across various platforms," said Josef Hall, vice president of Development at KingsIsle Entertainment. "Unity also lets us easily utilize the huge library of art and animations we have created over the last several years, without having to sacrifice any of our existing expertise or design tools."
"Over the last three years KingsIsle's hit game Wizard101 has grown to become a leading title in the online family entertainment space," said Tony Garcia, Unity Technologies. "We're thrilled KingsIsle has shown such a strong commitment to Unity."
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality massively multiplayer online games which provide entertainment for the entire family. Wizard101, KingsIsle's first flagship property, received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of Approval in 2009 and has been recognized by the National Parenting Publications Awards. Wizard101 was named Best MMO of 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine, Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com and the #1 Best Family Game of 2009 by MMORPG.com. Pirate101, the company's second flagship title, will launch in 2012. The company's experienced and creative team is raising the bar in online entertainment by offering products with rich storylines, friendly navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.kingsisle.com.
KingsIsle and Wizard101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.
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