Building on an education partnership announced last year, Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity development platform for highly interactive 3D on the web, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android, Wii™, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3, and Noesis Interactive, a Worldwide Authorized Unity Education reseller, today announced that Unity specific Noesis training materials are now accessible via the newly launched Design3 streaming service at design3.net/unity/.
With the rapid growth of video gaming programs and the growing interest in the creation of video games for the web, mobile and console, Unity has become the platform of choice for teaching students to how to develop video games. Noesis Interactive makes it easy for educational institutions to enhance their game programs with Noesis curricula, including video courseware and teaching materials.
"The excitement over Unity in the academic world is growing quickly, and we're pleased that we have the opportunity to support Unity with our training materials," said Casey Noland, CEO, Noesis Interactive. "Our goal is to enable all Unity customers to be making games ASAP and Design3’s new 24/7 streaming service will be perfect to accommodate the schedule and budget of all Unity customers."
Unity is now being integrated into video game programs throughout the world including community colleges, universities and private institutions such as Cochise College, the University of Central Florida, The Art Institutes, USC and NYU.
David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, said, “When we launched Unity in 2005, our initial focus was the education market but we soon realized that we needed to be successful in the commercial market before we'd be accepted by the academic community. With our blowout success in the game industry and beyond it's now exciting to see that so many academic institutions are becoming part of the Unity family, and Noesis is doing great work to make this happen.”
Design3 provides 24/7 access to the extensive Noesis library starting at only $19.95 per month. To better serve both students and instructors, Noesis is now offering the Noesis Academic Alliance Program at design3.net/academic that includes several membership benefits for participating institutions including product discounts.
About Noesis Interactive
Noesis Interactive is the premier award winning developer of Video Courseware and production-pipeline training materials for game developers. nED, short for 'Noesis Education', is the academic business unit that focuses on expanding Noesis video courseware into universities, colleges and trade schools worldwide and serves as the Worldwide Education reseller for Unity Technologies. Design3 provides a 24/7 streaming service to deliver Noesis content to educators, students, corporate customers and gamers. For more information, visit design3.net/unity or design3.net/academic/.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies (unity3d.com) is revolutionizing the game industry and was named one of the top five game companies of 2009 by Gamasutra after just four years on the market. Today Unity Technologies has more than 170,000 registered users worldwide – including Bigpoint, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Panasonic, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., large and small studios, independent professionals, students and hobbyists – using the Unity platform to develop high-quality interactive 3D content for the web, console and mobile. Unity Technologies is one of the fastest growing software companies and is aggressively innovating to expand usability, power and platform reach so that it can deliver on its vision of democratizing interactive 3D technology. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has development offices worldwide.