The Unity engine and ecosystem has provided developers a much touted technology platform, allowing them to build games that translate seamlessly across multiple platforms both quickly and effectively.
Now Facebook’s SDK for Unity will help developers experience smoother integrations on the social site.
“The Facebook SDK for Unity complements Unity Technologies’ cross-platform support, providing a pure-Unity write-once, run-everywhere experience across the key gaming platforms of WebGL, Unity Web Player, Android, and iOS,” Facebook reported in a recent post. “By maintaining a single codebase, you’ll be able to deploy socially integrated gaming experiences to your players, regardless of platform.”
That should be music to the ears of game developers looking to leverage Facebook’s gargantuan audience.
Best of all, the Facebook SDK for Unity accommodates the options that work well.
The SDK “provides a comprehensive collection of Facebook’s social features, giving players of your Unity game the ability to share content with their friends and allowing you to create a personal, social gaming experience.”
It also offers support for Facebook features that are unique to a particular platform (e.g. payments on the Web or App Invites on mobile).
“This will allow you to keep your code clean, using a simple, consistent model for everything your game can do on Facebook,” noted the post.