Autodesk : Scaleform pour Unity et mobiles

Autodesk annonce deux nouvelles versions de Scaleform, son middleware de création d’interfaces utilisateurs pour les jeux vidéo et reposant sur Flash.
L’enjeu, pour l’éditeur : viser un marché en dehors des développements AAA. Des productions aux budgets plus serrés, mais qui constituent un marché qu’Autodesk ne peut ignorer.

Il existe désormais trois façons d’utiliser Scaleform pour ces nouveaux marchés :
– un plug-in pour Unity, ne nécessitant pas de programmation ;
– un SDK documenté, Autodesk mettant en avant une intégration possible au sein des moteurs tiers et/ou destinés aux plateformes mobiles ;
– la version standalone, qui permet de gérer les interfaces à destination d’iOS et Android. ActionScript 3 et C++, déploiement rapide et empreinte mémoire faible sont mis en avant par Autodesk.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une vidéo de présentation et le communiqué de l’éditeur.

Autodesk Announces Scaleform for Unity Engine and Mobile Game Development

A Leading User Interface Solution Offers Standalone Mobile Platform and Unity Plug-in at Affordable Price

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Autodesk Inc., (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced new versions of Autodesk Scaleform user interface (UI) middleware for mobile game development, offering an Adobe Flash-based gaming and application platform, as well as a new Unity game engine plug-in.

Scaleform has helped game developers create immersive UI for at least 1,000 triple-A titles, such as “Gears of War,” “Crysis 2” and “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.” The new, affordable releases make this powerful technology accessible to developers creating iOS and Android platform games or apps with tighter production budgets.

“These new versions of Scaleform were created to address growing interest from outside of the triple-A games market. Inspired by innovative use cases of the technology, we first expanded the middleware’s mobile game toolsets and tutorials, and are now making Scaleform accessible to more developers,” said Marc Petit, Autodesk senior vice president, Media & Entertainment.

Developing Games and Apps with Autodesk Scaleform Middleware

Autodesk Scaleform leverages the power of the Adobe Flash toolset and provides streamlined, artist-driven workflows that help developers create UI environments and full 2D games more quickly. There are three methods to develop mobile games and apps with the new releases of Scaleform:

    • Unity Game Engine: Scaleform middleware’s new Unity plug-in provides an out-of-the-box integration that allows Unity developers to create triple-A quality game UI and menu screens using Flash. This integration is designed to work as a native plug-in to the Unity engine and requires no C++ programming.
    • Third-Party and Mobile Engine: The Scaleform software development kit (SDK) is supported by extensive documentation and can be easily integrated into a variety of third-party and proprietary mobile engines, to help developers create triple-A quality UI and menus more quickly.
    • Standalone Development Platform: Scaleform middleware’s cross-platform, highly optimized Flash playback capabilities make it an ideal standalone solution for developing games and applications for iOS and Android devices. Additional product highlights are: rapid deployment of Flash content, ActionScript 3 and C++ programming for game logic, and a small memory footprint.

Learn More About Mobile Game Development with Autodesk Scaleform Middleware

For more information or to register for a webinar on Scaleform for mobile game development visit the Autodesk Gameware website (https://gameware.autodesk.com). Also connect with the Scaleform development community at the Game Developer Zone on AREA, or view demo videos of the product at the Autodesk Gameware YouTube site (https://www.youtube.com/autodeskgameware).

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