Unity Software Inc. has changed its name from Over the Edge Entertainment twice since it was founded in 2004, once in 2006 and again in 2007. What made the company change its name? Where does its current name come from? How did this software developer get started and grow over the years? To answer these questions, let’s take a look at Unity Software Inc.’s history through both of its names, how it came to be called Unity Software Inc., and what impact the name changes had on the video game software development company’s history as well as its operations today. Unity Software Inc.: Over the Edge Entertainment s Evolution
The Beginning: From Mobile Games to Virtual Reality
In 2004, Unity was founded in Denmark as Over the Edge Entertainment. The company started out developing mobile games before eventually expan
ding into other areas, such as virtual reality. In 2007, it changed its name to Unity Software Inc. to better reflect its focus on cross-platform game development. It is now one of the most well-known video game software developers in the world. Unity Software Inc.: Over the Edge Entertainment s Evolution
2015 – Unreal Engine Partnership
In 2015, Unity partnered with Unreal Engine, which is a game engine developed by Epic Games. This partnership allows Unity developers to use Unreal Engine technology for their own games. The partnership also allows for cross-platform compatibility between the two engines. According to Wired, this means that gamers will be able to play across both PC and consoles without having to switch software. With the new 5.4 release of Unity, users are now able to export projects in Unreal Engine 4 format so they can develop their games on either platform.
2016 – Virtual Reality Sees Success
In 2016, Unity saw success in the world of virtual reality. The company released its first game, Tilt Brush, for the HTC Vive. The game allows players to paint in three-dimensional space. Unity also worked with Google to create a virtual reality version of the popular Google Earth program. With this new release, you can fly over any place on earth or walk around famous landmarks such as the pyramids and Taj Mahal.
2017 – What’s Coming Up?
2017 is set to be an exciting year for Unity Software Inc. The company has plans to release several new products, as well as updates to existing ones. One of the most anticipated releases is Unity 5, which will include a number of new features and improvements. Other releases include the latest versions of Unity for iOS and Android, as well as a new version of Unity for Windows 10. In addition to these products, Unity Software Inc. will also be working on a number of new projects, so keep an eye out for what’s coming next from this leading video game software development company!
We sat down with Unity software engineer and former Over the Edge Entertainment employee, Martin Pramvall, to discuss the company’s rebranding in 2007.
Why did the company change its name from Over the Edge Entertainment to Unity Software Inc.?
It was a long time coming. We had outgrown our name and it no longer reflected what we did or who we were. There are several companies that share the same name as ours and it became difficult for us to distinguish ourselves. Also, some people thought we only made tools for game developers when in fact that wasn’t true at all!