Thursday, September 18, 2008

An Interesting Find (Unity, a game development tool)

One of my colleagues who is the main architect/builder of our Second life campus passed me this link to Unity, a game development tool. Of course I am probably the last person in the world to learn about this program. I haven't had a chance to really look into it, but it seems really cool. It's web-based, and the website says you can make MMOs and Virtual Worlds with it. It appears that you have to download their player first to actually use it. I had fun playing with their little demo.

I like the fact that they have lots of tutorials and documentation. I am mostly a user of Second Life, but one of the things that is so hard at first for people new to Second life, and a potential headache, is the fact that you must create an account and download the software, etc. If this game maker is easy to use, well, oh the fun we could have!

I am deeply curious if anybody else has tried this game maker for their Information Literacy games. This is something that has interested me for a very long time, but I have only recently had time to really begin to research. The 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Librarians Symposium is coming up in November, and I'd dearly like to go.