There is an interview with Brett Seyler at Gamasutra. He discusses why he left GarageGames to go to Unity3d, and what he would have done if the opportunity to work with them wouldn’t have been available. An interesting read.
Brett still posts on the GarageGames forums (or TorquePowered, depending whether the new name catches on). Keeping tabs on the competition I guess 🙂
Unity Technologies has hired Brett Seyler, who oversaw Torque engine development for InstantAction and GarageGames, to serve as its VP of strategy. After Brett Seyler announced that he was leaving TorquePowered (former GarageGames), nobody thought he was leaving for a direct competitor.
In the torrent of comments following his blog, Brett indicated indirectly that he already had a next challenge in mind, but he didn’t specify. It was assumed throughout the Torque community that he would follow in the footsteps of his former GarageGames colleagues now at Pushbutton Labs. That company was founded by the former GarageGames owners, after the sale to Interactive corp. In fact, it was at that time that Brett took over daily operations at GarageGames.
The move to Unity3d is both a surprise and a Lees verder Unity Technologies hires former Torque Exec Brett Seyler
At the current Unite 09 conference, a new release of the Unity3D was announced, bringing it up to version 2.6. According to the website, this new version brings along more than 100 enhancements in respect to the previous version.
The most notable thing, however, is the fact that the $200 Indie variant of the engine has disappeared. It has now been replaced with a free version and has been renamed to “Unity3d”. The new version includes Lees verder New Unity 3D release with free license option