FREE TO PLAY: Unity Technologies, a game-development platform, is offering free software licenses for universities. The San Francisco-based company says its tools can be used to help students build digital skills such as art, design and programming. Unity has offered free licenses to K-12 educators since March 2015, and now higher-ed institutions can take advantage of the company’s tools to add gaming elements to their courses.
“Our own future lies with the young minds in school today who are destined to become the creators of tomorrow,” Laetitia Santore, senior product marketing manager at Unity, writes in a blogpost. Institutions including the University of Utah are also using using Unity software to train future game developers. Higher-ed institutions can apply on the company’s site for free licenses.