Open Source Tool Streamlines Workflows Between Two of the Gaming Industry's Most Popular Development Tools
- P4Connect integrates Unity and Perforce for faster cross-platform development, more streamlined workflows and better collaboration
- All Perforce products are provided free for up to 20 users. P4Connect is also free and does not require a Unity Pro or Team Unity license
- P4Connect source code is available from the Perforce Workshop, enabling users to participate in ongoing development
ALAMEDA, Calif (January 27, 2015) - Perforce Software today announced the integration of its version management engine, P4D, and leading game development platform, Unity®. P4Connect integrates Perforce's powerful versioning capabilities into the Unity platform, enabling gaming companies to significantly accelerate development workflows and better protect their digital assets. P4Connect is available for download at no charge from the Unity store or the Perforce website, and the tool's source code is available from Perforce's open-source Workshop.
Best-of-Breed Games and Versioning Engines
Unity is a flexible, high-performance engine and editor used by developers and designers to build games and applications across multiple platforms. P4Connect embeds Perforce's P4D versioning engine into Unity's development environment, giving users seamless access to key versioning capabilities and features-such as global code and asset management, tracked change history, and automation-with context menus and the Unity interface. By integrating the games industry's most popular cross-platform development software and version management solution, P4Connect is enabling thousands of game studios-from indie developers to AAA game companies-to increase productivity and improve team collaboration.
Free for Small Game Studios and Educational Institutions
The Perforce 20/20 Program enables indie developers and small studios to use the same versioning engine used by the leading AAA studios, free of charge. It includes telephone access to Perforce's award winning technical support. Perforce also offers free educational licenses, used by leading academic institutions around the world, such as the Academy of Art University, Academy of Design and Objectif 3D.
Teams can begin using P4Connect immediately and without a Unity® Pro or Team Unity® license.
"We're committed to supporting the next generation of game developers by providing the solid foundation they need to manage and protect all of their digital assets right from the start," said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. "Whether they're indie studios or AAA leaders, our customers will see a vast improvement in their workflows with P4Connect. It will allow them to focus their time on what they do best-game development, not the management of tools or workflows."
Open Sourced and Available Now
Perforce has open-sourced P4Connect and hosts it in the Perforce Workshop, allowing the gaming community to contribute to the plugin and support its ongoing development alongside Perforce.
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About Perforce Software
Perforce offers the industry's most advanced version management and collaboration platform. Perforce protects its customers most valuable IP and enables teams to collaborate without conflict on any type of file-from source code to industrial designs to business documents. The company's technology is unique in its ability to manage large binary content while scaling to support globally distributed teams-a vital capability for organizations looking to produce better products faster through Continuous Delivery practices. Perforce serves more than 10,500 customers, from the thousands of start-ups that rely on its free 20-user edition to some of the most innovative and impactful brands in the world, such as Samsung, NVIDIA, SAP, Pixar, National Instruments, Salesforce.com and the New York Stock Exchange. According to an independent study, companies that migrate to Perforce improve developer productivity by 15% and release their products 25% faster. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.perforce.com/.
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