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Gaming MVP Unity (US) acquires 3D graphics startup Graphine

Unity Technologies (US), creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced their acquisition of Flanders-based 3D graphics company Graphine at the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC).


Complementary technologies

Ghent gaming company Graphine is a world-renowned developer and provider of advanced texture streaming and compression middleware. At Unity, Graphine’s texturing platform is considered the perfect complement to any rendering pipeline architecture, as it enables a best-in-class virtual texture artist workflow, texture streaming, and runtime system.

A welcome new arrival in Flanders

The region of Flanders is extremely pleased with the arrival of one of the largest 3D game development platform companies in the world.

Claire Tillekaerts, CEO of Flanders Investment & Trade: “The arrival of Unity Technologies in Flanders is a unique enrichment of our innovation landscape. I am pleased with the active role Flanders Investment & Trade played, both in the growth of Graphine NV and in convincing Unity Technologies Inc. of Flanders’ benefits. With this investment and the associated extra employment, Flanders once again confirms its role as a top cluster for research & development.”

About Unity Technologies

Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform that gives developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences in various industries, including games, film and entertainment, automotive, architecture, construction and engineering (AEC). Games and experiences made with Unity have reached 3 billion devices worldwide and were installed more than 29 billion times in the last 12 months.

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19 March 2019

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