Unity Technologies , provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, have opened up public nominations for their annual Unity Awards  event held during the Unite conference, this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver. Nominations for awards categories will be accepted through June 30. The Unity Awards, first celebrated in 2008, recognize the most outstanding examples of games, simulations, visualizations and other projects created using the Unity development platform across a variety of categories. Winners will be revealed in front of the Unity community during a ceremony at Unite 2013 in Vancouver on August 29th.
“When we began creating Unity so many years ago, we had high hopes, but seeing the continuous and shockingly rapid improvement of the interactive games and experiences made with Unity is mind-blowing,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. “Having the chance to recognize these projects and the talented men and women that so passionately create them is one of the best parts of our year. These individuals and organizations are what drive the technology forward and help us strive to make our technology more powerful and more complete.”
Categories for the 2012 Unity Awards include:
- Best 3D Visual Experience
- Best 2D Visual Experience
- Best Technical Achievement
- Best Gameplay
- Best Student Project
- Best VizSim Project
- Best Non-game Project
- Community Choice
- Golden Cube (best overall game/project)
Nominations and winners are chosen by the Unity Technologies team with the exception of the Community Choice award which will be voted on by the Unity community beginning in July.