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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.

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.

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.”

To download P4Connect, please visit:
http://www.perforce.com/downloads/free/p4connect