Accelerating player builds with an incremental build pipeline

The build graph described here includes all the steps for building players that can be run as external tools with clearly defined dependencies, such as:

  • Script compilation
  • Il2CPP conversion and C++ compilation
  • Code stripping via UnityLinker
  • Burst compilation
  • Code signing
  • Packaging and compression

It also includes many platform-specific tools. It does not, however, encompass the serialization of scenes and assets into player data files (which is currently done by native code in-Editor).

Unfortunately, there’s more to building a fully incremental data build pipeline than adding nodes to a build graph. Due to the nature of Unity’s data file layout, each scene depends on all previously built scenes, so we cannot simply extract small changes to build independently of everything else. This is a shortcoming that is being addressed by other teams at Unity, and we hope to see significant improvements in the coming years.

But even with these constraints, our

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Features of Unreal Engine 5 That Will Revolutionise the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is on the precipice of a major change. The next generation of consoles have arrived, and with them, a new era of gaming. We’ve seen glimpses of what the future holds and it looks amazing with incredible load speeds and graphical capabilities.

One of the most impressive things to come out of this new era is the release of Unreal Engine 5. This game engine was revealed by Epic Games at The Game Awards 2019, and it is set to revolutionise the gaming industry. While the engine is being explored by the developers of the gaming and entertainment worlds, let’s look at some of the features of Unreal Engine 5 that will change gaming as we know it.

Photorealistic Graphics

Unreal Engine is known for its photorealistic graphics, and the latest version of the engine is even more realistic than ever before. With the new Real-time Ray

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Top 8 Android App Development Trends

In the current mobile market, if there is one operating system that provides flexibility to the next level and has a vast user base, that is Android. It is developed by Google and over 70% of android smartphones run Google’s ecosystem whereas some come with vendor-customized UI such as One UI by Samsung. Android has been the best-selling OS since 2011 and has over 3 billion monthly active users which are the largest for any operating system. So, having such a vast user base for a long time indicates that Android has some outstanding features. In this blog, we will discuss the top android app development trends that are handy in day-to-day life. 

The android app development industry is growing at a rapid-fast pace. A report by Statista states that there are 3.2 billion smartphone users in the world today. The remote work trend has further increased the demand for

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Using Social Proof to Battle Toxic Behavior

I just checked and toxic behavior in online video games continues to be a problem. At least sometimes. Game companies and community managers often combat players who call each other terrible things and tell each other to uninstall the game. This kind of community management requires expensive and cumbersome systems like reporting, banning, and karma systems. These are great and bear no substitution, but from my conversations with game developers and community managers, they’re often on the lookout for cheap, simple, and easy-to-implement solutions to supplement these approaches. I was reading through some older studies about the science of persuasion and came up with one idea that might help.

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One thing that social psychologists have come to understand about people is that when

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