Gaming Is Poised to Grow, and Unity Technologies Is Here for It

The Seattle-area company found that the number of people playing games is at far higher levels than they were before the pandemic, and the industry is ready to feed the demand.
Written by Jeff Kirshman
March 23, 2022Updated: March 23, 2022

Gaming is on the rise, and Unity Technologies has the data to prove it: The 3D development company, which describes itself as the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content, reported this month that the number of games made with its Game Engine platform grew 93 percent in 2021. 

Some of this accelerated growth can be attributed to the pandemic, the locally-based company said, as gaming brought people together and provided a human connection in a time of distance and isolation. 

But the Unity Gaming Report 2022, which drew information from more than 230,000 developers who make and operate more than 750,000 games based on the company’s platform, also predicted that industry expansion will continue well into the future.  

Want to know more about Unity Technologies’ position in the tech industry? Interested in a career in gaming, software or virtual reality? Continue below to learn more about the tech giant based out of Bellevue (with offices in Austin, San Francisco and Pennsylvania as well), and gain more insight into what the team at Unity Technologies does, how they do it and what makes their company unique. 



Industry: 3D Development

Founded: 2004

What they do: Unity Technologies develops 3D technology and VR visualization tools to help companies make streamlined physical navigation accessible to both people and devices.

In the flesh: Unity will be at this month’s Game Developers Conference, hosting online and in-person events showcasing the company’s latest features for game developers, creator stories and more. 

Notable perks and benefits: Unity offers a wide range of benefits to support employees’ well-being and work-life balance, including comprehensive health, life and disability insurance; employee stock ownership; generous vacation and personal days; paid leave for new parents; a wellness and fitness subsidy; and a volunteering and donation-matching program.

DEI initiatives: Unity’s mission is to empower a diverse community of developers, give them the tools and resources they need, and help them bring their visions to life. In honor of Black History Month, the company interviewed a trio of Black creators who leveraged Unity to create “The Changing Same” — an immersive, episodic virtual reality experience that uses time travel and magical realism to explore the history of anti-Black violence in the United States.

Acts of solidarity: Unity Technologies has been vocal about its support for Ukraine, donating 100 percent of its “Mega Bundle” proceeds to charities supporting the country’s citizens. 



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