Neglecting to release any specifics on how the development environment will integrate with Apple's official SDK, Unity Technologies has announced that its multiplatform 3D game development tool, called Unity, will soon be able to create titles that run on the iPhone.
A brief statement from Unity reads:
"The Unity engine is the core technology that facilitates visually rich, engaging 3D game play, whether it's on a traditional desktop, or on the Web at major gaming sites like shockwave.com, or now on the world's leading mobile device - the iPhone. [...] With support of the iPhone platform, the Unity engine becomes platform agnostic and significantly expands the reach and capabilities of the tool. As a fully supported deployment platform, developers can now use Unity to drive development of the best games to iPhone's massive mobile market and beyond."
The company is now accepting applications for an iPhone beta program.
Unity has been used to develop a number of lesser-known game titles including "Big Bang Brain Games" from Freeverse, MegaPixel and Dukateers.