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Unity Technologies to receive the YGD Hero Award

The creators of gaming software Unity will be presented with the award on 8 July.

The YGD Hero Award, chosen by BAFTA’s Games Committee, is awarded to a figure or organisation in the professional games industry who supports young game designers.

Unity Technologies - YGD Hero Award winner 2017

Unity Technologies are the creators of Unity, the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences, including a free version for personal use. 

Jessica Lindl, Global Head of Education at Unity, said: 

We are very grateful to BAFTA for this recognition. At Unity, we believe every young person should have the opportunity to learn how to become a creator, and not just a consumer, of technology. That's why we invest so deeply in building a powerful and flexible engine that makes young people's dreams a reality.

Unity Technologies will be receive the YGD Hero Awards in the YGD ceremony on Saturday 8 July.

Discover more about the Game Concept and Game Making Award finalists here.