Telesocial Rolls Out In-Game Mobile-to-Mobile Calling for Unity
Apr 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Telesocial, the San Francisco-based cloud telephony service platform, has released a free plug-in extension for the Unity engine and development tools that lets developers add mobile voice services into their games.
According to a release, developers can now add a 3D telephone or voicemail system into their game, which can be used to call other characters, initiate group calls or team conferencing directly from any Unity app -- with no cost to the developer!
Telesocial is a solution for Unity developers to add free mobile-to-mobile calling, group calling, and voice features into their games in a safe and anonymous way. Phone numbers are secure and never shared. Additionally, Telesocial's editor extension does not require VoIP, client download or a headset. Developers can configure it with the integrated GUI tools.
"Game developers are always looking for new channels to enhance their games," says Eric Stone, CTO and co-founder of Telesocial. "With the Telesocial 3D plug-in, players can call other players for help, characters can leave messages or communicate with players. These are some of the many features that our plug-in can instantly add to a game and create a new social game mechanic," adds Stone.
In-game mobile calling is a social feature that increases game retention and viralty. By adding mobile communications, developers can enhance the user experience and increase engagement in single-player, multi-player and social games.
Telesocial's editor extension is currently available to use in the US and can be downloaded in the Unity Asset Store.
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