Unity Technologies has released the Unity Web Player to allow users of Mac to play online games that were designed for other platforms. The player plugin for the Mac is now a free download from the Unity Technologies site and supports most of the popular online games, including Neverland, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Linea I and II, Gun Hunter, Solitaire, Viticulture, Pyramid, etc. It also supports flash games and other media files like mp3 and wmv. Not only does the Mac version now supports most of these, but it also has new features that allow the user to edit and share their games.
The latest release of the Unity Web Player, version 1.5, now includes a new feature that makes it easier for the user to find their favorite game on the site. The new Search option enables the user to search for games based on popularity, genre, or tags. For example, if someone searches for "Angry Birds" they are likely to find the site dedicated to this flash game. The same is true for games that are popular on the social networking site Facebook.
Another great feature of this plug-in is the built in image viewer that allows the user to view beautiful graphical images right in the browser window. This is a feature that was actually developed internally at Unity Technologies by the team that made the highly popular browser Fluxbox. Not only is the viewer nice to look at, but it can also be used to preview/review any of the rich 3D content created by Unity Technologies' game engine, such as the Unity Web Player. This is a very useful feature that adds to the richness of the games that you can play and gives the user a nice way to visualize the effects of the animation, without having to preview the whole scene in slow mo. All in all, it's one of the most useful plug-ins for Unity Technologies.