Agora enables game developers to embed live video chat as a Unity Technologies verified solutions partner

June 24-2019
Agora enables game developers to embed live video chat as a Unity Technologies verified solutions partner

Agora the leading voice, video and live interactive streaming platform, announced it is a Unity Technologies Verified Solutions Partner and released the Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity. As a Unity verified solutions partner, Agora enables game developers to easily embed high-quality video chat directly inside their games.

Mobile experiences are becoming increasingly interactive as users turn to live video to communicate and engage with each other across a wide variety of apps, with gaming at the forefront of this evolution. The Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity provides game developers with everything they need to create richer, more engaging user experiences with live in-game video chat.

By enabling players to interact with each other in real time, developers can boost player engagement and retention while delivering unique gaming experiences that today’s gamers crave. In-app video communications add an interactive social layer to games so players don’t have to rely on third-party apps, which increases user stickiness and keeps gamers inside the game.

“Live video is a powerful tool for game developers who want to take their games to new heights but most existing solutions come with a trade-off in gameplay. Agora’s new video SDK is designed to work seamlessly with our development platform and makes it incredibly easy for developers to deploy live interactive video within their games. More importantly, Agora’s SDK is a robust yet lightweight solution, allowing developers to add real-time video without compromising the player experience,” said  Unity Technologies CMO Clive Downie.

The Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity delivers in-game real-time video communications with sub-second latency and a small footprint that ensures a seamless experience for gamers. The SDK is optimized in size, CPU usage, and power consumption for minimal impact on gameplay without affecting gaming bitrate or diluting the experience.

In addition to high-quality video, Agora’s SDK also ensures high-quality voice integration with zero interference and low latency with passive echo cancellation, background noise reduction, volume normalization, and proprietary anti-data loss algorithms. Other features include spatial voice effects, which add a sense of player positioning and depth, and voice changing, which utilizes pitch, reverb, equalizer, and other sound effects to provide players with personalised experiences.

“By working with Unity, we’re making real-time video easily accessible for Unity’s massive game developer community to power the next generation of engagement-centric mobile games. Both Unity and Agora share a similar vision of powering the real-time generation, so we’re thrilled to become a trusted partner to drive the future of gaming together,” said Agora COO and CRO Reggie Yativ.