Is it okay to use Unity 3D programming and gaming software to create mobile game apps for Android and iOS? I am using a free version of Unity 3D and planning it to sell my current game app I've created by publishing it to Google Play. I also use this method for earning money by setting as a free app with ads on it.

I saw some developers relied on using free version of Unity 3D to create games and published it via App Store or Google Play. If it does, should I have to pay or share contribution to the Unity development team for earnings since I use the free version in order to rely for producing several game apps for business?


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From the Unity FAQ:

Can we sell games and make money with the free version of Unity?

Yes you can create and sell a game with the free version of Unity, without paying royalties or any revenue share. However, the free version of Unity may not be licensed by a commercial entity with annual gross revenues (based on fiscal year) in excess of US$100,000, or by an educational, non-profit or government entity with an annual budget of over US$100,000.

Please also be aware that the feature set of the free version is not intended for the production of professional games and interactive content. Lastly, games made with our Pro trial licenses may not be distributed nor used for commercial purposes.

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    \$\begingroup\$ No, that last part is just saying you can't use a trial of the pro version (which is not the same as the free version) to produce games to sell. You don't need to seek permission to produce and sell games with the free version. You are not allowed to sell games made with the Unity Pro trial. You can produce and sell games with the non-trial Pro version. \$\endgroup\$
    – House
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 1:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ I see. What about full Pro version, not trial, of Unity? Is it still legally safe to sell these games made of this software? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 1:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ The full Pro version is the same as the non-trial Pro version I mention in the last sentence of my previous comment. Slow down man :) Read. \$\endgroup\$
    – House
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 1:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DavidDimalanta What am I? Google? unity3d.com/legal/as_terms. See Appendix 1. \$\endgroup\$
    – House
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 2:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Poldie I think if you make 100k from your game, it won't be a problem to buy a Pro license. \$\endgroup\$
    – House
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 14:08

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