Tsugi is now Unity Cloud Build
Unity Acquires Tsugi to Power New Service for Game Developers

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Tsugi is now Unity Cloud Build August 20, 2014


Now in free open beta

August 20, 2014 13:00 ET

Unity Announces Unity Cloud Build, Making Game Production Highly Efficient; Acquires Tsugi to Power New Service for Game Developers

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) -  Unity Technologies is proud to unveil Unity Cloud Build, in beta. Now, game developers will have access to a powerful continuous integration service that helps them quickly build, test, and share new game projects. This service is powered through the acquisition of Tsugi, an Austin-based startup focused on making the process of building, testing, and deploying games seamless and fast.

"The goal of Cloud Build is to take the pain out of producing and maintaining successful cross-platform games," said Todd Hooper, VP of Online Services, Unity Technologies. "By streamlining the production process in the cloud, Unity is putting studios large and small in a position to give more time toward their creative processes and deliver amazing games that keep gamers coming back for more."

Camouflaj, the creator of the game République, has been using the Unity Cloud Build beta for production on the latest episode of its signature game and is already seeing an exceptional increase in efficiency.

"As we continue to expand République to more platforms, the time it takes to make builds has become a heavy burden for the team," says Ryan Payton, founder of Camouflaj. "This is why automation through Unity Cloud Build is a killer feature -- we've gone from two or three builds a day to at least twenty. We love it."

"Everyone on our team has been a long-time user and fan of Unity, and we created Cloud Build to make our own lives as game developers easier," said Patrick Curry, CEO of Tsugi. "Now at Unity Austin, we're dedicated to sharing our work with everyone in the vibrant Unity community."

Unity Cloud Build currently supports Git, Subversion, and Perforce source control systems and can build games for iOS, Android, and the Unity Web Player, with additional platforms available in the future. Developers using Unity Pro interested in participating in the beta program can do so for free by visiting https://build.cloud.unity3d.com.

As a result of the acquisition of Tsugi, Unity Austin is open for business. The Unity Austin office will grow to encompass multiple teams focused on Unity Cloud Build and further expanding the Unity ecosystem. For career opportunities in the Austin office, please visit http://unity3d.com/jobs.

About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity's powerful core engine and editor serve as the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems.

At the heart of Unity's democratization initiatives you will find solutions and services for building games and audiences. The Unity Asset Store digital content marketplace supports developer efforts by providing time and money-saving solutions to tough production, design, and art challenges. New integrated services such as Unity Cloud Build extend the platform for greater productivity in creating, testing, and deploying while Unity Everyplay and Unity Ads help developers to connect with their audiences and acquire users through sharing of game replays on social network and offering a high-quality advertising network.

Unity Technologies serves over 600,000 monthly active developers, including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.

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Tsugi Beta Update August 4, 2014


Hot August Update

Important Update to Git Authentication

We're changing how Tsugi connects to Git repos. Instead of having you add our user to a GitHub or BitBucket repo, we're now generating an SSH key specifically for you and your team to use. We will turn off the old way of connecting to Git repos in the near future, so if you use Git, please visit this link and generate your new key:

   https://beta.tsugi.co/gitkeys/

New Project View in Beta

We're working on a new streamlined view of all of projects in Tsugi. Check out this new page, and let us know what you think:

   https://beta.tsugi.co/projects/

Unite 2014 in Seattle

Are you working with the Unity game engine? Will you be attending the Unite conference in Seattle this month? If so, come say hi! We're speaking at the event on August 20th and showing off the next version of our cloud compiler tools!

   http://unity3d.com/unite/unite2014/schedule#20

Feedback & Bug Fixes

Your feedback on Tsugi has been awesome! Thank you for all of your support, feature requests, and bug reports. We're constantly working to make the service as awesome as possible. If you see anything that looks janky, broken or confusing, please let us know! Send your feedback to beta@tsugi.co

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


Tsugi is Growing & Improving May 23, 2014


Getting better all the time

Our cloud-compiler for iOS, Android and Unity apps is getting better all the time, and your feedback is more important than ever. This update is all about features that y'all, our beta users, have asked for!

New Features for May 2014

We want to help speed up your development process, let you quickly find specific builds in your history, and help you catch problems as soon as possible.

Want to know if your latest code made it into a build? The history view now includes a column for the latest commit that's included in each build. Need to track down why builds started failing after a specific date? The history view also shows you exactly when you made edits to your Tsugi settings, like when your builds upgraded from Unity 4.2.2 to 4.3.4.

As Tsugi creates builds for you, we now include errors and warnings directly in the notification emails. Keep an eye on these! As we find and document common problems and warnings, we'll be telling you about them in these emails. Mobile development is full of "gotchas", and we want to help you stay ahead of the curve.

We're also displaying your app's icon right in the Tsugi dashboard, so you can be more confident than ever that you're downloading the right app. (This is currently only supported for apps built with Unity, but we're investigating this for native iOS and Android apps too.)

Check out these new features a host of speed improvements and even more bug fixes at the beta site: https://beta.tsugi.co/

Looking Ahead

We've also been hard at work making it easier to use Tsugi. It turns out that as we add features, we're also adding complexity to our system -- most of which new users don't need to worry about. We'll be announcing those new features soon, but in the meantime...

Feedback & Bug Fixes

Your feedback has been awesome! We're constantly working on bug fixes, UI improvements and new features. If you see anything that looks janky, broken or confusing, please let us know! Send your feedback to beta@tsugi.co

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


Post SXSW/GDC Update March 26, 2014


New Polling System, Android Signing

We really enjoyed meeting so many of you at SXSW in Austin and GDC in San Francisco. It's great to hear first-hand how you're using Tsugi and what you want and need from us in the future. We know making apps is hard, so we're here to make it easier.

We've been hard at work on new features, speed improvements, bug fixes and helping you get the most out of our cloud compiler. While lots of this work has been behind-the-scenes, we have a couple new features to tell you about.

New Polling System
We’ve revamped our source control polling system. Some of you have experienced issues getting Tsugi to automatically detect changes in your Git repos. This new system should make that process more reliable and trouble-free, and you'll automatically get build notifications as your team pushes commits to your central Git repo. (If you only want to kick-off builds manually, you can edit your app's settings and turn off the “Auto-Build” option.)

Android App Signing
Tsugi can now sign your Android apps with your team’s keystore. A signed Android app is required for submitting to app stores, integration with platform-specific features (in-app purchases, push notifications), and some third-party plug-ins like Facebook. Edit your project’s settings in Tsugi to upload your keystore information and we'll take it from there.

Need help getting started?
We've started collecting frequently asked questions and tips in our Developer Center, which you can check out here: http://developer.tsugi.co/

Have other questions or need help getting your first app compiling with Tsugi? Email beta@tsugi.co and we'll get you up and running!

Help Spread the Word
Our cloud compiler is currently in open beta. That means everyone is welcome to sign up and try out the service. Feel free to have your friends and colleagues sign up: http://tsugi.co/signup

Looking Ahead
We have many new features and more awesome stuff in the works, so look for those announcement soon. Your feedback thus far has been invaluable to us. Please let us know how we can help make your lives easier: beta@tsugi.co

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


Which Xcode? Which Unity? December 5, 2013


Now supporting Xcode 4, Xcode 5, Unity 4.2 and Unity 4.3

Keeping up with constant updates to development tools is a major hassle, and sometimes it's a full-time job. We're very excited to announce that Tsugi now lets you select which version of Xcode to use when building your iOS apps, and which version of Unity to use when building Unity-based apps and games.

If you haven't upgraded your team to Xcode 5 or Unity 4.3 yet... that's perfect! You can use Tsugi to try out these new versions before you invest the time to upgrade a single local computer. That's the power of the cloud.

To take advantage of this new feature, click on the "Settings" button for your app. A list of all your apps can be found here: https://beta.tsugi.co/apps/ - and of course this option is also available for all new apps you create.

Need help getting started?

Don't know where to start with Tsugi? Or having trouble setting up your first app? Email beta@tsugi.co and we'll get you up and running. We're here to help.

Help Spread the Word

Our build service is currently in open beta. That means everyone is welcome to sign up and try out the service. Want your friends or teammates to try out the service? Send them here: http://tsugi.co/signup

Feedback & Bug Fixes

Your feedback has been awesome! We're constantly working on bug fixes, UI improvements and new features. If you see anything that looks janky, broken or confusing, please let us know! Send your feedback to beta@tsugi.co

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


Now Building Android Apps November 19, 2013


Ant? Eclipse? Android Studio? Gradle? Yes!

We keep adding features to our cloud-based build and deployment platform for mobile apps. Here's what we've been up to on the Android side of things.

Native Android Support

Tsugi can build native Android apps written in Java. If you're working on an Android app, you can add it to the new app wizard: https://beta.tsugi.co/wizard

Updated Example Projects

We've added two new example Android projects to the Tsugi GitHub page. You can also find our iOS and Unity examples here: https://github.com/tsugi/

A Note About Android App Signing

We're currently signing all Android apps with a debug keystore. We'll be adding the ability for you to upload and use your own keystores soon.

Need help getting started?

Don't know where to start with Tsugi? Or having trouble setting up your first app? Email beta@tsugi.co and we'll get you up and running.

Not in the Beta yet?

Our build service is currently in open beta. That means everyone is welcome to sign up and try out the service. Want your friends or teammates to try out the service? Send them here: http://tsugi.co/signup

Feedback & Bug Fixes

Your feedback has been awesome! We're constantly working on bug fixes, UI improvements and new features. If you see anything that looks janky, broken or confusing, please let us know! Send your feedback to beta@tsugi.co

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


Now with Perforce & TestFlight October 28, 2013


Build from anywhere. Push to anywhere.

It's been an exciting week at Tsugi. We've welcomed more of you into the beta, and you've been sending in great feedback on the service. Two new big features this week:

Perforce Support

You can now build your apps directly from your Perforce depot. This was a big one, especially since we're supporting projects using streams and classic view maps. So dive in and get your P4-based projects building: https://beta.tsugi.co/wizard/

Push to TestFlight

We know you have hundreds of UDIDs tracked in TestFlight, not to mention emails, groups and permissions. No problem! You can now push iOS builds to TestFlight directly from the Install page. Click on "Share", then "Push to TestFlight": https://beta.tsugi.co/distro/

You'll be prompted to enter your TestFlight credentials, and we have some handy links that will help you copy/paste what you need.

Example Projects

If you don't have a project ready to build with Tsugi yet, you can now use one of our example apps from our GitHub page to get started. Simply paste a repo's URL into the new app wizard, and you're off to the races: https://github.com/tsugi/

Bug Fixes

And yes, we're also constantly working on bug fixes, UI improvements and a bunch of new features. So if you see anything that looks janky, broken or confusing, please let us know and we'll fix it up for you!

Keep the Feedback Coming

Tsugi is getting better every day, and it's all because of your feedback. Got an idea for us? Or have a major pain in the $%&# involving your build workflow? Let us know. We're here to help. Send feedback to beta@tsugi.co

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


Big Beta Update October 16, 2013


Example apps on GitHub

We've just pushed a big code update full of new features and bug fixes. If you're making games in Unity or native Xcode iOS apps, you can use our servers to automatically make and distribute your builds.

If you don't have a project ready for Tsugi, use one of these open source GitHub repos to kick the tires. Drop any of these URLs into our new app wizard ( https://beta.tsugi.co/wizard/ ) to see Tsugi in action:

Very small Unity app

https://github.com/tsugi/exampleunity
Builds for iOS, Android and the Web Player

Very small Unity app

https://github.com/tsugi/exampleunity
Builds for iOS, Android and the Web Player

Very small Xcode app

https://github.com/tsugi/examplexcode
Builds for iOS only: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Unity's tutorial project "Angry Bots"

https://github.com/tsugi/exampleunityangrybots
Builds for iOS, Android and the Web Player

To experiment with changes to an example, clone its repo and start making changes.

We think you'll be shocked how easy it is to start working on a new app. The process that used to take us days of messing with config files and source repos now takes minutes.

There's a few of you waiting on Perforce support and that's coming soon. Let us know if there's anything else you need to get started. We're really excited to get your feedback!

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


Tsugi Beta Now Open October, 2013


Sign Up. Make Builds. Save Time. Sleep Easy.

We're thrilled to invite you to be the first to try out Tsugi's build tools for mobile apps. Signing up is easy, and it takes less than five minutes to get started. We can't wait to help you speed up your app development process!

http://tsugi.co/signup

What Does Tsugi Do?

Tsugi automates the process of making mobile apps. We have an army of build robots waiting to do your bidding. Tell us where you keep your source code and assets, and every time your team commits a change, we'll email you a new build. Did someone break the build? You'll get an email before you can finish your cup of coffee.

Why Do I need Tsugi?

Making builds is a major pain in the $%&#. Turn an hour-long process into 15 minutes. Empower your teams to test their changes to art, audio and copy on their devices, all without asking the engineers for a new build.

Tell Your Friends

Our beta is now open to everyone! If you have friends making apps, please feel free to forward them this email. We love making our fellow developers' lives easier.

Thank you for your support!
The Tsugi Team


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