A wave of iPhone games built using the Unity game engine seem likely, as the company behind Unity begins developing a games development solution for the platform.

Unity Technologies, which creates tools for games development for computers and the web, today announced plans to develop similar solutions for the iPhone.

"With iPhone support, Unity is poised to become the single source for game developers who want to create best-of-breed, 3D-quality games that can be easily and quickly ported to all platforms, including consoles, devices, PC/Mac, and now, the iPhone," said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies.

"Unity’s support of iPhone addresses the developer’s need to create more and better mobile/portable games that support the consumers ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle," he added.

Unity has launched an iPhone beta program to provide hands-on support for creating titles for the device.