There was some exciting news at the Flash Gaming Summit in San Francisco with Adobe announcing the public availability of the Molehill APIs, which will be made available through a new beta version of the Flash Player. But what’s even more interesting is the announcement that the nice chaps over at Unity 3D are planning to add Flash Player and Molehill’s hardware accelerated 3D support as a platform target.

Now considering Flash Professional won’t initially have any 3D tools available to help authors work with Molehill this could be pretty big news. The Unity IDE could be the perfect tool for those wishing to create 3D games using Flash. And it might also prompt Adobe to consider integrating 3D support for Molehill more tightly into the IDE.

More details can be found on the Unity 3D Technology blog.