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16 Highlights from 2016 on the Unity blog

December 29, 2016 in Community | 3 min. read

We’re nearing the end of 2016 now. Everyone’s enjoying their winter festivities, and gazes are shifting to all we have in the works for 2017. But before we wrap up for the year, we’d like to take a moment to thank the wonderful Unity staff members that share their expertise and news on the blog. We all hope you’ve found their contributions both helpful and interesting. So, before we go, we’d like to highlight 16 of our favorite blog posts published in 2016. Don’t see your favorite among our list? Post it in the comments so others can find it too!

Happy holidays from Unity!


Particle system modules - FAQ

Starting with Unity 5.3, you have full scripting access to the particle system’s modules, learn how to get the most out of it.

Unity Beta tips: How to participate effectively in the beta program

We love your bug reports and feedback! This post will help you get your point across even more effectively, so that you can shape our next release.

Understanding memory in Unity WebGL

How’s the web different from other platforms? Get some tips on optimizing for browsers.

Teaching Unity to non-programmers: Playground Project

Whether you’re a beginner coder or veteran educator who’s looking for new ways to get kids excited about game dev, you should definitely check out this prototype by our evangelist Ciro.

Surviving & thriving in game business

Three ways hit games stand out in the market

It’s tough out there for indie devs so get some inspiration from three dev teams who build sustainable studios.

The case of the missing revenue

Learn how to track issues that can cost you money with Unity Analytics.

Best practices for rewarded video ads

Mobile game players don’t like paying for games upfront, but will watch ads for virtual cash. Learn how to design a system that works for both you and your game’s community.

Growing and nurturing your game’s community

A great community can help you improve your game as well as spread the word about it. Get started early for best results - for example with our Community Management Kit.

Great news you might have missed

Unity joins the .NET Foundation

We’re working together with Microsoft and other members of this foundation to help shape the future of .NET. Learn what it means for scripting in Unity.

Experimental feature: VFX Toolbox Image Sequencer

For now, this tool can be a base for authoring optimized texture sheets, but we have great plans for how it can help VFX artists with other things.

Unity expands 2D offerings with Anima2D

Popular skeletal animation software will be available for free to all Unity developers next month!

Developing the new input system together with you

A lot has changed on this front since this post’s been published in April, but it’s still a good read to start before you dive into discussions on the New Input System forum.

Demo team magic

We can’t get enough of Adam, our demo team’s short sci-fi film. Since we published it, the team’s been working on releasing the assets and writing post mortems for the blog. Read the first four now, get inspired, and look forward to more Adam how-tos next year!

Adam Demo executable and assets released

Adam production design

Adam assets creation

Adam animation

December 29, 2016 in Community | 3 min. read