How can it already be the holiday season? With a trip to Amsterdam for Unite 2023 and the exciting reveal of our 15th Unity Awards and MWU Korea Award 2023 winners, the last two months at Unity have been packed with pizazz. Keep reading to discover what Unity creators accomplished in October and November, including the latest game releases.
From Andris Gauracs turning a meme into a playable game (see above) to reports on how games impact the climate, Unity creators keep making eye-popping headlines. October and November saw one horror game blow up in popularity, a shooter reach the coveted 500-review mark, and a mobile game make the switch to a F2P model. And year-end lists have arrived, starting with this one from Paste Magazine, of which nearly half of the honorees are made with Unity.
If you’re curious which PC game studios packed the biggest punch in the latest Steam reports, look no further. Steam’s top 20 new releases in September featured four games made with Unity: WitchSpring R, Void Crew, Party Animals, and Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles. October, on the other hand, saw seven titles, including Lethal Company in the top five.
When it comes to the top most played games recently, Rust and Unturned continued to shine, with NARAKA: BLADEPOINT, Lethal Company, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel joining the ranks.*
Last but not least, Scopely’s Monopoly Go hit $1 billion in player spending within seven months of its release, making it the biggest casual game launch ever. Check out the team’s celebratory post below.
Moving to the world of video and streaming, the last two months have been somewhat quiet on the Unity side. We’ve begun to ramp things up, however, starting with a recent spotlight on Best Artistic Tool winner Febucci Tools’ Text Animator (above) and this deep dive on the Universal Render Pipeline. Keep an eye on our schedule for future videos. And, if you’re looking for bite-sized tips, check out our YouTube Shorts.
While we may have been a bit quiet, Unity Insiders added to the conversation in big ways. Here’s a roundup of the top content (in our opinion) from your favorite community voices.
AIA (@AIAdev) shared a YouTube short that walks though advanced probe volumes, which is a new feature that will make day and night cycles simpler in Unity 6.
In a first look at Unity Muse, Coco Code (@CocoCode) shares examples of working with the tools compared to other AI generative solutions. We appreciate all feedback and encourage you to share your thoughts on Muse in our discussions forum.
Also coming out of Unite, Code Monkey (@CodeMonkeyUnity) dove into Unity 6 and recapped the Keynote session. Check it out below. And congrats to Code Monkey on reaching 500,000 subscribers.
There are so many impressive shares on social media using the #MadeWithUnity hashtag. With so much activity – from award winners to Unite 2023 chatter – here are some highlights from October/November.
With Halloween on the horizon, developer Adam Gryu launched his annual pumpkin carving game and saw more carvers than ever before at 6,000+. Keep your eyes peeled next year so you, too, can spend time carving in Ghost Town.
In the end, it was all eyes on Unite, with speakers, award winners, and more spreading the love online. If you’re thinking ahead to 2024 and how your next project can have an impact, dive into AR Earth Savers – MWU Korea Award 2023 winner for Best Innovation – in this blog about the project.
Last but not least, here are some Unity Asset Store highlights from the last two months:
Keep adding the #MadeWithUnity hashtag to your posts to show what you’ve been up to and spread the project love.
Just in time for the holiday season, the last two months were huge for releases of games using Unity. Read on for some highlights (and maybe even add some of these games to your holiday wishlist).
Do you see any on the list that have already become favorites or find that we’re missing a title? Share your thoughts in the forums.
If you’re creating with Unity and haven’t seen your projects in any of our monthly roundups, submit them for the chance to be featured.