The new year is here, but before we go forward, let’s look back at how 2022 wrapped up. Enjoy this latest monthly roundup of Made with Unity highlights, featuring everything you need to know about (and may have missed) as it relates to community happenings for the past month.
December was, once again, a month filled with opportunities to celebrate your numerous achievements. Catch a recap of this month’s Milestone Monday posts below.
This month, we celebrated the launch of the Sandbox update for POPULATION: ONE, the release of IXION by Bulwark Studios, and Mineko’s Night Market playable demo by Meowza Games. It was also a lot of fun to see the teleporting race cars from Supergonk’s Warp Drive and the return of a classic: JellyCar Worlds by Walaber. Keep looking out for new releases or milestone spotlights every Monday on the @UnityGames Twitter.
As usual, Tuesdays are dedicated to #UnityTips on Twitter, and there were plenty of amazing tips shared in December.
User @samyam_youtube offered a way to change your camera speed in one simple step. Then, we retweeted an amazing series of VFX tutorials from @studiocrafteurs that are simple to follow. We also published a recap of highlights from our 2022 dev Twitter takeovers right here on the blog.
There’s more to come in 2023, so keep tagging us and using the #UnityTips hashtag!
Continuing the trend from past months, we were amazed by the amount of incredible-looking projects we saw using the #MadeWithUnity hashtag throughout December.
Twitter’s @GravitonPunch had a beautiful and satisfying world-generation mechanic to show (above), and @MortalCrux came up with a fun way to spawn entities. Finally, @ClipSummer demonstrated one character’s flashy combat skills in an epic boss battle.
On Instagram, @jordy_j_s had some incredible animation to show a character’s transformation, the Obsidian Legion team gave a lesson on how to fight when outnumbered, and a repost from Twitter’s @AtelierChimere explored some ancient ruins.
All in all, December was a flurry of fun. We can’t wait to share your projects throughout the new year, so keep adding the #MadeWithUnity hashtag to your posts.
Before the holidays hit, we hosted three Twitch streams. The first, a Creator Spotlight featuring JellyCar Worlds. The second, a first-of-its-kind panel about the 2022.2 Tech Stream. And, last but not least, another Creator Spotlight with Whiteboard Games.
We also brought clips back to YouTube – a resurrected series where we showcase highlights from the full Creator Spotlight streams. Check out a clip from our stream with Whiteboard Games (above).
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitch and hit the notification bell so you never miss a stream. If you miss us in the moment, don’t worry: We upload all streams to our YouTube playlist.
On December 8, we had our last Dev Blitz Day of 2022, focusing on DOTS. During the event, we answered more than 100 developer questions. We’d like to thank everyone who participated and look forward to bringing you more community events like these in 2023.
Our next Dev Blitz Day doesn’t have a fixed date yet, but something tells us that having it close to Global Game Jam 2023 could be fun. Keep an eye on the forums and our Discord for future announcements.
To start the month off, we asked what genre of game you were working on, and RPG took the top spot for popularity.
We can’t wait to see the progress you make on your games in 2023. Be sure to tag us and share which #AssetStore assets you’re using. Here are some of our favorite creator showcases from Twitter in December:
The amazing Amplify Creations took over our feed before the holidays, offering some fantastic #UnityTips on how to use Amplify Shader Editor to create shaders and make workflows work for you.
To end the year, we shared a 2022 Publisher Highlights showcase that included exceptional creator contributions from our Asset Store publishers. If you’re a publisher, you are the butter to our bread. Thank you for all that you do.
Last but not least, here’s a non-exhaustive list of Made with Unity titles released in December (which can double as a way to use those holiday gift cards). See any on the list that have already become favorites or one that we’re missing? Tell us about it in the forums.