Search Unity

Made with Unity Monthly: January 2023 roundup

February 2, 2023 in News | 8 min. read
Made with Unity Monthly: January 2023 roundup | Hero image
Made with Unity Monthly: January 2023 roundup | Hero image

Is this article helpful for you?

Thank you for your feedback!

The year’s just getting started, but there’s already a lot happening. Peruse our latest monthly roundup of Made with Unity highlights to learn what’s up in the Unity community.

Milestone Monday

#MadeWithUnity games reached some exciting milestones in January.

To start, we celebrated the return of a classic as Colossal Cave was released in VR. Death in the Water 2 by Lighthouse Games also launched, and it’s proving to be quite a terrifying experience.

Finally, it’s great to see so many Made with Unity games nominated for the upcoming Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ D.I.C.E. Awards. The nominees include:

  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, IMMORTALITY, and MARVEL SNAP for Mobile Game of the Year
  • TUNIC and NORCO for Adventure Game of the Year
  • Cosmonious High, Tentacular, and The Last Clockwinder for Immersive Reality Game of the Year
  • MARVEL SNAP for Online Game of the Year
  • SpiderHeck for Fighting Game of the Year
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley, Lost in Play, and Trombone Champ for Family Game of the Year
  • Citizen Sleeper for Role-Playing Game of the Year
  • IXION, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator, and Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters for Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
  • OlliOlli World for Sports Game of the Year
  • Neon White for Action Game of the Year
  • IMMORTALITY, Neon White, and TUNIC for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
  • Among Us VR, Cosmonious High, and The Last Clockwinder for Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
  • MARVEL SNAP and TUNIC for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
  • Somerville for Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course for Outstanding Achievement in Animation
  • IMMORTALITY and TUNIC for Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • IMMORTALITY, NORCO, and I Was a Teenage Exocolonist for Outstanding Achievement in Story

We share new releases or milestone spotlights every Monday through @UnityGames on Twitter.

#UnityTips Tuesday

Tuesdays are dedicated to #UnityTips on Twitter. Here are two we found helpful in January:

We also published a recap of highlights from our 2022 developer Twitter takeovers right here on the blog. Stay tuned for plenty more throughout the year, and keep tagging us using the #UnityTips hashtag.

#MadeWithUnity Friday

We love all the incredible-looking projects we see using the #MadeWithUnity hashtag.

Twitter’s @Vhalenn_ showcased a breathtaking world that’s worth exploring and @HakanssonAugust demonstrated some on-point camera work. Then, @inresin’s lizard friend took us on all sorts of adventures.

On Instagram, @Throwdrow’s floating sword (above) looked straight out of a fantasy world, while’s witch had some errands to run.

We’re so excited for a new year of #MadeWithUnity, so keep adding the hashtag to your posts to show us what you’ve been up to.

Live events

This content is hosted by a third party provider that does not allow video views without acceptance of Targeting Cookies. Please set your cookie preferences for Targeting Cookies to yes if you wish to view videos from these providers.

Creator Spotlights

There were no new Creator Spotlight streams on Twitch in January, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. To close out the month, we sat down with three Unity Insiders – Samyam, Andy Touch, and Code Monkey – ahead of Global Game Jam 2023 for a kickoff panel (also on YouTube) and joined the Global Game Jam team for its Day 2 Prep Week stream.

In addition, we continued the revitalizing clips on YouTube with not one but four videos highlighting snippets from recent Creator Spotlight streams, including insight on layered explosions and stylized graphics in Rollerdrome, tips on building your email list from Thomas Brush (above), and the power of command buffers with JellyCar Worlds.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitch and hit the notification bell so you never miss a stream. If you miss a future Creator Spotlight live broadcast, don’t worry: We upload all streams to this YouTube playlist.

Dev Blitz Days

On January 26, we had our first Dev Blitz Day of the year, focusing on authoring. The event was held in both the forums and the Discord server. Throughout the day, we answered more than 200 developer questions and would like to thank everyone who participated.

Our next Dev Blitz Day will be held this month (February), but the date is still TBD. Keep an eye on the forums and our Discord for future announcements.

Unity Asset Store

Just in case you’re prioritizing vibes this season, we’ve got you covered with cozy assets for cozy games. What are “cozy games” you might ask? Read up on the emerging genre, and maybe it’ll spark some creative ideas for your next project.

Plus, catch up with some of our favorite creator showcases on Twitter last month:

If you’re using any Unity #AssetStore assets or have published assets to show off, be sure to tag us on Twitter with your latest creations. We’re excited to see what everyone creates throughout the year.

Released in January

Last but not least, here’s a non-exhaustive list of Made with Unity titles released in January. Do you see any on the list that have already become favorites or notice that something is missing? Tell us about it in the forums.

That’s a wrap for January! Want more community news as it happens? Don’t forget to follow us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitch.

February 2, 2023 in News | 8 min. read

Is this article helpful for you?

Thank you for your feedback!

Related Posts