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Made with Unity July 2023 roundup: Dave the Diver, Football Manager, and other games on top

August 9, 2023 in News | 8 min. read
Screenshot from MINTROCKET title Dave the Diver showing Dave diving alongside coral-covered structures
Screenshot from MINTROCKET title Dave the Diver showing Dave diving alongside coral-covered structures

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It's been a busy month at Unity. The 2023.1 Tech Stream and SpeedTree 9.5 are here, support for visionOS was announced, and two new sample games were released for 2D and multiplayer. But enough about us. Read on to discover what Unity creators accomplished in July, including the latest game releases made with Unity.

Creator corner

Let’s start by celebrating Made with Unity creators who are making waves in gaming.

We’re kicking things off with PC game creators. Games made with Unity that were recognized in Steam’s top 20 new releases in June include BattleBit Remastered, Dave the Diver and more. Additionally, Rust, Unturned, and 7 Days to Die, and more are among the top 20 most played games on Steam.*

Congrats to MINTROCKET, the team behind the viral hit, Dave the Diver. The game was recognized as one of the top 20 new Steam releases in June and saw astounding player growth. It has captured the minds and hearts of the gaming community, achieving a Metacritic score of 89 and receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from over 45,000 players on Steam. Dave the Diver has become a bonafide indie darling – with gamers applauding its humor, simple and charming visuals, addictive gameplay, and overall ability to surprise and delight.

We’re also excited about two great games that are moving over to the Unity engine: Poncle’s Vampire Survivors and Sports Interactive’s Football Manager. Poncle is looking to deliver better performance and stability, while Sports Interactive aims to achieve more power graphically.

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Between Twitch and YouTube, July upped the ante with even more incredible creator stories. On Twitch, we hosted the Cut to Bits team behind Kickstarter sensation Venture to the Vile for a Creator Spotlight stream. Then, we turned to the community for not just one, but two Let’s Play sessions in which we played your games. Finally, we brought Madison Karrh on the channel to hear about her indie game development journey.

Taking it to YouTube, we released creator stories from Second Dinner on MARVEL SNAP (watch above) and Monomi Park on Slime Rancher 2.

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All eyes on #MadeWithUnity

There’s always something gorgeous happening on social media with the #MadeWithUnity hashtag. Here are a few highlights from July.

On Twitter, @CephalopodSalad illuminated the depths of the sea with astral jellyfish VFX, while @minionsart created new bridges via an amazing construction effect. Then, @Sakura_Rabbiter finished the month by introducing us to her rocky friend.

Meanwhile on Instagram, @faerieafterlight explored stunning and colorful landscapes, and @_myllys went on a solitary excursion. AnderssonKev’s cute chicken witnessed a cool “unfolding” effect on the bridges around it, and finally, Calepin Studio shared the breathtaking scenery of abandoned Roman temples.

Last but not least, here’s a roundup of stunning Unity Asset Store creator showcases from July:

We’re always happy to share the #MadeWithUnity love. Keep adding the hashtag to your posts to show us what you’ve been up to.

In case you missed it: July releases

Screenshot of characters Melanie and Cait from Sad Owl Studios’ Viewfinder, released July 2023

There were many exciting updates in July from games using Unity. First, the highly anticipated Viewfinder was released. Get your best camera ready and reshape reality using your own shots in this game. Venba is also available now, taking players to the kitchen for delicious Indian food.

July also brought the sequel to OXENFREE, OXENFREE II: Lost Signals, to the world. This game takes you on a journey to find clues behind mysterious radio signals. Finally, our favorite friends Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy embarked on their latest adventure: Disney Illusion Island.

The team at 2pt Interactive also shared an update to Heavenly Bodies, releasing a new DLC version.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of games made with Unity that were released in July. 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.

We share new game releases and milestone spotlights every Monday on the @UnityGames Twitter and @unitytechnologies Instagram. Be sure to give us a follow and support your fellow creators.

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.

That’s a wrap for July. For more community news as it happens, follow us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitch.

*Ranking as of August 4, 2023 at 8:30 am PT

August 9, 2023 in News | 8 min. read

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