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Made with Unity September 2023 roundup: Awards voting opens and other community highlights
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Oct 25, 2023|5 Min
Made with Unity September 2023 roundup: Awards voting opens and other community highlights

September was a whirlwind. We heard your feedback and will continue to listen.

This roundup is all about celebrating you and the incredible projects you created and released last month – plus the candidates for the 15th Unity Awards.

Creator corner

First, let’s hear it for the PC game studios who knocked it out of the park in the latest Steam reports. Steam’s top 20 new releases in August featured nine games made with Unity, including Sea of Stars, MARVEL SNAP, Sunkenland, and Blasphemous 2, which all secured spots in the top 10. Additionally, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT, Rust, and Unturned saw success as members of the top 20 most played games on Steam.*

In September news, the month kicked off with MARVEL SNAP – a Unity Awards nominee – beating out its category competitors to become the top-grossing digital trading card game. Then, positive reviews rolled in for indie title COCOON, including one from Eurogamer.

Time to celebrate
Image of golden cube fading to black with “Voting now open” overlay for the 15th Unity Awards

The next wave of Unity Awards is here. Thanks to your help, we’ve finalized nominees across 20 categories and now it’s time to vote.

With categories like Best Console/Desktop Game, Best Student Project, Best Mobile Game, Publisher of the Year, Best 2D Visuals, and Best Social Impact Project, you’re bound to find fellow creators you can’t help but vote for.

To start, preview the finalists for The Golden Cube, or Best Overall Game:

  • Dave the Diver, MINTROCKET
  • Dorfromantik, Toukana Interactive
  • Cult of the Lamb, Massive Monster
  • GTFO, 10 Chambers
  • IMMORTALITY, Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid
  • MARVEL SNAP, Second Dinner Studios, Inc.
  • Sons of the Forest, Endnight Games

View all nominees and vote for your faves now through November 1 at 12:00 pm ET. Winners will be announced at Unite 2023 during the keynote.

In case you missed it: September releases

There was no shortage of new games this September. Check out a non-exhaustive list of the ones you’ve shared with us below.

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 post recent game releases and milestone spotlights on the @UnityGames X 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 for the chance to be featured.

On deck

Unite 2023 is almost here and even if you’re not joining us in Amsterdam, you can still be part of the fun.

Join us for the keynote livestream on November 16 at 1:00 pm ET. And, throughout the day, ask questions of Unity experts live on Discord from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm ET.

If you can’t make it to either virtual event, keep an eye on our Twitch schedule during and after Unite, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know when session recordings are released.

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

*Ranking as of October 2, 2023 at 8:30 am PT.