What are you looking for?
Hero background image
Adam is a Webby Award-winning short film created with the Unity game engine and rendered in real time. It was built to showcase and test out the graphical quality achievable with Unity in 2016.
Youtube video thumbnail


The Unity demo team built Adam with beta versions of Unity 5.4 and our upcoming cinematic sequencer tool.

Adam also utilizes an experimental implementation of real-time area lights and makes extensive use of high fidelity physics simulation tool CaronteFX.

To make Adam, the demo team developed custom tools and features on top of Unity including volumetric fog, a transparency shader and motion blur to cover specific production needs.

Adam runs at 1440p on a GeForce GTX980. Attendees at Unite Europe were able to play with it in real time. A short version of Adam was also shown at GDC in March 2016.

International festival selection

Webby Award-winning Adam has also been officially selected for the following film festivals.

Webby Award 2017
Annecy Award 2017
Nashville Film Fest 2017
ShortShorts Award 2017
IFS Film Fest Showcase 2017
PKDFF 2017
BUFF Selection 2017
Roanne Award 2017
DAM Short Films Award 2017
Making of Adam
Making of Adam
Making a scene
Making a scene


Demo team

Writer, Director, Art Director
Veselin Efremov

Tech Lead
Torbjorn Laedre

Animation Director
Krasimir Nechevski

Production Designer
Georgi Simeonov

Character Artist
Plamen ‘Paco’ Tamnev

Graphics Programmer
Robert Cupisz

Junior Programmer
Dominykas Kiauleikis

Zdravko Pavlov

Silvia Rasheva

Additional art

Editing, Camera, Color Grading
Mihail Moskov

Storyboard Artist
Nikolay Toshev

Creative Consultancy
Halon Entertainment / Tito Fernandes

Borislav Slavov
Victor Stoyanov

Sound Design
Aleksander Karshikoff for Pole Position Production

Mocap Actor: Adam, Guard 1
Ovanes Torosyan

Mocap Actor: Sebastian, Lu, Guard 2
Stanimir “Stunny” Stamatov

Motion Capture

Additional Animation
Bläck / Pixelgrinder
Sticky Brainz

Character Art
Sergey Samuilov
Bläck / Pixelgrinder
Vincent Joyau

Additional Environment Art
Tibor Toth
Ayi Sanchez
Myles Lambert
Tihomir Nyagolov

Physics Simulations Technical Support
Next Limit

Additional assets courtesy of Quixel


Nocturne in E-flat major Op.9 nr.2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Frank Levy for Musopen.org

Unity Technologies R&D

Renaldas Zioma, Aras Pranckevičius, Dominic Laflamme, Sean Thompson, Pierre-Paul Giroux, Yang-hai Eakes, Wayne Johnson, Thomas Iché, Eric Heitz, Jonathan Dupuy, Tim Cooper, Göksel Göktas, Florent Guinier, Kuba Cupisz, Jesper Mortensen, Kasper Engelstoft, Tomas Jakubauskas, Richard Fine, Joachim Ante

© 2016 Unity Technologies ApS