Unity’s native 2D tools – evolved

The native suite of 2D tools boosts your productivity and heightens the quality of your creations.

Dragon Crasher demo

Dragon Crasher demo

Judge for yourself

Try our latest demo, Dragon Crashers, and explore the next level of 2D graphics brought to you by our native suite of 2D tools and technology. Sprites illuminated by lights, smooth skeletal animation, quick-to-customize characters, detailed fire particles and glowing lava – all made easy with our particle system and shader authoring tool. Check out this vertical slice of an idle-RPG mobile game.

Hollow Knight: Silksong by Team Cherry, Made with Unity

We take 2D seriously

From RPGs to Match-3s, some of today’s most successful games are 2D, including 75% of the top grossing mobile games.

Unity enhances 2D tools to help you create stunning 2D experiences. With efficient workflows, every member of your team – from artists and designers to animators and engineers – can achieve even more.

Everything works together

Beyond cutting-edge graphics, Unity has all the essential features you need for 2D animation, worldbuilding, and 2D physics, so you can produce projects at scale on any platform – with endless creative possibilities thanks to the 2D Renderer. 

Lost Crypt is a sample project that showcases all of these 2D tools, together in action.

The next level of 2D development

All of the 2D tools are designed to work together seamlessly and are ready for production.

2D Animation

Rig sprites and set up bones to create smooth, skeletal animation. Use it with PSD Importer to let you directly incorporate layered artwork.

2D Lights

Enhance 2D visuals. Different types of light feature easy-to-configure parameters like light colors, intensity, fall-off, and blending effects.

2D for ShaderGraph

Easily author shaders by building them visually – you can create and connect nodes in a network graph instead of having to code.


Create large grid-based worlds, including Hexagonal and Isometric Tilemaps, that are optimized for size and performance.

Sprite Shape

Create rich free-form and organic 2D environments with a visual and intuitive workflow that saves sprite resources.

Sprite technology

Set up and optimize the art assets for your 2D projects. You can even handle some popular raster and vector formats directly in Unity.

Top reasons to pick Unity for your next 2D game

Relentless development and support

The 2D team, part of Unity’s dev workforce, actively dedicates resources to support and innovate 2D development.They leverage Unity’s core innovation and platform support to ensure that 2D tools are reliable and intuitive. Their mission is to provide a smooth experience for art workflow, while maintaining flexibility and overall performance.

A thriving community

Seek support among the world’s most active group of game developers. Gain inspiration, learn from your peers, find new talent and be discovered. With access to complete documentation, tutorials, forums, training, and the Asset Store – the largest marketplace for assets and tools – Unity’s extensive resources are there to support your journey.

The best of both worlds – 2D and 3D

Are you looking to alternate between 2D and 3D development? What about mixing 2D and 3D graphics? Unity offers one complete solution to create it all – while reducing onboarding time, enabling easy shifting between projects, and targeting different platforms. Get the best of both worlds.

Reduce dependencies

Minimize the steps needed to make your 2D artwork playable or interactive. Unity supports a wide range of file formats to import art, as well as a complete suite of tools to bring your assets to life. Animate, compose and design worlds with tilemaps or splines that include physics, light effects, sprite libraries, shaders and more.

Indie and mobile studios’ tool of choice

It’s highly likely that you have already experienced Unity for 2D games. From free-to-play casual games to premium mid-core titles, many successful 2D games are powered by Unity. You can check out some examples in our latest made-with-unity sizzle reel.

Yes, we even support 8-bit graphics

Pixel art games never go out of style. Our dedicated camera component 2D Pixel Perfect camera allows you to set up the desired low resolution and low-fi settings to achieve your ideal aesthetic – whether that means going old school, or maintaining a pixelated look. You can find some examples in our interview with Skul: The Hero Slayer.

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