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Unity for 2D

The majority of top 2D creators develop, launch their games and earn revenue with the help of the Unity platform. Learn what it offers, and how you too can benefit.

Read the 2D guide

Everything you need to succeed with 2D games

Community, tools, resources

More than an engine, Unity gives you everything you need to develop quality content, boost your productivity, and connect with your audience.

  • Join a thriving community
  • Fully extensible editor
  • Get ready for business!

Join a thriving community

Extensive resources

Documentation, tutorials, forums, training

The largest marketplace for assets and tools

Thousands of resources to speed up your projects

Support from the world’s most active group of game developers

Gain inspiration, learn from your peers, and hire or be hired

2D/3D support

Streamlines the workflow for 2D, 3D, or the best combination

A rich set of features

Tools for scene editing, animation, Particle System authoring and audio mixing

Customizable

Match to your specific workflow and production needs

Native high performance and graphics

For mobile with support for Metal and Vulkan

Get ready for business!

Optimize revenue and user-retention

With integrated IAP, ad network and real-time analytics tools

Reach users on every platform

Easy to build and deploy to all major and and emerging mobile platforms

Explore new opportunities

Migrate your successful mobile games to desktop and consoles or mobile VR

For Team Dots, there’s no substitute for Unity

The successful 2D creators talk about how their multi-disciplined team love working in Unity and why they can’t imagine going back to anything else.

From in-house tech to Unity

Studios behind brilliant titles like Hearthstone and Hitman Go, talk about switching to Unity, covering:

  • Impact on workflow
  • Technical considerations
  • ROI and benefits
  • Adoption tips

2D tools, features and workflows

 

The all-in-one editor offers the latest and best tools for developing, launching and earning revenue from 2D games.

Sprite workflows

  • Import sprites and automatically slice them from texture sheets
  • Scale and compression control for optimization and multiplatform deployment
  • Layered sorting

2D physics workflows

  • Box2D physics
  • Comprehensive range of rigid bodies, joints and colliders
  • Enable physics gameplay with just a few clicks in the editor
  • Define physical behavior with Physics Materials
  • Define custom collision shapes with Polygon Colliders

Animation

  • Dope sheet and curve animation for sprites
  • Animate any property in your game
  • Automatically create animated sprites from spritesheets

Effects

  • Combine 2D and 3D
  • Lighting with sprites
  • Particle systems with sprites

How do you get started with Unity for 2D?

Get a practical guide with information and resources that will get you on your way, save you time, and help you gain the most value when developing 2D games using Unity. 

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