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Unity’s 2D game engine, evolved

Top 2D game creators choose Unity’s industry-leading engine to develop and launch innovative games.

Everything works together

Unity’s 2D tools are user-friendly and designed to work seamlessly.

2D lights

Enhance your 2D visuals with configurable parameters like light colors, intensity, fall-off, and blending effect to create nuanced lighting in your game.

2D for Shader Graph

Easily author shaders by building them visually. Create and connect nodes in a network graph instead of coding by hand.

Sprite technology

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

Production-ready 2D tools

Unity Pro contains the essential features you need for 2D animation, worldbuilding, and 2D physics. Try them for yourself in our interactive sample project, Dragon Crashers.

The most successful 2D game creators rely on Unity
Cuphead

Cuphead

Cuphead is a single-player or co-op run-and-gun platformer. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand-drawn and inked, and soundtracked by original jazz recordings.

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Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight

Team Cherry decided to take full advantage of built-in development tools in Unity and the extensions available on the Asset Store to meet their technical goals and create stunning art in Hollow Knight.

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Children of Morta

Children of Morta

Learn how Unity helped a team of 14 creators spread across the globe work together efficiently to combine strong story, beautiful art, and engaging gameplay, all in one great hack-and-slash 2D game.

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Hearthstone

Hearthstone

Hearthstone took the award-winning and universally loved Warcraft franchise to mobile. The team moved from in-house tech to Unity in order to iterate faster, adapt to a shorter development timeframe, and achieve success with their first-ever mobile game.

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Community and resources

Check out these resources to help you get started making 2D games in the Unity engine.

Intro to 2D essentials

Learn how to create a 2D platformer game using the assets from the 2D essentials pack, including Corgi Engine, DoozyUI, DOTWeen Pro, and 2DDDL Pro.

Tips and tricks for 2D

Looking to jump in? Get started with this lighting round of handy tips to help you work efficiently across your entire project.

2D Pixel Perfect in Skul: The Hero Slayer

With 2D Pixel Perfect, the 2D team at Unity makes it easy for creators like SouthPAW Games to produce sharp pixel art that scales and stays clear at all sizes, on a range of devices.

2D for mobile games

Mobile games in genres like puzzle, arcade, or casino games are generally made in 2D. Discover how Unity leads mobile development to help you boost your mobile productions.

Intro to 2D worldbuilding with Tilemap

Explore 2D worldbuilding in Unity as you learn about Tilemap and automating composition, as well as tracking to enhance gameplay with 2D Cinemachine.

Build in 2D using the most-trusted game engine

This practical guide gives you information and resources that will get you started, save time, and help you gain the most value when developing 2D games using Unity.

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