The evolution of 2D tools

The latest 2D tools boost your productivity and the quality of your creations.

Hollow Knight: Silksong by Team Cherry, Made with Unity

Everybody loves 2D

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

Unity has enhanced 2D tools to help you create gorgeous 2D experiences. The workflows are more efficient so every member of your team – from artists and designers to animators and engineers – can achieve even more.

Everything works together

Beyond graphics, Unity now has all the essential features you need for 2D animation, world-building, and 2D physics, for projects of any scale on any platform. At the same time, the 2D Renderer gives you performant graphics and more creative possibilities with tools like Shader Graph and native 2D Lights and Shadows.

Lost Crypt is a sample project that showcases all of these 2D tools in action together. We built it with Unity 2019.3 beta, and it runs on desktop and mobile.

The next level of 2D development

All of the 2D tools are designed to work together seamlessly.

2D Animation


Rig Sprites and set up bones to create smooth, skeletal animation. Use it with the PSD Importer to directly access your layered artwork.


2D Lights


Enhance 2D visuals with different types of lights that feature easy-to-configure parameters like colors, intensity, fall-off, and blending effects.


2D for ShaderGraph

Easily author shaders by building them visually – you 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 tools

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

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