Everybody loves 2D
From RPGs to match 3s, some of today’s most successful games are 2D, including 75 of the top-100 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
Now part of the Universal Render Pipeline, the new 2D renderer leverages Unity’s leading technology to give you performant graphics and creative possibilities with tools like Shader Graph and native 2D Lights and Shadows.
Beyond graphics, 2D tools are an essential part of solutions for animation, world-building, and physics, for productions of any scale on any platform.
The next level of 2D development
All of the 2D tools are designed to work together seamlessly and are ready for production in 2019.3.
Rig sprites and set up bones to create smooth, skeletal animation. Use it with PSD Importer to let you directly use layered artwork.
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 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.
Create rich free-form and organic 2D environments with a visual and intuitive workflow that saves sprite resources.
2D Pixel Perfect
The Pixel Perfect Camera component ensures that your pixel art is always crisp, clear, and stable. It makes all the calculations to scale the viewport with resolution changes, and it can adjust your rotating sprites for a consistent pixelated look.
The PSD Importer is a big timesaver, letting you import layered Photoshop files directly into Unity. The tool is particularly convenient when you are creating characters that consist of several limbs and parts to use with 2D Animation.
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 and how 2D can boost your mobile productions to create, operate and monetize your games.
This package provides an SVG importer that interprets SVG documents and generates 2D sprites for use in Unity. You can easily set up the tessellation details, and there’s an API so you can work with vector data directly in the code.