Unity Awards 2017

Winners have been announced for the 2017 Unity Awards! Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees and a heartfelt thank you to everyone in the Unity Community who continue to amaze, inspire, teach and entertain us year over year!

Night in the Woods by Alec Holowka

Best 3D visuals

Modern technology has given artists the freedom to mold new 3D worlds whether they're striving for realism or creating something wildly stylized.

Runners-up
Blackwood Crossing by PaperSeven
Monument Valley 2 by ustwo games
Transformers: Forged to Fight by Kabam
Yooka-Laylee by Playtonic Games

Best 2D visuals

Beauty comes in all shapes and dimensions and there's a different kind of artistry in creating beautiful 2D worlds and characters.

Runners-up
Candle by Teku Studios
Hollow Knight by Team Cherry
Karma. Incarnation 1 by AuraLab
Old Man's Journey by Broken Rules

Best desktop/console game

Whether simple, complex, or somewhere in between, a great gaming experience blends concept, intuitive control, innovation, creativity, visual design, and fun together into one blissfully wonderful package.

Runners-up
Endless Space 2 by Amplitude Studios
Hollow Knight by Team Cherry
Night in the Woods by Infinite Fall
Tacoma by Fullbright
The Long Dark by Hinterland Studio

Best mobile game

Amazing games on the small screen that blend concept, intuitive control, innovation, creativity, and visual design into a cohesive, and fun, slurry of gaming delight.

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ustwo games favorite

Runners-up
Cat Quest by The Gentlebros
Old Man's Journey by Broken Rules
Super Mario Run by Nintendo
Ticket to Earth by Robot CIrcus

Best VR game

As with the other Best Game categories, with special attention to those designed with the unique challenges of VR in mind and create a great sense of presence.

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SUPERHOT Team favorite

Runners-up
Arizona Sunshine by Vertigo Games
Cosmic Trip by Funktronic Labs
Eclipse: Edge of Light by White Elk Studios
Star Trek: Bridge Crew by Ubisoft
Virtual Virtual Reality by Tender Claws

Best Augmented or Mixed Reality Experience

Immersive computing is is going to usher great change into our society in many subtle and bold ways.

Best Cinematic Experience

Thoughtful, entertaining, and/or immersive new cinematic experiences where user agency takes a back seat to storytelling and observation.

Runners-up
Chocolate by Gentle Manhands
SKODA Heritage VR Experience by BRAINZ VR
The Bunker by Splendy Games
Zero Days VR by Scatter

Best VizSim Project

Unity projects come in all shapes and sizes; this category is about the best projects that have some real world grounded applications like visualizations, simulations, and training programs.

Runners-up
Cadillac in VR by All Things Media
CAE VimedixAR by CAE Healthcare
Goodluck Hope - Property Development Visualization by Neutral Digital
Roames World by Fugro Roames
Walnut Crossing Virtual Reality Walkthrough by Viewport

Best Non-game Project

There are a lot of amazing projects that fall outside of games, cinematic experiences, or VizSim applications including art, creative tools, interactive books and comics, digital toys, interactive physical installations, and informational programs. They're not games. They're... non-games.

Runners-up
A Cognitive VR Experience @ MIT Media Lab by SNOWCRASH + LOBO + IBM + MIT Hacking Arts
Mission:ISS by Magnopus
Social VR - Fox Sports VR App by LiveLike
Toca Hair Salon 3 by Toca Boca

Best student project

This award is for projects (games or otherwise) worked on by students currently being completed as part of the curriculum of an educational institution.

Unity Impact Award

There are excellent games and experiences (of any kind - standard display, AR, MR, VR, etc.) that focus on making a social impact in areas like education and healthcare. Each one of these finalists has made a difference in one way or another.

Runners-up
After Solitary by Emblematic Group
codeSpark Academy with The Foos by codeSpark, Inc
Testimony by Zohar Kfir
The Berlin Wall VR Experience by The Newseum
Walden, a game by USC Game Innovation Lab

Asset Store Award for Best Tool

There are a load of brilliant developers extending Unity's capabilities in really creative and powerful ways.

Runners-up
Archimatix Pro by Roaring Tide Productions
CTS - Complete Terrain Shader by Adam Goodrich
ODIN Inspector & Serializer by Devdog
Stylizer - Extended by beffio

Asset Store Award for Best Artistic Content

Along with the full featured tools extending Unity's capabilities, artists are busy creating assets that can be used and re-purposed for a huge variety of projects. These can be anything from particle packs to full themed asset packs or even brilliant sound effects.

Runners-up
2D Desert Pack by Regnar Forge
Fantasy Adventure Environment by Staggart Creations
Little Dragons: Tiger by MalberS Animations
Rome: Mobile Fantasy Pack I by Quantum Theory
The Starfighter by MACHIN3

Golden cube

This is the big one! The choice for best overall project made with Unity in the 2017 Unity Awards!

Runners-up
A Cognitive VR Experience @ MIT Media Lab by SNOWCRASH + LOBO + IBM + MIT Hacking Arts
After Solitary by Emblematic Group
Arizona Sunshine by Vertigo Games
AstroReality by Quantum Technoloqies
The Berlin Wall VR Experience by The Newseum
Blackwood Crossing by PaperSeven
Blocks by Google
Cadillac in VR by All Things Media
CAE VimedixAR by CAE Healthcare
Candle by Teku Studios
Cat Quest by The Gentlebros
Chocolate by Gentle Manhands
codeSpark Academy with The Foos by codeSpark, Inc
Cosmic Trip by Funktronic Labs
Eclipse: Edge of Light by White Elk Studios
Endless Space 2 by Amplitude Studios
Goodluck Hope - Property Development Visualization by Neutral Digital
Hollow Knight by Team Cherry
Karma. Incarnation 1 by AuraLab
Merge Cube by Merge VR
Mission:ISS by Magnopus
Monument Valley 2 by ustwo games
Muralize by Magnopus
Old Man's Journey by Broken Rules
ProtoSpace by NASA JPL
Roames World by Fugro Roames
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun by Mimimi Productions
SKODA Heritage VR Experience by BRAINZ VR
Social VR - Fox Sports VR App by LiveLike
Star Trek: Bridge Crew by Ubisoft
Super Mario Run by Nintendo
SUPERHOT VR by SUPERHOT Team
Tacoma by Fullbright
Testimony by Zohar Kfir
The Bunker by Splendy Games
The Long Dark by Hinterland Studio
Ticket to Earth by Robot CIrcus
Toca Hair Salon 3 by Toca Boca
Transformers: Forged to Fight by Kabam
Virtual Virtual Reality by Tender Claws
Walden, a game by USC Game Innovation Lab
Walnut Crossing Virtual Reality Walkthrough by Viewport
Woorld by Funomena
Yooka-Laylee by Playtonic Games
Zero Days VR by Scatter

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