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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asset Store Award for Best Tool
There are a load of brilliant developers extending Unity's capabilities in really creative and powerful ways.
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.
This is the big one! The choice for best overall project made with Unity in the 2017 Unity Awards!