Unity Awards 2018

The Unity Awards have ended, and the votes are in, see your winners below! Thank you to everyone who voted and helped us celebrate the creative and technical excellence across games, experiences, films, assets and more.

Escape from Tarkov by Battlestate Games

Best desktop/console game

Whether simple or complex, small or large teams, 2D or 3D visuals, a great gaming experience blends concept, innovation, and creativity together into one stunningly excellent package.

Best mobile game

These amazing games come together to blend concept, intuitive control, creativity, and visual design and come to fruition as a delightful game designed to fit in your pocket.

Euclidean Skies by Kunabi Brother
Reigns: Game of Thrones by Nerial
Golf Club: Wasteland by Demagog Studio
Florence by Mountains

Best 3D visuals

Game artists use technology to push the bounds of their creative vision. This year we saw many different 3D visual styles, from hand-painted, realistic, or anywhere in-between. This category celebrates games that build out their own artistic vision in a 3D world.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire by Obsidian Entertainment
Fe by Zoink!
Antigraviator by Cybernetic Walrus
BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes
Battle Chasers: Nightwar by Airship Syndicate

Best 2D visuals

Adding more dimensions doesn't mean your game looks better. There is a different kind of thought process and creativity that goes into building beautiful worlds of 2D games.

Alto's Odyssey by Team Alto
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine by Dim Bulb Games & Serenity Forge
Wizard of Legend by Contingent99
Oddmar by Mobge Ltd
Flipping Death by Zoink!

Best VR game

All games come with their own challenges, but this category looks specifically at creators who are pushing forward to tackle new challenges that come with designing VR games, while they lay the foundation for future VR creators to come.

Budget Cuts by Neat Corporation
Pixel Ripped 1989 by ARVORE
Conjure Strike by The Strike Team
Starbear: Taxi by Funktronic Labs
RacketNX by One Hamsa

Best multiplayer game

Multiplayer games, whether online with friends across the world or with friends on your couch, help us build connections with others. Let's celebrate some of the games that came out this year that you can enjoy with your friends.

Cuphead by StudioMDHR
Totally Accurate Battlegrounds by Landfall
Stick Fight by Landfall West
Conjure Strike by The Strike Team

Best experience

Innovations in technology are going to keep pushing the way that we see the world. These experiences all bring creative new ways for you to create, imagine, and experience your world differently.

Best use for film

Well, look at that... Creators have been pushing the bounds of what you can create with Unity outside of games. So we're celebrating some of the amazing cinematic experiences that put the viewer in the back seat to storytelling and observation.

Baymax Dreams of Bed Bugs by Disney Television Animation
Golf Club: Wasteland by Demagog Studio

Best student project

Students hold the keys to the future of Unity. This category is to celebrate some of the projects we've seen come from creators who worked on fantastic projects while studying at an educational institution.

Most anticipated

Let's take a moment to be excited for some of these remarkable projects that are currently being developed. Looking at 2019 and beyond, which game are you most excited for?

In the Valley of Gods by Campo Santo
Escape from Tarkov by Battlestate Games
Unruly Heroes by Magic Design Studios
Harold Halibut by Slow Bros.

Best artistic tool

Whether you're a large studio with an art team, a small studio pushing forward with one artist, or a one-person studio striving for your dream, these tools help you have the artistic freedom you want.

UMotion Pro - Animation Editor by Soxware Interactive
AnyPortrait by RainyRizzle
Puppet3D by Puppetman
PIDI - XFur Studio by Irreverent Software

Best development tool

The Asset Store brings together our community to help extend Unity's capabilities. These tools are built to save you time, give you a head start, or help you push performance.

Umodeler 2.0 by tripolygon
Advanced Dynamic Shaders 2.1 by BOXOPHOBIC
Storyteller by DaiMangou
GPU Instancer by GurBu Technologies
Pixel Platformer Engine by Moose Stache

Best artistic content

Whether it's massive modular environments, visual effects, fun and exciting characters, or visualizing your future home, these asset packs come together to help you build the projects you want.

Living Particles by SineVFX
HQ Abandoned School (Modular) by NOT_Lonely
ArchVizPRO Interior Vol.6 by ArchVizPRO
Archer Effects Pack 1 by kripto289
Unka the Dragon by MalberS Animations

Golden cube

This category is for the projects that really took our breath away. This choice is for the best overall project that we're celebrating in 2018.

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