In 2019, the App Store offered 903,489 gaming apps. With such an astronomical rise in the number of gamers, new gaming ideas and their development are high in demand.
Therefore, game developers lookout for the most reliable game engine that provides them with the necessary set of features to build a game efficiently and in the least time possible. Game engines enable developers to import art and assets (2D or 3D), assemble assets into scenes and environment, add audio and lightening effects, manage physics and animation, have gameplay logics, edit, debug, or optimize content for various gaming platforms.
While there are several gaming engines out there, enabling developers to build an efficient gaming app, the Unity game engine is dominating the game development industry. Some of the popular apps in the stores are built with Unity. Pokemon Go that had 147 million active monthly users in 2018 is built using the Unity gaming engine. Similarly, there are thousands of games in the app store that are developed with the Unity gaming framework.
Unity helps developers to build both 2D/3D, multiplayer games for various platforms (Mobile, PC, console, AR, VR). In Stack Overflow survey 2020, Unity 3D was one of the most loved gaming engines amongst developers. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing 2D games that developers have built so far using the Unity game engine.
1. Forgotten Anne
Forgotten Anne is a 2D fantasy-adventure game that focuses on meaningful storytelling and light puzzle platforming. Using Unity, the developers have been able to create cross-platform builds at the push of a button. Moreover, the 2D and 3D toolset helped to achieve cinematic quality in the game.
PlayStore Rating: 4.6/5
Apple Store Rating: 4.8/5
2. Alto’s Adventure
Alto’s Adventure is an endless snowboarding game, launched in 2015. Using Unity 2D effects, the game is created with fluid physics-based movement, dynamic lightening & weather effects, and procedurally generated terrain. The player taps the screen to jump, apply tricks to reach towards the goal, and achieve a high score. It is amongst the top iPhone and iPad game apps of the year 2015.
The game generates revenue from ads and in-app purchases. While is free to download for Android users, it is available for $4.99 for the iOS
PlayStore Rating: 4.5/5
Apple Store Rating: 4.6/5
3. Hitman Sniper
Hitman Sniper is a single-player, mobile shooter game. As Agent 47, the player has to observe his target’s movements across an extensive mansion. As the player completes 100 missions, he unlocks new deadly sniper rifles. The game is available for $0.99 and has over one million reviews from the players.
Play Store Rating: 4.5/5
Apple Store Rating: 4.7/5
Hearthstone is a collectible card game, played by two opponent players in an online match. Initially, the players earn a set of basic cards, which can be upgraded into “Expert” cards by purchasing card packs with gold earned in-game or real money. The game has got characters, cards, music, visual effects, animation, sounds, which makes it one of the efficient examples of Unity apps. It’s available with ads and in-app purchases for $2.99.
Play Store Rating: 4/5
5. Monument Valley 2
Monument Valley 2 is an indie puzzle game, known for its isometric visuals and incredible music. The game’s story revolves around a mother and daughter who needs to guide through mazes and structures that are actually optical illusions and some impossible objects (also known as undecidable figures). Monument Valley 2 can be counted amongst the finest puzzle games that are created using Unity. The game is available for Android and iOS players at $4.99.
Play Store Rating: 4.8/5
Apple Store Rating: 4.4/5
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