Many indie game developers will agree that the strength of Unity 3D is not simply its game development software but more importantly, its entire game development community which provides not only free online Unity 3D tutorials but also Unity 3D training and support for Unity beginners.
Recently, Indie developers have taken Kickstarter by storm and the amount of successful Kickstarter game projects would blow your mind. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that some of these Unity 3D projects are highly funded and very well marketed. Here are 7 games made in Unity 3D that you might not have pegged as such.
Sunless Sea is the result of a successful Kickstarter project and is a popular game among the Steam community with 81% of positive reviews. This popular crowdfunded PC & Max game raised over $100.000 on Kickstarter and with the success that followed players sometimes forget that this is one of the popular games developed in Unity. Sunless Sea is an immersive 2d experience where players choice and experience are at the centre of the game and is a testament to the capability of Unity 3D.
Shadowrun Chronicles – Boston Lockdown
Shadowrun Chronicles is a popular online action game developed in Unity, and has some really nice cyber-punk type graphics that really catch your eye. This game focuses mainly upon turn-based combat which involves strategy elements where positioning and outflanking enemies. With the overlay of the weapons, characters and various other elements in the game Shadowrun Chronicles is fun and enjoyable single player or with your friends in Co-op.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Award winning Ori and the Blind Forest really boasts the capabilities of Unity 3D, and gives Ori and the Blind Forest a truly immersive and lively feel. The art and atmosphere have been developed to perfection and the sound effects just do miracles for this popular Unity game. This 2D platformer has been developed entirely within Unity and the results are, well, amazing. Inspired by The Lion King and The Iron Giant, Ori and the Blind forest takes players on a journey as Ori, a white guardian spirit. Make sure to check out the trailer above.
Pillars of Eternity
Speaking of impressive games developed in Unity. Pillars of Eternity is one of our highest reviewed games ever! Surprisingly not many players realise that Pillars of Eternity is a Unity project that originally started as a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. It is also one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date with almost $4 million in funding. Pillars of Eternity is our top Unity games with its amazing narrative, immersive gameplay and stunning graphics. Obsidian Entertainment has really showcased the possibilities and capabilities of the Unity 3D game engine.
Cuphead has a rather interesting graphic style, inspired by 1930’s cartoons. Although Cuphead hasn’t been released yet it looks like this run and gun action video game will provide some single player and co-op entertainment for you and your friends in 2016. Another Unity 3D game that shows off the endless possibilities within the Unity Engine.
Superhot features unique game mechanics, including bullet-time. Superhot was recently reviewed by IGCritic, the video game offers a unique approach to the standard FPS system and forces players to think about their plan of action. With the games main mechanic being whenever you move time goes fast and when you stop times goes extremely slow, it shows that the Unity 3D engine can be toyed with in unusual ways.
Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program is a popular Unity 3D game that we particularly enjoyed playing. The game is a space-based flight simulator focuses your ability to build a space ship and fly it into space without blowing up your spaceship and killing the crew. It sounds a lot easier than it really is!