Unity Technologies Unity

Version2023.2(as of 12/20/2023)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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Main Features

  • Popular game engine used to create video games for a variety of platforms
  • Available in free and professional versions
  • Supports importing 3D models, animations, textures, and other assets
  • Online Asset Store provides access to high-quality importable assets

Software Overview

Screenshot of Unity 2023.2
Screenshot of Unity 2023.2

Unity is a popular game engine used to develop console, desktop, mobile, and browser-based video games. Professional development studios and independent developers alike use Unity to create 3D and 2D games.

Primarily, Unity game developers work within the engine's Integrated Development Environment (IDE), known as the Unity Editor. After creating an Editor project, developers can import outside game assets, such as 3D models, animations, textures, and sound effects, for use in that project. They can then integrate those assets into Unity scenes, alongside terrain, materials, shaders, animations, game physics, and game logic created in Unity.

A basic version of Unity is available for free, allowing students and independent developers to learn how to use the engine and publish their own video games. However, professional development studios use the Pro, Enterprise, or Industry versions of Unity, which contain additional features, training, and support.


Unity is an industry-standard game engine that has been used to create some of the world's most successful and popular video games. The engine is especially popular among independent developers, thanks to its availability, reliability, and ease of use.

Primary File Type

unity icon.UNITYUnity Scene File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.UNITYUnity Scene File
.ALFUnity License Request File
.ANIMUnity Animation File
.ASSETUnity Asset
.ASSETSUnity Asset File
.PHYSICSMATERIAL2DUnity Physics Material 2D File
.PREFABUnity Prefab File
.RESSUnity 3D Model Archive
.SHADERUnity Shader Asset
.UNITY3DUnity Web Player Archive
.UNITYPACKAGEUnity Asset Package
.UNITYPROJUnity 3D Project
.UNITYWEBUnity WebGL Game Data
.UTWUnity Whirld File
.WHIRLDUnity Whirld Package
.WLTUnity Window Layout File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3DS3D Studio Scene
.ANIMMaya Animation File
.BLENDBlender 3D Data File
.JASCheetah3D Model File
.LXOModo 3D Image
.MAMaya ASCII Scene
Updated 12/20/2023