Some time ago we added a post with our subjective ranking of the most useful and well-supported Unity plugins for mobile game development. You can check it our here:
The post is doing so well that we decided to ask other developers about plugins they like to use. Here’s what we’ve got:
RECOMMENDED UNITY PLUGINS
Post was updated in 2022 with new plugins which developers recommended in a new Twitter post we prepared.
Odin puts your Unity workflow on steroids, making it easy to build powerful and advanced user-friendly editors for you and your entire team.
Amplify Shader Editor
Amplify Shader Editor (ASE) is a node-based shader creation tool inspired by industry-leading software. An open and tightly integrated solution, it provides a familiar and consistent development environment that seamlessly blends with Unity’s UI conventions and Shader use.
The top-rated visual scripting tool for Unity used in Hearthstone, INSIDE, Hollow Knight, The First Tree, Observation, Dreamfall Chapters and more.
Steamworks V2: Complete
A powerful set of tools, systems and editor extensions to make you integration with the Steam API easier, faster, and more robust. Make the most of Steam for your game!
Easy Mobile Pro
Easy Mobile Pro is a many-in-one plugin that greatly simplifies the implementation of common-features-on-every-mobile-game such as advertising, in-app purchasing, game services, notifications, sharing, etc.
Don’t forget about game marketing and get all info in one place.
Anti-Cheat Toolkit 2021
Anti-Cheat Toolkit (ACTk) is here to add extra pain to the guys who cheat / hack / crack something in your game! Protects variables & saves, detects plenty of cheats and many more
Master Audio: AAA Sound
Master Audio gives you tremendous ease of use, speed, power and flexibility far beyond any contender. We’ve coded every scenario from easy to complex so you don’t have to! We even have our own flexible “no coding” event-based script to hook sound up if you don’t have Playmaker.
A* Pathfinding Project Pro
The A* Pathfinding Project is a powerful and easy to use pathfinding system for Unity. With blazing-fast pathfinding your AIs will be able to find the player in complex mazes in no time at all. Perfect for TD, FPS and RTS games.
Corgi Engine + Handcrafted Art – 2D Platformer Mega Bundle
Combining the complete Corgi Engine asset with 8 full high-quality background packs, this bundle contains everything you need to create your own 2D platformer game.
The TopDown Engine is the best top-down action framework out there, whether you’re new to Unity, or an experienced developer. Clean code, good practices, optimizations, its strong foundations allow for the creation of both 2D and 3D top-down games. It’s very fast and works on desktop, mobile, and anywhere you want.
Super Tilemap Editor
Super Tilemap Editor is a powerful and easy to use tile editor with everything you need to create any game based on tiles. Use it not only to create tilemaps but also as a powerful level editor placing prefabs as if they were tiles.
Pro Camera 2D – the definitive 2D & 2.5D Unity camera plugin
ProCamera2D is a plugin for Unity that allows you to quickly set-up a camera for any kind of 2D game. It supports all 3 axes (XY, XZ and YZ) and also orthographic or perspective cameras so it works great for all types of 2D & 2.5D games.
Gaia 2 – Terrain & Scene Generator
Welcome to GAIA 2, the all in one landscape, terrain and scene generation system for Unity that allows you to create stunning mobile, VR, desktop and console scenes in minutes!
Archimatix is a powerful node-based parametric modeling extension for Unity that helps you quickly create mutable props and rich, variable environments.
Combine meshes and materials to reduce draw calls. Fix models and create atlases so they can share materials (for static/dynamic batching). Fix scaling, rotation and translation in imported models.
UMotion Pro – Animation Editor
Powerful Animation Editor for animating any type of 3D model right inside Unity. Reduce development time by fine-tuning animations even while being in play mode.
Advanced active ragdoll physics complete with ragdoll creation and editing tools.
Mobile Tools + Complete Game
All you need to publish your mobile game + a complete example game.
Animancer allows you to play animations on-demand and control all their details without any additional setup steps. It solves the major problems with Animator Controllers and can either replace them entirely or work alongside them. This makes animations much easier to work with in all stages of development from basic prototyping through to maintaining and debugging complex systems.
Dungeon Architect is a procedural level generator. It lets you quickly author your own levels, both at runtime and design-time with powerful editors.
Make your uGUI UI resolution independent and responsive with ease! Create UI fast by using powerful tools. Easily animate your UI and add as many transitions as you need. Make your UI Better!
Note: If you want to save a buck, you can always search for a free version of those assets or similar cheaper/free ones. You can also come across really great deals on sales or in bundles either on Unity Asset Store directly or for example on HumbleBundle.
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