Introducing a new Asset Store experience
It’s hard to believe, but it has already been more than 6 years since we launched the Unity Asset Store. Our vision was to create a space where community members could enable each other’s success: creators could make their content available to others to help fill skill gaps and help propel projects forward. For any problem you might encounter along the way, someone would have created the solution, and it would be just a click away.
Since its debut in 2010, the Asset Store has enabled countless members of the Unity community to find the assets and tools to help them build fantastic experiences. Today, with a catalog of over thirty-six thousand assets and tools, it has become a vital resource and an integral part of Unity. Nearly a million Unity creators visit the store each month to find a wealth of off-the-shelf content to jump-start their projects, overcome roadblocks, and make development faster and easier.
Over the past months, we’ve been working hard on improving the Asset Store experience.
Our guiding principle and goal for this redesign has been to make it easier for the community to discover great assets, services, and solutions to fit their needs and for creators to discover relevant content faster and easier than ever before.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we are kicking off the rollout of the new store experience, and a new phase of life for the Asset Store.
We will be rolling out access to the new and improved Asset Store over the course of the next few weeks. Make sure to keep an eye out on your email — we’ll notify you when the new site is available!
So what’s changed?
Updated Global Navigation, Quick View, and Global Search
A common challenge we’ve heard from Asset Store customers is difficulty finding content. One of the core design changes we’ve implemented is restructuring the global navigation. We’ve added “mega menu” items, including a new 2D category, which will allow you to quickly find relevant content.
To enable you to review assets faster, we’ve implemented a ‘Quick View’ feature that will make browsing much more efficient.
We’ve also added a search bar in the global header and improved search results filtering to ensure that, no matter where you are on the site, you’ll able to quickly find the content you’re looking for.
Personalized Recommendations and New Featured Sections
We’ve rolled out a brand-new, personalized asset recommendation system to improve the relevance of assets you are shown as you browse. You’ll be shown assets which are relevant to the types of projects you’re working on, whether you’re an artist, programmer, designer, or anywhere in between. In addition, content pages have been redesigned with a much cleaner, simpler layout to better showcase the content.
We also wanted to provide more opportunities for assets to shine. We’ve created several new sections on the home page and across the site to highlight featured and promoted assets.
This is just the beginning…
This redesign is the first step in a longer-term process of ongoing evolution for the Asset Store. We’re starting with this design update and plan to continue adding functionality and feature improvements on an ongoing basis to better serve the needs of our customers and publishers.
When you receive access to the new store, feel free to browse and purchase assets on the new store to your heart’s content.
We are excited to be kicking off the next phase of the Asset Store’s evolution and look forward to sharing more with you on this as we go forward!
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