The top-rated visual scripting tool for Unity used in Hearthstone, INSIDE, Hollow Knight, The First Tree, Observation, Dreamfall Chapters and more:
Artists and Designers: Realize your creative vision without coding! Unlock the power of Unity.
Programmers: Add a powerful visual state machine editor to your toolbox. Interface with scripts or extend Playmaker with Custom Actions.
THE PLAYMAKER DIFFERENCE
Easy To Understand
Other visual scripting tools simply expose the Unity API (written for programmers) and C# language (programming) as thousands of nodes. If you already know how to code you can probably build what you need, but it’s a huge learning curve for non-programmers!
PlayMaker takes a higher level approach, offering an intuitive structure with States, Actions and Events to quickly build behaviors. This actually empowers both non-programmers and programmers to create more quickly and efficiently.
PlayMaker has been used in dozens of shipped products including Hearthstone, INSIDE, Hollow Knight, The First Tree, Dreamfall Chapters, Firewatch and more. We’ve worked with AAA studios to solo indie developers to make sure PlayMaker meets their needs on every platform.
Other visual scripting solutions use delegates or reflection calls for every single node in the graph. Even simple behaviors need many nodes. This quickly adds up to a heavy hit on performance!
PlayMaker actions are C# scripts like any other script in your project. Calling them is quick and efficient. You also need fewer actions to do the same work as dozens of nodes in other visual scripting tools.
PlayMaker has an active user community with admins and power users online to answer your questions. The Ecosystem Browser provides easy access to a constantly growing collection of custom actions, tutorials, samples, templates etc.
Many third party assets have PlayMaker support, with easy to use Actions so you don’t have to figure out APIs written for programmers.
:: NEW Support for the new Input System in 2019.3+
:: NEW New Character Controller actions, tutorials and samples.
:: NEW Nested Prefab support in 2018.3+
:: NEW Integrated UI Actions and Events.
:: NEW Auto-Convert Variables in Actions.
:: NEW Performance improvements.
:: NEW Category Icons for Actions.
:: NEW Favorites and Recent Actions.
:: NEW New Action Attributes.
:: Build behaviors in an intuitive Graph View.
:: Drag-and-Drop Actions – no syntax errors!
:: Save time with Copy/Paste and Templates.
:: Access scripts and third party plugins.
:: Enjoy powerful runtime debugging:
:: Watch States, Variables, and Events.
:: Pause and Rewind time with Debug Flow.
:: Download Action Packs for popular plugins:
:: NGUI, 2DToolkit, Photon, iTween…
:: Extend Playmaker with Custom Actions.
:: Watch tutorials on our YouTube Channel.
:: Join an active online community.
NOTE: Alpha versions of Unity are not officially supported. We try to support beta versions of Unity when possible, but it is generally recommended that you use an official Unity release for maximum compatibility.