July 01, 2020
March 10, 2021 – Epic Games
June 09, 2022 – Online (Facebook Gaming)
|March 03, 2023
|Unit 2 Games
|Unit 2 Games
|Crayta homepage [Archive]
Crayta launched as a Google Stadia exclusive on July 1st, 2020 before coming to the Epic Games Store in 2021 and Facebook Gaming in 2022. Despite the expanded availability, Crayta’s growth never reached the levels that Unit 2 Games hoped for and on February 1st, 2023 they announced that the platform would be shut down in just over a month.
Just over two and a half years ago we launched Crayta, born from our collective passion to empower anyone and everyone to build their very own games and share them with the world. It was an ambitious vision but you, our creators and players, and all of the connections and community that have emerged are what makes Crayta such a special place. We still believe this democratisation of game and virtual world creation is where the industry is headed but it’s with great sadness that we’re today announcing the closure of Crayta on all platforms, effective 4pm GMT (8am PT) on Friday, March 3, 2023.
We originally launched on Google Stadia on July 1, 2020. It was the middle of a pandemic and we were all locked down at home but our amazing team pulled everything together to bring Crayta to life. We were blown away by the instant love, excitement and passion that poured into our community, and we’ve been touched by the number of you who have stayed with us right through to today.
While we’ve expanded Crayta significantly since launch, we’ve unfortunately not seen quite enough growth for us to justify continuing. Google Stadia shut its doors recently, which was the initial launch platform for Crayta, so we’ve decided that now is the right time to bring things to a close, despite the dedicated efforts of our team and our community.
Rest assured, we’re going to make the very most of the remaining time we have together. We’ll post a schedule soon of the activities and events we’re planning — everything from celebratory playalong streams through to help and support to make the most of your hard-earned creation skills in the future.
We’ve assembled an FAQ here so take a look if you have any immediate questions. If there’s anything else you’d like to ask then please head to our Discord and we’ll respond to what we can, or contact us at [email protected].
We’ll be in touch again before we turn off the power button in March, but in the meantime please accept our heartfelt thanks for your loyalty, dedication, passion and commitment to Crayta and our team. Many of the team have been working on Crayta for over five years, and we couldn’t have done any of this without you. We hope you’ll all take fond memories away with you, as well as immense pride for everything you’ve built and contributed to the community.
Thank you, Craytans — we love you. ❤Crayta Announcement – February 1st, 2023
An FAQ provided alongside the announcement confirmed that no user-created content would be able to be exported outside of Crayta. Unit 2 suggested users to take screenshots and videos of their creations and also implied that the tutorial and showcase videos the studio posted to YouTube and Facebook would be deleted as well.
About the Game
Crayta, the free-to-play game-making game with an expanding universe of games! Play and Create amazing multiplayer games with family, friends, and the rest of the world!
PLAY THOUSANDS OF GAMES
Play from a continuously growing library of user-generated multiplayer games across a huge variety of genres.
CREATE GAMES WITH FRIENDS
Crayta is a truly collaborative game creation platform built on Unreal Engine 4 – you and your friends can jump in and create games together. Our new season Tabletop Champs adds a variety of new meshes for you to create games with.
A FREE BATTLE PASS
Gain XP to unlock tonnes of cosmetics as you progress through our free Tabletop Champs Battle Pass! For the first time, Crayta is bringing back some of our favourite outfits, emotes and cosmetics from previous seasons. With a range of new creation content featured all around tabletop and board games, you can really make the world your playground!
SHOW YOUR STYLE
Express yourself in the Crayta universe with a range of high quality customisation options. Collect outfits, emotes, drones and more to tailor your identity throughout the game.
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