Unit 2 Games joins Facebook Gaming

Richard Smithies
Crayta
Published in
3 min readJun 4, 2021

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Today is an extremely exciting day for Unit 2 Games and our whole team as we officially join the Facebook Gaming family!

As many of you know, our vision for Unit 2 Games and Crayta was to truly democratise game creation, empowering more people than ever before to make, play and share games, regardless of experience or background. This has been a long-held vision for most of our team and we’ve always believed in the importance of putting powerful creative expression into the hands of as many people as possible.

The Facebook Gaming team also shares those values and are every bit as excited as we are about the potential of this vision, and the talent and passion of our team. Joining forces allows us to unlock new opportunities and realise that potential to its very fullest. We can’t wait to see where we can take things together.

But while we look towards a future of possibility, it’s also a time to reflect. We wouldn’t be here now without you, our earliest community. Your passion and loyalty from the moment we launched in July 2020 has blown us away. As the world struggled through a pandemic, you inspired us with the ways you used Crayta to come together to collaborate and share fun, unique and entertaining experiences. We’ve been honoured that you’ve chosen to spend time in our universe and we look forward to bringing you with us into the next stage too.

Above all though, I have to thank my incredible team here at U2G. Many of us have worked together for decades on a variety of projects that were all leading to this moment in different ways. Your belief and commitment has been humbling — I’m immensely proud of every single one of you and delighted that you can all share in this moment and enjoy the rewards of all your hard work.

So, what’s next?

Well, for now we’ll be carrying on just as normal. We’ll still be bringing incredible new content and features to the game (look out for our next Battle Pass season, Mechanical Revolution, coming on June 16th!), we’ll still be just as active on all our usual community channels, and the team here will remain unchanged while we plan for the future.

For you, our players and creators, this change will only serve to make your experience in Crayta better and better over the coming years. Our creators will begin to see more players in their games and more opportunities to learn from and collaborate with others, while our players will have even more games to play and enjoy, and more people to play with.

A final heartfelt thank you to everyone who has got us to this point. Here’s to the next exciting chapter in the Crayta adventure!

Richard Smithies, CEO, Unit 2 Games
4th June, 2021

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Richard Smithies
Crayta

I like people, business, celebrating diversity, all things space related — and video games. Currently CEO & Founder of Unit 2 Games, developing Crayta.