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The plugin that allows you to embed a UNITY project into the react native as a full-fledged component


The plugin now supports the new architecture as well. For iOS, it is no longer necessary to embed a project created with Unity. Only the built UnityFramework.framework is used. It should be placed in the plugin folder at the path - <YOUR_PROJECT>/unity/builds/ios.

IOS ONLY!!! If you used a previous version of the plugin - then be sure to delete everything that was related to Unity in the main react native project!



npm install @azesmway/react-native-unity


yarn add @azesmway/react-native-unity


  1. Copy from folder "unity" to <Unity_Project_Name> folder and rebuild unity project.

OnEvent in Unity

Add this code:

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using UnityEngine.UI;
using UnityEngine;

public class NativeAPI {
  public static extern void sendMessageToMobileApp(string message);

public class ButtonBehavior : MonoBehaviour
  public void ButtonPressed()
    if (Application.platform == RuntimePlatform.Android)
      using (AndroidJavaClass jc = new AndroidJavaClass("com.azesmwayreactnativeunity.ReactNativeUnityViewManager"))
        jc.CallStatic("sendMessageToMobileApp", "The button has been tapped!");
    else if (Application.platform == RuntimePlatform.IPhonePlayer)
      NativeAPI.sendMessageToMobileApp("The button has been tapped!");


  1. Build Unity project for ios in ANY folder - just not the main RN project folder!!!
  2. Open the created project in XCode
  3. Select Data folder and set a checkbox in the "Target Membership" section to "UnityFramework" image info
  4. You need to select the NativeCallProxy.h inside the Unity-iPhone/Libraries/Plugins/iOS folder of the Unity-iPhone project and change UnityFramework’s target membership from Project to Public. Don’t forget this step! image info
  5. If required - sign the project UnityFramework.framework and build a framework image info
  6. Open the folder with the built framework (by right-clicking) and move it to the plugin folder (<YOUR_PROJECT>/unity/builds/ios) image info
  7. Execute the command in the root of the main RN project rm -rf ios/Pods && rm -f ios/Podfile.lock && npx pod-install


  1. Export Unity app to [project_root]/unity/builds/android

  2. Add the following lines to android/settings.gradle:

    include ':unityLibrary'
    project(':unityLibrary').projectDir=new File('..\\unity\\builds\\android\\unityLibrary')
  3. Add into android/build.gradle

    allprojects {
      repositories {
        // this
        flatDir {
            dirs "${project(':unityLibrary').projectDir}/libs"
    // ...
  4. Add into android/gradle.properties

  5. Add strings to android/app/src/main/res/values/strings.xml

    <string name="game_view_content_description">Game view</string>
  6. Remove <intent-filter>...</intent-filter> from <project_name>/unity/builds/android/unityLibrary/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml at unityLibrary to leave only integrated version.

Known issues

  • Works only on real iOS devices. Android emulators are capable of showing the UnityView.
  • On IOS the Unity view is waiting for a parent with dimensions greater than 0 (from RN side). Please take care of this because if it is not the case, your app will crash with the native message MTLTextureDescriptor has width of zero.


Sample code

import React, { useRef, useEffect } from 'react';

import UnityView from '@azesmway/react-native-unity';
import { View } from 'react-native';

interface IMessage {
  gameObject: string;
  methodName: string;
  message: string;

const Unity = () => {
  const unityRef = useRef<UnityView>(null);

  useEffect(() => {
    if (unityRef?.current) {
      const message: IMessage = {
        gameObject: 'gameObject',
        methodName: 'methodName',
        message: 'message',
      unityRef.current.postMessage(message.gameObject, message.methodName, message.message);
  }, []);

  return (
    <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
        style={{ flex: 1 }}
        onUnityMessage={(result) => {
          console.log('onUnityMessage', result.nativeEvent.message)

export default Unity;


  • androidKeepPlayerMounted?: boolean - if set to true, keep the player mounted even when the view that contains it has lost focus. The player will be paused on blur and resumed on focus. FOR ANDROID: has no effect on iOS.
  • fullScreen?: boolean - defaults to true. If set to false, will not request full screen access. ANDROID ONLY
  • onUnityMessage?: (event: NativeSyntheticEvent) - receives a message from a Unity
  • style: ViewStyle - styles the UnityView. (Won't show on Android without dimensions. Recommended to give it flex: 1 as in the example)


  • postMessage(gameObject, methodName, message) - sends a message to the Unity. FOR IOS: The native method of unity is used to send a message sendMessageToGOWithName:(const char*)goName functionName:(const char*)name message:(const char*)msg;, more details can be found in the documentation

  • unloadUnity() - the Unity is unloaded automatically when the react-native component is unmounted, but if you want to unload the Unity, you can call this method

  • pauseUnity?: (pause: boolean) - pause the Unity

  • windowFocusChanged(hasFocus: boolean = false) - simulate focus change (intended to be used to recover from black screen (not rendering) after remounting Unity view when resumeUnity does not work) ANDROID ONLY


See the contributing guide to learn how to contribute to the repository and the development workflow.



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