Note: This is part 4 in the series: Make a 2D Platformer Video Game with Unity and PlayMaker (no coding required). You can find part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.
Now that Unity supports 2D games, we can make a game in one of my favorite genres – a 2D platformer! (Think Super Mario Bros. on the NES… ah those were the days!)
In this series, which is the perfect follow up from class 1 (I recommend you take at least the first 2 weeks of class 1), we’ll go over the basics of Unity 2D, sprites and animations, 2D physics, and all the controls you need to get a 2D platformer going.
And all of this without writing a line of code, thanks to the power of the awesome Unity plugin: PlayMaker!
The class at a glance:
- Bite-sized, Easy to Follow Video Lessons
- Self-Paced Online Class with Fellow Student and Teacher Support
Here’s what you’ll learn in this series (it’s divided into 4 parts):
- Part 1: Introduction to 2D space in Unity
- Part 2: Introduction to our 2D platformed game and setting up player character
- Part 3: Dealing with Camera – the easy setup vs the complex setup
- Part 4: Setting up Enemies, HP, and Attack before we wrap up!
Who is This Class for?
This class is for beginners with a basic understanding of Unity and PlayMaker. If you’ve never used Unity or PlayMaker, you can start with this class first. Both courses are adult and kid-friendly! 🙂
What You Will Need
- 7-10 hours of free time as we dive into the process of 2D game development.
- A modern PC / Mac with 3D graphic compatibility (if you bought your computer in the past 5 years, you should be good to go.)
- A download and installation of the Unity3D game engine . Don’t worry about the seemingly complicated interface, we will go over it in the class – piece of cake!
- Students will be provided a special student version of the popular Unity 3D Tool – PlayMaker. This is the tool that enables us to create games without writing code. Thanks to Hutong Games, this special student version will include ALL actions in the tool (note: student version not for commercial use).
- Commercial version of PlayMaker – we strongly recommend buying a license for PlayMaker. Although you can use the student version of PlayMaker for the class, the class is really designed with a commercial version and it allows the use of additional free add-ons and tools to make your game development life easier. It is one of our favorite #gamedev tools ever!
What Students are Saying About Brandon’s Classes
“Exactly what I needed to begin my journey into game development. I will DEFINITELY take ANY other classes taught by Brandon Wu! Thank you Brandon!!”
– Nicholas Mitchell
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– Sung Kim (Animator)
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– Brian Anderson
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