Weekend Code Project: Build A 2D Platformer In Unity is the quick-start guide you've been looking for in order to learn how to build a simple 2D platformer in Unity 4.5. The pdf guide, included artwork and full source code will walk you through:
Working with sprites and animation
Creating a player that runs, jumps and shoots
Creating a zombie with basic platformer AI
Extending Unity's IDE to build a Tile Map Editor
Includes the PDF, EPUB, artwork, and source code/projects
This detailed 133-page guide is designed for people new to building 2D game with Unity.
** New Reduced Price - This book was designed for Unity 4.6 and while the core concepts will work in Unity 5, there may be a few places where the UI or steps to reproduce are different. **
For more than 20 years, Jesse Freeman has been on the cutting edge of interactive development with a focus on games, the Web, and Mobile platforms. As an expert in his field, Jesse has worked for Amazon, Microsoft, MLB, HBO, the New York Jets and more.