Unity for 2D

Unity is a game engine and development environment that became extremely popular due to its accessibility, price and cross-platform capabilities.

Recent versions added a 2D mode that can provide a gentle introduction to this complex tool.

Unity projects can be scripted in javascript (js) and C# (C sharp) interchangeably. The former is a bit easier syntax-wise so I’m going to use it, although advanced developers tend to prefer C#.

Of course you are expected to tap into a huge wealth of tutorials on the internet and on Unity official forums. 99.9% of the time your problem has been solved before.

This is a intro guide to js syntax and structures. Js is very similar to Processing.

Part one

Setting up a project, sprites, physics, colliders, rigidbody properties, keyboard input & movements, appearance, collisions, messages
Download part 1

Download only the assets (graphics and js)

Part Two


Camera setup, camera movements, Prefab, Instantiation, timer, triggers, sounds.
Download part 2

Processing alternative

Somewhat equivalent series of tutorials for Processing can be found here

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