2D Adventure Part 1: Player Controls

We’re starting our series on top-down, 2D adventure games. If you’ve wanted to create a game like the 2D The Legends of Zelda titles, here’s where to begin!


Instructor: Zac | Difficulty: Beginner | Challenge: Create controls for a top-down 2D adventure game.

Watch a professional game developer build the game you want him to make!

What’s it like to build a game from scratch? Instructor Zac is here to show you just that. Join Zac as he teaches you the building blocks of different game genres, as well as a few useful tricks along the way!

This week, we'll be creating the basic controls for a top-down, 2D adventure game.

Got a genre of game you want to see made? Want to copy something in your favorite game for yourself? Leave a suggestion in Discord or during a live stream! Zac will make it happen.

Want to create the game along with Zac? This is optional, but to do so, be sure to complete the following checklist:

Like Zac, you may use whatever assets you like and have available to complete the project. Be sure to check the free assets offered by Unity!