Make a 2D game in Unity3D

Code your own Unity Game!
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5,288 students
Game Development


  • Basic computer skills


We will make a game based on an old Apple II game called Sabotage. In the process we will cover several helpful skills in Unity.

  • Learn the coordinate system for GameObjects

  • Turn images into Sprites and control them on the screen

  • Read the mouse position and convert it into rotational value

  • Change the pivot point for sprites (images)

  • Creating Sprite prefabs and Instantiating them

  • Creating smooth movements using Time.deltaTime

  • Using Tags to organize GameObjects and overcoming limitations of prefabs

  • Creating child GameObjects to join Sprites together

  • Creating particle systems and sub-emmiters

  • Creating UI text fields for keeping score

  • Adjusting UI canvas to fit the game area

  • Adding sounds to GameObjects

  • Creating stand-alone game sound objects

You won't even realize you learned these things because you will be having so much fun!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Unity developers

Course content

1 section8 lectures1h 38m total length
  • Setup and Cannon Controls
  • Firing and Helicopters
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Geronimo! We have Paratroopers.
  • Blood is shed
  • Keeping Score
  • Troops Beat Cannon
  • Sounds like the end


Nerd of many things
Matthew Mills
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Computer nerd since 1980. It set my path for life.

Earned a Computer Engineer Degree at C.S.U. Sacramento. Did an internship at Intel working on the (as yet unnamed) Pentium chip.

For 6 years was a Graphic Design Instructor at C.S.U. Sacramento teaching Adobe Creative Suite and all other things related to printing and scanning.

Worked as an Instructional Lab Support Manager for the College of Arts & Letters. Over 300 computers.

Worked as a Desktop Support Specialist providing help for faculty and staff at the University.

Became the Customer Service Manager for Information Resources and Technology at C.S.U. Sacramento

I became a Musician and Songwriter in the 90s.