2D tool similar to Unity3D?

Posts: 43
Joined: 2009.02
Post: #1
I was wondering if anyone knew of a suite of tools similar to those found in Unity3d, but for working with 2d games. I quite like the simplicity of getting Unity3d up and running. I hope there is something like what I am looking for...
Quote this message in a reply
Posts: 715
Joined: 2003.04
Post: #2
Well..you could follow some Unity tutorials and work 2D magic in there.
Here's an article about how 2D Zombieville was created in Unity3D.

Or try Novashell

Then there is Power Game Factory

Blitzmax is worth a look.

Here's a tutorial for creating a pong clone for iPhone in xcode.

There's Love, but thats kind of cryptic, all scripting.
A community member was supposed to release an IDE for it a month ago, but hrm, nothing.

Then there is Verg-Rpg, thats pretty cryptic to.

Finally there is Torque2D, you need to register an account to get the demo.
Quote this message in a reply
Posts: 1,488
Joined: 2002.09
Post: #3
Torque2D is the closest thing I've seen to 2D Unity. They have a free trial of it IIRC.

Scott Lembcke - Howling Moon Software
Author of Chipmunk Physics - A fast and simple rigid body physics library in C.
Quote this message in a reply
Posts: 43
Joined: 2009.02
Post: #4
Thanks guys! Novashell is quite interesting, as is that article on Zombieville!
Quote this message in a reply
⌘-R in Chief
Posts: 1,277
Joined: 2002.05
Post: #5
Torque2D is currently being rewritten from the ground up with a boat load of major improvements, and is due to be released sometime next year. It won't be compatible with the current version.
Quote this message in a reply
Posts: 456
Joined: 2002.09
Post: #6
Also, Unity 3 will apparently come with more tools for managing sprites. It's due in the summer, and the base version will almost certainly still be free.

Measure twice, cut once, curse three or four times.
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Coherent UI Mobile: GUI Library for iOS/Unity3D devs MartinZhel 0 3,310 Jun 13, 2013 06:22 AM
Last Post: MartinZhel