Dragon Crashers: Hands-on with Unity’s 2D tools

February 7, 2022

Dragon Crashers, Unity’s latest 2D sample project, made its debut at the GDC Showcase 2021. Built in Unity 2020.2, the project is a vertical slice of a side-scrolling idle RPG designed to showcase Unity’s native suite of production-ready 2D tools and graphics technology. Whether you’re targeting desktop, mobile, or web platforms, Dragon Crashers is a fantastic primer for anyone interested in making 2D games with Unity.

Download Dragon Crashers from the Unity Asset Store, then follow along with this on-demand webinar to learn how to:

  • Export a 2D character from Adobe Photoshop into Unity
  • Set up a character’s sprite rig
  • Set up inverse kinematics (IK) for limb animations
  • Use sprite swapping for different character visuals
  • Use nested prefabs for weapon attachments
  • Apply sprite normal and mask maps for 2D lighting styles
  • Sequence character abilities using Timeline
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