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Mastering Unity 2D Game Development by Simon Jackson

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Welcome to 2D

Welcome to 2D, as you might say, Unity v4.3 has brought 2D into its primary toolset a huge range of features to make 2D development a lot simpler and more integrated with its editor environment.

What follows is a brief rundown of the entire primary enhancement and a walkthrough of some of the other important improvements brought in with v4.3.

The new 2D mode

When creating a new Unity project, you now have the option to select whether you want to treat assets as normal 3D assets or use the new 2D import wizards, as shown in the following screenshot:

The new 2D mode

The main difference is the way assets will be imported into your solution and the default ...

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