Simple 2D Player Movement in Unity

James West
7 min readApr 4, 2021
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Getting Started

Let’s be honest, the first thing we want to do when we start making a game is to get our avatar moving around the screen. So let’s take a quick look at how to accomplish this task. Luckily Unity provides us with a built-in tool so we don’t have to recreate the wheel when it comes to movement input.

James West

Turning my passion for video games and 11 years of software development experience into a focus on video game development using Unity3D.