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Whether you are 2D game developer, indy developer or you want to animate your creatures- this Dynamic 2D Video Game Animation is for you. If you are a hobby game creator or want to create easy games prototypes with animation, this animation course is going to help you a lot. Throughout this course, you’ll learn to use Inkspace and DragonBones to design and animate characters for your game. 

Inkspace and DragonBones are two free programs helpful for creating smooth and flexible 2D game character animations. Our Dynamic 2D Video Game Animation will have you combine these two incredible programs to develop versatile, ready to use character designs. You’ll also learn to animate by importing the character parts & creating the bone system. This course will mostly focus on the DragonBones, so basic Inkspace knowledge will be needed to follow this animation course.

What you’ll learn

  • You will be able to design, rig and animate your own 2D game character with free programs!
  • You will have a basic character animation knowledge!
  • You will be able to recreate my workflow and design and animate your own characters!
  • You will create simple animations, that are ready to be used with ANY 2D game engine!


  • Download the two free software we use in the course: Inkscape and Dragonbones
  • The course is mainly about animation, have a very basic Inkscape knowledge to start the course!
  • Optional: Have a character idea ready! You can use my character too, but you will learn more and have more fun designing and animating your very own creation!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is made for 2D game developers, indy developers or hobby game creators.
  • This course is for character designers who want to learn to animate their creatures!
  • The course is built for developers who want to create easy game prototypes with animation for free!
  • This course is NOT for you if you are looking for 3D animation! Both programs are great for 2D design and animation but not 3D!
  • This course is about game character animation, NOT about animating a full scene or animated movie!

Course Curriculum

Before we start
Introduction FREE 00:01:00
Before you start 00:02:00
Design your character in Inkscape
Design the knight character in Inkscape – Part1 00:12:00
Design the knight character in Inkscape – Part 2 00:14:00
Design the knight character in Inkscape – Part 3 00:09:00
Prepare for animation!
Exporting the design from Inkscape 00:07:00
Welcome to DragonBones! 00:02:00
Import and assemble your character to DragonBones 00:07:00
Animate your character in DragonBones!
Create the bone system of your character 00:11:00
Using live video references 00:03:00
Our very first animation! 00:07:00
Idle animation 00:09:00
Creating a mesh! 00:11:00
Animating more soft parts with mesh editing 00:14:00
Character walk cycle in DragonBones – Part 1 the first steps! 00:19:00
Character walk cycle in DragonBones – Part2 move your arms! 00:12:00
Character walk cycle in DragonBones – Part 3 animating meshes! 00:07:00
Character walk cycle in DragonBones – Part 4 final touches 00:13:00
Creating an attack move – Part 1 00:13:00
Creating an attack move – Part 2 00:07:00
Dying animation sequence 00:15:00
Exporting animation and modular characters
Export your animated sprites from DragonBones 00:04:00
Modular characters in DragonBones 00:07:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

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After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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