A 2.5D game uses either 3D or 2D to simulate the other. In modern day, a 2.5D game normally uses a 3D graphics engine but sticks to a 2D plane (e.g. Trine). More historically it would mean a game that uses 2D images to create the illusion of a third dimension (e.g. Diablo 2).

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Create sprites from 3D models at runtime in Unity

From my previous post where I search solutions to have animated characters in an isometric world (using 2D engine as base) arised this question. I'd like to create and instantiate 2D sprites from 3D ...
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Unity 2.5D Character Movement

I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the right direct as to how to take a 2D character/sprite in Unity and have said character turn corners in a 3D style. Solutions or resources welcome.
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Best depth sorting method for a Top Down 2D game using a 3D physics engine

I've spent many days googling this and still have issues with my game engine I'd like to ask about, which I haven't seen addressed before. I think the problem is that my game is an unusual ...
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Method to fake 3d in 2d top down game

I'm relatively new to game development and its terminology and I was wondering how to achieve the effect that is being used on the main character in this game: http://youtu.be/XK7whzmywno?t=2m38s To ...