I really like the convenience of unity3d. The ability to edit the level and see my results in real time are great. My problem is the idea I want to implement is 2d and uses 2d sprites. Scaling sprites appears to be a problem for me and all advice I receive says to purchase 150 dollars addons for unity. I love the physics components and the rapid prototyping but I figured that maybe unity is not the tool for the job for this 2d game.
Is there any 2d game engine like unity but for 2d games that would work on the PC and Android? Or is this something most people code themselves and make? To me the most important features of Unity3d were its ease to see what was edited and then have it apply instantly.
Thank you. Most searches seemed to give me frameworks and not a large engine suite.