Update: Upon realizing that my current design would have cause me to need to change the template too much, I decided to modify my level design. Instead of a top-down scrolling game, it will be a side-scrolling game where the player is looking straight down onto the playing surface.
modified level sketch:
For my game concept, I have been playing around with the idea of a top-down scrolling game. My character will only be able to move left or right to avoid walls and collect candy/cupcakes. This will be a 2-dimensional game with 2-dimensional animation. Any collision with a wall will result in “game over.”