I continued working on my 2d project today. I was able to get some other npc characters to animate. I added one of the pre-made killzone objects to them so if my character touches them the game restarts.
I was also able to add mobile controls and build an apk and play it on my phone. It is really hard to play with the pre-made controls and default settings. The character moves really fast. It has all been very easy to do so far.
I watched part of a video about sprites and animators to help get started.