Recently, we were asked by our friends at CrossInstall to help with the art on their Ad games. One of the titles was War Dragons by Pocket Gem, which we were aslo involved with in the original developement.
Visual effects such as dragon breathing fire and explosions play a big part in this game, but since this is a light weight browser version of the original game, we obviously cannot push the graphics too much as it will increase load time and slow down game play.
Therefore, we employed the classic method of using sprite sheets to capture the VFX from the 3D package.
Here are a few examples from the game-
Schooner Explosion Sprite Sheet
Dragon Breathing Fire Prototype
Individual Fireball loop
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