Animating and creating sprites

Animated sprites are a sequence of static images which, when played, appear to have a movement. It lets the player know that they are running, when they are attacking with a sword, and that a button is clickable. Good games have animation on everything interactive and often on many of the background elements, so much so that you may not even notice it. It is the tiny details such as animation that really breathe life into a game.

The illusion of action

Creating animation takes time and a sharp eye, but basic animation, even of characters, can be done by everyone. There are a few important rules to follow to make animating easier. First, it is about the appearance of an action, rather than the accuracy of an action. ...

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