A 2.5D game uses either 3D or 2D to simulate the other. In modern day, a 2.5D game normally uses a 3D graphics engine but sticks to a 2D plane (e.g. Trine). More historically it would mean a game that uses 2D images to create the illusion of a third dimension (e.g. Diablo 2).
By "2.5D" I mean the art style in games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon, Age of Empires 2 or Fallout 1 and 2: Everything in the games appears to be created with a "pixel art"-like tool. Am I correct? ...
I want to learn how to create custom graphics, not use freely available resources. But I have been looking around for articles or tutorials on how to start with 2D game design in general, and I can't ...
I have experience in making 2D side scroller games such as Terraria, but now I want to challenge myself and make a game that has a 2.5D perspective. The game I am trying to mimic is Don't Starve. ...
2.5D ("two-and-a-half-dimensional"), 3/4 perspective and pseudo-3D are terms used to describe either: graphical projections and techniques which cause a series of images or scenes ...