Special effects in games refers to any kind of effect (audio or visual) which is not considered regular, i.e. they a not applied by a one or two standard function calls. They usually require a some sort of custom algorithm, which can be totally different depending of which effect needs to be ...
I'm working on a 2d java game on Slick engine and I always wondered how to make swing effects when striking with a sword? How to code something like this? ...
To be clear, I am not talking about the light result (the lit area) but the spotlight itself, like this The two common suggestions that I tried are 2D image and a 3D cone. The problem with the ...