I've been trying to create a charging effect using the Shuriken Particle system for the longest time, and I've had little to no luck with it. I've tried setting different curves for the Force over Time and Color over Time, but I always come up empty. However, I've seen examples all over the place for charging particles. The most recent example of charging particles I've seen is from the Space Cowboy game jam entry LOS CUERVOS.
The game has a ship with a laser that requires the player to hold a button down before it fires. It looks like this when charging and firing. I'm specifically talking about the particles surrounding the ball of light that's slowly growing in size over time.
I was wondering if anyone here knew what I may be doing wrong when going about setting up the particle system. Any suggestions relative to the question would be much appreciative.