Using lessons learned from working on AAA 2D games, a 4-strong indie team set out to create a complete pipeline for creating modern 2D games with an organic feel and a high level of polish... on indie-scale resources.
The tools and techniques developed to reach that ambitious goal will be presented, from the innovative animation system, the terrain, vegetation and level art system, to the effective but powerful rendering model, and more.
Intended audience & prerequisites: Anyone working on a 2D game: programmers, animators, level designers, level artists.
The talk will be of particular interest to teams using Unity, but rather than being purely technical, the talk will outline principles that can be applied in any engine.
Session takeaway: I believe 2D has a great future ahead of her, and that we can do much more with it. I intend to demonstrate how to improve the production pipeline, and invest in tools to become more technical the way 3D does, while retaining the unique advantages of 2D.
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