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#Actualeppo

Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:24 AM

If you mean top-down as in Alien Breed top-down, you can simply create a single sprite and let the rendering hardware do the rotation for you. That way you're not restricted to a finite (4/8) number of directions.

 

Note in the screenshots how shadows are used to convey a sense of depth.


#1eppo

Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

If you mean top-down as in Alien Breed top-down, you can simply create a single sprite and let the rendering hardware do the rotation for you. That way you're not restricted to a finite (4/8) number of directions.


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