Posted by r1ckparker
on 25 November 2012 - 02:03 PM
The old 8-bit games used bitmaps representing a wall from every different view. The image on screen is then pasted together, using these pre-drawn walls, to give a 3d image. Enemies, items etc are scaled depending on how far away they are from the player. More modern games use a 3d engine which just replicates the view, but in real 3d. My own game uses 3d blocks which are placed within a level to make a maze. However movement is restricted to 1 unit 'steps' and the view is restricted to 90 degree views, making it 'feel' like an old-school game, even though there is no reason why you couldn't run around the maze and view it from any angle.