A handy guide to adding scoring effects to your games.

Article by Richard Davey. Posted on 26th Oct 2015.   @phaser_

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"When it comes to games (and apps in general really), I’m a big believer that making your game just that little bit more juicy can make the overall quality and enjoyability of your game increase drastically.

Juicy is clearly a pretty vague term, but I think it’s pretty fitting (think biting into a juicy orange filled with flavour). In the context of a game this would mean adding things like:

  • When the player collides with something or kills an enemy, add some particle effects
  • If the player is running fast have their hair or cape blow in the wind
  • Create tweens and animations for things
  • Add sound effects

To give you an example, in a game I’m working on right now I’ve created a more interesting scoreboard by adding some animations."

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