Phoenix USC is a fast action space combat game inspired by SubSpace (www.subspace.co). Phoenix USC is an MMO that will handle hundreds of players per server and will come complete with it's own map/world editor. Phoenix USC is currently in the beta stage of development. If you like massively multiplayer fast action addictive top down shooting games, then this is the game for you. This project will begin open beta testing soon so check us out. :)
I have been refining the animation effects for Phoenix USC as seen in these images. I have also been updating the map editor and adding in options for map parts with animation effects to make it is easy to add animation effects like this wormhole effect. The editor allows you to use sprite sheets or strips of animation and use those in game. Coupled with blending and transparency effects the result is pretty cool.