If you look at some of the behind-the-scenes footage of Starsss' game development, the overall feel of the game might seem kind of stale. And that's because Starsss still lacks something important - juicy animations!
And so without further delay, here's one of the new awesome animations that have been added to the game.
Yes so every time you have leveled up, this new awesome animation will appear right at where you are! The original idea was to go with rays of light coming up from your feet but hey, who can refuse wings?
Besides the new level up animation, have you ever thought about how the stars in Starsss were a little dull in how they just appeared onto the stage? So now let's take a look at the new star appearing animation.
Notice that the stars have suddenly become more interesting? That is because of the new concentrating rays of light that is shown before the stars appear. The star is also scaled small and big a few times to give that bouncy appearance.
Besides leveling up your character, you can also level up your abilities through collecting more stars and ability orbs (e.g fireball orbs). And that also means that an animation can be added to notify you when one of your abilities level up.
While it isn't as fancy as the animations for leveling up and for when stars appear, it certainly alerts you to the fact that you are now more powerful with one of your abilities.
Now while the next addition to Starsss might not be considered an animation, it helps to improve your gameplay experience by informing you when you can make your next attack.
The attack delay bar appears and slowly fills up when you have used an ability to attack. It essentially represents the delay between each attack that you can do, depending on the ability that you're using.
In other words, if you are using heavy wave to attack, the attack delay bar will fill up slower than if you were using fireball.
So what do you think of the new animations? As usual, check out the behind-the-scenes of how they were added to Starsss! Enjoy!