PlayStation 3

A Demo Of Record of Agarest War 2’s Animation



Idea Factory used a program called SpriteStudio to create Record of Agarest War 2’s 2D sprite animations. The demonstration at that link shows how it allows you to animate an object by dividing it into several parts, and move each part around without breaking the overall shape. Here’s an example:



There are two versions of SpriteStudio…the regular version, and one for the Nintendo DS. The software is also compatible with mobile phone games. Here’s a look at its implementation in a finished product:



Sprite Studio is developed by Web Technology Corp. Does that name sound familiar? They’re also the company that develop Comipo!, the amateur manga-creation suite.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.