Love Letter: Particle Effects

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

Dear particle effects,

You’re simply mesmerizing. Please indulge us as we shower you with praise—just as your thousands of tiny specks and fragments shower scenes with atmosphere.

Without you, the epic explosions in Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions wouldn’t burst into a parade of sparks. The splashy bubbling water of Inside wouldn’t feel so alive. And the fluffy, idyllic clouds of Sky would vanish in the wind.

We can’t stop thinking about you because you’re everywhere we turn.

The snow falling in Alto’s Adventure. The motion and dust trails in Chameleon Run. The fiery destruction in Zombie Gunship Revenant AR. The rain of sparks in ShadowGun Legends.

You make it all possible.

Of course, not every developer knows how to capture your natural good looks. Sometimes your presence can slow a game down. But those who understand you will see their games transformed with a magic only you can provide.

You’re fire, particle effects. No, literally—you are fire. And we adore you.

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