When you play mobile games, do you ever think how they made or how they designed? If you are a gamer, you don’t need to think about that, but if you are thinking of making casual games, then you must need to pay attention to the art and design of every game you play.
***I have attached a link below to download Free Isometric 2D Game assets***
Nowadays, you will find a different type of graphics on gaming which is nor 2D neither 3D. Something looks like in-between 2D and 3D is called Isometric View. The isometric view is a technical and engineered drawing where two-dimensional art visually represents three-dimensional objects. This method is called Isometric Projection where you line up the drawing along three axis that are separated from each other by 120-degree angles.
Currently, the isometric view is so trendy in mobile gaming industry. If you follow Ketchapp, the king of indie game developing studio, you will find their maximum game is in isometric view. Not only Ketchapp but most of the game developers are also preferring isometric projection for their game design rather than 2D or 3D designing for their simple casual games.
The Isometric Projection method is mostly popular for its 2D sprite and tile based graphics, that can be used to represent a 3D environment in simple systems. We know that parallel projected things do not change size with movement. So there is no need for complex calculations and multiple sprites to represent one single object.
Isometric Drawing Tools:
Choosing tools is very important when lots of tools are available for your isometric drawing. You can choose Some of them are introducing below for you. You can choose any of them . Personally I prefer Adobe Illustrator. I can make any 2D asset including Isometric designing. But can try all of them of select your favourite one. Professional’s tutorials of all of these are available on internet.
Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Without losing any resolution or quality, it makes the vector graphics scalable to any proportion. It has a huge range of creative tools for the designer to express their imagination and creativity. You can do both paintings and draw with Adobe Illustrator.
Inkscape: Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor. It has many features of Adobe Illustrator. So you can easily choose this your drawing program.
DraftSight: DraftSight is a proprietary freeware 2D computer-aided design (CAD) software application. I really like the simplicity of this program. It works very fast. You can adjust the interface and customise it as you want.
AutoCAD: It is a software application for both 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD). It has a complete set of powerful drafting and detailing tools for drafting professionals. A benefit of using AutoCAD that you can easily swap data over different CAD Systems.
QCAD: QCAD is a free computer-aided design (CAD) software application for 2D design and drafting.
Adobe FreeHand: It is a computer application for creating 2-D vector graphics. It works very fast. You can try it for draw your imagination.
Here I attached an isometric asset pack for your start. I made it using Illustrator cc 2015. This pack is a simple casual game asset. You can make an environment like the pictures of this article using these assets. Download and start building; the only limit is your imagination! Share your reviews and arts here with us.
**You can check out our one more Isometric 2D Game asset pack here.