In this 2017 GDC session, Blackbird Interactive's Yossarian King breaks down the use of 2D simulations and 3D graphical presentations to create the visuals of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.
King goes over how off-the-shelf and custom particle systems, shaders, post-effects, and lighting were combined to achieve uniquely stylized visuals.
It was an insightful talk that's definitely still worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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