Particle System in GameMaker

I’m re-doing a couple of particle effects that I wasn’t entirely happy with using the built in GameMaker Particle System effects.

This has been pretty easy so far, i’m using a tool called Sparks that Nocturne over at the GM forums has created and been kind  enough to share.

It allows you to play around with graphical effects and tweak them on the fly.

There is also a good write up over on the yoyogames wikki Beginners Guide to Particles

Here are a couple of previews:

Apple Smash
Destroying an Apple
End of Level Stars
End of Level Star Particles