I just finished the coding and graphics for the first spell that the player gains access to as the Wind Element in MatchCraft. The Gale Force spell causes strong winds to blow across the board and shear pieces off, sending them flying away and awarding you points!
From a development perspective, spell effects are fun to make. The rules that govern the particle effects are many and you can end up with some pretty crazy results. The Gale Force effect is a combination of 4 particle effects along with in-game adjustments of the game piece’s position, velocity and rotation over time.
I think it turned out quite well and I hope you agree when you’re finally able to download and play MatchCraft!