When animating sprites in a sheet, are there specifically suggested frame bases based on the size of the sprite that I should stick to so the game doesn't choke? I'm just trying to understand how I need to think about how far the processor can be pushed with multiple elements of animation happening around. Like, can I have 10 objects running at a 15-frame base on the screen at the same time? Will parallax moving scenes choke the performance?
As I think about game design approaches, I'm trying to understand the limitations and how I need to think of things. Thanks!
Ok, cool. Thanks for this insight. So, is it realistic for me to think that I may want to focus on single frame screens and play inside that space, otherwise, I would need to be very mindful of the amount of pixel density within a screen if scrolling/parallax would be attempted?
Like, should I think circa Atari/original Gameboy approaches?
In my Sonic-like demo, there is actually 5 layers of background. Each layer have 80x40 tiles (but only 13x9 are displayed on screen) and each tile is 32x32 pixels bitmap.
There is only 2 characters in the demo but I don't think the frame rate will drop much if there was more at the same time.
Playdate also have plenty of RAM so you can use more frames for your animations if you want to.