Drift VFX – Karting Microgame

This was a fun project that I made for the Unity Technologies Karting Microgame template a little while ago, somewhere in summer, 2020. I was given a task to create drift trails for the kart but along the way I also added some small effects like exhaust from the pipes and also some dust when the vehicle lands from a jump. A lot of the inspiration was drawn from Nintendo’s Mario Kart.

I created the drift trail texture on the left using Photoshop and reused the overheat smoke texture that was already in the project. For the sparks, I used the default particle texture from Unity and also stretched it where it was needed. The drift trail itself was created with the Trail Renderer component and is easily adjust for different sizes of wheels, works with different car mods that are available on the Asset Store.

This was a super fun project to do, I had to stop myself constantly from just playing the game. And yes, of course, I also played some NFS Underground 2 tunes while making this project! 😁

You can find the Karting Microgame template in the Unity Hub, Learn tab or just download it from Asset Store here.

What is fps microgame template?

The FPS Microgame Template is a 3D First Person Shooter game that you can mod and customize. Complete the Creative Mods to build on the project and make it more your own, while learning the basics of Unity.  Simply go to the Learn tab in the Unity Hub and search for this Microgame, or manually import it via the Asset Store from here.