PCG is a great way to minimize the number of handcrafted art assets that we need to create for our game. However, it is unrealistic to think that we won't need any art assets at all. We can still use our art intelligently, and with the aid of PCG, a little art can go a long way.
In this chapter, we see how we can create small pieces of art that are combined in different ways to generate bigger and randomly unique assets. We will be creating a modular weapon system. Each piece of art is a module that will attach to another module to create a whole weapon. We can then let the pieces combine randomly to give us surprisingly unique assets.
Here is what you will learn in this chapter: