The Secret World

The Secret World (2012)

The Secret World is an online MMORPG created by Funcom.

At the start of 2012, many members of the Age of Conan development team at Funcom were tasked with helping out on The Secret World, which was gearing up for launch and needed extra manpower to finish on time. Though helping out, the team itself was not broken up, but worked together on whatever tasks were thrown their way, in between doing regular development/maintenance of Age of Conan. However, some people were moved temporarily over to The Secret World’s development team – including me.

For the next 6 months I worked exclusively on TSW, and was set to create and add special effects for monster abilities and world events/missions (due to me having done similar work for Age of Conan), and ended up being credited as a Visual Effects Artist in the TSW credits.

Below you’ll find some bulletpoints highlighting some of the work I’ve done on this project, as well as some screenshots (at the bottom).

Particle Effects:

  • Created both generic and unique particle effects to be used for monster abilities and world events/missions

Monster abilities and Visual Effects Packages:

  • Configured monster abilities and combined particle effects, animations (and sometimes audio) to create visual effect packages for these


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