Creating Clash Royale & Brawl Stars Stylized Games | Spell Arena

A few years ago, the game world was fascinated by Clash Royale and Brawl Stars concepts. They showcased a huge success due to their unique gameplay mechanics and 3D characters. Inspired by these fan arts and glowing audience reviews, RetroStyle Games helped to create a unique combination of deck building, battle royal, and MOBA and named it Spell Arena: Battle Royale.

This game is a breakthrough in the genre, and we will explain why. 

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Clash Royale & Brawl Stars Art Style

Clash Royale and Brawl Stars are similar to each other but they still have some outstanding unique features that make them the best of the best in the genre. 

For example, Clash Royale’s art style combines elements of fantasy, cartoonish design, and strategic gameplay, and this is one of the main reasons why it’s so popular among gamers all around the world. The game style is also awesome: it’s all about the clash of various characters and elements on the battlefield. This is evident in the design of the characters, who often have exaggerated weapons and armor.

Brawl Stars features a wide variety of cartoonish characters too, and each of them has a fascinating and bright design. These characters are characterized by their exaggerated features, expressive faces, and colorful appearances. Also, the game features a variety of distinct environments, such as desert landscapes, futuristic cities, and pirate coves. Overall, Brawl Stars’ art style is lively, playful, and well-suited to the fast-paced, multiplayer action of the game. It contributes to the game’s charm and has played a significant role in its popularity among players of all ages.

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Clash Royale Stylized Character Design

At RetroStyle Games, our team of talented artists meticulously studied the unique characters in Clash Royale, which boosted our creativity and gaming ideas a lot, especially when contributing to the development of Spell Arena.

Spell Arena sets itself apart from other Clash Royale-styled games by weaving a distinctive tapestry of gameplay elements. It seamlessly melds the strategic intricacies of deck building, the excitement of a battle royale, and the fast-paced action of a MOBA.
This unique combination of it and outstanding
game character design is just one of the many facets that make Spell Arena shine in the world of gaming.

Character Concept Art Inspired by Clash Royale

Fire Mage

The Fire Mage is equipped with a book filled with all the fiery spells and mysteries of fire magic. Adorned in a mysterious cloak and mystical boots, this character harnesses the power of fire with a flick of the wrist.

Ice Sorceress

The Ice Sorceress wields the power of ice to freeze potential enemies and everything around them. She carries a crystalline staff and sports a thick layer of ice instead of hair. Her attire is a stunning frosty gown.


The Electromancer uses the force of electricity to charge up their enemies for certain doom. Distinguished from others, this character bears no traditional weapon; their hands are their weapons, channeling electrifying power.

Dark Mage

The Dark Mage practices the most mysterious magic of all – the magic of darkness, which remains largely unexplored. As the eldest mage of them all, he possesses the knowledge of how to wield this enigmatic magic. He carries a dark-purple sphere that fuels all his mystical incantations as an ancient mage of darkness.

Designing Game UI in Brawl Stars style

The importance of user interface (UI) in game design cannot be overstated, and studying the Brawl Stars UI provides invaluable insights into creating engaging and user-friendly interfaces.

When examining it, our team sees a prime example of how intuitive and visually appealing design enhances the overall gaming experience. It strikes a balance between simplicity and depth, offering players easy access to essential information and controls while maintaining an attractive and cohesive aesthetic.

In Spell Arena, this commitment to well-crafted UI design is evident. Various interface mechanics, character perks, and HP indicators are thoughtfully designed to ensure clarity and usability. It’s a testament to the dedication to providing players with an enjoyable experience and breathtaking 3D game UI/UX design services.

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It can also be noted that Spell Arena harmoniously combines mechanics from Brawl Stars and stylized assets similar to Clash Royale. This combination of gameplay elements not only pays respect to successful games but also creates a unique gaming experience that will appeal to both beginners and experienced players.

For developers seeking top-tier Game UI/UX Design Services, RetroStyle Games offers expertise in crafting intuitive and visually stunning interfaces. Our UI/UX services are designed to elevate your game, providing players with a seamless and captivating experience.

In the ever-evolving world of game design, a well-crafted UI is not just a convenience but a cornerstone of player engagement and satisfaction. It’s the bridge between the player and the game world, and by studying the best practices exemplified in games like Brawl Stars and Spell Arena, we can continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in gaming interfaces.

NPC creation in the style of Clash of Clans

In the world of gaming, there has been a paradigm shift in NPC creation, making characters more realistic and interactive than ever before.

While NPCs have been a fundamental component of games since their inception, their role, depth, and significance have undergone significant changes. Initially serving as primary antagonists or background elements, NPCs now play a pivotal role in enriching the gaming environment, advancing the narrative, and providing a deeper sense of immersion.

The dynamics of interaction between the main character and NPCs have become more complex, with the latter often having their own goals, behaviors, and reactions influenced by the player’s actions.

For example, we have recently developed similar intelligent NPCs for Spell Arena. Based on player interactions and in-game events, these NPCs can learn, adapt, and evolve.
Imagine a game in the style of Clash of Clans, where village defenders (NPCs) adapt their strategies based on past raids, memorizing specific player tactics, and devising counter-strategies for future encounters.

This evolution in NPC design not only improves gameplay but also opens up exciting new avenues for storytelling and player engagement. It’s a testament to the ever-evolving and dynamic nature of the gaming industry, where innovation in NPC creation continues to redefine the boundaries of what’s possible in gaming experiences.

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The 3D snake NPC model was provided to us by a client and originally created by the Meshtint team. We further redesigned the model based on the client’s request.

Game Icons like in Brawl Stars

While creating icons for Spell Arena, our team was inspired by symbols and icons from Brawl Stars. Nowadays, they serve as essential tools for conveying information and enhancing player engagement. Depending on their features, such icons can be very useful not only because of UI/UX but also for catching the audience’s attention. 

The first type of icon is the character icon. Spell Arena employs character icons to represent the various heroes, creatures, and entities within the game. These icons are crafted in close-up, allowing players to easily identify and connect with their favorite characters due to their preferences.

The second one is special abilities icons. Spell Arena uses distinct icons to illustrate special abilities or powers possessed by characters or cards. Our designers created them intuitively, enabling players to quickly grasp the unique attributes of each entity.

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Thirdly, Spell Arena features icons for spells, items, and artifacts, making it easy for players to differentiate between various in-game resources and effects. 

Resource icons are also very important. The game includes icons representing resources such as mana or energy. These icons are essential for players to manage their resources effectively during gameplay.

And last but not least is interactive icons. Icons in Spell Arena are designed not only for informational purposes but also for interactivity. Players can often tap or click on icons to access additional details or to activate abilities, enhancing the immersive gameplay experience.

Create Brawl Stars Game | Learning from best practices

Creating a game like Brawl Stars is an extremely good idea. Such games will always capture the imagination of players worldwide. Fortunately, there are specialized outsourcing services available to help bring this kind of vision to life.

Learning from the best practices and borrowing elements from successful examples is a common and valuable process in the gaming industry. Brawl Stars itself drew inspiration from various sources and then added its unique twist to create a standout game.
Similarly, you can study successful games, understand what makes them tick, and incorporate those insights into your project. It’s all part of the creative journey.

For novice developers embarking on this exciting adventure, here are some key tips and strategies:

  1. Market Research: Begin by thoroughly researching the mobile gaming market. Identify trends, player preferences, and gaps in the market that your game can fill. This will help you refine your concept and target audience.
  2. Iterate and Test: Don’t be afraid to iterate on your ideas and test them with a small audience. Player feedback is invaluable for refining your game and making it more appealing.
  3. Outsourcing: consider partnering with outsourcing services, like RetroStyle Games, that specialize in game development. They can provide expertise in various aspects of game creation, from art and design to coding and testing. 
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The Future of Clash Royale & Brawl Stars Stylized Mobile Games

The future of such mobile games as Clash Royale & Brawl Stars is filled with boundless possibilities. We would like to come up with a few key future insights that can be a new reality for all newcomers and experienced gamers in a few years. 

Dynamic Environments

The static game environments should have been left a long time ago. Dynamic and interactive game environments are much more better and interesting. Imagine unpredictable weather changes day-night cycle that totally affect the gameplay, making each match more unpredictable and adding a strategic layer to the game. 

Customizable Characters

Opportunities for players to design their characters should be expanded. In the future, extensive customization options for both aesthetics and abilities will be available in such games and players will tailor characters to their play style, adding depth to the strategy. Also, they will create unique appearances and behaviors due to the audience’s preferences and desires. 

Augmented Reality Mode

With AR technology, players can have any experience from battles in their actual surroundings like their living room to challenges with their friends in real-time in a local park or any open space. All that gamer should do is choose any open space on the map within the game, mark the boundaries of the battlefield using the phone, and then start the battle or the challenge.

Extended Universe

Side stories or spin-off games that delve deeper into the lore of the main games can be an amazing decision for the fans of Clash Royale and Brawl Start. An adventure-style game can explain the backstories of popular characters or realms and delve more into the plot part of games.

So, as we step into the unknown of the Clash Royale and Brawl Stars mobile gaming universe, let your imagination run wild, push the boundaries of design, and keep the spirit of discovery alive in your gaming projects. The future is yours to shape, and we can’t wait to see the fantastic worlds you’ll create.

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