Isometric Projection game

Vaguely, I need some pointers please! I’ve been developing something as part of a university project. Firstly I made I was designing in terms of a among us style game. However, now, they would like it to be in the form of a isometric grid, such as clash of clans. I’ve seen in Unity how you can create an isometric game in a 3D world, but I have no idea how I could achieve similar in Playcanvas.

I know this is a vague post, but any pointers and resources would be appreciated, I can’t find much online. Perhaps even a complete start again in terms of a 2D build up would be possible?


Adam Burgess Here is the project for reference. It feels like in the manner I’ve done it, it would best suit 3D assets. However, I know that 2D sprite tiles in the format of isometric grid are being made for me. Thank you, I know this is a mess but it’s purely for testing as of the current moment.

Hi @adamburgess38! I’m not quite sure what exactly you’re looking for, but there’s a built-in grid in the editor to align everything perfectly in the editor.


If you’re looking for an in-game grid, you can probably use a javascript library for that, but I don’t have any experience with this myself.

Isometric games aren’t supported out of the box playcanvas unfortunately.

I did a interview test making a basic isometric base building style game. Maybe it will help?


Thank you, I had a look at that. Looks amazing, just the lack of visblity in the editor puts me off. Thank you nevertheless!

The other thing you can do is use the orthographic camera to fake an isometric view


Hi @yaustar thank you very much for your help. This is definitely also an option, depending on how the artist makes the assets for me. This help is very much appreciated.