Making an intro cutscene with nothing but 2D images?

Sometimes you see a game with nothing but 2D images as an intro. Like a story or something. Usually, there is dialogue.

How would you go about doing this? The way I thought of is to

  • Add blank level
  • Add a UI Widget
  • Draw the images there

Is there a better way? Anybody have a tutorial?

Do it in 3d, then convert the scene into 2D

you probably need a 2d animation software

Widgets support animation, fading, and a bunch of other things you can use to put this together. On top of it they are level independent, so you can have your short running while the game loads the level…

It’s very similar to how Flash used to work in terms of UI, and can be incremented with blueprints or C++ when required…