Sprites are images or sets of images that are assigned to objects. Sprites are images or multiple images. Multiple images can be used, for example, to create animations, or a change of image when a mouse cursor is over it. An example animation would be a character running. An example of a single image would be a menu button. Sprites are the graphic element of an object, which are displayed in game. There are lots of ways you can change how a sprite is drawn, which can be used to create various effects.