General => Challenges & Activities => Commercial Critique => Topic started by: Crow on October 08, 2016, 12:48:11 pm
Welcome to this CC's challenge! I gotta say, I think this is a tough one, as Minish Cap is already quite beautiful, and I feel the GBA's capabilities were used pretty darn well. Then again, I'm no artist, and I sure as hell wouldn't mind seeing some surprises in here :) So.. make it better! Make it yours! Make it different!
First off, some details on the GBA's restrictions:
- 240x160 pixels, 15 bits of color information per pixel
- no backlight on the original model of the GBA
- 4 individual tilemap layers
- a maximum of 128 sprites
- three different tile modes which you can read more about here (http://www.coranac.com/tonc/text/regbg.htm)
- three different bitmap modes which you can read more about here (http://www.coranac.com/tonc/text/bitmaps.htm)
- some info on sprite restrictions can be found here (http://www.coranac.com/tonc/text/regobj.htm)
You can read about the GBA's capabilities in detail on this beautiful website (http://www.coranac.com/tonc/text/hardware.htm).
Now, as for what part of Minish Cap to touch up.. that's up to you! Any part of the game you like. For a rough overview, here are the screenshots from the analysis thread again:
(http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc01.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc02.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc03.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc04.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc05.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc06.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc07.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc08.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc09.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc10.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc11.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc12.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc13.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc14.png) (http://pixelation.org/upload/cc/minish_cap/mc15.png)
As you all know, I'm not an artist, but there can't be any CC challenge without something that gets the ball rolling, so I figured I'd at least touch up the mirror shield icon. I always thought that thing was sorta out of place:
Time to push pixels, everyone! Have fun~
Started to make more of a "my version" than just fixing what i think looks bad. Pretty rough version of one of the screens, i'd hope someone else would do their version on the game too with their own style. :)