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General Discussion / Re: Pixel-Gameart Appreciation Thread
« on: April 11, 2017, 06:48:16 am »
Nothing new, but my two main inspirations currently are Sword of Mana and Kakurenbo Battle Monster Tactics.

Game: Sword of Mana (action RPG)
Release Year: 2003
Platform: Gameboy Advance

There's a lot of genius going on in the floor tiles here, and the art in general seems to have a precursory knowledge of pixel clusters, so I look to it often as a way modern "good" pixel art games might could look like.

A small but clever trick, palette changes on the walls in this cave increase visual variety.

Game: Kakurenbo Battle Monster Tactics
Release Year: 2000
Platform: Gameboy Color

Mostly just enjoy this game for the gorgeous portrait work. Let me know if you find better 4 color per tile 32x32 portraits than these because I'd like to see them.

2D & 3D / Re: Official Anatomy Thread
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:44:41 am »
Of anatomical interest:

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: January 20, 2017, 11:18:25 am »
Dude I doodled before I decided to clothe him

General Discussion / Re: What Games Do You Think Have The Best Pixel Art?
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:58:01 am »
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere, Sword of Mana, Fire Emblem and lately owlboy of course. Anything Henk Neiborg.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2016
« on: December 25, 2016, 06:10:08 am »
DUUUUUDEEE, wOLF, she's perfecttt! So much so that I had to make an emote we didn't have to express my feelings:

Thanks so much man! Perfect amount of colors and going with such a huge canvas! The subtlety in her lips..., just... you rock, dude <3

Also, thanks to atnas for being  an awesome santa as always! Merry X-mas ya'll

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: December 09, 2016, 06:48:10 pm »
painted this old dude up. Finally starting to do digital painting stuff that isn't shit tier.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
« on: November 29, 2016, 02:04:29 am »
I've been summoned for the sake of even numbers.

- dark fantasy
- sexy witches ( black hair pale skin preference)
- low color work
- games: dark souls, bloodborne, ico/sotc/ last guardian, hearthstone, duelyst
- shows: gurren lagann, evangelion, little witch academia, kill la kill, OPM, mob psycho, dan machi
- there's a cool board game called kingdom death that strikes my aesthetic fancy
- dogs

- cats ( except lions)

General Discussion / Hidden Gem: Kakurenbo Monster Battle Tactics
« on: November 25, 2016, 12:53:27 pm »
Hey pix,
As some of you may know, I'm a little obsessed with GBC restriction stuff. Well in one of my random searches a while back, I stumbled upon a gem I had never seen before and would like to share with you guys: Kakurenbo Monster Battle Tactics. The Japan only nature of the game is probably the reason for this, but I'm still surprised at the lack of exposure this game has.

I was immediately captured by the extremely well done portraits, brought to mind Justin Cyr; not many games do low color, 32x32 portraits as well as this one. The variety of characters and powerful instant reads breath a lot of life into this game. Beyond that, the shadow based mechanic of the game is really impressive to be done on a GBC cartridge.

The environment work is more standard rpg, but is very servicable, and the bright colors and crisp shapes definitely lend to a highly polished look. This game being released near the end of the GBC lifespan makes sense, as it often feels more like an early GBA title.

I doubt anything will ever dethrone Star Ocean: Blue sphere in terms of superior GBC graphics, but it's nice to have a new title to oogle at! Below are some screenshots, and at the end, a collection of some of the portraits I put together. I don't have the time to go through the game with it being all japanese, but if some brave or knowledgeable soul wants to take a stab at getting some rips of the later characters, that would be awesome :D

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: November 23, 2016, 02:23:52 am »
old dude.

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: November 20, 2016, 12:55:20 pm »
will try to post here more often, you hardcore daily guys inspire me <3

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