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Platformer Sprtie 32x32

on: April 07, 2011, 05:59:20 am
Ok here's the player I designed. Clearly it's horrible and I am not a pixel artist but a coder but to be fair It's part of a competition to make a game in a week. Kinda just want critique and how to improve, I have checked a fair chunk of tutorials so I guess the best way to improve is to keep practicing and stuff.



EDIT: I'm having trouble with some tiling. I can't seem to get it right. Help would be much appreciated! Used this tilesheet to help me out http://www.spriters-resource.com/snes/smetroid/sheet/1718

« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 02:46:55 am by Trub »

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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 06:34:39 am
The picture doesn't seem to load.

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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 06:41:32 am
Um sorry I think I linked you the private link.



If that doesn't work http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25448229/player.png

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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 07:30:41 am
I'm not sure but I think his stance would be more expressive if he stood like this:

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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 07:38:25 am
Um sorry I think I linked you the private link.



If that doesn't work http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25448229/player.png

The head and palette looks pretty nice for a start. However, there could be less straight angles. I notice this mostly on that pink backpack he's lugging around.

He seems to be leaning at an uncomfortable angle, or perhaps his head is misplaced.

I presume this is some sort of miner/spelunker with a gas mask/head of a penguin costume on. Hard to tell what those shapes are. May or may not be covered in a future edit.

Oh wait here it is.


EDIT: Wow, Fulbert, you're fast.
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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 08:00:20 am
Haha thanks the palette is one I found on this forum (Arne's). Um yeah he does seem a little too straight or something. But yeah I was going for a recon kinda guy with a gas mask, helmet light backpack and a full body suit. He's investigating the disapearence of a scientist. Hopefully I finish this game in the week, but I'll link a finished version if anyone is interested.

Hmm that's a nice edit Fullbert but its meant to be a side on platformer so it kinda doesn't work, but I totally get what you mean.

EDIT: Yeah that looks so good pistachio, thanks a ton. I guess one of my main mistakes was that I didn't have enough shading. But the details on the helmet make it look so much better as well.
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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 06:58:30 am
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Hmm that's a nice edit Fullbert but its meant to be a side on platformer so it kinda doesn't work.
I thought it was. Of course, if it were a running animation, for example, it would have to be side-view, but for an idle stance that one could work.
Anyway, Pistachio's one is much more professionally done:-)

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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 11:43:17 am
Yeah I thought of that, don't know whether the sudden jump would work or not, and I want to reduce the amount of animation I have to do.

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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 12:34:56 pm
I think a 3/4 view is usually best for the reasons them guys stated. However, if you're pumping this out in a week you may want to keep it simple like you said. I take it he's a little miner guy of some persuasion. I hope he mines something besides dirt and have it be like, oh I don't know, giant cookies and desserts or some such thing. I also get the feeling he's a mole-person and not just a regular old person from the sprite. I could be wrong about that part, though. Nice work so far.

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Re: Platformer Sprtie 32x32

Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011, 12:42:20 pm
Thanks, no he doesn't mine anything sorry, but he is investigating the disapearence of Dr. Freeman. There should be some really strange stuff going on since the theme for the competition in Nine Times were gonna have Nine versions of your dude.