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[WIP] Simulation Game

on: August 28, 2011, 02:31:44 pm
So, first of all - hello everybody :D

A long time now im lurking this forum but finally I made it to the register button ;)
I never tried pixel art before, only looking at others artists.

I just wanted to show you one of my first pixel work. It is created for a game I actually make.
This is the background layer and is intented to be three times bigger than this picture is so there
is not much room to build up details. This is the best i can do for now ;)

Hope you like it and would be pleased about some comments / critics ^^

So long,
Lorath


By lorath666 at 2011-08-28


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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 10:30:49 pm
Surprised no one has commented. This has a sweet old school feel, it's hard for me to point out anything specific apart from the movie posters which are horribly blurred and doesn't fit the style.

I also see some places with smooth shading or lighting which looks kinda off. I'd try to stick to just pixels and dithering for lights to retain that old school feel.
And I think the dirt is a bit too detailed, fewer colors would make it look more consistent with the rest.

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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 12:42:06 am
Surprised no one has commented. This has a sweet old school feel, it's hard for me to point out anything specific apart from the movie posters which are horribly blurred and doesn't fit the style.

I also see some places with smooth shading or lighting which looks kinda off. I'd try to stick to just pixels and dithering for lights to retain that old school feel.
And I think the dirt is a bit too detailed, fewer colors would make it look more consistent with the rest.


Thanks for your comment, Seiseki :)

I tried to have it looking like old games. Mabye you know the games "Mad Tv" / "Mad News" or "Airline Tycoon" ? I just played them for months and most of my inspirations arise from there :P I like the side-views in games . Just take a look at google and you know what i mean ^^

The posters... yes... they look ugly but theyre only Dummies. In the future I'll make posters of fictional movies.
I also blurred the clouds and Im actually very disappointed with them :/

Ok, ill have a look at the dithering for the light and also the dirt.

Thanks for your advice :)

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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 01:46:34 am
Btw, I see some banding and also staircase banding here and there.

To read up on banding check this out: http://www.pixel.schlet.net/

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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 01:59:58 am
Btw, I see some banding and also staircase banding here and there.

To read up on banding check this out: http://www.pixel.schlet.net/

Alright, Ill fix it... i must have missed that :S
Ill update soon and maybe with some animations.

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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 02:42:45 am
I opened up the image in photoshop to check on it more closely and I realized you're using way to many colors.

You should really limit yourself to a few colors, there's no harm in having a larger area be the same color, in fact it looks much cleaner and easier on the eyes.
I also edited a section of the image, added some more perspective which I think makes it more interesting.

I also think you're making it harder for yourself with the small details, look at the edited plants, they're easier to make and easier on the eyes.

Top = Edited, Bottom = Original
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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 01:07:49 pm

Top = Edited, Bottom = Original



Awww, c'mon .... this is fantastic !

I just thought too much perspective would just overload the picture but with your changes it just fits.
And the colours, yeah I used a lot, only got some fixed in my palette like the brownish and greys but most of them are new choosen.
Its because Im actually able to do this :D Oldschools games were, we all know, limited but i thought, y not ?
But I try decreasing them.

big Thanks!




Edit:

Changed the rooms, doors, elevator, decals and overall looking.
If you wonder what "Kino" and "Kasse" means: its german and "Kino" stands for Cinema and "Kasse" stands for Cash office / cash desk.



Added some animations:

Player animation / Walk / Idle


Kid Walkcycle


Old man Walkcycle


Sewer animation

« Last Edit: September 01, 2011, 03:43:18 pm by Lorath »
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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 08:55:42 pm
Sooo, it's me again ;)

Got a little update.

Changed the mainhall a bit. In this picture you can see the "tier 2" cash desk and the outer wallsign.
I also changed the floor, the basement lightning and the colour of the dirt.



The is an attempt for the GUI. The pink colour will be faded out and the font is just a
dummy. First the whole GUI was in grey but it felt like sitting in a sterile metal room -.-
At least im very happy with this brown wooden looking. Keeps a warm feeling :D
The empty boxes to the left and right will be filled soon :)


So long,
Lorath

Edit:
Argh, forgot to adjust the colour for the stones -.- Got it on my list :)

Edit2:

Just wanted to show you yet another animation - the mysterious man which lurks the backyard  :P
« Last Edit: September 04, 2011, 11:44:14 pm by Lorath »
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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 10:06:52 pm
The player animations are really cool!
But the old man and the kid needs more frames, looks kinda strange at the moment.

Also, I noticed your door frames in the basement really pop out, I think you need to apply the same contrast for the wooden ones and the elevator doors. Because the basement doors look great! :)

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Re: [WIP] Simulation Game

Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 07:02:37 am
The mysterious man animation is really good : p
Bear with my poor english, I'm italian!