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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #30 on: October 15, 2011, 11:39:09 pm
Well it's based on moebius designs I think. Take a look at the 'Earth' tileset.



so, so good. Clean where it wants to be, dirty and rugged in other places. A huge inspiration, still to this day.

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #31 on: October 16, 2011, 01:12:10 am
Glad to see some clean pixel art posted on here, most websites jpg the screenshots and such.

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #32 on: October 16, 2011, 08:37:20 am
I don't think Moebius was officially working on this as far as designs go, inspiration probably, but then he was even bigger then than now, in terms of being active and in Heavy Metal/Metal Hurlant.

The buildings and such look cool, but then again that kinda stuff would not fit into the Sulaco and I think that your stuff is at least just as good and in terms of technique worlds better. I think you are just being too modest.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #33 on: October 16, 2011, 09:30:07 am
Looks excellent, guys, I might end up playing this over summer when I have access to my brother's DS. Until then I'll just oogle the tiles ::)

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #34 on: October 16, 2011, 06:09:56 pm
Well it's based on moebius designs I think. Take a look at the 'Earth' tileset.



so, so good. Clean where it wants to be, dirty and rugged in other places. A huge inspiration, still to this day.

That's from the original game? Looks much more modern in pixel style than I remember.

I loooooove Flashback. In my top 5 games of all time.

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #35 on: October 16, 2011, 06:27:59 pm
Flashback has aged quite well over the years (fuck, almost 20 years!), but yeah, I still say Helm's rendering, palette, atmosphere, etc. all meet or exceed Flashback's. I also need to reiterate just how good Jawsh's sprites work with the style too.

I'm just waiting on the mailman to deliver my copy. Ordered Contra 4 while I was at it, whoo!

On a related note, you can watch Helm play the Genesis version of Flashback here: http://www.viddler.com/explore/HelmLL/videos/

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #36 on: October 17, 2011, 01:46:19 am
Great stuff guys. It certainly captured the look and feel of the alien universe quit well. Love the crazy hue shifting in some parts. :y:
Would love to see some animations, especially for the bigger creatures.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2011, 01:51:53 am by vierbit »

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #37 on: October 17, 2011, 03:25:59 am
Thanks for the kind words. You must be seeing something I'm not seeing, but I'm fine with that.

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #38 on: October 17, 2011, 04:18:49 am
Thanks for the kind words. You must be seeing something I'm not seeing, but I'm fine with that.



If this is the shifting being mentioned, I have to agree and really respect the way the coloring was done here.  Like a water colorist or oil painter might approach a rendering of metal/rust, it's just nuts seeing it pulled off so well in pixel art. So yes, modest Helm, it is lovely, and I am inspired to practice palette exploration more since it comes out so naturally that it is isn't too big a deal for you :P.

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Re: Aliens: Infestation (DS)

Reply #39 on: October 19, 2011, 09:15:24 am
The art looks nice, though is the game design excellent? Hope they hired a Japanese action game designer.