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Community (NBC Comedy series) game sprites

on: May 28, 2012, 02:16:54 am
I haven't seen any topics on this yet so I decided to start one. Recently the NBC comedy television series "Community" had an episode where the characters played as themselves inside a complex 16bit-style videogame. Each character had their own pixelled sprite and they went on a journey through a vast game world. I loved the way the sprites looked but I couldn't find copies of them online anywhere, so I paused the show and copied each one in Personal Paint. I'd like to make complete sprite sheets eventually, because I think it'd be fun to use them in a Community fan-game.

This isn't my artwork at all, I simply copied it pixel-by-pixel from my TV and worked out a rough palette. If anyone would like to use them, edit them or add more frames to the sprites feel free.

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Re: Community (NBC Comedy series) game sprites

Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 04:02:46 am
Yeah I loved that episode, great gimmick and nice story arch with a great new character in Chevy's brother. Although the gameplay was spoof I thought it had promise compared to Fable and other so called free form games. I thought all the sprites captured and distilled the actors well except for the Brita sprite which looked like a linebacker imo. :lol:

I thought I'd use them to test my double wide (C64/Atari) pixeling skills. Some things changed but I managed to get most of the details into half horizontal resolution.


Great transposing from the episode btw, I know what a pain it can be to draw things with weak source materials. :)

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Re: Community (NBC Comedy series) game sprites

Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 05:28:22 am
just wanted to say that looks awesome bladejunker

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Re: Community (NBC Comedy series) game sprites

Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 06:36:41 am
just wanted to say that looks awesome bladejunker
Well thanks, just something I've been playing with and it seemed like good place to share them. :) Much like Rebel I too would like to see a full game based that episode. ;D

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Re: Community (NBC Comedy series) game sprites

Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 07:47:33 pm
:lol:

and i was doing some stuff based on that too 15bit SNES style colour palette. nothing much worth sharing identical to your except the colours and a pixel here and there, started doing this to them though making them more shaded:


and if you google "16bit Community episode" there are some bad JPG images, better than pausing the TV.

and I like the wide pixel stuff BladeJunker  ;D

Edit: oh yeah and this


oh and found this too btw

neither of the animated gifs are pixel quality, they are obviously TV footage  ::)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 08:59:53 pm by Grimsane »

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Re: Community (NBC Comedy series) game sprites

Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 10:57:02 pm
Well anyone interested in this topic someone has started making a game based on this episode of Community, its only in its early stages but you get to bop around in some of the locations seen in the episode. :)

http://io9.com/5916451/someones-making-a-community-video-game-based-on-the-game-from-the-tv-show