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Game Title [C+C][Need help]

on: May 26, 2013, 11:26:51 am
Hey everyone,
I am currently working on a snake-based game. Now it is at a state where I have to add some art (e.g. Title Screen). Now I tried to do some stuff, but i can't get it to my pleasure.
Personally I want to have my snake wriggling around some traps. Two of these traps are spinning around their center, but I have no idea how to imply this "spinning effect".
This is what I have so far.


I know the snake doesn't look very well, but it isn't finished yet. The wall and the snake should be a template for now and just give a rough idea while i am stuck with the 2 traps on the right. Any suggestions to improve my title screen?

Bottom right should be the menu when finished, so it should stay blank.

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 01:19:55 pm
It is way too big, and will take you ages to finish to a good level of polish. I would suggest shrinking it down considerably and if it needs to be that size then you can use double sized pixels to fill up the screen.

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 02:32:12 pm
Yeah, at that resolution, it doesn't matter much that it's pixel art, since the individual pixels are so small.

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 02:48:56 pm
Hey thanks for your suggestions.
Since my game is running in 1024x768 resolution I thought it would be better to have a large title screen. So which size woul you recommend? At the moment i try to sharpen the lines in half the size with 400x300.

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 04:11:14 pm
could you post an in game screen shot?  We could probably help with the design better if we knew what the game look like.  And also to help so the title fits stylistically with it.  As others said its huge.  I would either do it as a digital painting, or maybe vector to keep the clean apperance pixel art would have.

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 04:57:47 pm
Here is a current screenshot of the gameplay.
But keep in mind that I will replace most of the current sprites and the snake will be green. I resized the screen resolution to 800x600, so I think i will make the other sprites smaller as well.
Here you go



Because some traps are missing in this screen, here are two of the missin traps:

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 05:08:32 pm
My suggestion if you want a pixel style for your title is to cut the pixels in half X amount of times and work at that resolution and blow it back up using a nearest neighbor scaling (perfect 1 to 1 scaling).

eg. 256x192, 512x384, etc. that way you get a clean resize.
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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 07:40:01 pm
The screenshot is saved as a jpeg, actually :P

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 10:25:37 am
So now I resized my sprite to 256x192 and this is what it looks like now:


For now I neglected shadows and focused on the outlines. What do you think about it? Criticism wlcome.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 10:31:00 am by Szyu »

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Re: Game Title [C+C][Need help]

Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 11:04:48 am
just a speed edit