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Help with the background.

on: December 05, 2016, 01:29:36 am
Hi again, everyone.

I'm working on a project for a mobile game. I've done the first mockups of how the game is supposed to be like.



In this stage you're supposed to be the raft the whole time, while creatures come and try to knock you off the raft.

I'm aware that the items shown on the bar on the bottom aren't matching with the ones that the character is using (they are from an older mockup)

While I'm wanting help with the background any comment will be well received ^_^

So, the farthest layer (trees, mountains and sky) are just a placeholder to know what should be shown on the image, but the "real" trees (the ones that I'm working on for the game) are the closest ones

Obs: Oh and I'm using an "incremented" version of the db32 palette because it's the default on aseprite, but I'd like to change that for the final product

Thanks in advance  :P
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Re: Help with the background.

Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 04:58:21 am
The UI feels very dull. I'm sure you can find prettier browns than that It's also a bit busy. I'm not sure that rocks are a good texture for UI.

The background has as much contrast as the player character, and more than that enemy. This is a problem, as it makes it really hard to read the action. Try using values (brightness levels) with less contrast in the background, and try not having the average value of the backgrounds be the same as the foreground (i.e. have the backgrounds be mostly darker or lighter than the character).

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Re: Help with the background.

Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 07:47:03 am
I would second eishiya's comment on the values and contrast, particularly regarding the background/foreground. Concept looks cool though!

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Re: Help with the background.

Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 10:46:33 am
Thank you very much! This is an advice that I keep forgetting, I make this mistake very often :P

I'll fix that and get the results here tonight
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