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Hello! I'm an indie dev! I need some advice

on: June 01, 2020, 11:34:22 pm
Hello everyone! I'm Pri-Karin, a hobbyist indie dev from Argentina :)

Currently, I'm working on my RPGMaker mystery game Panacea, for which I released a demo recently. I'm fairly new to pixel art, what I make is mostly character sprites but I managed to do a tree and even a hotel from an outside view (though this one looks less "pixely"), all used on my game.

The thing is, I'd really like for Panacea to look more visually appealing when it comes to the pixel art since most of what I used were free assets (with the exception of what I mentioned above). Although I make most of the game stuff myself (2D illustrations, writing and programming), I don't think I have the physical (and mental) time to do all of the pixel art as well. Because of this, I was wondering if anyone here sells pixel art assets or knows a good site that has them and which ones would look good on my game (please let me know if this is appropriate to ask, if it isn't I'll edit my post); or if you have some pointers on how to hire pixel artists and what is a fair rate to pay. I actually wanted to make a post on the [Jobs] part of the forum, but I never hired anyone before so I'm not too sure how to proceed. What I know that I want for my game is a pixel art style that will integrate well with my character sprites, but I'm having trouble deciding what would look good :-[

Sorry for the long post and thank you for reading! I'd really appreciate some advice.

PS: I also can't figure out how the heck to upload an avatar on my profile :blind: I tried copying image URLs but nothing works. What could be the problem?
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Re: Hello! I'm an indie dev! I need some advice

Reply #1 on: June 17, 2020, 08:14:09 pm
Not sure, did you get the url right? Also, it only works with "http": mine is http://i.imgur.com/ps33LVu.gif

...also you had and extra http to your game link: https://sweet-gangster.itch.io/panacea

...can't help you with the other stuff, I'm kind of new to pixel art myself, and am only doing it for personal enjoyment ATM. I guess you just have to figure out what makes business sense for you, and then start contacting people...