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Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

on: December 06, 2009, 11:32:33 pm
So, my last thread was on a disturbing trend, but now I think we might have an brighter future...

Look at this:





Pretty neat, imo, even though it is rather rough in some areas (the roof tiles, for example, hurts my eyes).

Anyone else spotted really well pixeled games on the iPhone?

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 11:52:58 pm
Those roof tiles look edible.  :0'
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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 11:59:52 pm
I love those graphics! What's the name of the game and company?

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 12:01:22 am
Wow, that's the best pixel art i've seen in a modern game for a while..
Those dragons look incredible.

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 12:22:09 am
Ooops, sorry. It's called "Inotia: A wanderer of Luone" (it's a sequel not to be confused with the first game, which apparently is not nearly as good).

It's a standard RPG, quite fun, but be aware that it's not exactly retail polish. But still one of the best efforts on the iPhone yet.

Here's another quite nice pixeled effort:



It's called Creepytown and has a lite version.

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 01:41:17 am


This picture inspires me in many ways.  ;D
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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009, 01:48:55 am
This is cool to see! Makes me think of iPhone as an actual for really-real serious gaming platform. I'm pretty ignorant on the matter, though :)

The ghost one could use a touch of the ol' AA.

Those roof tiles look edible.  :0'
When I first read that, I thought you said "editable"  :lol: I think the dialogue should be more along the lines of "Is there a place where I can get some actual clothes?"

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009, 02:07:06 am
Wow, that's the best pixel art i've seen in a modern game for a while..
Those dragons look incredible.
Are you serious? I mean that rpg looks alright, but the pixelart itself is not that outstanding.
Not a big fan of touch screens, but every device where its reasonable to work with pixels is welcome.

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009, 02:43:36 am
Are you serious? I mean that rpg looks alright, but the pixelart itself is not that outstanding.

I love the graphics, because they just work very well (the sprites mainly, the tiles are only average quality). The sprites show a very good grasp on volumes and shading.
I also love the character sprites in that attack screenshot. Very well done. Is it masterful? Maybe not, but the quality is still excellent.


If you have better examples of pixel art in games that came out in recent times, be sure to share, but I think it's fair to say that it's excellent quality for a current-gen pixel art game.

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009, 11:36:20 am
I think the dull noisy background is sorta killing the sprites - put them in a chrono trigger-like hand-pixeled space and they'll start looking delicious.
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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 02:23:17 pm
Of the games currently on my iPhone, Critter Crunch probably stands out the most as far as pixel art is concerned. The backgrounds look like a combination of pixel and NPA techniques, while the sprites and UI are all lovingly pixeled and animated.



Of course, there's also Adam Atomic's Canabalt.

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #11 on: December 07, 2009, 05:06:48 pm
Yeah, I was mainly just addressing the background art.
...,but I think it's fair to say that it's excellent quality for a current-gen pixel art game.
So I must assume there is a difference in quality between current gen PA and stuff that was drawn 15 years ago. Im just curious,
as I think we should judge the art regardless when it was created.

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #12 on: December 07, 2009, 09:20:26 pm
She puts the "ass" in "assassin."

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 09:40:19 pm
Word is, for female the logic of armor is opposite as it is for males -- The less it covers, the more it protects.
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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 12:44:02 am
She puts the "ass" in "assassin."

I want the 'thank' feature added so I can thank this ;D

Anyways, yeah. I've seen some nice pixel art in the iTouch/iPhone games I've played.

I particularly liked 'Skullpogo' by ChevyRay and his team. And not just because he's a bud of mine, haha. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RElL1PrlXXM)

Pixel art games are always more fun for me to play because I can appreciate the dedication put towards the graphics and the artistic direction of the creators. It's a different experience playing something in a media that I'm not too familiar with, if you understand.

I hope to see pixel art games increase in the future; and with the emergence of so many eager indie devs, I think we'll be fine! :)

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Re: Re-emergence of pixel art on the iPhone?

Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 09:56:37 pm
I particularly liked 'Skullpogo' by ChevyRay and his team. And not just because he's a bud of mine, haha. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RElL1PrlXXM)

Thanks for letting me know that the game was out, but you posted in the wrong thread. That game is absolutely banned from being mentioned in here!  >:D