5 posts tagged pixel art
<3 game worlds with isometric views ⊟
As someone who grew up adoring games with isometric views like Shadowrun (SNES), X-Com, and various Tactics releases, I love seeing these shots.
The top image is concept art from Stéphane Boutin for Mercenary Kings — the PC/PlayStation 4 game doesn’t play or look like that, but it’s going to be an awesome run’n gun regardless when it releases.
As for the second piece, that’s "Bookkeeper’s Garden" from Chern Fai. While it’s not an actual game, god, I want to play that. I want to manage a magic library and garden, and be that little dude just getting a stack of books and reading them. Actually, I want to play/live in all of these isometric scenes Fai has posted on Tumblr.
Hyperkin’s Pixel Art Controller
This PC controller looks like a low-res SNES controller! Also it comes in a bunch of colors (there’s a banner on the website showing four more than we have here). Is that Hulk green and purple?
It’ll be out in September. No idea how it is as a controller, but this design is fressssshhhh.
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DOTAMAxUSK - “通勤ソングに栄光を”
The title of this song translates to “Glory of the Commute”, which is pretty much what it depicts, a salaryman commuting to work in Tokyo. The pixel art animation is by notable Japanese chipmusic visualist m7kenji, who did visuals for several of Blip Festival's live sets (R.I.P.).
Detail from “Everyone,” a print created by game designer Anna “Auntie Pixelante” Anthropy. Originally designed as the cover art for her upcoming book Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, this artwork features 204 different pixel portraits, all drawn by Anthropy, who is apparently a finely tuned pixel art machine.
You can closely inspect the artwork yourself, marveling at all the different styles she used for the portraits, by purchasing the 12.25” by 17.25” print for $25 (or $30 outside of the US).
See also: More Auntie Pixelante works
I’m not sure what this says about me, but when I see Tom Waits all done in pixel art, I don’t think, “wow, that’s neat.” Instead, I think, “man, I would give JC’s left arm to play as Tom Waits in a game!” Primary objective: smoke a lot.
(wosl @ flickr)