15 posts tagged pixelart
Dreamy turn-based tactics game (mock-up) ⊟
Mentioning GBA classics like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance in the last TinyCast had me pining for another portable tactics game. We’ve had a couple amazing 3DS games like Fire Emblem: Awakening and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, but I miss commanding short, stout cartoonish troops on a battlefield.
I miss seeing games that look like this beautiful mock-up posted today by Jnkboy. It’s killing me that this is something I can’t play, that I can’t push these soldiers around the grid or roll that pair of dice. It’s killing me that this and Bookkeeper’s Garden aren’t more than dreams. Found via @expdotzine.
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<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.
If A Link to the Past had the drawing feature ⊟
Considering all the ROM hacks people have made for A Link to the Past, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone eventually got around to throwing this A Link Between Worlds feature into the SNES game. Until then, we’ll have to settle for this fun GIF from Johan Vinet — definitely follow his Tumblr for lots of cute chiptunes and sprites (e.g. Strider, TMNT, and Streets of Rage)
BUY Zelda: A Link Between Worlds ($35), upcoming games, gift guide
Neat Zelda, Nintendo shirts from Threadless ⊟
Like, when was the last time a “haha Zelda reference” shirt was actually cool?
"Heaven" by Paul Robertson
This and other awesome pet-themed pieces will be up or sale at Gallery Nucleus’ Press Paws charity art show in Los Angeles, which kicked off yesterday! This particular 18” x 32” digital print is priced at $450.
Mercenary Kings art and animation, by Stéphane Boutin and Paul Robertson, respectively. These rad images were posted on the Kickstarter page yesterday, as the funding drive crossed 50% of its goal!
And Tribute Games has several important “stretch goals” past the completion of the main goal, like making me a console version. You can make it happen, with money!
Buy: Wizorb for Windows/Mac/Linux See also: Wizorb posts, Mercenary Kings trailer
Shaun of the Dead transformed into an arcade beat’em up by Aled Lewis, who created this mock-up for Gallery1988’s Crazy 4 Cult show (opening in NYC this Thursday).
Buy: Shaun of the Dead See also: More Gallery1988 art [Via Aled Knows Best]
"Irem vs Taito" by Paul Robertson (click for a much larger image). It’s pixelart pandemonium as the titans of these two Japanese video game publishers duke it out!
Hammerin’ Harry versus the Puzzle Bobble Crew! Ninja Baseball Bat Man versus Time Gal's Reika! R-Type crafts versus Darius ships! Mr. Heli versus Invaders! The only battle missing is the kusoge match-up of the millenium, Deadly Towers' Prince Myer versus Beat Takeshi.
Robertson created this image and two others — one based on Konami’s obscure arcade beat’em up Violent Storm, and another NSFW piece for Custer’s Revenge — for the Super iam8bit show. See them all here.
Perfect reminder to watch some King of Famicom.
Meowth, Nyan Cat, Bubsy, Jiji, Rosie, and over a dozen other kittens celebrated in this pixelart by Paul Robertson (click or a larger version). Can you name the other cats?
[Via Paul Robertson]
"Kings" by Paul Robertson (click for a larger image), a pixelart homage to Slowking, Kingler, Seaking, Nidoking, Slaking, and other rulers of the Pokeverse.
[Via Paul Robertson]
"Grass Bros" by Paul Robertson (click for a larger image), part of a trio of Pokemon pixelart pieces — see his previous Fire Bros and Water Bros artwork here. And here’s a version with all three stitched together.
Evil Dead RPG mock-up by Gary “Army of Trolls” Lucken. This looks way more fun than all those Evil Dead games THQ’s put out in the past decade. I wish more companies would make 2D RPGs out of their licensed titles instead of 3D action games, but the days when publishers would acquiesce to these sensible ideas are long behind us.
Army of Trolls also animated the above screen:
Man, Bruce Campbell’s ginormous chin takes up like an eighth of the screen.
Buy: The Evil Dead DVDs