11 posts tagged pixelart
“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
“Playful” by Scott Jon Siegel, my favorite pixelart right now. Scott, who used to write for Joystiq but now works at social gaming dev Playdom, created this for a business card he’s working on for himself and his wife, game/tech/sex blogger Bonnie Ruberg. I like the scene because it reminds me of myself and my own wife; she’s even a redhead.
Also, I just saw Fort90 link this darling video, which is more lovey dovey than pixel-y but still fits with this post:
Justin Wallis explains:
“A found love letter transferred into a 1998 - 2000 Japanese dating game?? Sega Saturn style? These graphics “R” so choppy … but I wouldn’t trade them for the world!! Be careful not to scratch the disc!! This is lo-fi!! It is the beginning of a new millennium!! It is MILKBBI’s KOINU ♥AI~ Puppy Love!~*~*~*”
[Via Scott Jon Siegel]
“Mansionvania: Vacuum of Sorrow” by Shane Gill. A pixelart remix of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Luigi’s Mansion! I could do without the UI elements cluttering the image, but I guess if this was actually turned into a DS game (which won’t happen ever), Konami or Nintendo would move that junk to the second screen.
Speaking of Metroidvanias, 1UP’s Jeremy Parish put up a post today about why he hates Order of Ecclesia. I don’t have an opinion on the game, seeing as I played it for only 10 minutes to help my wife figure out the crab boss.
[Via Shane Gill]
Capybara’s “Happy Holidays” pixelart (definitely click for the full version), featuring the three blue rodents that serve as the indie Toronto studio’s logo/namesake, as well as familiar faces from Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Critter Crunch, and Super Shove It.
In our fabulous Clash of Heroes interview last Friday, I complained to Capy about the lack of artwork available for fans to enjoy the addictive game even when they’re not playing it. A few days later, the developer delivers! Expect wallpaper-sized versions of the full scene soon.
It’s been a big year for Capy, pulling itself out of the unfulfilling mobile space to release two outstanding titles, Critter Crunch (PSN) and Clash of Heroes, the latter of which I’ve already described as the best puzzle RPG/puzzle game of the year. They have a lot more planned for 2010, so keep an eye on them next year!
See also: Q&A: Capy on creating Clash of Heroes