Pixel Art Challenge: Tile it up

Have you ever get to design your own Tileset? No? Now's your chance!
This week we want you to create an original tileset composed of at least 4 different tiles. Any type of tileset will do; rpg, platformer, shooter, your call! 
What is a tile you ask? A tile is a picture (usually a square) that can be repeated on X and/or Y axis seamlessly. (And a tileset is a group of tiles of the same theme.)
Bonus Challenge: Create a game mockup using those tiles.
Canvas size: Max 16x16px per tile (your final piece's size is unrestricted)
Colours: Unrestricted.
Transparency: Optional
Animation: Optional.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/11/2021 02:00  |    12


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Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 1/18/2021 02:28

Sorry for the confusion, glad it all worked out!

Phill (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/17/2021 12:01

Thanks for clearing that up, guys! I followed the advice and added the tile set to the final art piece. 

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/17/2021 11:36

The required challenge is a tile set.

The optional bonus is to show the tiles mocked up.

The team didn't really discuss the possibility of doing just a tile-based mockup.

I think where we have landed is that we won't reject mockups that clearly show the tiles...

...but if you can include the tile set as a tile set somewhere (e.g., adjacent to mockup, or as the preview image) that's better!

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 1/16/2021 16:07

Can be the latter!

Phill (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/16/2021 08:21

Does the final artwork need to show the tiles separately layed out on a grid (as a proper tile set) or can it be simply a scene with the tiles clearly in use?

sushy (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 1/12/2021 08:45

oh wow this seems like a fun challenge! I never designed tiles for myself before! 

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 1/12/2021 00:10

LCSkeleton: As many as you want, being 4 the minimum. 

LCSkeleton (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 1/11/2021 15:49

is the max 4 or can you do more?

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 1/11/2021 13:31


Quiara (Level 6 Garbage) @ 1/11/2021 13:22

Any restrictions on the perspective (top down, isometric, etc) ?

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 1/11/2021 06:46

Sounds like a fun one!

Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/11/2021 02:55

Oooh awesome! I want to try this!

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