Perils of the Dark Heart

Perils of the Dark Heart

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Perils of the Dark Heart

Title: Perils of the Dark Heart
Pixel Artist: Mrmo Tarius  (Level 10 Master Sniper :: 37493 points)
Posted: 1/16/2016 02:19
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  42 comments    215 faves    0 avatars

A horrible fate has befallen the kingdom of Mes-Lormar. The long dormant volcano, the Eye-of-the-World, had erupted and destroyed its capital of Katherdome, followed by an invasion of the strange beings of darkness from the fiery underworld, led by the malicious Summoners and their Black pantheon.

With the old king dead in the chaos that ensued, the only hope for restoring order and stopping the horrors released from the underground realms lies in the hands of young Lionel Beli, the warrior-prince who reluctantly accepted the crown and title of Sovereign of Mes-Lormar.

His adventures take him across the Five Realms into the Temple of Redwing, where he must find the World Crystals guarded by the zealous dragoons of the Dark Heart. The light of the Crystals is the only way to defeat the Black pantheon and seal the underworld rift forever.

Uses my 13-color palette. Boss room is inspired by an older work of mine.

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Julius Cesarius (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/27/2019 06:41

Really nice :)

TerrariaSackboy (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/29/2016 09:11

The square rocks look nice. And the bricks. And grass. And characters... It is all very good, and in only 13 colors!  

punpcklbw (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/5/2016 23:54

Awesome mockup, can't believe it uses only 13 colors...

Looks very clean and colorful 

Veegvog (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/3/2016 10:11

You should have said "Meowjesty"

robnoyce (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/19/2016 03:23

You have such a wonderful distinctive look to your work Mrmo.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/29/2016 05:39

Now it's definitely 13.

I remember checking TWICE and it was 14. I must be going mad 

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 1/24/2016 14:55

This is really good

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/19/2016 14:04


Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 1/19/2016 05:21


Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 1/18/2016 23:52

those tiles and BGs are gorgeous.

derSteiner (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/18/2016 12:44

You are too good.

dragfly (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/18/2016 09:33

Any release date for this great looking game?

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/18/2016 03:12

A wonderful entry. Very detailed and great character designs.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/17/2016 20:08

Black isn't used in the image as far as I can tell. The darkest colour is the dark green. So 13.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/17/2016 15:55

Definitely 14 different colours. Unless you're not counting black for some reason :)

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/17/2016 15:43

Great! Retro atmosphere of gaming is returning to my mind - thanks for your great job :)

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/17/2016 14:49

OMG!! swweeet  colors!!

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/17/2016 10:18

The "bridges" are supposed to be on/off retractable "sticks" that come out from the walls, either at regular intervals or via a toggle lever or something :)

I made the letters myself while drawing the mockup!

Also, 14? I'm fairly sure I checked it o_o

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/17/2016 03:20

Excellent work.

I love everything about it.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/17/2016 02:42

Lovely in every way and a complete overkill!

Only (tiny) crit is that the shadow on that potion on retractable bridge looks like it hovers in mid air.

What is that very nice font you used?


You mean your 14-color palette? :)

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 1/16/2016 21:49

I would probably pay $100 to play a game like this.

Why don't people make games like this?

Macaroni and Cheese (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/16/2016 18:44

Impressive stuff.

Aureliano (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/16/2016 16:43

The Meowgician has returned!!

8 Bit Dreams (Level 10 President) @ 1/16/2016 13:41

Wonder boy in feline world.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/16/2016 13:06

This is adorable

Mnots (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/16/2016 13:04

I love the climax of text from scene to scene. Great work!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 1/16/2016 12:22

ps when r u gonna make these real.  you should do a kickstarter!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 1/16/2016 12:21

i like the shift scene effect brooooo

scottiand (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/16/2016 12:20

This is some very nice work!

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/16/2016 11:21

I particularly adore those trees.

Natefor (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/16/2016 11:11

I have bad news for you.

rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 1/16/2016 10:53

This is a game, right? This is a game that I can play right now? Please? 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/16/2016 10:43


Gaziter (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 1/16/2016 07:59

amazing work! i love the style (:

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/16/2016 07:33

I don't know how you do it

waynaul (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/16/2016 07:27

Love the character designs.  Incredible work!

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/16/2016 06:58

I've not been into gaming for many years now.

But when you do mockups, I can't wait to play.

Love those frame transitions with palette swap.

RebeaLeion (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/16/2016 04:44

This is sweet.

Howl (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 1/16/2016 04:11

Nice work! :)

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/16/2016 03:48

Excellent work as usual

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/16/2016 03:11

Awesome stuff, love it.
Maybe you could include the whole layout in the description (like you did on forum)?

ponkadunk (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/16/2016 02:59


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