Pac-nic

Pac-nic

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Pac-nic



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Title: Pac-nic
Pixel Artist: Gunpog  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 1333 points)
Posted: 5/24/2020 09:53
Palette: 25 colors
Statistics:  2 comments    6 faves    0 avatars

A piece I made for Pac-Man's 40th anniversary!

Inspiration for the design came from the Atari 400/800 box art.

I love those strange covers because I'm never quite sure if they're blessed or cursed.

You'll find a timelapse on my twitter here:

https://twitter.com/iamgunpog/status/1264301485019578368

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Gunpog (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/5/2020 01:20

Yep I had already noticed that but forgot to change it! Thank you for reminding me, I made things a bit smoother! :D

Regarding the box art, here it is:

https://spong.com/game/covers-box-art/11013218/Pac-Man-Atari-400-800-XL-XE/187293

I guess it is well known for the olden days gamers and retrogamers of all ages. Those weird US covers were a kind of tradition. The Megaman/Rockman series had some too (and for the "new" classic ones Capcom made for Wii, xbox 360 and playstation 3, they honoured the tradition as well).

I never knew if the artists knew nothing about the games or just chose to be very creative for fun or something.

Anyways, I think the result is kinda endearing even if back in the days, the kids must have been dubitative when seeing them in the store shelves, lol.


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DrSlouch (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/2/2020 08:19

Good sprite overall, thought I think some of the outer AA on his head makes some parts less smooth and circular ironically. Interesting inspiration, too; I don't know how well-known that box art is.


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