Discworld Arcade Mockup

Discworld Arcade Mockup

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Discworld Arcade Mockup

Title: Discworld Arcade Mockup
Pixel Artist: StevenM  (Level 7 SNES :: 22865 points)
Posted: 1/11/2021 10:16
Statistics:  7 comments    26 faves    0 avatars

A hypothetical arcade game from 1992 that covers "The Colour of Magic" (1983), "The Light Fantastic" (1986) and "Sourcery" (1988), a trio of mostly-fantasy books featuring the inept wizard Rincewind and his adopted trunk on legs, the Luggage. The artstyle here blatantly steals from another early-90's arcade game by Konami, "Asterix".

My dad and I are huge fans of the Discworld series - my dad's collection in particular is around thirty-or-so books in size along with DVDs of the animated adaptations, the live-action Colour of Magic film, etc. The City Watch subseries alone would have enough material for an entire "Shadows Over Mystara"-inspired mockup.

If anyone sees this and feels encouraged to put some Asterix-esque Discworld music together, please send me a link when it's done.


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Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/17/2021 14:57

To be honest even if they're not his best I'm almost certain they're more entertaining than most books out there. Its cool to see that his work is still continuing, I think BBC are doing another tv series based on the books (hopefully good) and I'm sure there will be more in the future. 

StevenM (Level 7 SNES) @ 1/17/2021 13:14

My dad doesn't have a bad word to say about Pratchett, but to be honest I think the books he produced in his later years (starting somewhere around Unseen Academicals) feel more like first-drafts compared to the wit he showed earlier on. It's safe to assume their quality goes hand in hand with his unfortunate deterioration, so it's best to keep that in mind if/when you do get around to reading them.

He still produced an enormous, envious volume of work by himself and working with other people and it'll always hold a special place in my heart, even if I choose some rather unique ways to express it.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/17/2021 12:49

I love this so much. Terry Pratchett is my all time favourite author. I've only got a small number of his books, most  of the books I've read were from librerarys when I was younger. I still have about 3 books of his that I haven't read, I believe they were the last 3 books he published. I really should get to reading them.

StevenM (Level 7 SNES) @ 1/12/2021 19:03

There are characters described in The Colour of Magic as being pretend-beggars, with eyepatches despite having both eyes. There are no beggars in the book described as having two right-hands, that was a cock-up on my part.

Janinhus (Level 5 Werewolf) @ 1/12/2021 15:14

Oh wow! Thank you for making these

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/12/2021 01:23

How is this possible? Simply perfect :)

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 1/11/2021 13:50

I didn't know I needed this. But now I do.

Really love the references! 

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