Tactics RPG Mockup

Tactics RPG Mockup

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Tactics RPG Mockup

Title: Tactics RPG Mockup
Pixel Artist: Cyangmou  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 52686 points)
Posted: 2/15/2022 09:47
Statistics:  17 comments    81 faves    0 avatars

This mockup shows a battle sequence similar to GBA Fire Emblem games, just with a completely different art direction. I wanted to achieve an epic feel - going towards dark/low fantasy but not completely losing out on a slight feeling of 2000s anime OVA.

The idea for doing this I had as early as 2016, when I also started to recreate some of the GBA fire Emblem Sprites in Hi-Bit. Since I‘ve been far too busy with projects to get a piece that ambitious done. So I did a lot of pre-studies and now a lot of it finally comes together in a single artwork.


The artwork is done how real game projects are handled. One simple overlay transparency is used for the lightray. It‘s meant as production focused 32-bit / hi-bit game pixel art.


All elements and characters have been meticulously designed through in order to be unique, still functional and creating the mood.

It starts with tiny things like Bloodaven‘s helmet being a fully functional bascinet which just happens to look like an animal, up to having the architecture of the castle being realistically easy to defend, while still monolithically overshadowing the battlefield. A lot of little details are everywhere to enjoy for anyone who likes medieval & renaissance fantasy worlds with a lil bit of horror.


I might do a process thread on twitter, like for the Bonewalker in a couple of days, in the meanwhile enjoy the artwork and let me know your thoughts :)

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JakeRedgrave (Level 2 Kappa) @ 3/24/2022 13:26

It remains a mystery to me, how some people are able to draw something so big with so many effects.

Nightmare3711 (Level 6 Tenderfoot) @ 2/24/2022 15:44

One of the best UIs I've ever seen. Lovely colors, great posing and character design, very good terrain including the battlefield spaces (I love the detail of the eyes on Bloodraven's side), and the effects are gorgeous, man.

Recilz (Level 2 Labradorite) @ 2/24/2022 09:13

Incredible my man, exceptional work!

Flinigan (Level 6 Bird) @ 2/23/2022 19:34

Love it all. The particles alone are stunning.

12BM (Level 3 Pawn) @ 2/21/2022 13:53

Flawless victory!

8Nephila8 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 2/20/2022 09:58

Oh shit! And yes I will play that. :D

21sult (Level 3 Rocky Planet) @ 2/19/2022 10:23

You know a mockup is good when it makes you want to play it lol

TheCaptainGhost (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/18/2022 07:05

This peace of art even makes harder for me to wait for Elden Ring good job !

Wayuki (Level 9 Blue Diamond ) @ 2/18/2022 03:05

From the characters to the environment and the UI, all elements are top notch!

WolfGD (Level 5 Werewolf) @ 2/17/2022 11:29

Beautiful mockup, both the character designs and the environment are incredible! I also like that you designed the scene/characters so that they could be used in an actual game, that's some pretty insane attention to detail.

Asfodelo (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 2/17/2022 07:51

Why do you do this to us, absolutely gorgeous work, thanks for sharing!

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/17/2022 05:27

@Specialmin64: great you like it. Playing with this kind of contrast here was especially fun, considering the bigger themes of the picture :)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/17/2022 05:26

@Reo: Glad to hear. I had quite a couple of iterations on him, but I also think this one now is depictive of the character :)

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/16/2022 12:33

Really enjoy Bloodraven's design and its shadow!

redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 2/15/2022 14:10

specialmin64 (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 2/15/2022 12:17

sometimes your art actually shocks me, like I laugh in disbelief at how good it is. I love the atmosphere of this one in particular; the whimsical JRPG character and HUD next to the spindly bloodborne-looking guy and dour, oppressive landscape and colors. Incredible

b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/15/2022 11:19

great piece!

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