9-bit Nebula

9-bit Nebula

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9-bit Nebula



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Title: 9-bit Nebula
Pixel Artist: FraGMarE  (Level 2 Kukyu :: 1113 points)
Posted: 9/18/2007 10:13
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  62 comments    275 faves    0 avatars

Here goes... I was implored to submit this pixel by some of my friends on #pixeljoint.  This is a slow-scrolling space background I made for an upcoming TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine CD retro game release that I (Squirrelsquid is also helping out) am pixeling the graphics for.  The game is called 'Xymati', and it's a vertical shoot-em-up like Raiden.  There are a number of restrictions I must adhere to when making TG16/PCE graphics.  Namely, the global 9-bit palette is limited to 512 colors to choose from, which makes subtle color gradients difficult.  Also, each 8x8 tile can contain no more than 16 colors (with color entry #0 of each tile being the same across ALL tiles).  With that in mind, please feel free to eviscerate my work now. 


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Artchemist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/30/2017 12:37

you can lost in it great work man


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gujadot (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/15/2015 15:37

I always wondered if nebula could be considered as star farts...

Great work! it s beautifull
 


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marlenblaze (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/18/2015 00:35

This is beauty


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pyxl (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/31/2015 12:03

 God damnit, this is fucking beautiful! FAVED!


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Fairy (Level 3 Chief) @ 6/2/2014 10:12

Hey there! I hope it's okay, I'm using this piece as a header for a graphic design contest I run. :)


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AtskaHeart (Level 7 Colonel) @ 1/23/2013 15:37

 Love it!


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lanimh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/17/2011 19:33

This is incredible! :)


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Pinn (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/11/2011 11:23

Oh My God!!!!


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Jv's (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/9/2011 07:43

  !!


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Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/5/2010 16:32

 I am in love with this piece.


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~Phoenix~ (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/18/2010 16:11

Eviscerate WHAT?! I'll personally beat in the heads of anyone that disses this x.x


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avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/21/2010 22:11

unusual work... like it 


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StepDragon (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/23/2010 11:47

 This piece is Amazing.. then i read the caption... with those kinds of restraints this is UNFATHOMABLY RIDICULOUS!


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Dinomaster45 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/17/2010 15:56

So good.


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Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 11/17/2009 18:24

Oh my god that is badass. :U


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Zolaris (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/4/2009 10:23

 excelent adn inspiring!


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jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/19/2009 15:15

Soooo stunning! Me likey!


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j.negrón (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/16/2009 19:45

this is very inspirational!


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mechast (Level 1 Private) @ 1/10/2009 09:33
OMG beautiful!!

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Arrow-1 (Level 2 Peon) @ 11/30/2008 20:51
Absolutely amazing.

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Pixlbrik (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/27/2008 06:04
Eviscerate? why? its beautiful!

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Majestic Fox (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 3/22/2008 10:01
This is awesome!

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Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/20/2008 14:21
that's amazing ...

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Smithy-GCN (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/9/2008 10:56
Wow....... I could take lessons from this. My galaxies suck. ^^;

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JOLO (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/1/2007 17:58
This is lovely, i'm new to this, can I use this avatar? whats the situ thanks JOLO

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Kaz21 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/19/2007 00:22

That is purely amazing! Fav'd!


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Nakit (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/18/2007 16:55
 That is so awesome! No wonder it got  #1!

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Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/16/2007 13:52
I still ove it. I'm not surprised it clenched #1

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PJB21 (Level 2 Dealer) @ 10/16/2007 06:21
i absoloutly love this piece, no crits come to mind, exept it isnt as smooth as i feel. still an amazing piece =)

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macula (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/25/2007 09:38
Very nice work. Has good depth.

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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 9/24/2007 14:00
this is the kind of space I would gladly fly on.

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Badassbill (Level 10 Maniac) @ 9/21/2007 13:28
I jus noticed that it's shaped like scotland.

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Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 9/20/2007 17:47
I agree with zAk actually, you could probably improve the palette and make better use of it as is. The dots on the end of the blue glowing stars are quite offputting for me.

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Stickman (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/20/2007 07:53
Really is a great piece of background art. (Is it going to be tiled, or just one background?)

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zAk (Level 3 Stalker) @ 9/20/2007 06:45
There are kinda flat parts on the purple which make it look weirdish. Other than that - pretty awesome! 5/5

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jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/19/2007 23:36
this is beautiful lmfao i felt like a fag saying that but it really is

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Forge (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/19/2007 13:01
That is some truly impressive work. Even with your "restrictions", it manages to have a great deal of depth. Nicely done. Remind me to hire you if I ever develop a top-down-vertical-scrolling-Raiden-type-space-shooter-game.

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Drako (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/19/2007 07:46
Awesome!                  

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Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/18/2007 18:23
as I mentioned it to you: awesome! your Nebula beats pretty much every aspect of my nebula.
well done! :)

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Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 9/18/2007 17:24
very nice, very nice :D


PS lol, 16 colors per 8x8 tile is a restriction?

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BadMrBox (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/18/2007 15:56
So very pretty. I drool. :)

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EyeCraft (Level 3 Stalker) @ 9/18/2007 15:46
Very cool stuff. I find it impressive you get that magenta to blend into the blue so convincingly. My only qualm with it would probably be that it is very high contrast and brightness for a backdrop, and may be a little distracting in the game. But really, as a piece on its own its excellent.

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HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 9/18/2007 15:19
That's so effing impressive. I can't come up with anything else to say. This is so faved.

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Mirre (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/18/2007 14:55
Impressive work! This must have taken alot of time. I love the amount of detail here... I could look at this for hours.

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Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/18/2007 14:37
Stuff like this is really hard to pixel.  Great job.

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elend (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/18/2007 14:04
Hey. I really like the colors, the shapes of the nebulas and nice that you dithered it. The stars are cool, too. Can't wait to see more from the game.

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ceddo (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/18/2007 13:29
Wow. Speechless!

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Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/18/2007 13:20
That's great, faved. I'm amazed how you did  that with 24 colors.

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MichaS (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/18/2007 12:51
Freak...             

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FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 9/18/2007 12:38
Its one of the best pieces ive ever seen here. Great freakin' work!



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