winter gameshots

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winter gameshots

Title: winter gameshots
Pixel Artist: Scruffs  (Level 7 Assassin :: 7947 points)
Posted: 11/25/2007 15:45
Palette: 91 colors
Statistics:  45 comments    119 faves    0 avatars

Two screens of a game DJD and I are making for the Yoyo games winter competition. 

If anyone knows of any music and/or sound effect composers that would  be willing to do some work for a possible cash bonus (top 1,2, or 3) that would be much appreciated.  Thanks for any help in advance, we certainly need it with this harrowing deadline :3

*update on polar bear

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mupixl (Level 4 Knight) @ 3/4/2021 04:45

Love the lighting on the trees

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/4/2017 10:01


Bandersnatch (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/1/2013 14:01

Cute bear.

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/19/2012 06:52

You're fucking in mockups! Congrats! 

skallian (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/25/2011 02:35

I like the top part, excellent. But i think that the bottom part is a little flat.

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/25/2010 08:54

nice! i like the bear 

gripfire123 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/12/2010 17:16

i like this. u put effor into this. r u gonna turn this into a game?

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 11/15/2009 18:15

Honestly, I think this is my favorite piece on Pixel Joint.

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/3/2008 23:59
I forgot how great these graphics were, so wonderful to see in motion. It's a shame we didn't finish. Pretty much all the graphics were completed and all the programming is done, all we had to do was finish the level design and tie up loose ends. Perhaps we go back to it this winter, or release it as open source? =P

Verion (Level 1 Seaman) @ 12/20/2007 01:33
makes me want to get back into game-dev'ing

sanzoku (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/2/2007 15:32
Beautiful. Nice character design and I love the trees.

Huggkruka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/2/2007 13:33
Someone's been watching the trailers for the Golden Compass :P  That does look very nice, I suppose the inventory is a bit too large for my taste, but whatever.

zlajonja (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/2/2007 06:08
Just amazing.... It's just simply beautiful... :)

Zlothien483 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/2/2007 04:06
beautiful!!!! the trees are exquisite

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 12/1/2007 05:26
I love you dude, you're the man. I'm currently also trying to enter the competition, and this is awesomly inpsiring. I guess I'll just have to aim for 2nd price if it indeed plays as awesome as it looks, haha.

YungYankee (Level 1 Gangster) @ 11/30/2007 20:04
wow very nice detailed, overall A+ lol.

Nitram (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/29/2007 14:46
damn dude awesome pixels <3

Gratheo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/29/2007 11:50
I like this. The bear and the main character take the cake.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 11/29/2007 00:15
This is wonderful, love your tree and the depth, as well as the slight ground perspective and characters ... I like it all!

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/28/2007 19:00
Just great, and incredibly appealing

Scruffs (Level 7 Assassin) @ 11/27/2007 20:30

wow thanks for all the great comments =)

Neota + adarias - thank you for the insight, I was having trouble with the main character and how he fit into the scene.  Ill certainly take all this advice into account.

To all who pmed me regarding music: Thank you so much for all the help guys, we're a little busy here but we'll contact all of you as soon as possible. 

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/27/2007 18:18
Just by seeing the icon on the main page, i knew it was yours. Fucking ace work, dude. <3

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 11/27/2007 14:54
fantastic work but the purple character becomes background.  Id suggest a nice color to add to the scene, such as gold (complement) or green (keep with winter and round out secondary colors)

Also, the use of green should be made perhaps warmer and echoed somewhere.  Healthbar and wrapping paper both come across as alien in their current forms.  If you're adverse to a warm green element, i say swap current greens then for gold as well.

just a thought:

best of luck!

Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 11/27/2007 14:25
This is great and I love it except for the text--the red AA sticks out on my monitor and seems to make it look more jaggy than smoothed; maybe it's because the red third of the pixel is the leftmost (on my LCD at least) while you still use red pixels to aproximate a subpixel curve in the right side of the pixel?

Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/27/2007 12:56
Not sure if you read my PM, but I can help with music too. Check the links in it for mp3 and midi samples. This looks great btw, has a very nice cozy Christmas feel to it.

MichaS (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/27/2007 12:10
OMG imo xD

AdamAtomic (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/27/2007 10:56
Looking really great!

Snovind (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/27/2007 09:58
The graphics are awsome!      I really hope you winn this competition

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/27/2007 09:48
the trees are awesome!!

ceddo (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/27/2007 08:52
WOW! Now THAT is some amazing color choice!!

edit: i'll send you a message now :)

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 11/27/2007 04:32
except for the character, I am getting a very Ghouls'n'Ghosts vibe.. which is awesome (tree is delicious, I must eat it now. great cold solemn night atmosphere.).  The character though reminds me more of Dangerous Dave or Final Fantasy in style -- more cartoony.. The outlines look realistic on others, on him they just look black, so I suggest lightening the outlines a bit. As it is, he pops out so much that he doesn't seem to even be near the same plane as the polar bear.

Fred (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/26/2007 05:24
I dont have any words to describe that piece! Really awesome, faved.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/26/2007 01:41
Looks stunning. Cool idea with a winter/graveyard theme  5/5 fav

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/25/2007 23:13

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 11/25/2007 22:09
That looks like a very interesting game.

Scruffs (Level 7 Assassin) @ 11/25/2007 19:58

thanks for the kind words everyone =)
qk - we'll contact you soon.
alkaline - thanks, and yes.
We'll try to get a demo out as soon as possible ; )

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/25/2007 19:35
the screen is great, but those trees! i am in love. that package is panda-package inspired, yah?


jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/25/2007 19:21

demo now pleeez

Q.K. (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/25/2007 17:59
I'm a bit busy lately, but I'm interested in writing some music for you guys. Leave me an email at to talk about the specifics and I'll get back to you. My site with audio samples is here.

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 11/25/2007 17:55
Demo plz.    

soda (Level 10 President) @ 11/25/2007 17:11
Wow, amazing job.  fav

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/25/2007 16:32
Looks absolutely awesome! It's so nice knowing it isn't just a mockup and will actually get made. Good luck!

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 11/25/2007 16:24
If it plays as good as it looks am sure you'll win.   That is if it wasn't for the trend of shallow 3D games getting so highly rated on yoyo...

Vic (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/25/2007 16:23
freakin' awesome, hope you guys find someone to compose music/sounds for you

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 11/25/2007 15:54
A triumph I daresay. I know you've slaved over this a long time dude so congrats!

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