Cute 'em up

Cute 'em up

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Cute 'em up

Title: Cute 'em up
Pixel Artist: TomF  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 2298 points)
Posted: 11/8/2008 12:27
Statistics:  22 comments    77 faves    0 avatars

Shoot 'em ups are usually set in mechanical and spacey worlds, so, influenced by Fejer's work (and a little Indigo and AdamAtomic) I thought why not go the other way and have an over the top cute and cartoony style instead.

Not at all colour optimized but I'm happy with it anyway. Hope you enjoy. :)


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MetinSeven (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/12/2017 04:47

Love the cheerful cuteness!

dya2k (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/16/2010 11:54

Very good mockup, I like the idea of making a shoot'em up with cartoon style. If this were a real game, the sun should be in the background, like some people said.

TomF (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/21/2010 13:48

thank ye kindly good peoples. the sun was meant to be part of the background in game, but for aesthetic purposes of this mock up i made it a little more vibrant. :)

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 6/21/2010 06:18

 beautiful colours.  with the sun being so vibrant in colour, I wonder, is it part of the background, or is it the foreground?  can the green dragon bounce it for a stream of coins?  :)

crisis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/30/2009 17:16

My heart has melted. I want to play this game.'s like Kirby, but with better graphics :)

FangsOfDevouration (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/12/2009 15:20
For god sake make that game! :O

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/11/2009 19:20
This is what cuteness is all about.

Indigo (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/24/2008 11:48
freakin sweet man - I love the style.  its not too fejer, but certainly does has his flavor.  This is a lot more organic than fejer's stuff I think, which is really nice to see with these colors.  Awesome

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/14/2008 09:53
Again in a very happy and cute style :)

Keep it up!

xeroxz2k7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/28/2008 05:05
I'd totally play this :]

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 11/12/2008 08:44
Platform mockups are my favorite. Gorgeous colors and shapes.

navaz (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/11/2008 10:45
Cute and cartoony.. I want to play it.

macula (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/10/2008 09:54
Very nice and cute!

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/10/2008 07:57
Great work ! This is very cute !I especially like the sun and the clouds (of course the sprites are cool too ! ). Just one critic: i think that the foreground trees are not stylized the same way as the rest of the graphic elements, they are a bit more realistic.

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 11/10/2008 07:56
I like result :) My favourite parts are trees and big dino in left corner. Also round clouds are well fitted with rainbow and some other elements. Only sun is very projecting and stay like character.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 11/9/2008 15:21
MMF2 is an awesome program. I'm not very good with it, but it's fun to work with, and definitely powerful.

Also, this is an awesome mockup. The title definitely fits. =D

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/9/2008 08:38
Playable demos ^^

I shall be patient.

You could always get some one else to program it though.

TomF (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/9/2008 02:28
Thanks for the kind words guys, I appreciate it. I agree fully with you guys too, there are so many great mockups that will never get put into motion.

I don't have any programming skills per se, but I'm pretty comfortable with the game creation tool MMF2 so whipping up a quick demo isn't a problem technically. The big problem as you said DJD is that it's tough to finish a project when you have so many ideas floating around.

Don't fear though guys, I do have full intentions of turning this, and a few other things into fully playable demos. Please be patient is all I ask.

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 11/8/2008 23:05
Completely agreed with skeddles, said the same thing in some other mockup here recently.

This is freaking awesome, like your previous work, and should be a game (a small one.) I know a few cats here who would be able to do it (myself included) and you probably have some programming skill yourself perhaps, but the big problem is that it's just hard finishing a project with either a big imagination or a big work list with a small team.

Nevertheless, keep up this great work. I like seeing a person's style transposed to the many elements of game graphic design.

xXHalfieXx (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 11/8/2008 14:28
Oh wow! This is so good! Amazing style!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/8/2008 13:12
Yeah yeah, your awesome, we get it.
Mockups piss me off. It seems like the only games people make have crappy graphics, and the only good graphics are just mockups.

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/8/2008 13:02
I want to play it now.

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