Plagued - GB Challenge

Plagued - GB Challenge

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Plagued - GB Challenge

Title: Plagued - GB Challenge
Pixel Artist: jalonso  (Level 11 Godfather :: 99721 points)
Posted: 5/1/2009 07:42
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  94 comments    206 faves    0 avatars

RPG, inspired by the works of Hieronymus Bosch

See Main Ref Image 

Thanks to those who helped with their feedback :)

*Technically 5 colors with Trans. Mockups not GB spec accurate...but almost.

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 07:22


Malleys (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 3/1/2022 15:31

This is incredible, now I want this Bosch game to be real

Roysterini (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/29/2020 17:48

Oh my giddy aunt!!! This is awesome!

redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 11/8/2015 15:54

esta demasiado bueno,cuanto detalle

Volrak_Rutra (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 12/28/2014 21:50

i would play the living hell out of this. i also am curious as to whether or not you arted for a real game i can acquire and play

Ethized (Level 1 Seaman) @ 12/17/2014 17:02

Wow! That's a great work. I would buy this game.

The contrast and the pallette are chocolate for my eyes.

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 3/6/2014 08:13

Have you worked on a real game before, Jalonso?

Sampay (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/23/2013 18:27

 Inspired me to make my own...

metoob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/16/2013 15:52

 oh wait... found a huge limiting factor: there are only 4 colors. there is no alpha. you just have to choose one of the colors to sacrifice to alpha in characters when programming. seriously though someone who's experienced with gbdk could help a lot

metoob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/16/2013 15:50

 why can't it be a game? anyone want to get together with me, gbdk, and a tile editor and stop wishing?

Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/30/2012 06:48

this looks amazing! inspired me to begin work on my own rpg gameboy styled game.. borrowed your colour pallette :) I'm seriously blown away by this!

divtag (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2011 02:48

this is great work jalonso

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/6/2011 16:02

 Your work is so motivating but more important, captivating :)

Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/12/2011 17:28

 There's a special place in my heart for 1bit and/or 4bit art, and this just hits it out of the park.

I wish the real gameboy devs back in the day had done anything remotely this good.  (Maybe they have and I'm unaware).

allaze-eroler (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/28/2010 07:09

i would love to play this game ! :D

Angeli (Level 1 Thug) @ 10/12/2010 13:58

very nice work in 4 colors

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/23/2010 00:37

Just great... Bad i cant play it  

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 5/17/2010 07:14

With art like this, the good old Gameboy could have stayed young for many more years, I'd say.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/30/2009 16:50

What's with the new preview? Haha.

Brod (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/19/2009 13:54

lol I had so much fun pasting this into paint and just swapping colors to see the changes. Incredible stuff man, epic job.

AlexWeldon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/17/2009 15:48

 It makes me sad that this isn't a real game. Go make it!

cantdoright (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/17/2009 05:53

You and all who worked on this have skills. Keep up the awesome work and  I hope to see you in the new contest.

Gaby05 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/16/2009 05:58

Wow!!! So many details, cant wait for the GBA version, jeje.  Amazing job!

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 6/8/2009 02:25

Really well done, hard to say anything negative or CC :/ Excellent.

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/1/2009 05:51

Really nice work.

Frida M. (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/23/2009 10:55

I like-like-like!!!!!!

slasher (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/23/2009 06:27

Beautiful with only 4 colours! :)

Nessiah (Level 4 Gas Giant) @ 5/21/2009 18:52

Wow this is amazing

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/18/2009 20:20

Wow amazing details with just 4 colors!

horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 5/16/2009 00:52

WOW GB all over. super cool

jiipm (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/12/2009 04:41

I´d buy it. :P

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 5/11/2009 00:59

I saw this in the forum. I was really impressed by the concept, particularly. Nice work, Jalonso! I particularly like the rat.

Scribblette (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/11/2009 00:49

Am NOT surprised by this winning first place. Fantastic interpretation of Bosch.

hingeymin (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/8/2009 08:34


Pixelated (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/8/2009 04:01

 Insanely awesome. I'd buy this!

CobaltHex (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/6/2009 21:52

 really nice


kaka434 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/6/2009 19:58

SO cool !!!!!!!

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/5/2009 16:15



Riva (Level 6 Commander) @ 5/5/2009 09:38

When GB stroke my country was still actualy behind Iron curtain so I dont know: are there actually any existing games for GB with this level of graphic awesomness ?
(or would it be even possible, considering memory, sprite and cartridge limitations etc ?)

grim666 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/4/2009 05:27



Chace (Level 5 Captain) @ 5/4/2009 04:52

Wow, amazing. You got my vote.

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 5/4/2009 04:03

Amazing stuff! I'd buy!

Club Beuker (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/4/2009 00:13

I... would... friggin'... play... this... till... the... bitter... end...


KaLanGO (Level 5 Soldier) @ 5/3/2009 21:16

realy nice indeed, realy loved the style and exceptional detailing, 5!

ryumaru (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/3/2009 18:35

 Absolutely beautiful.  4 colors and 160x144 just doesn't get much better than this.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/3/2009 11:50

Oh, I see

Well, this is cool with me. I actually made a real tileset to work with and honestly the paintings pretty much tell you what is needed and all characters are there with many to spare. I could have made 20 screens, one for each year.

TBH, this was weirdly easy because the ref material did all the thinking for me, the paintings already DO look like RPGs.

I can't program anything but will help you make such a game...especially if its a small mini quest.

* Thx all. With special thanks to Adarias for the great compliment.

Jompe71 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/3/2009 10:16

Quote Flarfy: "(Psst... I think Jompe71 is trying to tell you you should make it into a real game)"

That's a big 10-4. Too bad I'm afraid to tell him I wanna code it/work with this dude, hehe...

Quote Flarfy again: "I smell win!"

That smell has also penerated my window, the art is freaking awesome! 

BusT3D (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/3/2009 10:01

Ghehe nice, Jeroen Bosch ftw!

Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/3/2009 05:41

That looks so extremely nice!
That you can make it this detailed with only 4 colors, lovely!

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/3/2009 00:33

This is so freakin' awesome! I smell win!

(Psst... I think Jompe71 is trying to tell you you should make it into a real game)

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