Explorer Mockups

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Title: Explorer Mockups
Pixel Artist: AdamF  (Level 11 CEO :: 31008 points)
Posted: 8/7/2009 18:01
Statistics:  54 comments    137 faves    0 avatars

Okay, last try at this. Rehashed a lot of my old mockup things for this and lots of new ones. I'm SERIOUSLY making a game this time, though, so no worries D:

creds to TomF for the rock tile + background inspiration and Helm for the 'ruined blocks' type of thing. for the dungeon tiles I was going for rusty and grimy, but it only came out half the way I wanted. some things are rushed but I have a big cookout thing to go to tomorrow and I have to do summer reading, so this is it. Thanks to all~

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upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/28/2017 03:30


RebeaLeion (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/8/2016 12:18

Very nice. Pipes are super.

saulc12 (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/18/2015 14:37

Gorgeous shading in all of this - some nice painterly touches...

TrustyLuis (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/22/2015 14:15

This is so amazing!!

JustinGameDesign (Level 8 Marshal) @ 3/31/2014 07:02

Just seeing these makes me want to try the game. Great work.

Papermoon (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/24/2011 13:41

lovely, very lovely : )

bielbohrer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/13/2010 21:25

very cool! have demo?

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/28/2010 22:06


James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 6/21/2010 02:52

 I really like the characters.

slym (Level 8 Ruby) @ 11/16/2009 18:24

I really love the Character and the grass.

RazzBerries (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/19/2009 18:48

nice job. I could actually see this becoming a game.

3ikmy (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/17/2009 11:08

good! 10/10

Pixel_Devil (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/17/2009 02:51

want to play it! 

Splocket (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/16/2009 14:18

Really makes me wanna give the game a go

crazy70 (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/5/2009 17:57

lookin good, yo

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/27/2009 18:59

thanks everyone~

DJD: thank you for the comment. I most certainly agree, I could have added many more things to this, but you're right, I was going for more of an open word feel. Adding the said suggested things would definitely increase the atmosphere in this piece and I will totally look into it. Thanks =)

Pik (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/15/2009 15:50

I Love these, Dex. Awesome colors.

OSM (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 8/14/2009 18:58

Top left, right, and bottom left look tits.

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/14/2009 07:26

Though I carried the simple complaint that, although this is great pixeling, they are very boring pictures, I then thought how the game is about exploration, and imagined this to be a more detailed version of Knytt stories, and it starts to make sense. I don't necessarily think you need more enemies or HUD effects, but some simple things like butterflies or flowers or little puff plants etc would really round out the atmosphere

mappower (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/13/2009 11:29

Looks like an awesome game :D

camlio (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/12/2009 10:30

it is veryyyyyyy good,,

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/11/2009 18:55

Fully aware of that =) I'm not too far into production so enemies haven't been thought about all the way yet! Will update with proper enemies and some extras as soon as I get to that point though, thanks bud =)

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 8/11/2009 13:52

The rendering is very nice, but in each screen I feel like I'm missing something.

Maybe it's a lack of real details in the enviroment, or a real lack of enemies. It just feels kinda empty.

matt0 (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/11/2009 10:53

It's all great but especially those mountains on the top right panel.

Only thing that sticks out for me is the rocks at the bottom in the background in the bottom left look a bit wierd - they might look better more tesselated / symmetrical or maybe more random and natural - at the moment they're kind of in between and look a bit odd.

dusanvf (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2009 11:41

This looks fantastic! looking foward to play it!.

Arthurio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2009 09:25

really very good :D , especially the 2nd level , with the old man .

Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/10/2009 03:23

I like the characters very much!
All the rest is really nice as well, however, the chains in the fourth picture seem too smooth compared to the rest of the mockup.

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/10/2009 02:31

Those pipes are so cool 

Shanks (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/9/2009 20:19

fuck yes i love you

when do we start?

Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/8/2009 22:15

I 5'ed it dude.  It's really nice stuff.  Looks like it could be an interesting game too. 

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/8/2009 21:38

it takes alot for me to give a favourite my standards of what i like are often rather high. but i have to say this is by far one of the best game mockups i've seen. and i don't just mean on this website.

Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/8/2009 19:54

 hey its something from sexy dexy.

rehugun (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/8/2009 12:10

love you <3

SlimerKing (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/8/2009 11:42

Looks good ;)

Backgrounds are awesome :D

Alcala (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/8/2009 11:30

Awesome work, this could totaly be a great game.

But I don't know, the pipes are a bit too used for  a lot of games.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/8/2009 02:48

Looks might snazzy i have to say.

Looks to be a snazzy adition to the world of 2d exploration games.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/8/2009 02:10

Top right is quite good, It sure deserves to become a piece by itself, without any game constraints.

The background pillars look like floating in cloud, if deliberate that's a good idea! Animate them!

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/8/2009 00:11

nice mockup,i like the background and the tiles :3 

tormi1000 (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/7/2009 22:35

Wow nice! I love the  mountains on the backgound 

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 8/7/2009 21:47

awesome :D i love the cloud scene!

Arun Dhir (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/7/2009 20:32


skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/7/2009 20:17

This looks seriously awesome. I really like all the colors and the pixeling is of course great. I especially like the palettes of the rocks in the top left and bottom right ones. I think the background of the top right looks amazing, and kind of puts the other ones to shame. The rest are much more tiled, formulaic and kinda boring. They look good, but just not the same. But overall looks great.

If you make this into a game, it'll be totally great.

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/7/2009 20:15

 Looks like a fun game!!!  Really good details.

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/7/2009 19:22

 OMG I wanna play this!

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/7/2009 18:41

Very nice use of colors--especially with the bricks and the pipes. Very well done!

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 8/7/2009 18:35

ur gonna be on the weekly showcase for sure -.-' [again]

KGladiator (Level 1 Private) @ 8/7/2009 18:33

well finally you're making a game. After the other 2 you 'put on hold,' yeah right. Haha. Great work buddy!

Caniun (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/7/2009 18:22

I wanna play this! Looks great :)

Phantom K (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/7/2009 18:20

well done

this game looks like it'll be awesome 

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 8/7/2009 18:15

Very nice work. I like the little protagonist and the environments seem to be based on the standard from platformers however you've given each your own twist and it's definitely not boring to look at.

The old man lacks some contrast i think.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/7/2009 18:13

Amazing :D

One slight niggle: The pillars are all cracked more on the right than the left. Dunno why that stood out so much to me o_O

Oh, also, can't really tell if the background of the bottom left one is meant to be clouds or tree canopy.

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 8/7/2009 18:11

Very nice. A word of advice; make grass tiles have a visible margin or seem to let the player know which part you can walk on and which part you will fall through.

CeeY (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/7/2009 18:07

I like the cave scene, but The stone pillars could be redone.

Duxfever (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/7/2009 18:05

 If there were, like, a machine to make things from the computer come to like, this would be the first thing I'd hump the hell out of.

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