Nature Conservation Station

Nature Conservation Station

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Nature Conservation Station

Title: Nature Conservation Station
Pixel Artist: Hempuli  (Level 1 Rookie :: 201 points)
Posted: 3/19/2011 11:56
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  26 comments    40 faves    0 avatars


I was feeling retro and minimalistic today so I made this pixel art piece with a self-imposed challenge, to use the 32-colour palette given. 32 colours is a lot and the pixel art piece isn't necessarily very good so I don't know how good a challenge that was, but I'm relatively happy with the result and the concept of such station inspires me, so I decided to post this. Making the whole thing took about an hour.


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Lindion45 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 5/24/2015 09:48

Guessing this is what started the game on Steam? :O

AtskaHeart (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 8/14/2013 03:56

 Awesome colors and details. And I agree, without AA looks nicer!

TheShard1994 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/27/2011 05:26

 I disagree with Schog. Without AA it looks very retroish now, and I LOVE that!

Always had a weak point for pixely art.

Are you planning on making this into a real game?

TypeVision (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/26/2011 15:06

Haha! Good Work!

lytron (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/25/2011 23:23

Looks almost like a map for Super Metroid 2. 

Schoq (Level 5 Soldier) @ 3/22/2011 09:37

This is really nice already, but you could spend some time AAing things (particularly the glass outlines) to make it even better.
And just to be a pedant: it would be nice if you uploaded it zoomed 1:1 instead.

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/21/2011 11:10

 this needs to be made into a Metroid ripoff immediately

Fingerfoods (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/21/2011 07:07

Reminds me of Metroid Fusion. This would make a GREAT game map.

Hempuli (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/21/2011 04:52

jamesmorrow07, to be exactly honest, I haven't seen nor played the game. I agree though that they look really similar. The design isn't all that unique, though; I'm quite sure I've seen the same space dome thing used in a few instances. I think the idea for the dome came from a game where you live in an underwater dome (Clonk Planet).

Batmanifestdestiny (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2011 19:56

I'm reminded of an old DOS game.  Very nice!

SatTheArtist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2011 18:47

haha cool style

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/20/2011 13:53

I take it this is highly referenced from Air Fortress on the NES? Because this station is almost identical to the fortress seen on the game.

Great piece with great colors, by the way.

Alex Pang (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/20/2011 13:21

 reminds me of bomberman :D

MCSuire (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/20/2011 13:20

That is cooler than the Fonz. Favorited and 5/5

PoisonousJoy (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 3/20/2011 09:19

Reminds me a lot of sega genesis games :D I guess that's the feeling i should have, right?

solrac (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/20/2011 09:09

 Very cool


Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 3/20/2011 06:57

A nice and interesting look. On the bottom panel with the station - maybe and some highlights on the blue outline?

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 3/20/2011 06:37

i dig this. a lot.

KalasMannen (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2011 06:02

Really nice details!

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/20/2011 03:53

This is great, I love it.

Hempuli (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2011 02:41

Jeremy - the palette was chosen by myself, albeit when choosing it I used help from some reference pictures made by Niklas Jansson ( I really like the colours so I'm quite sure they'll be used again!

Dolaria (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2011 01:26

 nice job!

love it

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/20/2011 00:08

Very nice. Is the palette sourced from somewhere, or did you create it yourself?

Welcome back :f

Drazelic (Level 8 Partner) @ 3/19/2011 20:30

Oooh, reminds me of the Megaman maps! Great work- and so fast too!

Hempuli (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/19/2011 17:06

Well, the themes I use usually mature in my head over a longer time, so I didn't have to plan this. I guess most of the fastness is explained with the ultra-low resolution and the overall lack of detail.

But why, thank you!

A.B. Lazer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/19/2011 16:46

An hour?! I think I'd spend a couple of hours, most possibly more just on icons alone. Please tell, how do you work so fast? Only shortcut I see is that outline of plan is the same as main flying cities. There was need to come up with themes which takes time too.

Overall looks fantastic.

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