Tropical HQ

Tropical HQ

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Tropical HQ

Title: Tropical HQ
Pixel Artist: Mrmo Tarius  (Level 10 Master Sniper :: 37493 points)
Posted: 1/13/2012 05:04
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  34 comments    146 faves    0 avatars

 I tried making some rock tiles. Then I tried assembling them into a tropical headquarters island thing. Oh, and I was playing way too much Cave Story these days, too.

Base palette was, of course, DawnBringer's 16col one, but I kinda tweaked the colors.

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DragonDePlatino (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/15/2014 10:43

Whoa...this is so incredible! The blue eyes on the floating rocks add a nice touch.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/3/2014 06:50

nice, clean concept

FinoRaptor (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/25/2013 12:26

  just WOW!, but maybe is a lil' bit disaturated, anyways is just my opinion :)

FinoRaptor (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/25/2013 12:25

 Just wow!!!, but maybe is a lil bit disaturated, well just my opinion

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 7/10/2012 18:15

Whoa, great!

MMM103 (Level 1 Thug) @ 3/24/2012 22:46

Delicious work.

My only complaints are that the crystals in the floaty rocks don't really look attached to the floaty rocks, and that if those plants are supposed to be background scenery they're far too bright for an actual game. Otherwise very, very pretty.

Alex Pang (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/19/2012 12:55

 Are you thinking about making a game with these?

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 2/18/2012 09:26

You've really come a long way man. I was just looking at some of your older stuff and found this one I posted on almost 6 years ago. ... You're a pro man.

CsaR (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/8/2012 04:51

 Very nice, I really like the colors.

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/7/2012 14:04

 This is much... Mrmo! Hahaha! So funny.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/16/2012 21:01

 what you say is cave story, what i see is contra.  could just be the palette tho.  Excellent work!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 1/16/2012 12:00

you'd be amazing at making a sonic level

trough (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/16/2012 10:11

 WOAH!!!! This has character!

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/15/2012 17:16

 Thank you guys for the feedback. I'll keep working on this tileset, I have some ideas for more terrain types and doodads :P

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/15/2012 08:47

Beautiful, never seen something quite like it.

Eldboll (Level 4 Murderer) @ 1/15/2012 05:07

This is brilliant.

Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/14/2012 14:11


I like that although it obviously shares some ideas with the whole neo-retro cave-story/fez-spelunky look, it's legitimately breaking new ground there.  Very good stuff.

Clouds are a little meh.  Water is brilliant due to the perspective effect.

God_Is_Evil (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/14/2012 13:11

 NICE, I love it!

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/14/2012 07:30

It seems to have a classic Sonic vibe to it.

Thug (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/14/2012 05:42

There's no rly much to say ... it's fantastic and that's all ;)

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/13/2012 12:46

 Love the colors, though I agree on it not being very tropical. DB's palette goes well with your style.

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 1/13/2012 10:59

it doesn't seem very tropical... good work otherwise!

shampoop (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/13/2012 10:26

Nice tile work as usual!

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 1/13/2012 08:57

Oh my, this is lovely :)

tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/13/2012 08:43

 Why the rushed clouds and the rocks and pillars underwater end abruptly? 

FinalFrenzy32n8bitside (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/13/2012 08:13

Dobar style,sviđa mi se.

Ellian (Level 8 Partner) @ 1/13/2012 06:41

This is awesome, despite the "Cave Story again" vibe. 

Clouds look rather bland/flat, and clusters of bushes looks clogged and lack readability... 

Apart from that, rocks are fantastic, the front/back ground difference is nice, and the details are awesome. Love the floating islands; those tiles are wonderful, really !

HotDog (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/13/2012 06:32

 personally think it would be better without the clouds. Anyway, awesome pixel 

Erowel (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/13/2012 06:26

Awesome ! This style is amazing.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/13/2012 06:12

 Undeniable style! 

marple (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/13/2012 06:00

Wow, that's very interesting

Alex Pang (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/13/2012 05:47

 ! And you say you cant draw rocks!

It might be the current screen I use, but the details are quite hard to see! 

And as always fav <3

helio (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/13/2012 05:38

 awesome job, fav it!

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 1/13/2012 05:12

 Love the idea of blue in the bushes, however, they do look a bit flat. This would look better if you brightened your darkest color on them when it nears the brighter leaves. The colors are very interesting. Great work!

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