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Title: dead end
Pixel Artist: vierbit  (Level 2 Recycling :: 16104 points)
Posted: 2/13/2014 10:54
Statistics:  99 comments    607 faves    0 avatars

Some stuff I did in 2010 - 2013.

Top Pixel Art - February 2014 (#1)Top Pixel Art - February 2014 (#1)


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Radiolarius (Level 6 GBC) @ 9/26/2020 12:08

If that is in a game i really wanna play it!

MrQuetch (Level 5 NES) @ 4/14/2019 19:33

Extroardinary work. There's a lot to look at. This piece will never get old.

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 7/25/2018 06:45

Amazing use of colours

Dekkers1115 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/7/2018 08:46

samuelhely (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/4/2018 18:33

This is really beautiful 

jackhummer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/1/2018 07:03

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 8/9/2017 10:33


Cleosetric (Level 1 Seaman) @ 6/21/2017 11:48

oh my blurry eyes is look sharping after look at this awesome pixel art map game. it's curing...

pixelcharpi (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 6/11/2017 06:23


GoldenOwl (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/10/2016 22:35

geez man thats insane. have you made any games?

rocifier (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/3/2016 01:52

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. biggest jaw drop ever when I found this page. How is this not in the hall of fame??

saulc12 (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/27/2015 09:34

Stunning work here - exceptionally vibrant too.

Sha (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/6/2015 16:41

Those colors ! @o@

marlenblaze (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/18/2015 00:41


-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 5/20/2015 00:29

Ultra awesome and beyond!

scottiand (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/28/2015 09:38

Wow! These are beautiful! I love every one!

dabntz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/24/2015 07:47

Luv it!

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/10/2015 23:09

When will my eyes be released from this sorcery?!

Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 10/23/2014 07:44

amazing.... :D

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/21/2014 00:15

Is this real or am I in pixel heaven?

7Soul (Level 6 Garbage) @ 9/30/2014 19:06

You're a huge inspiration to me, keep it up!

Benjiro (Level 8 Shodan) @ 8/9/2014 22:16

you are god, and this is more epic than the epic 

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/6/2014 20:19

Ah, what we are witnessing here is the work of a true ARTISTE! Inspired by the myriad manifestations of beauty in the cosmos and radiating it back as a collage of pixel art worlds (game or not), transformed by your creative touch. I am in awe! Smashtastic.

Kaishido (Level 3 Mi-Go (The Whisperer in Darkness)) @ 3/28/2014 02:30

This is the kind of art style that I love since I'm a kid. You are an inspiration to me, sir. Great work!

Codoz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/22/2014 21:15

This is some awesome artwork.

S_H_K (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2014 08:23

It looks so seiken densetsu 3.. Still is impressive. Good job

atei (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/19/2014 15:25

Dude...just dude.  Grats on #1 - I wasn't even aware of this piece and my jaw dropped 16 times.

Almost didn't even catch the final column!

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/19/2014 10:12

ich will dich heiraten 

Geonjaha (Level 4 Peony) @ 3/19/2014 06:48

This is astoundingly good. Please let me know if you're ever working on the art for a game - I'll be buying it. :P

TheKasparrr (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 3/19/2014 05:19

 Oh... That's much more than completely amazing. This is mindblowing.

Altourus (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/18/2014 09:52

Grats on first

vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 3/18/2014 06:59

Yes, the maps were for the most part build out of tiles with some objects/sprites placed afterwards.
Either because they were animated, destroyable or had some other special function.

Altourus (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/13/2014 11:08

Question, was this done with a combination of a tile set and a set of sprites? I ask in regard to things like the lantern in the village or the torch held by a skeleton in the graveyard. Seems like it would be a lot of duplicated images to place those pieces over different backgrounds

Altourus (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/13/2014 10:42

After further analysis of this, I've come to a conclusion, your a god damn wizard. 

Altourus (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/12/2014 22:17

I am sooooooooo jealous of your skil

vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 3/3/2014 16:45

No, they are not in chronological order. But the village scene was in 2010 and the dungeon on the top left was 2013.

@Dr D
I agree that especially the older ones have some contrast issues. But in game this wasn't really a problem.
The game was also running in 320x240, so these mockups show a much larger area then what you would actually see in game.

Yeah, now that you mention it. But it's just coincidence.

For some designs I did some sketches beforehand, like the scenes with the shifting perspective. Or some details on the buildings. But most of the time I already have a clear picture in mind before starting drawing.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/2/2014 01:37

Do you sketch these designs out - say like the village buildings, before leaping into the pixels or do you just wing it?

Danylpixel55 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/23/2014 07:01


Franuka (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 2/21/2014 15:32

I was very sorry to hear the project coming to a sudden end :(

Thanks for compiling and showing these.

Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/21/2014 02:25

This is really fantastic! Very inspiring.

vabartolome (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/20/2014 20:58

Holy shit this is amazing. Great work mate!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/20/2014 09:57

Absolutely fantastic. You really are one of the pixel masters. I'm going to study this next time I do some RPG stuff.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/18/2014 09:19

Brilliant, just brilliant.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/18/2014 07:35

Astounding. Would love to see the tile sets.

matriax (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/18/2014 06:01

Simply perfect!

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/18/2014 01:09

Fantastic work!

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 2/17/2014 22:21

Love the Desert-Town :) somehow I connect it with Friedensreich Hundertwasser ^^

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/17/2014 08:39

Despite how much I love these, I do have a few criticisms about them:

Objectively speaking, I think for the purpose of being game art, most of these are too busy, there is too much contrast/details/overall business and I feel like the characters would get visually lost in some of these environments. It's mainly on the buildings and collidable objects. Also there are these really bright colored lights in a lot of scenes which really detract attention from the eye.

One little nitpick on second village scene - I would get rid of the small gray roof shingles. Makes it look a bit too much like the ground imo, which uses the same kind of pattern.

Again I love these, this is some of my favorite pixel art ever.. but wonder how well it really works as game art.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/17/2014 06:45

I wanted to add this to my favorites, but it already has 128 favorites and that is such a nice number!

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/17/2014 06:12


6 (the village one) is my favourite :)

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