Alien Assault - Barbarians

Alien Assault - Barbarians

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Alien Assault - Barbarians

Title: Alien Assault - Barbarians
Pixel Artist: blaster  (Level 3 Hatchikyu :: 1099 points)
Posted: 3/3/2014 22:09
Statistics:  8 comments    8 faves    0 avatars

These were originally created for a mod I started many years ago for the (quite fantastic) freeware spacehulk adaption 'Alien Assault'. The player heads were referenced to their original sprites.

These images represented your soldiers, and would change depending on rank, medals earned, equipment, and hits taken, etc. So they were very much paper dolls made up by a bunch of layered pieces.

Unfortunately the bulk of the work was lost to a complete computer failure, and the images I had uploaded to the internet was all I had left--none of which was the actual sprite sheet.

I've started pixeling again in recent weeks, and touched this up a tad to share, as it was my most accomplished piece from back then. There are plenty of issues with it, and I may revisit it for practice, but I mainly intend to keep it as a record of those times. It was also intended for a strictly black ground, so the aa will have problems in places (mainly the glowy-magic hand).


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/10/2014 14:44

very good

CyanideKoolaid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/27/2014 22:07

Love the style. These little guys look awesome and detailed even with small size.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 3/11/2014 05:52

I feel your loss. back in the days, when I was like 14 or 15 (early to mid 90s, so before there were really any useful engines available to me), I complety coded, pixeled, and "sounded" :D a full memory-game (you know, where you have to turn couples of images - in this case animated pixel guys doing stuff like jumping rope or exploding his head etc.) and it's lost on some old hard disk now, which I cannot find again. I had also uploaded the compiled version for download back then, but I deleted it in the late 90s when "web space" was still sparse. damn :D

anyway, great sprites. remind me of classic stuff like Barbarian or Golden Axe.

blaster (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 3/5/2014 05:51

Thanks folks!

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/4/2014 09:31

great colors.

Ogorgeddon (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/4/2014 08:58

That`s absolutely amazing! 

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 3/4/2014 06:16

Grat sprite

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 3/4/2014 01:29

These are pretty awesome.  Love the style.

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