Brickhouse Island experimental tileset

Brickhouse Island experimental tileset

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Brickhouse Island experimental tileset

Title: Brickhouse Island experimental tileset
Pixel Artist: Mrmo Tarius  (Level 10 Master Sniper :: 37493 points)
Posted: 4/10/2014 04:11
Palette: 19 colors
Statistics:  50 comments    262 faves    0 avatars

I've been experimenting with simulating volumes with tiles (because my iso skills are near non-existant, and this is sort of my alternative to that), and this is the result.

Yes, the chickens can fly, didn't you know?

*update* improvised cloud shadows, and darkened the "solid" shadows a bit; added some AA on the clouds and smoke and fixed some small mistakes. I originally "reasoned" that the clouds are transparent enough not to cast any shadows :D

Also, the highlights on the opposite side of the lightsource is a leftover artefact from when I first made the tiles- it's supposed to increase the contrast between the illuminated (left) and shaded (right) parts of the "cube" tile, and while it does look rather silly I kinda liked it so I left it as is :)

Here's an experimental wallpaper :D

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tomatoesaurus (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 2/28/2018 22:18


legendarySchoolboy (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/5/2017 20:12

Oh yeah, def

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/29/2017 02:24

So awesome!

Papermoon (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/27/2014 13:15

cool and creative.

DragonDePlatino (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/27/2014 11:34

Man, this style reminds me of Fez but manages to look just a liiittle bit better. Great job!

Pix.Ed. (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/14/2014 17:28

This is so awesome.

ayuuznurinda (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/26/2014 04:48

GORGEOUS! :) I wanna make like that someday :)

CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/24/2014 09:22

- You are good at making cute and serious pieces. -

.haski (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/10/2014 13:42

Man this is incredible!

Hakbit (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/26/2014 01:29

Simple and Colorful :D. I love your work.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/23/2014 12:29

Congrats on the monthly! This is currently the desktop background on my laptop :)

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/27/2014 10:05

Love it! Go on, do an isometric know you want to!

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/26/2014 13:53

cute, fun and well done

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/20/2014 13:03

tadaa. 10 points. P1, my pleasure :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2014 17:35

Awesome stuff!

The colours are so tasty.... again, I want to eat them.

KnobleKnives (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/17/2014 14:49

I would love to see a platform game done in this style. I love the dimensions. 

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 4/16/2014 04:52

Maybe, but don't tell that to the ladder, it would get insulted :D

Tapsu (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/16/2014 00:15

maybe the ladder could be less "fat"

FinoRaptor (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 4/14/2014 18:26

dude I used your image as a wallpaper inmediately, AWESOME work man ;)

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/13/2014 17:18

Prove-of-Style Concept Art of Voxel Art in Pixel Art.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 4/13/2014 11:15

Oh, I've been waiting for you to create more non-challenge pixel art. It's amazing how you're still refining and improving your own styles. This is amazing! Hall of Fame stuff.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/12/2014 15:52

Wallpaper set.

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/12/2014 13:42

Would love to play a platformer with this art style!

Sir_Veillance (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/11/2014 20:31

Wow, these tiles are so amazing and simple... If this was a game I feel like I could play it for hours based on the art alone...

junkboy (Level 2 Peon) @ 4/11/2014 15:06

This is super rad, I love it!

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 4/11/2014 07:19

I love it! It's like a "Fez" stage.

Naraxis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/10/2014 22:03

Feels like a paper sculpture at a bindings curtain. Looking great.

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 4/10/2014 16:36

I love it Mrmo.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/10/2014 13:04

Why are the highlights on the opposing side from the lightsource? :B

Nice otherwise.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/10/2014 13:01

*thinks to myself* ^~WOW this looks Tarish~^

yep I was right :D

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/10/2014 12:39

I like it a lot! Reminded me of Fez too.

adscomics (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/10/2014 12:26

I love the style! Especially with it casting a shadow against the background. Reminds me of Super Mario Bros. 3 with the stuff casting a sadow on the background! The tiles remind me of a 2.5D Minecraft, too

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/10/2014 11:27

Now that's a really great style imho. Good colors, too.

orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 4/10/2014 11:08

this is really good, and it is very inspirational to me as a game developer,

there's one thing I would change, though, if the clouds don't have a shadow, then neither should the birds who are up there. I also don't like the oval shape of the bird shadows, if it was my choice I would make their shadows go all the way to the bottom right of the screen, just like everything else's shadows do.

albertov (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/10/2014 10:35

This style works pretty well! The shadows of the birds give a lot of depth and, if this is done via tileset, then I must say it's a fantastic job!

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/10/2014 10:32

I like this very much but some things don't make much sense to me and should be changed! ;)

There seems to be a wall in the background. but the clouds don't drop a shadow? And the smoke could have a better and different design. because they look like clouds which kinda confuses the mind. like in a way that there is only one law of physics for every vapor in this scene!

Blessings Thomas :)

Elastico-Gadget (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 4/10/2014 09:13

Lovely piece :) Though i'm not fond of the clouds whose bottom lines seem to rest on the background's bands' bottom lines. It's breaks the effet of depth to me.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/10/2014 09:00

Reminded FEZ but still it's something else and the great thing. I would have played it  :)

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/10/2014 08:08

This is great, it's so bright and cheery and absolutely slick!

Temessis (Level 6 Made) @ 4/10/2014 08:05

It is a strange for me... Because it is so simple, and it looks awesome 

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 4/10/2014 07:58

Fez! Great stuff.

atprises (Level 6 Commander) @ 4/10/2014 07:50


Killermachine (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/10/2014 07:43


Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 4/10/2014 07:39

For some reason, Arne's 16col palette is the default one in my Grafx2 installation, so yeah, those were used as a base :D

Also, I kinda wanted the scene to have the clouds RIGHT ABOVE the island :D

Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 4/10/2014 07:23

This is beautiful

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 4/10/2014 07:18

Pretty cool, but I think the (volumetric) clouds spoil some of the 3D-effect, as they reduce the contrast between foreground and background. Making the dropshadow a touch darker may also help. Did you work off Arne's 16 here by any chance?

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/10/2014 06:28

Chicken that cast shadow in the air can certainly fly.

They also likely have teeth.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/10/2014 05:16

If I could I would hand you a million dollars and tell you to go and make a game ;P

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 4/10/2014 04:50

I made it in my spreadsheet program on my spreadsheet machine :)

And no, this is just an experiment and a bit of practice :/

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 4/10/2014 04:46


This looks real nice. Is it for that game you were talking about the other day?

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