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Title: Marooned
Pixel Artist: Blueberry_pie  (Level 7 General Manager :: 9444 points)
Posted: 5/1/2014 01:48
Palette: 10 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    40 faves    0 avatars

Graphics I made for a group project at school. It was a programming assignment, so we were encouraged to pluck sprite rips from the internet. Of course, I just couldn't let that fly so I did this on the side. Parts of it were a bit rushed due to time constraints, but I'm glad I was able to provide the game with a consistent art style. I put together these mockups to give my team mates some examples/guidelines on how to use the tiles when creating levels.

The game is finished and playable, but it doesn't seem to run on computers that don't have Visual Studio installed. I may try to solve that problem when I have the time.

Bonus content: a CD cover, hastily sketched the night before handing in the assignment. So many lighting inconsistencies!


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phantasm (Level 2 Churros) @ 12/24/2016 10:10

The style reminds of the sprites in kero blaster. Looks nice to look at though.

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 5/6/2014 10:38

It doesn't use XNA; just plain Win32/GDI stuff. It was part of the assignment. But I did design the engine to be portable, so it should be easy enough to bring it over to another framework (in theory). Should make for a nice afternoon project some time.

7heSama (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/6/2014 08:59

Looks good. Link to the game? 

"it doesn't seem to run on computers that don't have Visual Studio installed"

More likely it's computers that don't have the XNA redistributable installed.

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/4/2014 23:40

Really great It reminds me of 60s space movies :D

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 5/4/2014 04:32

I like this tileset very much! Also, that looming red planet/moon!

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 5/4/2014 01:19

really nice mocks, i'd like to play :)

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/2/2014 01:58

Great style and especially colors here. Would really like to play this and "explore its world".

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 5/1/2014 23:33

I have not :o

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/1/2014 13:49

Real nice mockups.
Have you ever noticed how partial you are to that greenish color?

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/1/2014 12:47

Nic tiles level!

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 5/1/2014 12:10

Great gif CELS, haha.

Drazelic (Level 8 Partner) @ 5/1/2014 09:37

ah the classic blue and orange tiles, always a nice choice.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/1/2014 08:29

Poker face? You don't know maroon guy's pain, bro.

The horror.

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/1/2014 08:03
Ha, I like his poker face! Interesting graphics with so few colors too.

@CELS: *maroon (you know, just not letting the opportunity of being controversial pass by)

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/1/2014 01:53

So much 1980's goodness! I love those colours! The purple is a wee bit dark though.

And, at the risk of starting a huge controversy, I think this is the first time I've seen a black person as the main character in a 1980's style pixel art game.  Cool.

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