The Core Level

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The Core Level

Title: The Core Level
Pixel Artist: Finlal  (Level 11 Special Agent :: 26886 points)
Posted: 6/22/2015 05:05
Statistics:  41 comments    184 faves    0 avatars

Another muckup for the stealth-puzzle game. I wasn't very happy with previous one, so I decided to make a new mockup, bigger and with better (hopefully) colors.
Looks better in 2x.

I could think of better dialogue line.

! DANGER ! Unpure Pixel Art !
Also, here's patches of light version, thanks for the tip on that goes to cure.

EDIT. Change the text. Now it's a reference to another game qoute with typos in it.
You can see old unfunny one here.

Top Pixel Art - June 2015 (#4)Top Pixel Art - June 2015 (#4)


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IcePhysics (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/6/2021 13:06

Haha, I rather like the joke one too!

theartistjulian (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/25/2020 18:09

Your work is just soooo gooodd

noomnau (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/25/2016 07:21

Great metall textures!

binderbear (Level 5 NES) @ 8/21/2015 08:04

I really like the use of dithering here. It's subtle. 

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 7/28/2015 07:57

Had to do something with my free time.

Shackhal (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/22/2015 22:04

Wow. Highly detailed!

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 7/5/2015 12:32

Pretty thanks.

Oxalis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/5/2015 02:54

It's pretty cool! =)

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/28/2015 06:42

Thx, Decroded.

Decroded (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/28/2015 06:00

wow i love it really nice

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/27/2015 12:28

@chipg4, Oh. Nice to hear that, Thu is great at pixels.
Though, he said that my pixel style is different from his.

chipg4 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/27/2015 09:53

I meant that this piece is similar to Thu's pixel art style

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/26/2015 04:23

Glad you like it, Elk.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/25/2015 23:10

very nice :)

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/25/2015 05:35

Ok, Zizka, I need thousand millions of money to do it. Give me those or be hungry for your entire life.

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 6/25/2015 04:56

It's cruel to wet our appetites with just a mockup. Just make the whole game dammit! 

(looks cool!!)

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/24/2015 11:12

@Mandrill, Oh, ok.
We'll see about monthly. There's still a week in which some cool guys (like cure, Helm etc) may upload their pixels and kick me out of top 10.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 6/24/2015 10:20

@ Finlal

I was refering to the metal structures and pipes. ;) No matter what, this piece is brilliant and shall find it's place in the monthly top.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/24/2015 02:10

@Asmodeusss, thanks. It's for a mockup contest (so yeah, for fun).
Maybe one day this game will be released, but I can't say for sure.

Asmodeusss (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/24/2015 01:20

wow this looks really amazing. im curious, is this for lke an actual game? Or is it just for fun? 

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/23/2015 17:08

Oh, That's probably because of the form of the computers.
In side view they look more like this (exaggerated example).

|||| (Level 9 Orchid) @ 6/23/2015 16:30

Yeah, I read it like this kinda; maybe less of a horizon line effect, or tilt, than shown in the grid example here though:

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/23/2015 16:07

@Lijj, thanks. You mean those?

|||| (Level 9 Orchid) @ 6/23/2015 14:31

for some reason the 45 degree angled objects seem to sit with a slightly different perspective (less top-down than the others).

It looks great though! I like the menu border designs too.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/23/2015 03:48

@skeddles, thank you!

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/23/2015 03:46

@Rainpowtato, thank you for the critique.
Maybe grass colors are too cool, maybe it's placement. Not sure, but agreed, kinda looks like acid.
About portraits - I am absolutely terrible at them.
And I kinda like dark contours. They might not look good in the pictures, but in games and mockups they're just perfect to me.

Rainpowtato (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/23/2015 03:19

I really love how you did the metal but the grass is a bit weird (it look like acid or i dont know... maybe too flashy?) And maybe smooth the contours of objects like the desks or screens? (is that what we said? "Contours"?) EDIT: (oh and the portrait looks weird too x))

I'm quite bad at this so just keep in mind that i mean it's really good.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/22/2015 19:04


Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/22/2015 15:34

@skeddles, which one?

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/22/2015 15:24

Great texture

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/22/2015 12:22

@dami1310, thanks. It's a strange feeling of having a personal fan.


Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/22/2015 12:19

@Mandrill, thank you! Online dictionary tells me a few meanings of "props". What exactly do you mean?
Yeeeah, I still got to learn portraits.

Really glad that you liked it that much (though, there's not much mockups recently. The last one I remember is Thu's Ancient Russia Game).

dami1310 (Level 5 Detective) @ 6/22/2015 12:08

I love everyting what's from you :D

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 6/22/2015 11:45

Damn, the props look absolutely amazing and the colours in this are pretty much perfect! Extraordinarily good rendering of materials as well. 

Loving everything except from the character portrait  (sharing PBCD's opinion) and missing cast shadows.

One of the best mockups I've seen in a very long time.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/22/2015 09:13

@jok, thanks for the critique.
@Pheno, yeah, I need to change the text. Gotta think of something better. (btw, this meme is 24 years old)
@chipq4, glad to be able to do something similar to pixel art.

chipg4 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/22/2015 08:12

I really like this art style its similar to thus pixel art.

Pheno (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 6/22/2015 07:45

Oh lord, 12-year-old memes. Metal and grass look fantastic.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/22/2015 07:04

I really like top of the image and metal parts

floor and menu looks a bit worse

nice colors

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 6/22/2015 06:39

@AlcopopStar, glad you liked the atmosphere.
@PBDC, I'm terrible at portraits, I know.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 6/22/2015 06:20

It is very good but I think the portrait could be more dynamic.

AlcopopStar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/22/2015 05:37

Very good! love the feel of this place

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