Rigel - Beta Orionis

Rigel - Beta Orionis

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Rigel - Beta Orionis

Title: Rigel - Beta Orionis
Pixel Artist: Mandrill  (Level 9 T-rex :: 35173 points)
Posted: 12/26/2015 12:32
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  57 comments    91 faves    0 avatars

Big Momma's Dominion





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Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/16/2021 14:55

Thank you very much, glad you like it. :)

invent (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/20/2020 15:31

Beautifully drawn, saw this via pinterest, great colouring,rendering.

Omegan's Domain (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/4/2017 02:52

Huge thanks for that (and for palette because I have some problem to create it myself), soon I gonna remake my old shooter game and that work well inspired me

Psiweapon (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/5/2016 21:37

Truly horrifying boss, but the player ship is boring... how come you went with such a simple design with the player ship?

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/3/2016 14:52

@ Zarto

Quite a compliment! Thank you very, very much, man!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/3/2016 14:51

@ orange

Cheers, buddy! Means a lot coming from you. :)

Zarto (Level 1 Seaman) @ 3/3/2016 06:55

This is the most fucking awesome thing i've seen.

orangemagik (Level 6 Commander) @ 2/28/2016 13:54


Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 10:08

@ dpixel

Glad to hear that! Thank you very much. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 10:07

@ bobo

Hehe, thank you man! Really appreciate it.

It becomes a pile of ash sooner or later anyway, why bother?

Yeah, that's a pretty good Idea. Some greens here and there would certainly be a good way to make the pick ups stand out more.


Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 10:03

@ Emperor_Pixel

I was hoping for a comment from you! Glad you do,  thanks a ton. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 10:01

@ AirStyle

Should be more, it's a shmup after all ;)

Thanks, mate.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 10:00

@ Mr_Hk_

That means a lot coming from you, buddy. Thanks a lot!

I didn't keep playability in mind, something I should add to my next mockup. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 09:58

@ showtime

Glad you like it. Thank you very much.

What an interesting comparison! The movie was quite fucked up to be honest, however, a pretty interesting story.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 09:49

@ fusionnist

Thanks, man!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 09:47

@ jamon

Thanks a bunch! :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 09:46

@ Ubisavis

  Thank you very much!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 09:43

@ Aureliano

Haha, thanks!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 09:42

@ Pix. Ed.

That's a great comment, thanks a lot. I'm glad to read that it looks different from other stuff and that you might be able to learn something from it.

I always strive to create distinctive looking pixels.:)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 09:38

@ Finlal

I would if it wasn't for the time issue. Thanks again.

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 12/29/2015 17:26

Some really great ideas here and lovely pixeling.  Love the hud design.

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 12/29/2015 13:53

Very well done! Why do you hate the player ship so much through? It could use a little love, too

My favorite part are the bullets and how well they stand out

After that the enemies of course but I also really like your HUD and typo. The background is also nice for what it is.

I would have added a few of the more vibrant colors to the collectable to make it stand out more from the enemies, through.

Just the player ship..

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/28/2015 21:06

Gosh I love these shmup mockups son.

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/28/2015 21:04

Whew, there's a lot going on here, but it's all amazing! Very nice work!

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 12/28/2015 12:16

Uber cool mood and ultra readable palette !
Awesomeness made squares.

My only complain would be regarding the ship size and shape : It suggests a HUUUGE hitbox and a slow paced gameplay, which I hate as a manic shmup fan =)


showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 12/28/2015 11:24

This is amazing! Teach me your ways!

Fleshy spaceship reminds me of some stuff from eXistenZ.

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/28/2015 10:14

Awesomely frustrating that's not playable 

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/28/2015 08:31

NIce retro look!

Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 12/28/2015 05:57

hominahomina masterpiece OAO

Aureliano (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/28/2015 00:55


Pix.Ed. (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/27/2015 18:45

Masterful use of color and light. Forms are smooth and organic. Pretty unique way of doing lighting effects with particles (at least I havent seen that elsewhere). Many unexpected ways of doing things that work suprisingly well. Pixeling at its finest. A piece to learn much from. Thanks for sharing.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 12/27/2015 15:28

I think you can find yourself a good programmer really fast with such graphics.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:49

@ Cynips

Always a joy to read you comments, mate! Glad you like it, thanks a ton. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:48

@ Mac 'n Cheese

Thank you very much, man! I'd love to see that I bet it would turn out fantastic.

Great, share it with us if you decide on doing it!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:44

@ Frous

Thanks a lot! It's supposed to be a focal point to help with the symmetry.  I explained my process with this tutorial, take a look.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:39

@ Stava

Great you dig it, thanks! :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:39

@ Finlal

Thanks a ton, buddy! Just a mockup, I have got no idea how to code.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:37

@ feiss

Great you like it, man. Thank you.

Yeah, I kept the form and look of the ship pretty simple.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:34

@ sonicspin


Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:33

@ neva

Thank you very much. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:32

@ SnowOwl

Haha, thanks! I would, but I can't even code one single line.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:30

@ hostile

I'm glad to hear that! Feel free to use them if you like :)

Thanks a bunch.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/27/2015 12:29

@ Veli

Thanks a lot! :)

Cynips (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/27/2015 02:20

Wow! This is awesome! I love it!!

Macaroni and Cheese (Level 2 Corporal) @ 12/26/2015 23:07

The bullets and their effects are eye candy. I always wanted to make a top down space shooter game, but I got stuck on creating large backgrounds and programing AI. I'm not a great coder. Very cool piece dude. I want to do a large space background now.

Frous (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/26/2015 15:25

@Mandrill this is really well done! what I see weird is that banding on top of the middle eye of the hive mother, also, wanted to ask you, how do you make your palletes?

Curth (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 12/26/2015 15:15

This dark alien style would do the top down shooter genre an amazing favour. Amazing work.

Stava (Level 8 MS-DOS) @ 12/26/2015 15:08

Wow amazing!

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 12/26/2015 15:03

Holy hell, Mandrill!
Is it from a real thing or just a mockup?

feiss (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/26/2015 14:47

Amazing! I'm not very fond of the player's ship, but man that is one fabulous big boss.. Gorgeous job

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