Starwelder Mockup

Starwelder Mockup

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Starwelder Mockup

Title: Starwelder Mockup
Pixel Artist: big brother  (Level 11 Admiral :: 70779 points)
Posted: 4/25/2006 22:15
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    24 faves    0 avatars

A little at a time, I made this mockup for a nonexistent mobile phone game.

Any ideas on what the gameplay should be like? The two circular spaces in the HUD where meant to be places for special items (a sort of visual inventory).

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Putmake (Level 2 Peon) @ 3/29/2011 22:49

You've got to pick up the materials from nearby asteroids and space debris!

Canadiansrule (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/2/2008 04:04

Can I have the tileset I will give you the credit for graphics

Gnarf (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/7/2006 22:19
Very nice, reminds me of the Chaos Engine somehow.  5/5! :]

space2 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/4/2006 13:32

Do you have a coder already for the game ?-)
(btw, very nice piece of art ... as usual ;-) )

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 5/17/2006 13:06

No need for the color ramp or me anyways.

As for gameplay, it seems that it should have something to do with welding in space.
I would say that you probably run around other people's ships fixing up their broken computer equipment, air ducts, flooring, fuselages, and basically anything else that could benefit from welding. All the while torching aliens who happen to get in your way. Collecting random items that upgrade your equipment, refill your energy,  and boost statistics would be a must. Making a way for them to keep upgrades permanent might be cool. Perhaps add a shop feature between levels so one could purchase new stuff for the next. If you want to keep it more action based make the upgrades less permanent (ala mario or something) but more extreme and add a time limit. Also, make it so you can control those robotic arms for one reason or another. Perhaps the only way to destroy aliens is to grab them with the robotic arms and send them into space. Resulting in exploding heads.

Either that or make it strategy based somehow. But I don't like the sound of that for such an intense game as STARWELDER!
Those are my thoughts on the matter.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/11/2006 20:51

Thanks for the compliment! I actually offset the walls on purpose (they can tile when aligned, too) to add a little variety to it. If it jumps out at you, it's a valid crit. If there's interest, I can upload the color ramp and tileset.

Any ideas for gameplay?

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 5/11/2006 20:09

Amazing palette as usual. I happen to have this 256 color I made up ages ago that seems to have close to the exact colors you have used. Actually I've randomly put in high color google images to see how they're affected in the palette and it does quite well with them even. The point I'm trying to make is I admire your color choices. Even with a fabulous palette I've yet to acquire the ability to piece the colors together so beautifully as you can.

The only crit I can think of in particular is how the rails along the wall jump off by one or two pixels here and there. For being so thin the change is rather drastic and keeping them in a straight line would appear to be more forgiving.

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 5/3/2006 18:58
Brilliant color choice.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 4/26/2006 17:08
hey, i love the colour use! Looks interesting ... love the space busy-ness.

Setzer (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/26/2006 15:03
reminds me of neo geo pocket color, actually :o. the colors are very dull, if it's a fast-moving game, it could be hard for the player to recognize what sprite was theirs. other than that it's awesome =]

jaz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/26/2006 14:47
Love the palette as always. I have a soft spot for space shooters too so I just can't stop zooming in and out. BTW: Am I right when I see a Day of the Tentacle refference in this piece? :-)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/26/2006 09:40
It wasn't till I looked for a while and added my imagination to it that it was awesome.

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