Rooftop Level

Rooftop Level

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Rooftop Level

Title: Rooftop Level
Pixel Artist: jalonso  (Level 11 Godfather :: 99721 points)
Posted: 5/27/2006 16:22
Palette: 36 colors
Statistics:  86 comments    297 faves    0 avatars

Game BG for a fighting game.

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upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/25/2017 22:59


Frogg (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/1/2016 14:16

I hope to be this talented someday. Great job!

fkrauthan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/5/2016 17:57

Really nice. What are you gonna use to make the game?

Jordan's Pixels (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/15/2015 11:26
Really Cool

Infectious (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/10/2014 02:26

that is beautiful!

dyluck (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/9/2014 05:37

Awesome! Specially the backgrounds.I love it!

the_anitchamber34 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/6/2014 17:08

Love the colors fantastic job 

riversquid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/8/2013 05:59

 Very cool

Ottbot (Level 7 General Manager) @ 3/15/2013 00:25

Great cityscape, here... it's very Gotham.

hnt6581 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/19/2012 06:10

The backdrop with distance fog is amazing!

greenmango (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/27/2012 17:52

 Love the sharp contrast you put into your work, it really makes everything stand out :)

hahnt (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/25/2012 09:50

excellent! i like the dark gritty feal of the piece,great fighter or even beat-em up scenario, would also be fun with some gaps and stuff the make a cool platformer rooftop jumping kind of level. good job :)

Flazex (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/8/2011 16:41

 Reminded me of Batman when I first looked at this. That's odd. Anyways...this is a good piece you have here!

Des (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 11/6/2011 15:46

Fight game? I want to see!

divtag (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2011 02:43

such a nice piece!

pixel_rob (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/24/2011 15:08

Very well done, i love the depth of the background

melnychuk (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/12/2011 07:35

Man, would love to play it! 

ThomasJH (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/3/2011 07:32

great job, pretty amazed by this one.

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/2/2011 09:24

Cant help but think that this reminds me from Batman Arkham Asylum, but just in 2D. Its great in an artistic mind!

Mistiqueshis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/5/2010 16:27


Great job! I love it (:

Favorited S2

Delusion (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/5/2010 11:34

Amazing :O

bojlahg (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 8/21/2010 08:38


skeermes (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/27/2009 18:54

 Very niiice!

meiji1990 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/26/2009 02:28

Love the background *_*~

Ninja Crow (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/3/2009 19:08

So amazingly evocative!  I've never seen such an interesting way to separate foreground from background (either that or I'm playing the wrong games).  I love it.

BK! (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/19/2009 20:55

The distant buildings are done so well, it adds a lot of depth.

Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/8/2009 22:12

This is awesome.  What's a game clan in reference to pixel art?

the_seeker (Level 1 Private) @ 3/6/2009 17:08




robbert13 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/18/2008 03:18


brambekker (Level 1 Private) @ 8/8/2008 11:57

wow im stunned by the detail O_O its rly good 5/5 and favorited =D

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/29/2008 16:20
Amazing background!

ultima (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 11/27/2007 12:59
simply mezmorizing, i'd love to see that city on fire

chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/1/2007 02:48
This is sooo my fav. work of you :-*

dirtdawg (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/6/2007 09:01
Wow! Beautiful.

VenomousNinja (Level 1 Private) @ 7/11/2007 18:49
I think I found the Easter egg. It's right next to the top-left corner of the bright foreground, right?

ScarredShadow (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/1/2007 22:15
I love pixel cities at night...this is just superb.

hing (Level 1 Thug) @ 10/16/2006 09:42
beautiful! I´d really enjoy playing this game.

Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/14/2006 11:44
Absolutely great. The metal parts are fantastic.

government.agent (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/6/2006 08:04
Solid. Looming. Inviting.

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/29/2006 02:38
Wow, very nice. The lights could be made brighter, but it looks perfect for a game.
Something like Spiderman...
I can't wait for the full version, but for the meantime a five.

Arithmetician (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/30/2006 15:09
Awesome! Very atmospheric! I really like details.

Nogwa (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/25/2006 15:19
this reminds those old arcade and 'commodre 64' old beat-um-up games like 'double dragons'

Lei Lei (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/24/2006 03:03
Great backround and colors wow ! and details doors windows and lamps Great backround

Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/19/2006 11:07

Dude:  This is epic.  Love the detail.


jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/3/2006 23:13
@ Ensellitis, The game will now use the parallex effect you suggested, thanks.
@Big Brother, I wish I understood what you meant by the contrast.
@Those who didn't like the black, I have replaced with a dark blue/black and it does look better, thank you.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/3/2006 09:12

I like the background layers, but I think the foreground could use some more contrast. Right now, it doesn't really pop out at me, like a game field should.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/3/2006 03:44
But what is the ISO easter egg??  I have strained my eyes looking for it!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/1/2006 21:43
Thanks for the comments to all. The reason the front buidings stand out a little bit is because the other team members wanted the playable platforms to be clear for the player. The boxes on the roofs are there for access to the rooftops so they where needed. When the colors where better unified it was hard to determine which rooftops where playable so this is the compromise.
I was not understanding the black color comments made by some. Firefox, Safari, IE all display images slightly different which could account for this. I see it fine but will change it to a blue just shy of black to be safe. Thanks for pointing that out.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/1/2006 21:08
I really like this piece, especially the buildings in the far background.  However, the foreground buildings lack a certain something for me.  Perhaps it is the multitude of black outlines you used, idk.  I know they should be expected in a night scene, but somehow they make the scene look unfinished.  Also do what Stitchy said and try to unify the palette.  The scene looks more foreground than background right now, as Tomohashi said.  I really love the overall mood and lighting of the piece, though. 

Tomohashi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/1/2006 14:12
That is a stunningly cool piece of art there. The only problems I find are...

1- This is the big one. If it's going to be a game level, then it's kinda distracting. You're gonna need some  bright characters, or lower the contrast between the blueish back and the fore. I would do this by adding some blue into all of the colors in the front. Tedious, but it'd be worth it.

2- The boxes in the foreground are really out of place. Desatureate those. Or, at least, I would.

Over all it's great, keep up the outstanding work. Favorited for sure.

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