The Mummy Demastered

The Mummy Demastered

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The Mummy Demastered

Title: The Mummy Demastered
Pixel Artist: Cyangmou  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 52944 points)
Posted: 11/1/2017 05:03
Statistics:  79 comments    249 faves    0 avatars

Note:I had to cut a few images for uploading here

A collection of mockups / work I created throughout this year for the game
"The Mummy Demastered" developed by Wayforward.

If you missed it, you can buy it here:

All graphics displayed in this post were painted by me, emulating the feeling of Castlevania and Contra, but with a very good portion of my personal preferences and style.

Original file I intented to upload:

Some environments featured fog / gradient overlays and the outside London area an animated sandstorm.
I removed those parts for the PixelJoint upload.
You can see those here:

Top Pixel Art - November 2017 (#1)Top Pixel Art - November 2017 (#1)


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Asfodelo (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 2/24/2022 12:20

Incredible work! Everything about this looks terrific

marceles (Level 4 Jersey Devil) @ 1/13/2022 13:11

this just pop on the feed. OMG its just too perfect! 

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/22/2021 05:59

thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed.

vrine (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 5/6/2021 19:07

Absolutely incredible!

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 3/17/2021 10:52

Too much to handle  amazing 

Mr_Laurent (Level 4 Woolly Mammoth) @ 11/25/2020 07:11

wow, this is stunning !

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 12/24/2017 18:10

I'm so glad to see some of the best pixel artists in the world actually making games. The price is a bit steep, but I hope I can buy this game soon.

TryingPixelArt (Level 4 Egg Tart) @ 12/22/2017 11:38


beetleking (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/18/2017 03:13

You are most hardworking pixel artist I have seen in my life. Amazing work.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 11/13/2017 07:11

I havent heard of the other two but I only bought Axiom Verge when it was in a half-price sale AND crossbuy with the then just released Vita version too.  I should put it back into my game rotation cos i didn't get far in it yet but I happily bought Mummy Remastered for full price and just on PS4 and completed it within the week cos i was playing it so much so yeah.  Guess that shows which of the two good games I preferred. :P  You've become one of the greatest pixel artists of this era easily.

ohodavi (Level 3 Chief) @ 11/8/2017 23:58

master :'( teach me plz

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/8/2017 05:51

Ohhhh wondeful!!

I love it this Bg!!!

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 02:14

Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave a comment, I appreciated it a lot to read all of them =)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 02:14

Is there such a thing?

Well I spent several months full-time on this project, so a lot of work went into it, but a lot of different scenarios were created as well =)

Thanks a lot.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 02:13

Yes I am still trying to work on my weaknesses =)
My life as an artist certainly doesn't get boring.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 02:12

Why Unfortunate?

I guess there is Wayforward and then there is YachtClub (which emerged from them)
Aside from that maybe Nitrome.

But yes, a lot of companies rather pour millions in sub-par 3D compared to industry standards than in rock solid aesthetically pleasing 2D.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 02:09

There are a lot of similar Metroidvanias which came out this year like Dead Cells, Hollow Knight and Axiom Verge on the Switch. The prices all differ, and I didn't have to do anything with the business side on the Mummy, I just created art.
I am really happy that you liked the game and the art and that you had a pleasent experience with it =)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 01:53

Pixelart now for 7 years
I worked on this since the beginning of this year.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 01:52


Ah well jst have fun creating, that's the only thing which counts, if it inspires you that's cool as well.
Thanks a lot.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 01:50

Thanks a lot

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 01:49


I guess the plaster casts and statues are kinda a thing I like :) 
But it's cool that you recognized it.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/8/2017 01:48


200k would be a bit much, considering that the dev time wasn't that long, but I got paid a fair sum.

wonman321 (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/7/2017 00:55


Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/6/2017 22:46

Shortlisted for the Most epic dump of the year Award!

I can't even begin to fathom the amount of work that must have gone in to this.


retoid (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/6/2017 21:36

Can't wait for this game to come out :) It looks beautiful!

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 11/6/2017 16:05

Each scene is absolutely stunning.

danieldiggle (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/6/2017 11:34

Epic art. Epic.

Harmonica! (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 11/6/2017 09:25

Absolutely Grade A!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 11/6/2017 04:14

Jesus that looks great. You just keep on improving!

redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 11/5/2017 18:45

wauuu , que bonitos fondos 

Geonjaha (Level 4 Peony) @ 11/4/2017 16:18

Amazing art. Unfortunate that it has to be Wayforward to bring games to life with such beautiful pixel art, but I guess few other companies are interested in doing so.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 11/4/2017 05:42

Awesome to see so much of what you've done for that gorgeous game.  I usually find the £15.99 a lil much for many indie games (as I find £50 way too much for a lot of AAA games) and even though this one was relatively short, to me it felt totally worth my money just for the sheer enjoyment of the gameplay and the beautiful pixel work I would often pause and examine.  So glad that such high quality pixel art still features in games in this age. :)

JeffSturm4nn (Level 3 Chief) @ 11/3/2017 13:52

Top #1 Pixel Art of the Month right there. No doubt.

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/3/2017 10:02

Daaaamn son

Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 11/3/2017 08:25

ohh man, this is a masterpiece!! how long u make that?

Taki (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/3/2017 03:48

Makes me think of leaving pixeljoint so i can lie to myself about knowing how to do pixelart again :‘(

Jks aside. This is really inspiring, i‘m going to spend hours studying your work. Thanks for sharing it.

Weston (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/2/2017 23:03

Holy crap! This is superb!!

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 11/2/2017 20:00

Great stuff, your work on the figures is top notch and I immediately thought they were made by you as I first saw this!

|||| (Level 9 Orchid) @ 11/2/2017 14:10

Cyangmou, this is stupendous! I hope they paid you like 200,000 euros.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:24

Thanks a lot for leaving a nice and heartwarming comment, you are the best.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:23

You should neithe rhurt your desk nor yourself. Trust me on this one, it's better for both of you :D

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:22

That's cool to know, guess everyone has different faves - as it's always the case.

Also keep up your work danny, at the end of the day you get better with more experience and should just enjoy creating stuff. Quality comes if you keep motivated and work constantly throughout the years on your flaws.

Thanks a lot for your long comment, everything is very much appreciated, I am humbled :)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:17


Thanks a lot
ALthough I just worked as freelance artist on this one, so I just created art and got paid for this.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:16

thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:15

Yes Castlevania was one of the big influences. As a vivid castlevania fan I tried to push the boundaries of what has been made a bit though =)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:14

DIdn't intend to hurt your health, but I am glad that you are enjoying it =)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:14

Thanks a lot 

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:13

solid budgets and experience with a complete game project (tower) change up a lot of things.
Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it =) 

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:12

yeah it's inspired by Castlevania.
The bell originally was intented to jump on it and i had to distort the ellipses a bit that it won't look too bad.
But later it was just used as bg element.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:11

Thanks a lot.
Take your time and look through it, or if you got some bucks to spare buy the game and look at it in action, both works.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:09

thanks a lot.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:09

Thanks man, I appreciate it =)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:08


Worked on this since the beginning of this year.

Lots of time and effort went into it.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/2/2017 10:07

I am just to lazy to upload every image on it's own.

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/2/2017 06:33

Stunning work. Well done!

onilink_ (Level 8 Marshal) @ 11/2/2017 02:55

Impressive, love all of this.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/2/2017 02:47

Phenomenal work.

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 11/1/2017 23:46

Tried to flip my table when I saw this. Ended up just hurting myself and now I'm weeping and looking at this wondrous marvel. Fantastic job!

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 11/1/2017 17:43

Oh man, very very great work. Love the game's graphics and already added it to my Steam wishlist. Gotta buy it real soon, simply because it looks amazing.

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Lotus) @ 11/1/2017 17:19

My favorite ones are the 3rd one, the 7th one, and the 18th one.

Also, just gonna say
You're so good at pixel arting, and working on games, and youre so helpful and insightful
a good role model
You're honestly everything I want to be, and I'm sorry if that's a a lot to say or take in but I mean it.
Keep up the great work - well honestly

keep up the greater than great work, and the amaxing skill and talent.
Everything you do is just.. Wow - sometimes Im jealous, sometimes I just dont know what to say
I'd seen some of your wor in the hall of fame before and faved it, but I didnt check your account until you bested me in that palette contest, so then I had a look, and I saw how incredible you are - just - jaw droppingly good

Don't know what else to say, 

44 favorites on day one at the time of posting this on pixeljoint, is just impressive. 

Love it, and I'm going to congratulate you on top of the month for November, 2017 in advance. 

Love your work. I know people hate fans or fandoms, but I can say for sure, Im a fanboy of what you do, 
just fricken WOW
and I can only imagine how much time and effort went into this

BananaExtract (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/1/2017 15:27

BEAUTIFUL.  I'd have to say my favorite scene is the last one! The detail and intricacy of each one is absolutely stunning.  I wish you good luck with the game! 

Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 11/1/2017 14:52

Incredible work!

MrHai (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/1/2017 14:27

Holy shit

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 11/1/2017 13:56

Great. Real eyecandy.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 11/1/2017 13:24

Thats it - an outstanding pixel artwork! I take my hat off 

shm31 (Level 6 Mooncake) @ 11/1/2017 13:17

Perfection !

Looks like a DS Castlvania game ! It's masterful.

Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 11/1/2017 13:11

This is too much for my health... You're awesome, I love it

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 11/1/2017 12:31

I do agree with skittleYour best work so far. Keep it up

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/1/2017 11:55

Really think this is the best stuff you've done so far.The open room with arches is some streetfighter background level of quality.

NancyGold (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/1/2017 10:47

Cool mockups! For some reason remind me of Castlevania for NES. Although that bell looks a little flat, but guess that is intentional.

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