CotAW Mockup

CotAW Mockup

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CotAW Mockup

Title: CotAW Mockup
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Bonsai :: 35377 points)
Posted: 8/5/2006 17:56
Statistics:  24 comments    88 faves    0 avatars

Several identical heroes facing the same direction wake up to find their equipment, in fact, their very clothes stolen.  could it be the work of the gods, or just an early mockup?

too many sources of inspiration, but the big ones are Zelda and Sword of Mana
i cant say too much about the game other than that i am looking for a DS or GBA programmer and that the battle style is tactical.  this shot is supposedly in a cutscene, because it has no enemies or battle HUD

Update 6/10 fixed even more issues, and made the borders go away, now they are only used at actual exits
Update 6/7 fixed more tile issues, color issues, and made plants better to see
Slight update 6/6 : made trees more defined, fixed some tile issues


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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 12:18


dusanvf (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/8/2009 10:12

Good choice of colors. It looks like a finished GBA game.

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 10/21/2008 14:53
Very nice. At first glance I thought it was ripped right out of Chrono Trigger.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/28/2008 04:14
nice use of colors!

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/14/2007 03:21
the use of colors and this palette are amazing!

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 4/7/2007 12:14
Very interesting color scheme, especailly on the plants. Not sure what it reminds me of. Great mockup,

happip (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 9/14/2006 03:28
awesome, it would be a great game ; D

Necky (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/24/2006 16:20
Great style! I'd love to see more artwork to this game at some point. I love the border, the detail is esquisite. Adding that to me favs

spiv (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/11/2006 04:51
Another great mockup ;)

annezca (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2006 21:27
great mockup.. loved the colors and the sprites

verfum (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/8/2006 12:57

Fantastic! I love the colourful graphics. The DS and GBA are not open-source, so no (legal) homebrew allowed - perhaps you should look at developing a game for the GP2X????. I'm a professional programmer and I'm currently (when time permits) creating a game on the GP2X handheld - it's a superb platform for home-grown games. Again - love the GFX.

ryumaru (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/8/2006 10:09

" could it be the work of the gods, or just an early mockup?"

best sentance ever.

jagged software (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/7/2006 21:26
good job. I really like the border around the image as well.

milkyjon (Level 4 Murderer) @ 8/7/2006 17:34
woah thats a massive improvement using more contrast, I especially like the trees. Although ground and grass is nice too.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/7/2006 13:20
yes they are only the same pose because ive not drawn a lot of characters yet and theyve only been in that pose.  it is an early mockup, to be sure :P

i tried giving the background more contrast like you said, is it better now do you think?

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/7/2006 07:02

Gotta love the pallete and the "shiny" details on the tiles XD... But, I think you could avoid making the same pose for all of them, but that's just me against a whole excellent piece like that ;D

Also, I think the background could have a bit more contrast, just to not make the characters seem they are "pasted" on it...

Ar. (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/6/2006 18:22
Beauty! 5/5 & fav :D

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 8/6/2006 14:53
Looks really cool, adaries . Your colours are always so interestingly used. There are a couple of horizontal and vertical tile-cut-offs (next to the top right dude for example), it sort of disturbs the rest of the scene, but I'm giving this 5/5

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/6/2006 10:41
the border itself is only a placeholder, it will be done nicer.  i dont think im going to get rid of it though, i personally think that pretty much all 2d games look better with a border because otherwise everything just seems to fall off the page in 2d games.  people could feel differently though

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/6/2006 10:34

Maan.. i like the environment alot!

Filax_666 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/6/2006 07:35
Yes, I must agree with Niss, the border is not very pleasent...even though those terrific colours make up for every other mistake the mockup might have :D

Niss (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/6/2006 06:43
I'm not too fond of the border but other than that it's pure sweetness. Your colors are too sexy!

Macks (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/6/2006 04:09
Looks nice Adrias.
The setting reminds me of the stone age era in Chrono Trigger.

Rerg1 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/6/2006 03:13

Nice one Adrias!

Tree's kinda blend with background I suggest using a dark colour for some seperation. And the hereo eyes are to blended with the face.

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