Have always wanted to make a game like this - combining stealth, action, and customizable android ninja. So here is a screenshot in loving homage to the glory days of arcade games, and to their 32-color amiga ports!
very action packed!
Thanks for the critique Jok - your work is inspiring.I need to level up in anatomy for sure, that is still a bit of a struggle for me. Glad you like everything else!
I don't like pose of my character (anatomy issues) - but except of that - it's brilliant.
Everythig looks great, colors, effects, light (explosion!) There is also nice contrast between foreground and background. All small details adding a lot but it's not overloaded.
Love all the action going on! The fire/smoke is especially nice.
Thanks for the kind comments! @b236 - me too! I would play it til blue in the face! @Theoden - yes that is the era I was inspired by for sure... games like Strider, Turrican, Super Metroid, and also some arcade shooters like Gunforce, Xain and Surprise Attack...
Thanks @CELS - I'm sure it would be possible nowadays! I think the graphics would have to be computed behind the scenes in RGB to achieve those transparency and interactive light effects, and then fit within a 32-color palette in realtime...
Thanks @Christoballs! Glad you like the background. The palette heavily favors the greyish purple gradient, so I'd have enough gradations to create that rainy/foggy distance...
I love how gritty and detailed this looks, despite the relatively simple designs. I wonder if it would even be possible to make a game like this.
Really cool, I like the rough look and rain effect.
10/10 would buy for sure!
Very cool mockup. Reminds me of Flashback for DOS.
Looks really nice, and the mood is well set. Love the background and tileset work. Looks like it could be a screenshot!