XCOM 2 C64 Demake

XCOM 2 C64 Demake

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XCOM 2 C64 Demake

Title: XCOM 2 C64 Demake
Pixel Artist: SeDiceBisonte  (Level 7 Junk :: 7489 points)
Posted: 2/19/2021 09:35
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    14 faves    0 avatars

C64 demake of XCOM 2. Some inspiration also taken from Laser Squad (essentially an earlier version of X-COM: Enemy Unknown or UFO: Enemy Unknown for us Brits) which was released on the C64 anyway.

Animation is 26 seconds long. You've seen it all when it's looped back to the first character (Sergeant Bakare).

Probably not valid as a C64 game, but it does adhere to the Hires visual rules (only two colours per 8x8 Character). I wanted to try C64 art and this was a fun introduction!

Drawn using Pepto's Colodore C64 palette for the 15th February 2021 C64 Demake weekly challenge.

With thanks to Christoballs for the crits, encouragement and for pointing me towards the very useful Pixel Polizei tool.

Challenge rules:
Canvas Size - Exactly 320x200 px, horizontal.
Colours - max. 16. Use the C64 palette.
Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.

Weekly Challenge: C64 DemakeWeekly Challenge: C64 Demake


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SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 2/20/2021 09:14

Cheers, LaersoR. Very kind of you!

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 2/20/2021 09:13

Thanks Theoden. Really appreciate it!

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 2/20/2021 09:12

Thanks CELS. I love the old and new games so could happily have done either, but I thought a demake of the original would've been too similar to Laser Squad. As you say, the stripped down nature of the newer games also helps to better convey the gameplay in the demake to anyone who hasn't played an XCOM game.

I also like the focus on smaller squads and individual soldiers in the new games which gave me the opportunity to do the portraits, so I'm glad you like them!

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 2/20/2021 09:10

Thanks so much!

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 2/20/2021 09:07

Thanks Jinn. I'm glad it appeals!

LaersoR (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/20/2021 07:21

amazing job

Theoden (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/20/2021 06:15

This is awesome!

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/19/2021 17:29

Very nice! And good idea to base it on the new games rather than the old ones, for sake of simplicity. Great portraits too. 

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/19/2021 15:21

Oh that is great! I wanna play it now! :O

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 2/19/2021 14:28

Thanks. I appreciated the comments on chat!

Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/19/2021 10:01

This looks fantastic, the scroll sells it for me. Great entry!

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 2/19/2021 09:47

I'd play the hell out of this

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