Victorian horror hero

Victorian horror hero

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Victorian horror hero

Title: Victorian horror hero
Pixel Artist: ManningKrull  (Level 9 Executioner :: 16164 points)
Posted: 9/12/2006 16:00
Frames: 121
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    23 faves    0 avatars

This guy is the hero of an NES-style horror platform game I'm now working on. The main character design is 28x28 pixels, 8 colors, but the canvas size expands with the attacks and jumps, and the color palette goes up to about 14 during the injured/dying stuff. The game is set in the late 19th century, and the hero is a square-jawed mustachioed gentleman with a swordcane, fighting vampires and mummies and stuff. The gameplay has an interesting twist which I won't reveal until we're a lot further along with the development...


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ProgZmax (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/11/2008 16:30
I really like the design, but he just seems to be missing something...a top hat, perhaps, and one of those two-fold cloaks!

On a more serious note, the animation is fluid and I get a sense from what I've seen that this game will be quite fun!


ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 12/8/2008 06:24
Thanks skooba-dude and everybody!

skooba-dude (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 11/20/2008 00:58
wow, all youre animanitions are totally smooth and awesome

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 2/15/2007 06:51
Yeah, buff him up and he's Hagar :)

Atooi (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/26/2006 10:02
Looks great!                 

Darien (Level 2 Dealer) @ 9/15/2006 13:07
yes yes yes, I like the dying animation in particular

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 9/14/2006 18:01
I like him, but if he was barechested (but still with the suspenders) he would look like Hagar from Final Fight :D

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/14/2006 05:55
Good point, thanks nvision! You're right; I'll see if I can do something with that...

nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 9/13/2006 21:47
Very cool character...I could see him running through an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel!  My only criticism would be with his legs when he jumps...they seem rather wooden and heavy.  Perhaps a change of positioning might make the jump a little more dynamic?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/13/2006 08:12
Awesome job once aagain. The eye blinking is a great detail.

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/13/2006 08:11
Thanks! I was actually trying to keep him down to 24x24... :)

Omegavolt (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 9/13/2006 06:58
Looks good mate!  28x28 is not an easy canvas size to fit a lot of detail into, but you pulled it off great!  +5!

Draco9898 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/13/2006 06:07
Not bad at all! I l really like it.

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/13/2006 05:33
Thanks! Yeah, I didn't have any plans for those monsters while I was working on them, but some of them will definitely appear in the game, probably modified a bit. You're on the right track with the twist, but it's a little more complicated than that...

milkyjon (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/13/2006 05:31
Im guessing that the plot twist is that he beomes a vampire/werewolf/zombie himself later on in the game. Some of your monster designs are top notch will any of them be featuring in this game?

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/13/2006 04:53
Thanks TheChaindog! I think this guy will be a lot of fun; he's a ridiculous gung-ho explorer/scholar/archeologist/boxer/fencer/daredevil pilot/treasure hunter/etc, way too brave for his own good, all that good stuff.

TheChaindog (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/13/2006 04:14
I already congrdulate you on your choice of hero. Someone like this is way cooler to play than some anime teenage girly dude or a bald space marine.
I'm looking forward to seeing more. Great work, man.

Cyrano (Level 1 Intern) @ 9/13/2006 02:54
That is awesome :)

maloART (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/13/2006 02:00
You are gifted for game design and animation ! I admire you.

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 9/13/2006 01:55
I wanna play it! :D Great hero

alpix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/13/2006 00:44
those animations are great! very nice

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/12/2006 23:54
Now that is pure awesome. Another excellent piece by you, keep up the good work :D

Spider Boy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/12/2006 19:09

Wow! Great animation and pixel! Rating 5/5                       

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/12/2006 18:19
I just really wish we'd thought of this game idea early enough to have it done for Halloween...

milkyjon (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/12/2006 17:10
man I cant wait for this one. It looks and sounds great.

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