Clanrats Platformer Mockup

Clanrats Platformer Mockup

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Clanrats Platformer Mockup

Title: Clanrats Platformer Mockup
Pixel Artist: buloght  (Level 6 Centaur :: 15473 points)
Posted: 10/1/2006 02:42
Statistics:  75 comments    194 faves    0 avatars

This is a mockup of a (freeware/amateur) platformer I will make in the future. You play as Ratz, on the side of the clanrats. I am using the palette from Flink since I like it, and I was inspired to make my own platformer (I made one before, but it had crappy gameplay) when playing Flink, Cave Story and Kitty. (Also, here clanrats are not Skaven, but inspired by them). The multiplication sign in the font is like Flink's.

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Temessis (Level 6 Made) @ 7/7/2013 13:44

Very nice picture :)

SturmgewehrKreuz (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 12/27/2012 08:49

 buloght's pallete is very recognizable! and art is awesome!


Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 10/12/2012 19:36

WOW please tell me you've finished this game!

Bub (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/28/2012 20:09

Really cool - I love the style and feel of this

wolfthemdown (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/4/2011 13:22

I really want to play this.

pixel_rob (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/6/2011 15:11

Liking the trees

Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/27/2011 14:43

Fully awesome.  Reminds me of an Atari ST game.

Chivalric (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/25/2011 19:59


avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/13/2010 11:10


KingOfTheTrolls (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/30/2010 17:14

I actualy really wish this was a game

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/11/2009 19:07

 Never commented on this, I don't think. It's very nice- I wish there was more. Haha.

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 11/21/2008 10:50
Beautiful! I love the rocks and grass.

CoffeeSquid (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/21/2008 03:33
If they're not Skaven then I'd call them something else, but having it as a warhammer fan-game would probably be a-okay so long as it's free to play. Go for it, and make it so you can be a Plague monk!

pixel_bath (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/17/2008 22:34
superb colors .... I love the style

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 10/13/2008 04:33
That sir is a game i would play,nice work!

RAMTO (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 9/23/2008 11:28

Baz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/17/2008 19:04
Where can I buy this game?? XBLA?

xXHalfieXx (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 2/14/2008 20:07
I love the trees.

Rare Cabbage (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/3/2008 07:38
Like it a lot. Really enjoyed the color scheme. I think the background should have a few more things in it, looks just a little too bare to me.

volcom (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/30/2007 18:46
one of best mockups i've seen

Lovec Upírov (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/27/2007 09:26
ohh very fantastic and very very nice colour palette

virus616 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/24/2007 18:12
That's a great mock up.
Say, what program/language are you making your game in?

Thumtac (Level 1 Private) @ 5/30/2007 16:53
I like the style    5/5 

rockybolan (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/7/2007 19:31
I would really love to play this.  Looks like a blast. 

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 4/4/2007 15:18
Not skaven, rat people. But I guess Skaven are rat people too just more ferocious :D, mine are just more normal rats, not so monster like, definitely got the idea from the skaven though haha. I don't play warhammer, I've only played the warhammer 40k game, dawn of war.

chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/4/2007 15:09
Not skaven? ok. but do you play warhammer? Nice work, especialy the textures ;)

Warwolt the engineer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/3/2007 06:00
Oh my GAUUWD! You gotta link to that game, yayayaaaaaaaaaay! SKAVEN (if it is or not, its still look like it. Scukaz ) KAPOWNZ EVERYFING

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/23/2007 16:40
that looks like a really fun game!

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 12/20/2006 11:56
well done
5 and fav!

brod'tam (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 12/3/2006 12:34
I've always loved earth tones, your palette is always in perfect symbiosis with  the mood of your designs...I wish I could play this  "game" here ...2 thumbs up !

macula (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/30/2006 11:11
Very nice. I like the color scheme.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 11/20/2006 12:07
The brown is all part of the rats realm, intentional. Thanks for comments everyone.

Equinoxx (Level 3 Stalker) @ 11/16/2006 01:09
so .... when's this game coming out then ey love

looks awesome, altho the overly brownish tint could do with some slight color.
I appreciate the sepia-ish tone to it all, but since the rats are brown and the trees are brown, the grashish could use a slightly more green to them

but hey .... it's cool

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/10/2006 08:25
Great great work dude! I love your style.

Moses (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/25/2006 07:20
amazingly good, I've got to look at more of your stuff.

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/22/2006 07:02
Its a good sign when you have more favorites than comments  Lovely.

Afflict (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/7/2006 13:26
Nice one! Keep em comming!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/5/2006 10:56
@emanu, lol, not heated, constructive.

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 10/4/2006 01:10
I was going to write something about black outlines and selout, but ill settle for a GOOD WORK after seeing that heated debate down there. let me know when the game is playable. =)

Filax_666 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/3/2006 14:27
I've been thinking about it and I probably wouldn't noticed them when the sprites are's just a matter of playing the game! So, all you gotta do is finishing it really fast so I can play it and give you my last opinion! I'll be waiting!

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 10/3/2006 13:57
Thanks mykola :)

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 10/3/2006 13:49

Yup I'm for blac koutlines I think they fit the style 100%, besides you pulled them off very good.

I especially like how this whole mockup has a very consistent atmosphere in it, you know.

This would indeed make an awesome game.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 10/3/2006 12:17
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Filax: I don't mind your comment. Though I do like the black outlines. About the saturation in the sprites, that is a good point, I have been talking with Atooi about this, and to fit the game theme and the stay true to the Flink palette I have decided on the desaturated sprites, I like that in that it is very different from he norm.

Filax_666 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/3/2006 12:14
ok OK Stop attacking me!!! It is MY opinion that the black outlines don't look good, even if you disagree. Maybe awful was too strong. ok it WAS too strong. But, as Saboteur said, it doesn't kill anyone to try some selout. I just feel that selout goes better with his style.
Also, I think you could try to use some brighter/more saturated colours on the sprites. It could help distinguishing them better from the background.

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/3/2006 01:21
Excellent work !! I like the palette and the characters design ! Now we're waiting to see an animated version ;)

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/3/2006 01:14
I really like the dark mood of this game mockup, it fits the whole ratz story very well.

Saboteur (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/3/2006 00:03

I disagree that the black outlines are awful, but neither do they fill me with awe. I don't think I would have noticed them without looking hard, but I don't think giving sel-out a try will kill anyone.

On the whole, awesome, and I, too, recognised this as your work just from the preview :)

2dgamers (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/2/2006 22:22
What can I say? This is talent!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/2/2006 21:57
@Filax, You often make great observations and offer constructive crits. You are way off this time. The outlining on this is both appropriate and impactful (I'm a black outline hater, btw), in this case its the right choice.

I think the arrow indicates the currently selecter character (player). Kinda like the Sims do with the yellow triangle

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/2/2006 21:48

Bloody awesome my friend! Everything is so stunningly detailed. You have a great talent for interesting tiles and you've used an amazing palette. This is my favourite of your pixel works, the platform conventions suit you well!

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/2/2006 19:37
If there's anyway I can help with this game ... you have but to ask.  I'll gladly lend my meager talents to the cause!

Great work man ... I anticipate each new piece from you!

Atooi (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/2/2006 15:08
There's nothing wrong with black outlines. Don't listen to him buloght. He's wrong.

rats (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/2/2006 13:00
It is definitely not aweful. It is a style choice and works very well. I'm surprised you would call that aweful.

Filax_666 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/2/2006 12:15
Superb. My only crit is that the black outline on the sprites looks awful. SELOUT BABY SELOUT!

milkyjon (Level 4 Murderer) @ 10/2/2006 09:26
I would really like to see this turn into a game. I know at first hand how hard platformers are to make both playable and fun tho, very difficult task. At first glance it kinda reminded me of the film dark crystal for some reason and the charactres the baddie from the rats of nimh cartoon. Awsome style, love colour choice, twirley trees, floor and the clanrat characters especially. cant wait to see more of this. fav

ZZZkodi (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 10/2/2006 09:12
No comments... 7/7 + FAV.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 10/2/2006 08:19
Thanks for all the comments guys .

Atooi (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/2/2006 08:16
This is awesome! Great work buloght. The Ratz character looks very cool!!

Like jalonso said, the foggy background has great impact - very atmospheric.

thor (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/2/2006 04:32
What amazing work again, mr b.

neota: I'd think an arrow above a unit like that can mean only one thing, riding on it.

nihilyst (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/2/2006 03:54
Astonishing. I saw the preview pic in the weekly's showcase and thought: That's a buloght!

calacver (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/2/2006 03:54
Brilliant. This would make for an awesome platformer. The misty depth and rock and pathway is perfect.

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/1/2006 23:44
My main crit is that the cliffs need more depth to work well with the grass. I mean you have dark areas in the grass, and I think those would better correspond with bulges in the rock, instead you've just darkened the corresponding bit of cliff.

I also do not understand the path sitting on top of the grass. it may be a depth problem - my proposed solution is to darken it near the far side (one or two lines, close to the plane that his feet are positioned on.

What is the meaning of the arrow pointing to the boar?

The style is definitely the best aspect of this mockup.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/1/2006 23:24
I love this. The empty space in the BG makes for great impact. It is becoming obvious with every piece you submit that your color sense just may be the key to your pieces being so successful. Amazing.

Hishnak (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/1/2006 18:18
Nice...maybe you could make the BG a little more detailed, maybe add another layer of parallax?

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 10/1/2006 14:05
Such elegant work for the background trees.  Gorgeous.

zeid (Level 5 Sniper) @ 10/1/2006 13:17
I really like how the scenery looks. Its very nice how the tips of the branches spiral looks nice. I feel like the humans skin tone could perhaps be changed a little as with the shading on his helmet. But very nice look and as a game it would be cool im sure.

Mirre (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 10/1/2006 11:53
Awesome! I love the trees, and the clanrats look simply awesome. Great character designs.

Dark Rogue (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 10/1/2006 11:31
Man, that looks freakin' perfect. I can't see anything wrong with it, awesome job.

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