Kraken vs. Vikings

Kraken vs. Vikings

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Kraken vs. Vikings



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Title: Kraken vs. Vikings
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 11 Pixellite :: 79000 points)
Posted: 10/3/2006 11:31
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  194 comments    569 faves    0 avatars

Its been a while in the making, but here it is, finished.  Thanks goes out to all those in the forums here and at pixelation who for the crits.

edit 1/23/10: touched up the palette and made a few tiny tweaks as it was getting a bit outdated, old version found here.


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Drea (Level 6 Time Traveller) @ 2/11/2021 07:37

This is a certified classic 


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StevenM (Level 6 GBC) @ 1/20/2021 20:39

Thank you for taking the time to reply back and correct me! I was so certain about the tutorial thread thing I didn't even look it up in advance to double-check. Turns out I was thinking of the work-in-progress thread on Pixelation that was promoted to 'feature chest' quality (unfortunately the image host seems to have long expired, it's a shell of a thread now). I assumed it was Lost Vikings fanart also, based off the vikings' standout features in this picture. Oh well, no harm no foul.


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cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 1/20/2021 18:13

I've never played the game, so it wasn't intended to be Lost Vikings fanart. I played Diablo2/WarCraft 2 though, so I might have been aware of Lost Vikings back in 2006? Could very well be some subconscioius inspiration, I was just making generic vikings.

Turned out to be a pretty good idea to plug all of my own art in the tutorial thread. Though this one actually isn't in it, you're probably thinking of another, unfinished piece of mine that has a (six-eyed) kraken attacking a ship. This piece has been in PJ's "Hall of Fame" for a zillion years though, mostly due to a flaw that favored older submissions, so it's definitely had more than its share of exposure.


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StevenM (Level 6 GBC) @ 1/20/2021 14:19

I've seen this so many times (mostly thanks to the Pixeljoint forum's tutorial thread) that I hadn't really taken the time to look at the context and realise it was Lost Vikings fanart. Since the second game was released on DOS, PSone and Sega Saturn with a graphical ""upgrade"", I'm morbidly curious what this picture would look like after being run through the pre-rendered wringer. Also, who would voice the kraken? My bet's on Frank Welker.


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fighter_fish (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/7/2020 22:41

Is this inspired by nitrome's latest icebreaker game?

I love the dithering!


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smgorden (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/13/2019 22:21

Outstanding water rendering :) Great scene. Love this!


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Vasily_Kukushkin (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/12/2019 13:18

Pleasant, cartoonish style.


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MultiverseDraws (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/27/2019 21:42

I love this ♥


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MultiverseDraws (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/27/2019 21:41

I love this ♥


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TheOdditey (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 2/22/2018 09:42

This is really good!


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legendarySchoolboy (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/30/2018 08:22

i love this


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Somba (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/22/2017 02:19

Good one


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MrAmsel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/18/2017 21:50

The dithering on the squid is aweseom!


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Johann von Stralow (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/29/2016 09:55

Haha, I really love the captured viking's facial expression!


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Brams (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2016 09:42

Like viking theme.
Nice work.


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Cecion (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/24/2016 17:00

Fun times with vikings & tentacles


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yoAlbireo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/1/2016 23:24

Great choice of palette! Hard to believe it's only 13 colors.


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Mahoop (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/12/2016 11:05

Simple and beautiful


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gablp30stm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/16/2015 06:47

Your water so beautiful, it's hard to do it feel like water actually lol


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DonDidDon (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/19/2015 13:21

This made me go play "Lost vikings" :P


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/12/2014 05:08

This reminds me of Where's Waldo for some reason. It looks great!


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Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/22/2014 16:39

Somehow I like more the old version, it's more light and gives less depth, but I like that  more cartoon style. 


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Hellraiser (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/15/2014 02:00

So cool.


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Chotara (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/23/2014 02:10

This looks just amazing, I can't believe it's only 13 colors :D


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cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/18/2014 22:26

Make sure you check out my newer work as well :)


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Fairy (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/18/2014 11:47

Incredible. I'm a big fan of this piece.


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Phexion (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/27/2013 09:37

This has some fun imagery going on. I specifically like how you done the water and how it fades off into the background. 


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snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 10/23/2013 20:15

 @cure that was such a wonderful pixeljoint specific responce. gosh that's so funny... also nice joke Carnivac


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Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 9/14/2013 00:59

:D                                                  


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cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/13/2013 18:31

 You're a bastard. I hope that purple gorilla gets 10 faves today.


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Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 9/13/2013 09:18

is great


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Arpo78 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 9/10/2013 15:12

 nice, like it alot.


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JohnDeuff (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/24/2013 08:22

 Love it


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P0int (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/25/2013 07:21

I like the increased contrast and more vibrant colors of the update. Glad your work keeps evolving. Thanks for sharing.


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juanillovale (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/20/2013 04:41

Fantastic! good work


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shaturu711 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/3/2013 00:56

 The Viking being strangled is so cute! :D


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lfdf (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/11/2012 09:10

 Awesome.


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Overlorded (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/9/2012 04:09

Awsome! Very good!


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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/29/2012 16:00

 This looks like it needs to be a game of some sort.


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estuardolh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/27/2012 18:56

 uuuh o.o xD
great job!  :D


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Dajil (Level 2 Corporal) @ 10/22/2012 02:52

 DUDE. I favorited this because it reminded me of The Lost Vikings. BUT IT IS THEM, ISN'T IT?!?!

Man.. it's so great. I hope that one day I can create things of the quality that you do.


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berni_sic (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/11/2012 20:58

nice job!
burn your local church


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Complix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/10/2012 06:11

 Only 13 Colours?  Very Nice :)


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jessicauglypug (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/10/2012 05:28

 Very good. Amazing 


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Seki (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/18/2012 00:44

 13 Colors, and it looks like a professional game! Awesome.


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Sanditio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/14/2012 23:04

 13 colors? this is RAD!!


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hahnt (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/3/2012 15:48

this is really good, especially with only 13 colors, very nice :)


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MaxCripple (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/13/2012 05:38

 As a huge fan of vikings, this is just amazing :D


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r3d5 (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/20/2012 01:06

 this one is just really fun and intresting. love it!


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randomboy2007 (Level 2 Peon) @ 3/4/2012 10:11

I remember this was the first pixel art i had ever seen and it is amazing :)




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