Adventure Background: Graveyard

Adventure Background: Graveyard

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Adventure Background: Graveyard

Title: Adventure Background: Graveyard
Pixel Artist: buloght  (Level 6 Centaur :: 15212 points)
Posted: 10/7/2007 05:25
Frames: 12
Statistics:  164 comments    702 faves    0 avatars

This was for an adventure game I am working on, however it is not what I wanted, will be redone later in its entirety when I go back to the game. There are a lot of things I would change, but since I won't be using it, I might as well post it here haha.

The flame was referenced in shape from a gif I googled.

I also wanted to still make the small stream and animate it, also have the flame have animated effect on surroundings.

[edit] This will be used again in my game (thanks for the kind feedback), with added anims.

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Zeh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/9/2007 18:04

The atmosphere is perfect!


sondre (Level 1 Thug) @ 10/9/2007 13:46

wow, that's some impressive dithering

not too certain about the greenish tint of the light/flames on the other hand (may be the monitor though)

Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/9/2007 13:26
wow, I'd love to work on an adventure game with you some time.

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/9/2007 08:56

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 10/9/2007 04:37
Nice scene, especially the atmosphere it conveys.

de Thch (Level 1 Private) @ 10/8/2007 23:54

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/8/2007 16:55
1 word: amazinglyawesomecoolness.

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/8/2007 15:07
exelent love the mood it radiates

Koch (Level 6 Made) @ 10/8/2007 14:24
Excellent atmosphere!

The_Elder (Level 1 Thug) @ 10/8/2007 14:03
Totally magnificent!

Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/8/2007 12:54
As to the flatness, I imagine as a background it's perfect.  You wouldn't want the background competing wiht the foreground elements anyway.  This is an unbelievable piece.

indorin (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/8/2007 12:24
very nice :)fantastic

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/8/2007 10:47
Only thing I don't like is that two big trees have their tops coloured differently. I understand they are supposed to fog away, but I think you could have made the transition less abrupt between those brownish and greenish colors.


Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/8/2007 10:09
darkshire ^^°!

Rikas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/8/2007 09:02
Reminds me of Monkey Island 2 which i think is a good thing :)

Snovind (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/8/2007 08:49
A superb peice 5/5
looks great

Sabata (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/8/2007 08:18
thats all I can say.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 10/8/2007 06:55
I don't deny anything :D No, seriously I know about the flatness, was still gonna make them (the one tree in particular) more rounder, but I am just too lazy to add another pixel to this and its already three months old. Weeeh.

stickman: Yes, a pointy clicky adventure about barbarians.

Thanks for the comments :D

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/8/2007 03:51
fantastic work!

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 10/8/2007 03:03
Oi! I never said it was a bad thing... just pointing it out. :P

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/8/2007 03:01
Great work! The pencily sketchy feel of the trees suit the scene perfectly. Is this for a point and click adventure?

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/8/2007 01:33
This is just AMAZING !!! Great anim and details ! There's life in there ! Great work ! Fav and 5/5.

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) @ 10/8/2007 01:09
Are you kidding me. This is epic. *Jawdrop*

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/7/2007 22:17
This has skill all over it...

Wonderful work indeed!!!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/7/2007 18:04
I find the flatness the unique aspect for this scene. I see lots of 1930s-1940s Disney quality in this unique approach to the flatness. I think Lar needs to look at it again from another angle : /

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 10/7/2007 17:58
skeetskeet mawfawka

ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/7/2007 17:25
This is amazing! there is a certain quality to it that makes it special, it's hard to describe, it has a hand-drawn look to it, kind of like the backgrounds for Monkey Island 2 (Which really was hand drawn.) Excellent work.

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 10/7/2007 16:48
wow! scene of the year in my books! With Larwick mentioning that the trees "seem a bit flat" - I think it helps give a bit of cartoonish realism to this scene, which is what I think you were going for. It's too bad you can't use this for your game.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 10/7/2007 16:37
Those animations are fantastic. Brilliant scene. Some of your trees seem a little flat to me. But lovely work.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 10/7/2007 13:52
Thanks for the nice comments everyone :)

varock_shade (and others who mentioned this): I agree, I still had to do that (but room will no longer be used), I did have it so initially, but I hadn't come round to it once I upgraded the fire animation, as some would know who saw the thread.

tomic: the feeling is mutual :D

inkspot: yeah, I had a hard time at the river and since I wasn't going to use it anymore my meeting with the river animation would have to wait for another day. I did have a few go's, but failing ones :). There are a lot of things that isn't correct for the game, and design wise too I messed up a little not for what I had in mind initially, happens when I don't do enough design sketches.

josiah: The river is left blankish since I haven't done the animation haha :(

Thanks again all!

ceddo (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 10/7/2007 13:38
Wow, this is superb. A still image would have been excellent, but those animated torch flames make it fantastic. Faved!

Josiah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/7/2007 13:10

This is excellent, the fire's animation is very fluent, and the image is very atmosphereic. However that stream of water could use some flowing animation. But I'm guessing you didn't get around to it, huh?

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/7/2007 12:24
Beautiful. Needs some light flicker on the trees near the torches though. As is the torches don't look like part of the scene.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 10/7/2007 12:18
I remember when I made this.

CircleOfTheDarkOnes (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/7/2007 12:09
The fire's awesome.

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/7/2007 12:00
Haha, poor buloght couldn't manage the flowoing river :D

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/7/2007 11:00

Mirre (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 10/7/2007 10:31
@ _ @ Damnit... this must be one of the best pixelart pieces I've seen this YEAR. Love the subtle motion in the animation of the torches. Makes the picture really come alive in a mysterious way (:

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 10/7/2007 09:35
Holy crap o_O That's awesome. The fire stands out especially. Very, very awesome.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/7/2007 08:56
I'm too old to be treated this way...I nearly had a stroke.

*downloaded as my new desktop picture :D

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/7/2007 08:42

I was wondering when I'd see this show up on here ...

Great work, as always.  I did like some of the river edits made over at AGS, but this is still excellent without them!

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/7/2007 08:36
Hey, where's a river gone? =o
Awesome work, well, you know that.=)

umcelinho (Level 1 Thug) @ 10/7/2007 08:29

that looks VERY amazing!!!

hey, since you've animated the flames, why not push it a lil forward and animate some wind on the grass as well and some night creature, like an owl, or a bat, or some small rodents on a tree..?

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/7/2007 08:28
Ah, whats wrong with it then? I remember it being in AGS forums. Nice work!

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/7/2007 08:12
Good god you are so talented. You also must have an incredibly amount of patience to make something this beautiful and, when not satisfied, be prepared to redo it from scratch. By far my favourite piece from you, great job!

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 10/7/2007 08:02
No real surprises here, awesomeness as always.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/7/2007 07:54
It's amazing how much the flame animation brings it to life!

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/7/2007 07:51
Oh, fuck, you make me crying.
I think I should kill myself now...
this is one of the best pixel art EVER!!!

soda (Level 10 President) @ 10/7/2007 07:43
So awesome, such a creepy feel.  Fav.

A.B. (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/7/2007 07:39

The fog looks so... Real! O_O

5/5 and fav'd.

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