Space Crusaders Explosion 01a

Space Crusaders Explosion 01a

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Title: Space Crusaders Explosion 01a
Pixel Artist: wormwood  (Level 1 Rookie :: 205 points)
Posted: 1/10/2009 14:59
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    1 faves    1 avatars

I'm working on the graphics for a new version of Space Invaders with a gameplay twist. I want an explosion that's different to the usual outward expanding fire ball. I know it's not the greatest special effect in video gaming but what do you guys think of it? Any feedback appreciated.

The game's resolution would be about the same as the original Space Invaders but played at 200% or 300% for extra low res pixel loveliness. If any of you know a coder who may be interested in collaborating to produce the game in an online playable format can you please let me know.


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wormwood (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/13/2009 07:37

Thank you for the feedback guys. I will certainly post more of the game graphics as soon as I have anything I think is close enough to pixel perfect.

Mrmo Tarius...
I wasn't aware of Tyrian so I checked out the freeware version. Now that's some quality pixel work. Apparently all done in DPaint on an Amiga 1200. Now those were the days.

The crusaders (invaders) may also get hit from above so the explosion (or vaporization) would sometimes be flipped vertically, but blue in colour to match the plasma bolt coming from above. The animation plays faster in Image Ready. I hope it just looks slow because GIF's are sluggish as I would rather not remove any frames.

"Nice for a game" ? But crap for...? :)

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 1/12/2009 18:42
Nice for a game.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/12/2009 13:09
Very nice.
I think the explosion works since they are most likely to be hit from below, so the 'ball' scanning upwards makes sense. The actual in-game animation should be a bit quicker, tho.
Also I like your pixelling. Please post some more as you make it.

Platnium (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/12/2009 09:55
T this is pretty cool.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/11/2009 19:15
Ha! Nice explosion :)
Always liked those semi-3d effects, this reminds me of the shield effect in Tyrian somewhat :)
I also like the invader redesign, definitely oldschool looking, but with a modern twist :)

Want moar :)

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