Level 4 - Hell!

Level 4 - Hell!

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Level 4 - Hell!

Title: Level 4 - Hell!
Pixel Artist: vierbit  (Level 2 Recycling :: 19873 points)
Posted: 7/3/2011 10:54
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  66 comments    298 faves    0 avatars

Every time I start on of these bigger challenges I say to myself "I´ll just make something small sized, maybe GBC specs". But then ideas popping up every day, and in the end I spend more time on it then I originally wanted :/.

edit 11.07.2011
-added tileset/sprites

Weekly Challenge: The Lava LevelWeekly Challenge: The Lava Level
Top Pixel Art - July 2011 (#1)Top Pixel Art - July 2011 (#1)


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Taks (Level 6 Chrysanthemum) @ 4/8/2021 23:50

The tiles are so seamless! Love it!

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Lotus) @ 11/16/2017 07:51

This is one of my fave drawings on this site!

saulc12 (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/6/2015 11:30

I so want to play this - superb...

8TheKat (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/11/2015 19:49

Love the cliffs 

david lunch (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/9/2014 04:00

i love the cliff textures. excellent work.

co_Opernicus (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/5/2013 10:24

  I love the colors, shading and textures... just perfect!

Killsick (Level 1 Private) @ 10/14/2012 00:25

 I love this so, so much... It's amazing. The colours are absolutely perfect, everything goes so well together, your style is wonderful, and damn I wish I could pixel like this...

Jabberwock (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/8/2011 09:03

Chaos Engine + Doom2D ?

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/3/2011 08:37

I would personally use a heavier outline on the tiles if it were an actual game. You made me fall in love wwith blue and purple.

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/3/2011 06:05


ceddo (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 9/4/2011 03:28

 Well deserved Vierbit, this is a beautiful, action-packed mockup!

Parcao (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/3/2011 14:18

 Perfect !! 

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/1/2011 00:06

Just so wonderful!

Smilecythe (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/31/2011 05:19

Six ammos in each weapon?

peanutcookie (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/30/2011 08:43

 Congrats with again winning the top pixel art first place

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/30/2011 06:09

laaassseeeeerrrrrrr . lasserrrrrrrrrrrrr, bang bang booooooom owwww
sorry i got carried away

Arkan85 (Level 9 Rear Admiral) @ 8/23/2011 02:50

Great work!

AlfonMC (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/25/2011 01:32

I also recognised on Indiegames.com. This graphics should be for a game... really, have to... make a game into this style, do it!

7heSama (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/24/2011 21:22

I saw this on indiegames.com and recognized it as the work of someone from PJ... very nice work! I like the bigger demon a lot, he looks dangerous ^^

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/23/2011 04:12

Impressive work! Like ThePixelKnight says, it looks like a Bitmap Brothers game!

Well deserved first place!

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 7/22/2011 07:55

Hat wahrscheinlich schon jemand gesagt, aber chaos-engine look/feel passt hier super.

Die Monster sind auch sehr schoen.


zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 7/18/2011 00:16

Just to say - always is pleasure to watch your works ...

Paramonium (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/17/2011 17:54

 Looks great.  It reminds me of Soldiers of Fortune for the SNES.

Arrow-1 (Level 2 Peon) @ 7/12/2011 00:23

Well sure it looks difficult to play, that color pallette isn't exactly made for readability, it's made for a theme. :o this piece is awesome tits! I especially love the flying shells, they seem to scream "contra".

vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 7/11/2011 02:09

Thanks for the comments/critics.

I agree, actually I already toned down the brightness of the lava quit a bit. Was using on of the brighter yellows before switching to the orange it is now. Hard to say if it would be difficult to play, I could think of more than a few games that look unplayable in still shots but working completely fine when in game.

True, but when drawing the sprites I just wanted to get this finished ;).

Ambient (Level 6 Major) @ 7/9/2011 11:10

 I only think that the two demons shouldn't be identical- I think that in a game they would be in different frames, if not different states (attack, walk, die).

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 7/9/2011 04:23

It's great but my eyes are more drawn to the brightness of the lava rather than the sprites and tiles so would be difficult to play if a real game.

ThePixelKnight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/8/2011 07:00

Awesome work! loving the Chaos Engine look! :D Favd

blackmoondev (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/8/2011 03:52


ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 7/7/2011 16:49

 I want to play this game. ):

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/7/2011 06:04

You're very professional and it shows. I'm sort of sad we don't get to see more of your work for actual games. 

Only possible weakness in regard to other high quality entries is that readability is a bit low in comparison.

RA/pdx (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/7/2011 05:38

 Wow, perfect use of the given palette!

Hishnak (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2011 18:05

 Groovy. I really appreciate the fade from purple to orange as the rocks get close the lava. I think where the rocks overhang (on the right side of the causeway) could benefit from some daker shadows like those under the characters and med kits?

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 7/6/2011 07:09

 This is excellent! Definitely a game I would play right now :)

peanutcookie (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/4/2011 10:51

Wow 5/5 :D

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 7/4/2011 07:36

 I love the cylindrical shapes in the landscape, and the flying things, and the perfectly captured feel of a game.  Really nice.

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 7/4/2011 00:52

 same for me, reminded me of Chaos Engine too, lovely.

a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/4/2011 00:40

 Evil pokeballs make my day! Lava somewhat looks like orange soda to me(:

Jarlaxe (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/4/2011 00:03


Bitmap Brothers forever! :)

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 7/3/2011 20:18

I love your power and your magic xD fav

Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/3/2011 19:28

Wow... stunning!

wuhu (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 7/3/2011 18:40

omg.. chaos engine...

got my vote..


llshadow (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/3/2011 18:07

 Oh man, you got my vote!

[thUg] (Level 6 Hitman) @ 7/3/2011 17:24

You got my vote too, hope this piece finish 1st 

Level 1 (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/3/2011 16:26

 Got My Vote

Aureeo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/3/2011 16:03

Holy... this is epic. I LOVE it.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 7/3/2011 15:18

 Where do you find the time to create such masterpieces in weeks? Great game design, great characters, great background, the amount of tiles is really big because most are used only a few times... HUD, items, and of course LAVA, it is all there! Great work!

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/3/2011 14:47

 masterpiece one! totally perfect for me! congrats

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/3/2011 14:22

It's always your pieces that I get a [x] at... :(

From the preview, it looks hot. Are you able to upload it to imageshack and show me? It'll probably win my vote if so! ;)

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 7/3/2011 14:11

Love the smooth style.

0xDB (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/3/2011 13:37

 On second thought, this looks much more impressive than The Chaos Engine ever did. It's f'in delicious.

0xDB (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/3/2011 13:27

 Loving it! Style looks a lot like in that old Bitmap Brothers classic The Chaos Engine. Instant fav!

Demon11777 (Level 5 Captain) @ 7/3/2011 13:27

 *o* Faved

snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/3/2011 13:01

 dood have you made a game?

you really need to. I would play the crap out of that.

Batzy (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/3/2011 12:55

omg... there goes my third place

DSM (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/3/2011 12:49

you winner really!

neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 7/3/2011 12:11

fantastic, absolutely amazing! Kudos!!!

pixel_rob (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/3/2011 12:08

Fantastic, im really loving the rocks!

InstantSonic (Level 2 Labradorite) @ 7/3/2011 12:03

Oh man, I think I know who won this.

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/3/2011 11:46

Just some excellent work here. Agree about what B.O.B. said.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 7/3/2011 11:44

Out of all the entries, your's displays the best example of handling this palette. Others seem to have trouble making use of the brighter purples, and orange/brown work together, so it comes off a bit busy, or hard to read. This, however, is clean, effective, and readable. Wonderful management of the palette, if I may say so again....Also, glad to see a resurgence of the old pixel artists submit art here again.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 7/3/2011 11:42

 I predict that unless new super awesome stuff comes along, this, the one by Adarias and the Mrmo Tauri one will win, not sure in what order, just a feeling they will.

Very nice :)

Edit: Oh no, right horn of big demon has some outline bits missing D:

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 7/3/2011 11:30

damn fine work here

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/3/2011 11:28

 pro!, another winner!

Mistiqueshis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/3/2011 11:18

 Aah, now I have one more work to add to my favorites on this weekly Challenge. I have 5 options to vote :x

This is very awesome. I loved how you used the colors.

HotDog (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/3/2011 11:16

 lol. Awesome!

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