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Title: Lordmancer
Pixel Artist: Gas 13  (Level 9 Boss :: 21922 points)
Posted: 8/21/2012 03:56
Statistics:  39 comments    92 faves    0 avatars

Some tiles from the game I was working on a while ago.

The castles have no shadow because of the sprite size limit :)

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Caladium (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/19/2016 15:10

looks nice~

dyluck (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/30/2014 05:11

I particulary love the giant spider.

davilca (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/13/2012 04:30

Great piece overall, and fantastic water tiles, man! Although the water looks closer than other stuff due to the size of the waves.

Chellex (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/15/2012 14:28

Reminds me of the Heroes of Might and Magic games. They always had plenty of color and style.

Voldimars (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/29/2012 11:44

 so beautifull! inspiring. 

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/28/2012 21:56

 It reminds me of the game settlers somehow, probably cause of the buildings.

This is a great piece, I´m particularly found of the snow, and very specially, that top left chest.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/28/2012 15:33

 colors are great but not harmonical, I would rather play it on black and white.

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/27/2012 15:47

Very nice, i hope the game was finished!

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/26/2012 00:42

 That water texture is STUNNING <3

Dyl (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/25/2012 04:39

 Wow, this is great!

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/25/2012 00:29

"Tweak them until you have a nice feeling" is an option. Some random base color, than darker for shadows, brighter for highlights with a slight hue shift - that's pretty much it. Then I just tweak it till I like the way they work together.

piiichan (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/24/2012 18:37

Thanks Gas 13 for replying.

I might have to do this kind of art for contract work, so I see it's a lot of work not to be underestimated, especially given my current level.
Yes, HoM&M 2 and 3 are great sources of inspiration, those guys knew their stuff. The first Starcraft also has awesome pixel art.

One more question about colors:
How do you choose the colors ?
Do you tweak them until you have a nice feeling, or do you have some pre-defined palette ?

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/24/2012 15:42

 Awesome, it has a really nice style. 

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/24/2012 14:09


Silva (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/24/2012 07:07

 Very good, I liked the textures

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/23/2012 18:30

Thanks again, guys :)

piiichan, It took me about 2-3 weeks to create background tiles and all the transitions, about a day for every castle (I should note I had great concepts for each of them). Something like that. That was my first RPG tileset but I was examining a lot of tiles on this site, HOMM 2, 3, Warcraft.

piiichan (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/23/2012 15:13

Yep, looking so good !

How long did it take to make, roughly ?

And how much experience do you have with making this kind of pixel art ?

Benjiro (Level 8 Shodan) @ 8/23/2012 13:49

fuking awesome

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/22/2012 21:17

Looking really good Gas!

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/22/2012 10:37

Kasp3r, That was my favourite game for a long period of time :)

Kasp3r (Level 1 Private) @ 8/22/2012 10:19

Very cool! The theme reminds me a lot of Heroes III

Fizzick (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/22/2012 09:07

I'm loving all those multiple light sources.

Buddy90 (Level 6 Manager) @ 8/22/2012 08:52

Looks delicious. Good work.

mrduke (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/22/2012 01:53


Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/21/2012 21:47

Thanks again for comments! :)

Yuran, right on target. Who isn't :)

Danori, start selecting with marquee tool, move cursor until you reach same pixel row you have on the other side, do the same moving down until you note same line on top, boom - you've got the tile :) I don't have a permission to share them but there's no problem to get them out of this image if you really want to.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/21/2012 20:51

Cool stuff! I also find it overpacked/saturated/nopriority but I assumed that it would be not so in the game, which was confirmed by your comment below :). Great to see you are still at it, and great to see that there are still games made with awesome pixel art!

I really like the ice, and the ice castle is my favorite too!

Danori (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/21/2012 17:57

 Wow, this is great, if you don't mind, would you share the actual tiles? I'd love to learn how you arranged these all so well :S

Gavralcraw (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/21/2012 16:21

This is great. Love the whirlpool.

Yuran (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/21/2012 13:02

Gus, I can see that you're a fan of the game "Heroes of Might and Magic 2"


Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 8/21/2012 12:39

Great! I love it all, especially that water and treasure chest.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/21/2012 11:11

Thanks for the comment, Adarias. The way I put it together is not really the way it looks in-game, I just wanted to drop in as much as possible to showcase what's been done :) Probably gone over the top. Normally it's not that detailed, 2-3 tile types for a large location and you can't find screenshots of the game with more than 1 castle - http://www.lordmancer.ru/images/mobile_ready.gif

Still I agree with the reading issues. No mockups were made beforehand, there were separate "characters" and "tiles" tasks and the only things I had in mind to make characters stand out was the outline and the shadow.

Thanks for the other comments, guys. Always appreciated.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/21/2012 10:33

 I feel like the whole thing, while gorgeous, suffers from some serious priority read issues that would ultimately make things very difficult on the eyes when playing.

I would suggest killing the local value-contrast on the non-functional (i.e, bg) elements.  you can preserve all of the tight pixel work and pleasing color usage, but allow the characters and buildings to really pop. http://i.imgur.com/NR1MU.png

Muller (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/21/2012 09:30

 amazing,loved this piece  she seems that sweet *o*

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 8/21/2012 07:01

This is top quality, great work. It looks like a happier version of "Heroes Of Might & Magic II".

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/21/2012 06:38

That's a sexy looking game.

LachieD (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/21/2012 05:18

 What Iceberg said. To have this skill and make a game in this quality...then I could die hapily.

Iceberg (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/21/2012 05:14

I wish I could ever learn to draw so well.

Batzy (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/21/2012 05:04

 Amazing! fav'd

A2J2TIWARI (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/21/2012 03:59

I've just one thing so say: OH MY GOD! THIS IS LOVELY!

How the hell you guys are so good at pixel art? XD

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