Irkalla Mech

Irkalla Mech

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Irkalla Mech

Title: Irkalla Mech
Pixel Artist: Skydsgaard  (Level 1 Rookie :: 1039 points)
Posted: 4/1/2014 15:35
Statistics:  37 comments    191 faves    0 avatars

Hope you like it!! 

Edit: v.2.0

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Draxen (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 9/16/2020 11:31

Best thing is this can be viewed in almost all sizes and still looks awesome!

Malfesto (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/14/2019 09:21

Love it!

Zeenix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/30/2015 01:51

You're so talented, oh my god! <3

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 4/8/2014 00:36

Such smooth animation with such simple tricks. Love it!

RabidGolfCart (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/7/2014 18:22

I dig this.

atei (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/7/2014 10:35

UMPH.  Faved.

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/7/2014 06:36


Dunlan (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/4/2014 14:21

Awesome! This has to be one of my favorites! 

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/4/2014 12:39

Yeah, a lot better now. All the really obvious stuff is pretty much fixed.

Skydsgaard (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/4/2014 11:37

Thank you a lot for taking the time to comment! :):):):) and for all the feedback, it's really appreciated <3

Well, in fact, if you start to look at the details separatly you note a lot of weird pixel jumping ^__^U but I hope that, when the mech will move along the screen, these things will not be so visible ...The litte ventilation thingy [ \\\ ] and the little piece below the head, were the most obvious... I think it's better now.

But, sure, it can be improved and polished in a lot of ways.

@_Connor ahhhh Shadow Complex..great game, I'll never know why this went so unnoticed.. Anyway, I would like to see what that inspiration brings to your 3D practices :D

javis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/4/2014 10:23

I'll like them :)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/4/2014 09:21

It is not super hard. It just requires solid construction. Quick thing I did, not supposed to be 100% like this mech, just a proof of concept.

javis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/4/2014 07:24

Oh come on guys, this work is fantastic, doing 3D movements in a complex design like this one is super hard and he got the animation pretty awesome already.

omn (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/4/2014 02:30


I disagree with ptoing entirely. The only thing that slightly bothers me are the vents (? I guess) on the right arm. When arm moves back, it doesnt transform. Its not that of a big deal, but i thing it could be fixed simply by thinning these vents in the last frame by one pixel. Really looking forward for this game!

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/3/2014 10:47

The more I look at this the more it annoys me. It is a lovely design, but the animation and angles of certain things are so wonky... The angles the legs are facing make no sense either. The leg on the left is pointing directly at us and it looks like it is at an 45 degree angle or so to the body. Which would mean the other leg would be that too, but then we would have to see it from the side completely and not at an angle.

Seriously, either do proper construction of your stuff in 2D or, for something as blocky as this, make 3D templates to work from. It will look so much more solid and be worth the work.

Sorry for the ranting, I am only doing this because I really like the design.

Hishnak (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/3/2014 06:57

This is really groovy. The first thing I noticed was that it seems like the angled vents on the arm should distort a bit to make that arm really look like it's rotating. I think those legs could have a bit more action in them. I see some other comments below along this line. Overall–sick.

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 4/3/2014 05:54

So simple and so absolutely amazing! 

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/2/2014 09:21

Like the style and it's a pretty cool animation, although I have to say that some of the rotating looks weird. Specifically the thing on the left with the \\\ stuff and the head/thing under the head look incorrect.

It does not look like you constructed the shapes from a top view, rotated them there and then projected down. This is what you should do for maximum accuracy.

Also it looks a bit overly stiff, legs could use some actualy rotating at the joints.

Kosvid (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/2/2014 08:25

Yes, we like it!
This one is great. You have achieved unbelieveable realism with changing just a few pixels. Its right leg lacks some movement, though, so the robot seems to walk sideways. 

Nevertheless, it is one of the best pixel art animations I`ve ever seen so far.

Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/2/2014 03:36

almost missed this! So glad I finally clicked :D

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/2/2014 02:36

It's so amazing it hurts!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 4/2/2014 02:02

So badass

Agree with Jamon. Also his right leg seems to make a lesser move than the other because we only see the vertical component. You might emphasize that vertical movement to compensate.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/2/2014 01:57

Great! Only thing that missing here is changing light of higlighted areas...

Dashh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/2/2014 01:12

That's some clean animating, nice work. Oh and misleading preview, perfect as well.

adamSrgnt (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 4/2/2014 00:15

This probably takes the cake for most misleading preview I've seen in a while haha.  What a pleasant surprise, though.

dethnero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/1/2014 22:05

it looks like a style of #sworcery:two brothers

dethnero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/1/2014 22:03

it is coooooool

Benjiro (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/1/2014 20:58

awesome D: look like 3D :) nice animation effect

_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/1/2014 20:54

I've been meaning to practice some 3D by making a mech. This is definitely inspiration for said project.  This looks like an awesome enemy to fight. Kind of reminds me of shaadow complex, but a lot cooler.

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/1/2014 20:01

Nice! I love the tiny details like the way you animated the little rocks.

Dokitsu (Level 9 PS1) @ 4/1/2014 19:46

incredible!. so 3Dish.

Franuka (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 4/1/2014 19:31

Haha, nice preview indeed.
Gee, I think I have a fetish for geometric styles.

gogglecrab (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/1/2014 19:24

God damn this is cool.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/1/2014 19:22

wow, this is truly beautiful. 

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/1/2014 18:22

Incredible. Best preview to art I've seen all year. Fav'd.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/1/2014 16:56

My jaw literally dropped when I saw this.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 4/1/2014 15:41

How does this look so three-dimensional? What sorcery is this!?

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