Cosmic Prison Commando - Loading screen

Cosmic Prison Commando - Loading screen

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Cosmic Prison Commando - Loading screen

Title: Cosmic Prison Commando - Loading screen
Pixel Artist: Carnivac  (Level 8 Behemoth :: 21329 points)
Posted: 6/19/2014 12:43
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  9 comments    43 faves    0 avatars

A massive revamp of the old 'loading screen' from my Amstrad CPC-style project 'Cosmic Prison Commando'.   Revamped Jack and in particular his gun, added David behind him and a spacey backdrop with a cool blue look on the right for Jack and a flamey red sun casting it's red light onto David (a blatant attempt at foreshadowing him becoming the bad guy of the story).   Logo got a revamp too.   Much happier with this over the old one.   I don't often do actual pictures (rather than sprites and tiles) but for the overall 8-bit computer game effect it needed a fancy image for it's simulated loading screen.  Wanted an epic 80's blockbuster movie style look and I think I've finally achieved it.   Yeah, this'll do.   Will still probably tweak that damn hand on the trigger though.  It's taken me 2 hours of tweaks and taking photos of my own hand holding a toy gun and it still kinda bugs me.

Amstrad CPC - Mode 0 'wide-pixel' resolution.  16 colours.   Doubled up version with basic 'scanline' effect can be seen at


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JustinGameDesign (Level 8 Marshal) @ 6/30/2014 14:55

I love the character design as well and the balance of shadow and different light sources. Great job.

/R|O|||T|||O|R\ (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/24/2014 21:42

wow , exellent use of colors 

Minus (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/23/2014 14:24

Fantastic! CPC great style!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 6/21/2014 05:35

This is so great Carnivac! 

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 6/21/2014 01:56

I just made this in Paint Shop Pro 7.  Nothing fancy.

Thanks for comments people. I don't often do pictures like this rather than sprites or tiles and I'm glad it's come out mostly ok. :)

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/21/2014 01:26

very good! design, colors, light.

What software do you use for amstrad gfx?

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 6/19/2014 19:32

Glorious work as usual, Carnivac!

anakhronizein (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/19/2014 17:48

The thumbnail picture is fantastic. Not to mention, the actual picture lives up to my expectations! Great pixel art.

felchqueen (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/19/2014 13:54

And there's the money shot! Fantastic!

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