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Title: Piggies
Pixel Artist: Max Marshall  (Level 1 Gangster :: 250 points)
Posted: 8/14/2014 14:30
Palette: 76 colors
Statistics:  29 comments    57 faves    0 avatars

My first time pixelling in a few years. These are some enemy pig characters from a smart phone game I'm working on. Its working title is Aporkalypse now. You can view a screenshot of the game here - http://i.imgur.com/NSDcs5u.png

I've used quite a lot of colours, A lot more than is necessary, for sure.

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Volrak_Rutra (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/1/2014 09:24

dem snouts, man, dem snouts.

franfox (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/27/2014 07:55

¿Did you make a game with this awesome pigs?

Jabberwock (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 9/4/2014 16:41

I like it. Stylish and with great sense of humor. 

P.S. Did someone mention Optimus Prime on the screenshot? 

caca (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 8/26/2014 18:26

I saw it in the preview. Under the yellow under the pig's right arm, there a 2 pixels of different colors that keeps appearing and disappearing. I don't know if that was intended?

By the way it's cool. It makes me think of the enemies in Mother 3.

citrusfish (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/20/2014 14:08

The jowl flapping is inspired.

adpdl (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/20/2014 07:38

Ahah!  I would so use one them as an avatar. Pleaaaase?

-ian- (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/18/2014 19:36

Just awesome :D

LTPATS (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 8/17/2014 21:45

Wow these are fantastic! The only thing that caught my eye was the wire / cable on the bottom piece. I feel like the entire cable would be moving more, not just the small section at the end (maybe have it "push back" a bit when the jaw is closer to it.). Love the clean silhouettes and the animation, lots of attention to detail!

Max Marshall (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/17/2014 10:35

Thanks folks!

ayuuznurinda (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/16/2014 21:14

Ahahahaha LOL Very COOL ONE

Blackhook (Level 3 Chief) @ 8/16/2014 03:47

Flying pigs? What has the world come to? Now those are some neat looking flying machines, kudos.

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 8/15/2014 17:09

The Fleshiness in the faces is so neat.

Max Marshall (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/15/2014 13:43

Hi Hawk. Thanks, I'm happy that you like the sprites. I'm putting a lot of love into them.

I'll take it as a complement that the screenshot reminds you so much of STF. It's an awesome game and a great modern pixel art style in my opinion. It's certainly not a deliberate copy, but I'm sure on some level I'm quite inspired by its art style.

However, the gameplay of Aporkalypse Now will be nothing like STF. It'll be a very touch screen based game with (what we consider to be) a unique take on a popular play genre. We're actually hoping to bring something new to the table. A very twitch based play experience that works within the limitations of the interface. We don't want to reveal too much right now as it is still in the early stages of development, but I think it will please a lot of gamers.

I peronally don't think a run and gun game like STF (with or without the rewind mechanic) could work well on a touch screen phone. Generally run and gun games lose something with the lack of tactile feedback. The most successful attempt at it that I've seen is Apocalpyse Max on iPhone & iPad. It's actually worth checking out if you haven't already.


HawkTheSlayer (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/15/2014 13:15

Fantastic characters and great style/animation........My only concern is that the screenshot looks incredibly similar to 'Super Time Force'.

I hope that the game isn't just a clone of that game, as although STF is awesome it would be a pity for these sprites to be wasted on a clone game as they clearly have enough uniqueness to warrant there own, original game.

Please tell me that the game will be something as original and delightful as these pixels truly are!! 

Max Marshall (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/15/2014 05:26

Thanks everyone for the kind comments and useful feedback!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/15/2014 04:54

Lovely details.

Well done!

Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/15/2014 04:04

hehehe, so cool

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Ruby) @ 8/15/2014 02:26

Where's Duke Nukem when you really need him? 

Max Marshall (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/15/2014 00:48

I can't really say too much about the game play just yet since we're quite early in development, but it's safe to say there will be a lot of running and gunning :)

Max Marshall (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/15/2014 00:44


elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/15/2014 00:33

Great style! Screenshot looks rather great, I definitely would give this a shot.

Mega_19 (Level 6 Manager) @ 8/14/2014 23:55

the bad piggies gang? 


Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 8/14/2014 19:19


AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/14/2014 19:12

I love all of these!!! So funny!

Dont (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/14/2014 18:05

haha amazing

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/14/2014 18:04

Is the game like Metal Slug?

Pheno (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 8/14/2014 17:22

I love the way they flap in the wind. Consider adding more difference between your hues as you shade, like shading the yellow into orange or brown.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/14/2014 17:22
Great animation 
Hey I saw your work on Facebook !!


felchqueen (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/14/2014 15:37

Loving them!

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