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    Why do Indies use Pixely Graphics(16 bit style)?

    Thanks for the replies. I guess you guys have convinced me to go for a pixel route, as it's more economic, I  Can anyone direct me to other games of a large scale(not mobile or casual) that have applied good non-pixel style art?  I know Braid is one, but it's aesthetically not pleasing to me. 
  2. Hey guys, I came to ask a question. There seems to be an ongoing trend with indie devs to go with a pseudo 16 bit art style when approaching game developing. Is there a particular reason why they choose to make this style, or is it a design choice? Is vector really that hard to apply? Does the notion of going HD complicate things? Shantae doesnt seem to have the problem making that transition and BlazBlu/ Guilty Gear have been using HD or larger scaled pixel art for a very long time now.  Is it a resolution problem, where the machines have a hard time transitioning to different devices?  I'm new with these concepts as I'm just an artist, but I have to think about these things as well when approaching the art style of the game.  Hope to hear from the community soon.    
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    Software for animating 2D Sprites

    Graphics gale is the one I use for doing pixel graphics. 
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    Quick question: Tiled or not?

    It's gonna be a pc game. It's just my final project for school. Nothing serious. Gonna work on it with an engine i will build though. The side walls shouldnt be tiled?  Clock tower's side walls have doors and they are animated to open when you touch them. Does that mean the whole room has a sprite sheet?  
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    Quick question: Tiled or not?

    Quick question. I'm trying to replicate art for this game im trying to make for school.  It's the sort of art that's on an x and y axis but has a little bit 3d space in the back. Something like the clocktower for snes. Here's the link http://www.spriters-resource.com/resources/sheets/3/2242.png   Is it tiled or not?  If not, considering the standard size of today's games where we can go 1080p, would doing one full room cause lag with the loading?  
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    Pixel Art for Mobile Devices questions

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate it. If only my friend wasnt such a dork and asked it himself. But I guess this concerns me too coz I'm the one rendering.  We're going to test out the different methods you mentioned here.  I'll come back if we're in a dead in again. Thank you so so so much. 
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    Pixel Art for Mobile Devices questions

    In a related topic, I picked up Lone Survivor on Steam recently. This one is done with pixel art.  How did he keep his pixels that sharp? Did the devs scale it up or is that the native resolution.  (Basically same questions as above, but applies to PC)
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    Pixel Art for Mobile Devices questions

    Yeah, precisely! I knew it was way off when my friend and I were talking about just going with 480x800 standard canvass.  So I guess we need to scale it down a bit, yes and  have an engine that just stretches it out, yes?   Thank you for the help.  About vector graphics; I saw this one guy make a tutorial about adaptive pixel art by laying them down on grids in illustrator and making them seem like pixel art. Thus pseudo-pixel. I dunno how effective that is though but I cant afford illusrator so I'm fine with my free software.  
  9. Hey guys. Me and my dev friend have come together to try and develop a game for Android phones.  I read that Android mobile devices have the native resolution of 480x800. As a pixel artist by trade, does that mean that I have to draw with that resolution in mind. Coz I tried it recently, and the drawings are too big that it doesnt look anything like a 16bit era game.    So here's my question: 1)Is it a technical thing, where we have the engine stretch the art? 2)Or do I have to pseudo-pixel with Illustrator to have it ready for any resolution?   Really hope someone would give feedback.  Ive been mulling over this for a while.   (I've attached a png of the test "look" of the game on 480x800. It really really looks off. I like my tree though.)
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    Pixel Sprites for HD help

    Good day everyone. This is my first post of this account.  I actually had a GDN account before but I forgot my account so here I am starting over because I these days I have the free time to pick up game development again with my friend.  So, we're trying to experiment with new things. And seeing games like Shovel knights, the Wii U game(or was it 3ds), being done and Mutant mudds,  we wondered how the sprites were done to accommodate HD platmorms.  Is it drawn pixel but scaled up in photoshop(or whatever youre using)? Is it drawn pixel in like 20x20 px sheet and then scaled up by programming? We're pretty new at this and we're trying hard. Can anyone give me any input on how to approach pixel sprites for HD? Thanks
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