Tagged "pixel art game"


The Merits of the Pixel

Despite its age, pixel graphics show no signs of dying. In an age of planned obsolescence and a never ending-arms race in graphical rendering, pixel art has aged impeccably—with no signs of irrelevancy on the horizon. Pixel art began simply as the visual representation of a game using incredibly low resolution technology. It’s arguable that The Oregon Trail (1971) was among the first game to feature pixelated graphics, even if it featured vague, geological features set against an ominous black void. Titles such as Super Mario Bros (1985) was comprised of blocky, basic graphics because it had no other choice....
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Organizing NES Graphics Banks

A guide to organizing banks of sprite and backgrounds tiles to optimize memory for the NES.
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Creating NES Backgrounds and Graphics

Introduces NES palette restrictions and pixel art techniques by creating a background for an NES game.
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Bite the Bullet - Dev Log 1

Run & Gun, and...eat?  Saw through flesh the new fashioned way or drill through enemies with fast-paced gunslinging with Bite the Bullet. This game combines some of our favorite game elements, ever, with some fun platforming, skill shots, power ups and fast game play.  Also, cannibalism. Story In the 2Xth century, urbanization and pollution caused food and resource shortages. Humanity was able to adopt through technology, devising biologically-implanted nodes which allowed them to consume and metabolize any material, living or inorganic. This necessity sparked a trend in biological manipulation, and soon mankind split itself into two species – the Celestials,...
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