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MakegamesSA.com – Don’t Hate, Pixelate competition

A quickie:

SA’s game developers’ association makegamesSA.com (read: Indie hangout) is running a cool little comp inviting peeps make PIXEL ART out their favourite characters, and it’s looking like tons of fun!

There are some cool talents here, and lots of people learning. Have a look at just some of these great entries, both in technical flair and spirit!

Edit: Sorry, the gallery’s been obliterated in the Great Blog Crash of 2013… Please head on ahead to the entries thread to check out the good work!

 

Noone’s playing to win, because there’re no prizes besides a good communal pat on the back and the warm fuzzy feeling that you’re among people with interest. And participating means you’ll get eyeballs on your work, which means an awesome opportunity to learn how to do Pixel Art :)

It felt like just not a month ago that I started doing some pixel art for fun, it’s really cool seeing other people learning with me :)

Full entry detail thread

All entries in the competition category

 

Dwarf animation test

I’ve been working on this little dwarf character that will go into my game that I’m planning at the moment, and just discovered the joys of pixel art and animation!

The evolution of Klepto the dwarf:

He started as a pencil sketch, lots of rough details…

 

Then I played around in pixel art…

 

Then thought I’d try my hand at pixel animation…

 

It’s nowhere near finished or polished, and there’s a lively discussion/critique over at makegamessa about it, yet I must say I thoroughly enjoy pixel art and animation! At first it was pretty apprehensive, but it really just takes a bit of imagination to put pixels down where they need to be. I think I’m probably going to keep this approach and pixelify the game :)

 

If you’re interested in giving it a shot, it’s really not difficult

For me the most important thing was to just jump in and do it – pixel by pixel. It sounds hard but it really is a breeze! Here are some nice articles to get you going, they’re all quality stuff :)

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