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16-bit Paradise - Animated by drinkdecaf 16-bit Paradise - Animated by drinkdecaf
These are original sprites I designed for a platformer game. I like bats. And skulls.

The animation was done entirely in Photoshop cs2, which was a pain. But I got to use my math skills - all the floating objects are oscillating on a Sin(x) wave.

25 hours or so, all said and done.
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Given 2009-08-07
16-bit Paradise - Animated by =drinkdecaf is a nice eclectic collection of tiles varying from stone, grass, lava, ice and all in between. ( Suggested by MultimediaPanda and Featured by armaina )
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First of all, I am quite sure that I am not alone when I say, this piece is fantastic, and I wonder why your gallery doesn't have more of this.

The amount of time spent on this piece is very clear in all of the details, and I love how it covers all of the elements, and looks so completely natural at the same time. It really does seem like every time I look, there is something new about it. The frogs, the fireflies, the sparks coming off of the lava pit, the flickering lights and candles, the glowing cave.. there is so much too look at here, and not one bit of it seems out of place.
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I'd like to start off by saying that this piece does what it's supposed to do. It truely looks lik a level from a platformer game. What makes it more apparent is the ammount of detail put into everything. I also liked the black backround. It draws all of the viewers attention to the "level". the animation is done just right. just choppy enough to look retro, but not overly choppy like someone trying too hard.
This also just screams imagination. It seems like a whole new wolrd, waiting to be explored. And with so much hapening, why wouldn't you want to?
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:iconkuro-kai08:
kuro-kai08 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
cool
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:iconforeverdark13:
ForeverDark13 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Those look like the bats from Chrono Trigger :P
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:iconartdragon1:
artdragon1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Reminds me of Cave Story
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:iconrober-d:
Rober-d Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Such an interesting piece of artwork. Brings back memories from Lemmings and the first worms games. The light'ing effects are really well done
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sasquatchthen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dood this is amazing i like it :D
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:iconnarrendor:
narrendor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   General Artist
Wow, amazing work! Heh, it kinda reminds me of an I Wanna Be The Guy stage. Oh the memories xD
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:iconrhocutt:
rhocutt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
This great! I really feel pulled into this piece. Part of me i asking when do i pick up the controller :D
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:iconswixel:
Swixel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hehe very cool.
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daniel-harrington Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow! That is friggen' amazing! I am seriously amazed by and bow lowly before your Godly pixel art talent!

-Cheers
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:iconfene-aisling:
Fene-Aisling Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Reminds me of lemmings for some reason.
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sergiocornaga Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Nice! That frog looks like one of the ones from Cave Story or Spelunky.
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:iconantimatumfox:
AntimatumFox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Do you have any tips for making games or animations?
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Ihavenodeviantname Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Writer
COOL!!! ;D
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12Loki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Sprite art = HARD AS F%&%$ XD, hella harder then amature draw

that sayd, i really apreciate more this animations, and pacience for working that hard on a piece

and nice touch with the ancient kitty-blocks lol really cute, your control of the the magna set its amazing, almost the whole piece makes me wanna say something that i never sayd in DA

This is art, my friend! and you sir, are a artist!! keep up because its worth it, or teach me that i'll do it!
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roolsilver Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
This looks like the 'Lemmings' level from hell.
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:iconjjosryo:
jjosryo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is definitely a game I'd play if it exists... I can already hear cute little 8-bit music...

Very nice. I especially like the snowman on the floating iceberg. :)
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Cocktail-Umbrellas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very cool. Lovely work!
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:iconalawrence20:
alawrence20 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
5/5 stars! An epic win of epic proportions!
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:iconluteus77:
luteus77 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Lovin' it. For some reason, this reminds me of Super Mario Galaxy... I guess it's the particle-y-ness.
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:iconyesstoss:
yesstoss Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
I like the skulls of the SS.
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:iconpassacaglia28:
Passacaglia28 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! I am sorry I missed this. I should be shot. Congrats on the DD!! I miss the old days of video games.
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:iconskooterwolf:
Skooterwolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Really beautiful! =D
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:iconda-blue-monkey:
Da-Blue-Monkey Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome.
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:iconpikachuvz:
Pikachuvz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Very cool, I was kinda inspired by this to make a picture,it's not very good but check it out![link]
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misterk94 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
I couldn't imagine spending 25 hours on a project, all at once or broken up.
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LemGambino Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I'm reminded of Cave Story, the tileset reminds me of Mimiga Village. I'd definitely play this game when it comes out. Can you tell what the game's called or are you forbidden from releasing that information?
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drinkdecaf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its just a game I'm working on for myself - it doesn't have a name yet :)
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LemGambino Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Ah, okay. Well, keep us posted, I enjoy a good platformer. (I still think Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is the best PC platformer ever, because of its engine and level editor. More games NEED level editors! =3)
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:iconpurplerose:
purplerose Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Photographer
Love the details.
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:iconcerokilled:
cerokilled Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
cool is awesome i can wait to play that game
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:iconichaicha-yaoi:
ichaicha-yaoi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Sorry accidentally requested print.
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brentrob7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
wow this is awesome!! it has that surreal epic, metroid feel to it!!:) faved!!:)
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:iconbiotype:
Biotype Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:O OMFG!!!!! That's more impressive than how Metal Slug is more detailed than Sonic and Mario.
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AntimatumFox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Nice work, I'm sure you had a good feeling of satisfaction after hour 25 :)
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:iconmuhalovka:
Muhalovka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
wow.....just....wow
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:iconhajike-no-tori:
hajike-no-tori Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Damn, I wanna play a game with your tiles in it! *w*
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GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
coolness :D makes me want to play super ghosts and ghouls :D
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:iconjbwarner86:
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I'd play this game! Bravo, and let me say time well spent!
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:icongoldenthrush:
Goldenthrush Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
It looks like the stuff from Dark Castle, it's beautiful and fascinating, too.
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:iconmonkeysundles:
MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Writer
Shere Awesomeness!!

What was the game?
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:icondrinkdecaf:
drinkdecaf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D Just made up the sprites myself - no game yet
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Writer
Ahh, Ok! Sorry, must have read your comment's wrong.
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drinkdecaf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm hoping to make a game out of them eventually tho :)
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:iconmonkeysundles:
MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Writer
COol! Best of luck to you!!
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:iconacer0:
Acer0 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! thats impressive!
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:iconsap-green:
Sap-Green Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Reall nice.

Buuut.. as I'm sure you've noticed the fireflies are a bit..jumpy
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:icondrinkdecaf:
drinkdecaf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah - wanted them to float around a little more serenely.
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Sap-Green Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
:D cute though
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