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Eery Platformer Mockup by vapid Eery Platformer Mockup by vapid
[Looks like the latest version of dA broke this one. You could only see the full vew by clicking "Download". So I replaced the preview with the full view and it works again, but the preview is now resized and looks like crud. Oh well.]

Actually started and finished this a few weeks back, but it just happens to fit this contest like a glove. ;) So, here it is, my take on a platformer in the style of Castlevania or perhaps Ghouls & Ghosts.

320x200, 24 colours

Update: Thanks for all the comments thus far. I've taken some of your suggestions into account and updated the image: changed the score text back to my old font (the one I designed for the lives counter), added kill and loot counters beneath this, and reworked the player's mugshot. (the old version was pretty poor ;) )
Further update: Now with added moon and water to spruce the background up a bit.
Last update ever (hopefully): Just can't seem to stop modifying this one, hehe. Made two bat sprites, and updated the background with zoggles' suggestion, plus more minor tweaks
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Given 2008-09-05
From the PixelArt Gallery, Eery Platformer Mockup by ~vapid. There are some wonderful game mockups in PixelArt, this one is really appealing with the reflection of moonlight in the water. Colour count 24 ( Featured by ShoneGold )
:icontracelandvectorie03:
TraceLandVectorie03 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice :D
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:iconmarth-the-magikoopa:
Marth-the-magikoopa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
I'm a sucker, for pixels and I'm a bigger sucker for dark lookin halloween esque things. Fantastic job, diggin the color scheme to. :D
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:iconkimitayu-21:
KimiTayu-21 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
holy crappe eoe I remeber this game! er somethin like it!
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:iconcollon28:
Collon28 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks cutsie-fun. When can I play it on the PSP?
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:iconvapid:
vapid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Ahh... that'd be sometime after I start making it for any system. And someone buys me a PSP... hrmm. Well, don't hold your breath. :)
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nciely done! it looks awesome 8D
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
***nicely XD
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:iconlittlink:
Littlink Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I can barely tell he's wearing a hat (not the lives counter)
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:iconvapid:
vapid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Hehe, yeah the hat blends into the background a lot there. Background/foreground colours a bit too similar. Thanks for critique. :)
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:iconlittlink:
Littlink Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, it's what we commenters are here for.
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:iconeichkater:
eichkater Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
heh, this looks like fun ^^
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:iconhedspace77:
hedspace77 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is the best of the DD bunch today :dance:
It's retro gaming feel is very nostalgic
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:iconblackterror89:
blackterror89 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Looks like a game worth playing. :XD:
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:iconloup-solitaire:
Loup-Solitaire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Very beautiful, on what will it run?
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:iconvapid:
vapid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
If and when I get around to making it (*sweatdrop*).. it'd probably run on Windows/Linux/Mac/Dreamcast and anything else I can port SDL based stuff to. :)

I'm currently working a different game with those same target platforms in mind, so will see how that goes first.
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:iconfreya03:
Freya03 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Pretty nice scene
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:iconpantoja:
Pantoja Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great
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:iconaulbath:
Aulbath Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Love the water in the background
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:iconnoistromo:
noistromo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: I want to play that game :D
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:iconpixordesign:
PixorDesign Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Very nice! Great usage of a limited colour pallette! very well done! :) :+fav:
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:iconsalthog777:
SaltHog777 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Making a game huh? Looks way better than the ones I make...
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:iconbormogin:
Bormogin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
You used very nice colors in your drawing. It reminds me of twilight.
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:iconblackaxem:
blackaxem Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Pretty good for super nintendo level game, but i also really like the background. the perspective gives you a nice atmosphere and makes you feel like your inside a midnight world
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:iconmee-tya:
Mee-Tya Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006   Interface Designer
i cant see anything =(
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:iconvapid:
vapid Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
That's odd. Somehow dA has broken this one. Might have something to do with the new version. I'll look at it later today.

Thanks for the watch though. :)
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:iconelhom:
Elhom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I really liked this one !
Great job!
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:iconhalo-zero:
halo-zero Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004  Student Interface Designer
as `wenstrom said above, this does look like a real game! i really like the colors and the characters, but my favorite part is the moonlight reflecting on the water. you did an amazing job on that with a very limited palette.
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:iconrechnaught:
rechnaught Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004
i friggin love this stuff.

when i'm a little more ambitious, i'll be mocking up some platform style games too. i love them so :-)

you rock.
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:iconmchammer:
mchammer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
Wow, nice one.
The moon and it's reflection on the water look excellent.
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:icongjermis:
Gjermis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Digital Artist
This owns. I've always adored pixel art, 'cause what you see is what you get. Thats the way people made it, no fancy tricks or shortcuts.
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:iconblackice:
blackice Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Very interesting, detailed style, and the moonlight/water effects are awesome. nice work.
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:iconmetalmask:
metalmask Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2004
i love these old computer games. very good work! +fav
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:iconzealivityfive:
zealivityfive Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004
awesome amount of detail you were able to squeeze in. nice.
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:icondark-bear-shmee:
dark-bear-shmee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004   Digital Artist
Vapid=<3
I really like this one, great work here, you've always been one of my heros, back in the pixelation days especially.
Ihe character's sword seems a bit... unsharp, and the characters seem a bit stiff except for the skeleton. The bats seem to be in a bit of a static pose. The grass is very nice looking, but it doesn't look very grassy, looks more like a rubbery clumpy kind of texture, and the right tree seems to have little buds on top, or birds or something of the sort, not quite distinguishable. The branches of both trees could use to be thinner in some places, a little more curved, as they feel a bit stiff.
Those are my only complaints, really great stuff, as usual.
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:iconvapid:
vapid Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004
Thanks. :)
Some really good critiques there, quite a few things I'd overlooked. Though I doubt I'll have time to improve this further before the deadline. Will keep them in mind though, cheers.
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:iconolyne:
olyne Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004
It looks so cool. I wish to play it :)
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:iconkainwolf:
kainwolf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
or legend of the mystical ninja even.
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:icondeadlysin:
deadlysin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
that is hot .. wow .. love the way this looks, the arcade-like resolution ..
amazing..
-t.krv
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:icontwistedsocks:
twistedsocks Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004
One of the best entries so far. ;D
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:icontheboz00:
theboz00 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004   Photographer
Whoa! Looks like a real game. I love it.
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:iconblind-ice:
blind-ice Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004   Digital Artist
Fantastic updates on the moon and water background :)

All the more reason for me to fav. this one now :)

Good work
Callan
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:iconzoggles:
zoggles Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004   Digital Artist
Nice mockup! The characters are great, particularly love the skeleton, and the main chars run cycle (seen elsewhere)

As for the rest of the scene, the gravestones are nicely done, and the texture of the grass is fitting, though Im not keen on the trees. Particularly the one on the right. The top of it looks more like some weird alien than a tree. Whilst the shading and texturing on them is great, its the shape and form of them that I think ruins them.

For the background hills, I'd be tempted to use a lot more of that darker shade along the lower half of the hills, they seema little bright at the moment. The sky, stars moon and water are lovely though and glimmering moonlight on the water is nicely done.

Definately looking great overall though :)

-Z-
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:iconastharoth:
Astharoth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004   Digital Artist
This is really very good...I love all the background and the sea is great...
Maybe you could add some flying enemy: I think it could help to make this better.
Great work :)
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:icongas13:
gas13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: Very nice edition here :) Can't suggest anything - looks complete to me. Maybe some flying creature.
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:icongas13:
gas13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
It looks complete now :clap:
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:iconr34p3r:
r34p3r Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004
that rockz verry nice work
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:iconarefx:
arefx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
teh best yet
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:iconmeth0dz:
meth0dz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004   Digital Artist
Sorry, i thought i already commented on this, great job.
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:iconbothesucker:
bothesucker Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004   Digital Artist
i think using premade stuff in a contest is cheating.
and if not, it is still unfair to those people that has a deadline to make theyrs(like me)
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