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Star Captain is going to be getting a new graphic style soon, so that it looks less "indie" whatever that means.

basically i'm busting this shit up to 16 bits and it's going to look much better, while keeping the simple character designs
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kenshinmeowth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Bah, who cares what other people say. You're not editing Cave Story's sprites, you're making your own. No matter how similar they may look at first glance to some people, they're going to be inherently different when all is said and done.

Sorry for posting this so late, I didn't read the journal till now. I love both styles, and hope you can continue working on the game in peace.
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it wasn't what other people were sayin' though, it was what I was sayin'!

the main problem with the old ones is that they were made on a black background rather than grey, so they only look good against dark colours, while the new ones should look good in front of most backgrounds.

the other problem is that there's a whole bunch of minimalistic indie games that look like that, when actual old games never looked anything like that, essentially using retro graphics as an excuse for bad graphics.
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kenshinmeowth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Ah, if these new graphics work better with more than dark color backgrounds, then that's awesome. Sorry for ranting; I just feel bad whenever someone has a good thing going and people start stirring things up for no good reason.

Good luck!
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's fine i rant a lot too!
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JAWRSH Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good man; the indie moniker should be unique, amorphous and constantly evolving by nature.

The indie devs that're throwing together games that're all the same aesthetic flavor are doing the movement a great disservice by allowing it to stagnate.

It's tragically ironic, really.
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea dude EXACTLY

i was sad about bein a part of the stagnation by making something that looked like a cave story ripoff so i'm still doin pixel art but now it's BETTER
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JAWRSH Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's always good to have your own style, and you have a very awesome style.
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Elmind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Levelling it up, eh? I don't think you need, really... But, if you say so.
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think it is really really needed!
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sebamkfan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, 2 of your games looking like Cave Story gets sort of tiring

Though I'd LOVE to see an EGA version of whatever game you are making! even if it's just mock ups!
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm going to make sure NONE of my games look like cave story

star captain is my main project and i'm not gonna start MD's proper graphics until after star captain so that i'll have a better idea on how to do them

also what is EGA???
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sebamkfan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh and, I was talking about SUDS, which is the 2nd game of yours that looked like Cave Story.
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUDS is basically dead though

at least i have no desire to work on it anymore because it has been completely superceded by star captain now.
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sebamkfan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
To be honest I thought it was the weakest of your game concepts, I bet SC will be lots of fun though! always love some shoot em up action!
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUDS was, and still is, a cute idea, even if it's one i came up with entirely in a waiting room.
Star Captain was originally going to be a simple 6 level game, but during discussions, we've brought it far beyond that, and because of that, there is little reason for SUDS to carry on, as SC will be a far better game than what SUDS was going to be.

That said, it might be revived in the future if we can come up with an idea on how to make it interesting.
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sebamkfan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think SUDS could be a fun game if it were like Battle Kid, a non-scrolling platforming game with a lot of challenge to it.

Also I see your Birthday is coming, I'll get around to drawing something!
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe i can fit it in as a minigame in a later project, in an arcade area or something???
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sebamkfan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This graphic card pallete [link]

Either this or the VGA pallete, which is another graphic card
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i might make a piece using that palette one day, it would be a fun challenge
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sunfishparty99 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
his abs are crazy
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Phen01 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
make sure to post Starcaptain sprites in the style so I can plagiarize it for E2R
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ClearFog Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Luck ;/
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FuPoo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
gg indians
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splendidland Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i actually thought that was what indie meant at first, cause i was browsing steam and i was wondering what on earth it meant because all the games in the indie section were different genres
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FuPoo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
one day ill get my INDIE INDIAN game... youll see............................................
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