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New Tileset: Super Pixel Space Base http://untiedgames.com/new-tileset-super-pixel-space-base/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:23:42 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=966 Continue reading New Tileset: Super Pixel Space Base]]> ;artwork;null;http://untiedgames.com/new-tileset-super-pixel-space-base;blog_title_blue;red;New Tileset:;Super Pixel Space Base;

This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new tileset: Super Pixel Space Base!

Finally, the Super Pixel series is back! For the third installment in this SNES-inspired tileset series, we’re going out of this world!

It’s been a while since I did a sci-fi tileset, so it’s a pleasure to come back to that genre. Here are some more previews:

The download link for $10+ patrons is here: http://untiedgames.itch.io/super-pixel-space-base/patreon-access

Thank you for your support! Coming up next will be a new video!

– Will

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Speed Spriting: Super RPG Dungeon http://untiedgames.com/speed-spriting-super-rpg-dungeon/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 16:25:16 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=960 ;video;null;http://untiedgames.com/speed-spriting-super-rpg-dungeon;blog_title_red;blue;Speed Spriting:;Super RPG Dungeon;

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New Minigame: Demon’s Hymn 2 http://untiedgames.com/new-minigame-demons-hymn-2/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:26:38 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=956 ;announcement;null;http://untiedgames.com/new-minigame-demons-hymn-2;blog_title_red;blue;New Minigame:;Demon’s Hymn 2;

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new minigame… Demon’s Hymn 2: Prelude of Night!

This minigame was made in about 2 weeks for Low Rez Jam 2018. It’s the sequel to the game I made for Low Rez Jam 2017!

Go slay some demons!

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New Art Pack: FREE Crusher Enemy http://untiedgames.com/new-art-pack-free-crusher-enemy/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:30:15 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=947 Continue reading New Art Pack: FREE Crusher Enemy]]> ;artwork;null;http://untiedgames.com/new-art-pack-free-crusher-enemy;blog_title_blue;red;New Art Pack:;FREE Crusher Enemy;

This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new asset pack:
FREE Platformer Enemy: Crusher!

This is a totally free asset pack, for anyone and everyone!

Whether you’re my patron or not, you can use this asset in your game. I hope you enjoy it!

This is the first of my assets to include descriptive, fully-labeled spritesheets! It’s perfect for beginners and advanced game developers alike.
(Compact, unlabeled spritesheets are also included.)

It includes four color themes, each with 9 animations:

  • Idle (8 frames)
  • Attack down (6 frames)
  • Attack up (6 frames)
  • Attack left (6 frames)
  • Attack right (6 frames)
  • Impact down (6 frames)
  • Impact up (6 frames)
  • Impact left (6 frames)
  • Impact right (6 frames)

The download link is here: https://untiedgames.itch.io/free-platformer-enemy-crusher

Thank you for your support! I’ll be doing more videos soon, and I’m hard at work on some new tools, including the tool used to create the labeled spritesheet!

– Will

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New Tileset: Retro Pixel Cave http://untiedgames.com/new-tileset-retro-pixel-cave/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:12:14 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=938 Continue reading New Tileset: Retro Pixel Cave]]> ;artwork;null;http://untiedgames.com/new-tileset-retro-pixel-cave;blog_title_blue;red;New Tileset:;Retro Pixel Cave;

This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new tileset: Retro Pixel Cave, as well as a Super Pixel Cave update!

This is the first tileset in my Retro Pixel series! It’s a retro de-make of my Super Pixel Cave tileset. It includes a whopping SIX color themes!

Here are some previews:

It includes the three original color themes of Super Pixel Cave, as well as three bonus color themes: The Dawnbringer 32 palette, the Pico-8 palette, and the NES palette.

I’m already excited to use this tileset myself in a minigame for Low Rez Jam this year!

The download link for $10+ patrons is here: http://untiedgames.itch.io/retro-pixel-cave/patreon-access

Also, I have a Super Pixel Cave update!

First off, the Super Pixel Cave tileset is now available for $5+ patrons! Here’s the download link: http://untiedgames.itch.io/super-pixel-cave-tileset/patreon-access

Second, Super Pixel Cave has been UPDATED with a new color theme! This color theme uses the Dawnbringer 32 palette.

Thank you for your support! Another new pixel art asset will be coming your way next week!

– Will

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Screenshot Saturday: Caves, Particle FX, and Atmocopter! http://untiedgames.com/screenshot-saturday-caves-particle-fx-and-atmocopter/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 21:50:26 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=911 Continue reading Screenshot Saturday: Caves, Particle FX, and Atmocopter!]]> ;video;null;http://untiedgames.com/screenshot-saturday-caves-particle-fx-and-atmocopter;blog_title_violet;orange;Screenshot Saturday: Caves,;Particle FX, and Atmocopter!;

Hey everyone! New Screenshot Saturday video!
This will cover some stuff my patrons have seen before, as well as some new stuff that’ll be coming your way soon.

Click “continue reading” for a transcript of the video.

Hi everyone, I’m here again with a new installment of Screenshot Saturday! Today we’ll be looking at cave tilesets, more particle effects, and a new Atmocopter level. Let’s get started!

First up: Following my Super RPG Dungeon tileset, here I’ve got Super RPG Cave. This tileset came out earlier this week on my asset store and for my patrons.

I’ve always wanted to do an RPG cave! Having done the dungeon tileset first, it was a little easier to create since I was able to use the same template. The rock patterns presented their own new challenges, though!

Like the dungeon tileset, it includes three color themes. You can also see here that it also includes the same objects as the dungeon tileset: Locked doors, switches, levers, and treasure chests.

Pits are more flexible in this tileset, and can be any shape. I also added bridges to cross them.

Here you can see the whole scene! This is the third and final color theme.
I really like how organic the shape of the level can be.
A link to this tileset is in the video description. (Link)

Next, here’s something you might recognize. This is Super Pixel Cave, a tileset I did last year.

Why am I showing this, you might ask?
Well, I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I decided to do something special with it…

Say hello to Retro Pixel Cave! This is a retro de-make of the Super Pixel Cave tileset.

It’s still a work in progress, but it will be released next week for my patrons as well as on my asset store.

In addition to the three original color themes from Super Pixel Cave, I’ll be adding some special bonus color themes!

This color theme uses the Dawnbringer 32 palette. I like how it adds a little more contrast.

Want even more retro? This color theme uses the Pico-8 palette! For those of you who dabble in fantasy consoles, this one’s for you.

The NES palette may also make an appearance!

This one cheats a little bit… The NES hardware can only use 4 palettes with 4 colors each, but I’m bending that rule to keep some details I’d otherwise lose with that restriction.

Remember the Super Pixel Plains tileset? This one will also get the same retro treatment!

Here’s a VERY rough look at what it’d look like using the DB32 palette.
After finalizing the colors in Photoshop, I’ll go into Pyxel Edit and tweak the tileset to look better at the lower resolution.

Next, here’s something I don’t think my Youtube community has seen yet! Earlier this year, I released two particle effect packs. This is “Will’s Magic Pixel Particle Effects!”

These were the precursor to the explosion effects I showed in the last video. Unlike the explosions, these were (mostly) rendered at a higher resolution, then downsampled and color-limited to become pixel art.

That might sound easy, but it was actually quite a painstaking process! It’s worth it for the result, though.
There are 20 effects in all. The implosion and charge effects are my favorite!

The explosion effects I showed last time were easier to make. I think I had a better workflow, thanks to the experience I got from creating these effects!

This pack is available on my asset store as well as for my patrons. (A link is in the description!) (Link)

Next is a companion to the previous pack… My first NON-pixel art pack! This is “Will’s Magic Particle Effects.”

I was really inspired by the special effects in Final Fantasy Tactics, and I wanted to see if I could use my particle engine to do something similar. It was a success!

Just like the last pack, this pack also has 20 animations, all at 60 FPS.
This pack actually came first! It was easier to start with higher-res effects because I wasn’t sure how the particle effects would turn out as pixel art.

This pack is also available on my asset store as well as for my patrons. (A link is in the description!) (Link)

Finally, I’d like to show off a work-in-progress level for Atmocopter. This is the first level of a laser-themed world!

The enemy we’re fighting in this picture is a little dangerous. His shots bounce off the walls, so be careful!

Here’s a laser cannon. They’ve actually been in the game for quite a while… They were one of the first things I added!

They’ve gone through a lot of changes since then, though. They used to be lethal, but now they bounce you back while still dealing decent damage.

There are some pretty cool things we can do with lasers in this world! Reflecting lasers is the main puzzle theme. This puzzle also tests your knowledge of previous puzzles by using a floating platform that you’ll have to move!

Bonus real life screenshot! This was taken on my bike ride this morning.
It’s nice to get away from it all!

And that’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed the screenshots, and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

– Will

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New Tileset: Super RPG Cave http://untiedgames.com/new-tileset-super-rpg-cave/ Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:57:23 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=907 Continue reading New Tileset: Super RPG Cave]]> ;artwork;null;http://untiedgames.com/new-tileset-super-rpg-cave;blog_title_blue;red;New Tileset:;Super RPG Cave;

This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! Took a short break last week, but I’m back with a new tileset: Super RPG Cave!




This is the second tileset in my Super RPG series. Like Super Pixel Dungeon, it includes 3 color themes! Here are some previews:



This tileset also includes the same additional objects as Super Pixel Dungeon: treasure chests, movable blocks, floor switches, wall switches, levers, pits, and locking/unlocking doors. I really like how this tileset turned out!

The download link for $10+ patrons is here: https://untiedgames.itch.io/super-rpg-cave/patreon-access

Thank you for your support! Another new pixel art asset will be coming your way next week!

– Will

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Screenshot Saturday: See what I’ve been working on! http://untiedgames.com/screenshot-saturday-see-what-ive-been-working-on/ Sun, 24 Jun 2018 01:33:13 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=904 ;video;null;http://untiedgames.com/screenshot-saturday-see-what-ive-been-working-on;blog_title_violet;orange;Screenshot Saturday:;See what I’ve been working on!;

Screenshot Saturday is now a blog post AND a video series! Read why here.

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Speed Spriting: Space Shooters PART 2: Tilesets & Asteroids http://untiedgames.com/speed-spriting-space-shooters-part-2-tilesets-asteroids/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:32:28 +0000 http://untiedgames.com/?p=902 ;video;null;http://untiedgames.com/speed-spriting-space-shooters-part-2-tilesets-asteroids;blog_title_red;blue;Speed Spriting: Space Shooters;PART 2: Tilesets & Asteroids;

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New Tileset: Super Pixel Space Base

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This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new tileset: Super Pixel Space Base!

Finally, the Super Pixel series is back! For the third installment in this SNES-inspired tileset series, we’re going out of this world!

It’s been a while since I did a sci-fi tileset, so it’s a pleasure to come back to that genre. Here are some more previews:

The download link for $10+ patrons is here: http://untiedgames.itch.io/super-pixel-space-base/patreon-access

Thank you for your support! Coming up next will be a new video!

– Will

New Art Pack: FREE Crusher Enemy

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This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new asset pack:
FREE Platformer Enemy: Crusher!

This is a totally free asset pack, for anyone and everyone!

Whether you’re my patron or not, you can use this asset in your game. I hope you enjoy it!

This is the first of my assets to include descriptive, fully-labeled spritesheets! It’s perfect for beginners and advanced game developers alike.
(Compact, unlabeled spritesheets are also included.)

It includes four color themes, each with 9 animations:

  • Idle (8 frames)
  • Attack down (6 frames)
  • Attack up (6 frames)
  • Attack left (6 frames)
  • Attack right (6 frames)
  • Impact down (6 frames)
  • Impact up (6 frames)
  • Impact left (6 frames)
  • Impact right (6 frames)

The download link is here: https://untiedgames.itch.io/free-platformer-enemy-crusher

Thank you for your support! I’ll be doing more videos soon, and I’m hard at work on some new tools, including the tool used to create the labeled spritesheet!

– Will

New Tileset: Retro Pixel Cave

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This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new tileset: Retro Pixel Cave, as well as a Super Pixel Cave update!

This is the first tileset in my Retro Pixel series! It’s a retro de-make of my Super Pixel Cave tileset. It includes a whopping SIX color themes!

Here are some previews:

It includes the three original color themes of Super Pixel Cave, as well as three bonus color themes: The Dawnbringer 32 palette, the Pico-8 palette, and the NES palette.

I’m already excited to use this tileset myself in a minigame for Low Rez Jam this year!

The download link for $10+ patrons is here: http://untiedgames.itch.io/retro-pixel-cave/patreon-access

Also, I have a Super Pixel Cave update!

First off, the Super Pixel Cave tileset is now available for $5+ patrons! Here’s the download link: http://untiedgames.itch.io/super-pixel-cave-tileset/patreon-access

Second, Super Pixel Cave has been UPDATED with a new color theme! This color theme uses the Dawnbringer 32 palette.

Thank you for your support! Another new pixel art asset will be coming your way next week!

– Will

Screenshot Saturday: Caves, Particle FX, and Atmocopter!

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Hey everyone! New Screenshot Saturday video!
This will cover some stuff my patrons have seen before, as well as some new stuff that’ll be coming your way soon.

Click “continue reading” for a transcript of the video.

Hi everyone, I’m here again with a new installment of Screenshot Saturday! Today we’ll be looking at cave tilesets, more particle effects, and a new Atmocopter level. Let’s get started!

First up: Following my Super RPG Dungeon tileset, here I’ve got Super RPG Cave. This tileset came out earlier this week on my asset store and for my patrons.

I’ve always wanted to do an RPG cave! Having done the dungeon tileset first, it was a little easier to create since I was able to use the same template. The rock patterns presented their own new challenges, though!

Like the dungeon tileset, it includes three color themes. You can also see here that it also includes the same objects as the dungeon tileset: Locked doors, switches, levers, and treasure chests.

Pits are more flexible in this tileset, and can be any shape. I also added bridges to cross them.

Here you can see the whole scene! This is the third and final color theme.
I really like how organic the shape of the level can be.
A link to this tileset is in the video description. (Link)

Next, here’s something you might recognize. This is Super Pixel Cave, a tileset I did last year.

Why am I showing this, you might ask?
Well, I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I decided to do something special with it…

Say hello to Retro Pixel Cave! This is a retro de-make of the Super Pixel Cave tileset.

It’s still a work in progress, but it will be released next week for my patrons as well as on my asset store.

In addition to the three original color themes from Super Pixel Cave, I’ll be adding some special bonus color themes!

This color theme uses the Dawnbringer 32 palette. I like how it adds a little more contrast.

Want even more retro? This color theme uses the Pico-8 palette! For those of you who dabble in fantasy consoles, this one’s for you.

The NES palette may also make an appearance!

This one cheats a little bit… The NES hardware can only use 4 palettes with 4 colors each, but I’m bending that rule to keep some details I’d otherwise lose with that restriction.

Remember the Super Pixel Plains tileset? This one will also get the same retro treatment!

Here’s a VERY rough look at what it’d look like using the DB32 palette.
After finalizing the colors in Photoshop, I’ll go into Pyxel Edit and tweak the tileset to look better at the lower resolution.

Next, here’s something I don’t think my Youtube community has seen yet! Earlier this year, I released two particle effect packs. This is “Will’s Magic Pixel Particle Effects!”

These were the precursor to the explosion effects I showed in the last video. Unlike the explosions, these were (mostly) rendered at a higher resolution, then downsampled and color-limited to become pixel art.

That might sound easy, but it was actually quite a painstaking process! It’s worth it for the result, though.
There are 20 effects in all. The implosion and charge effects are my favorite!

The explosion effects I showed last time were easier to make. I think I had a better workflow, thanks to the experience I got from creating these effects!

This pack is available on my asset store as well as for my patrons. (A link is in the description!) (Link)

Next is a companion to the previous pack… My first NON-pixel art pack! This is “Will’s Magic Particle Effects.”

I was really inspired by the special effects in Final Fantasy Tactics, and I wanted to see if I could use my particle engine to do something similar. It was a success!

Just like the last pack, this pack also has 20 animations, all at 60 FPS.
This pack actually came first! It was easier to start with higher-res effects because I wasn’t sure how the particle effects would turn out as pixel art.

This pack is also available on my asset store as well as for my patrons. (A link is in the description!) (Link)

Finally, I’d like to show off a work-in-progress level for Atmocopter. This is the first level of a laser-themed world!

The enemy we’re fighting in this picture is a little dangerous. His shots bounce off the walls, so be careful!

Here’s a laser cannon. They’ve actually been in the game for quite a while… They were one of the first things I added!

They’ve gone through a lot of changes since then, though. They used to be lethal, but now they bounce you back while still dealing decent damage.

There are some pretty cool things we can do with lasers in this world! Reflecting lasers is the main puzzle theme. This puzzle also tests your knowledge of previous puzzles by using a floating platform that you’ll have to move!

Bonus real life screenshot! This was taken on my bike ride this morning.
It’s nice to get away from it all!

And that’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed the screenshots, and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

– Will

New Tileset: Super RPG Cave

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This post is also available on my Patreon.

Hi everyone! Took a short break last week, but I’m back with a new tileset: Super RPG Cave!




This is the second tileset in my Super RPG series. Like Super Pixel Dungeon, it includes 3 color themes! Here are some previews:



This tileset also includes the same additional objects as Super Pixel Dungeon: treasure chests, movable blocks, floor switches, wall switches, levers, pits, and locking/unlocking doors. I really like how this tileset turned out!

The download link for $10+ patrons is here: https://untiedgames.itch.io/super-rpg-cave/patreon-access

Thank you for your support! Another new pixel art asset will be coming your way next week!

– Will