New Asset Pack: Super Pixel Sci-Fi UI – Futura Max

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Hey everyone, I’m back with a new asset pack! It’s a little later than planned, but that just means I get to tell you all happy Thanksgiving! For real though- Thank you for your patience. It’s been a tough month on my end but things are a little better now.

For this pack, I went beyond what I originally planned by adding a ton of controller glyphs! There’s images for each button and stick on all the modern controllers I could think of. Let’s take a look!

Read on for some awesome screenshots and a download link for patrons, or purchase below!

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Wrapping Up 2023!

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Hey everyone, we’re in the final stretch of the year! That means it’s time for a new schedule that runs through the end of the year.

There’s no WIP Wednesday this week, because I threw out my back over the weekend and am still recovering. So far so good- finally able to get back to work at the computer! Luckily I have a standing desk, which I really need to use more often to avoid future back issues.

As always, the schedule is more of an estimate or roadmap than a rigid thing. You never know when you might throw your back out, after all!

I also have a good chunk of December earmarked on my personal schedule for programming, so there’s going to be a lot of decent progress on the game engine and my other tools!

Can’t wait to make a lot of cool stuff through the rest of the year. See you on the 17th with the first sci-fi UI pack!
– Will

New Asset Pack: Super Pixel Alien Monster Pack 2

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Hey everyone, happy Halloween! The long-awaited sequel has arrived- Say hello to Alien Monster Pack 2!

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WIP Wednesday: October 25, 2023

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Hey everyone, I’m here for a quick pre-Halloween Work-In-Progress Wednesday! Here’s a look at the progress so far on Alien Monster Pack 2.

New Monster: Xenomantis

Hot off the pixel art presses today is Xenomantis, one of the deadliest alien races you could ever have the misfortune to encounter in your journey through the galaxy. Although it resembles a praying mantis from Earth, don’t let your guard down! The Xenomantis is highly intelligent and well-armed. Its scythe-like arms make quick work of even the most experienced space marines. Stay clear of these bad bugs!

Animation Demos

Here’s a sneak peek at some animations from other monsters in the pack!

Moon Muncher: Idle (left), burrow/emerge (right)

Moon Muncher also has a biting attack animation and a walk animation. I knew from the start I wanted it to burrow and emerge from the ground, and I found out on the fly that having it retract its legs would be a cool way to do that. It was pretty interesting to draw, I enjoyed this one!

Skittermite: Walk (left), attack (right)

Skittermite walks like a crab, so I watched some video of crabs walking in slow motion for reference. The body of the crab is actually remarkably stable while walking, but I wanted to add some bobbing up and down for a better visual effect. For the attack animation, it brings its tail up from behind it and fires some energy blasts. I’ll be including a projectile for that, of course!

In addition to these animations, Skittermite also has idle, jump, fall, and land animations. The attack animation is split up into start (show tail), loop (fire), and stop (hide tail) segments.

Wrapping it up

While Moon Muncher and Skittermite are pretty much done, I still have to animate Amoeba and Xenomantis. I’d also like to include small versions of Amoeba and Skittermite, plus two additional simple monsters with a couple animations each. I was planning to release this Friday but I think I need a little bit more time, so I’m moving the release to Sunday 10/29 instead. As long as it’s here in time for Halloween, I’ll be happy!

Thanks for your support- I can’t wait to see what you guys make with these monsters!

– Will

WIP Wednesday: October 18, 2023

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Hey everyone, it’s time again for another Work-In-Progress Wednesday! I’m here today with another sneak peek at the upcoming Alien Monster Pack 2, plus a little more about what I’ve been working on other than pixel art.

Alien Monster Pack 2: Two New Monsters Revealed!

Put your hands, claws, or tentacles together for the latest new species to be discovered in Alien Monster Pack 2! On the left is Amoeba, who we met last week.

In the middle is Moon Muncher, an alien quadruped known for its voracious appetite. Its spiked carapace can repel most attacks, and although it’s slow and heavy it never fails to catch its prey using its powerful jaws and fangs.

On the right is Skittermite, a vaguely insectoid alien creature that can infest pretty much any space station. It’s adept at moving quickly from side to side, and can even jump! Let’s hope you don’t meet one on your next spacewalk…

Stay tuned for the reveal of the final alien monster next Wednesday, and the asset pack release on the 27th, just ahead of Halloween!

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New Asset Pack: Super Pixel Props – Mansion Pack 1

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Hey everyone, the next asset pack has arrived! Late night release. It’s still Friday the 13th somewhere, right…? Well, I started the upload when it was still Friday, so it counts!

Say hello to Super Pixel Props: Mansion Pack 1!

This asset pack includes a variety of furniture, curios, and fine art. There’s plants, chests, portraits, and lots of vases.

This asset pack is currently available to $5+ patrons via this link: https://untiedgames.itch.io/super-pixel-props-mansion-pack-1/patreon-access

This was a really fun asset pack to make. At first I was just drawing props that interested me, but eventually it coalesced around the “mansion” theme and I really got into it. My favorite furniture piece is the leather couch. You just know how that feels from looking at it, which means I accomplished my goal! My other favorites in this pack are the two portraits. I actually haven’t done much like that before, and it was really fun! In the spirit of Spooktober, I included versions of them with their eyes looking left, center, and right. That way their eyes can follow your player through the scene!

Can’t wait to do more props packs later on. Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you on Wednesday for another WIP post to check out the alien monster pack!

– Will

WIP Wednesday: October 11, 2023

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Hey everyone, I’m here for another Work-In-Progress Wednesday! Let’s see what’s cooking in my pixel art cauldron for Halloween…

Alien Monster Pack 2

I’d like to introduce the first monster of the pack: Amoeba!

Amoeba is a ground-based amorphous blob enemy. It has a central core, which is the vulnerable part.

The design of the monster is complete, and after releasing the props pack I’ll be animating it and designing the rest of the monsters. I can’t wait to show you the next three monsters next week!

Props Pack 1

This is the perfect asset pack for a spooky mansion or haunted castle environment!

New to the pack since last time are plants:

Tables and a few things to put on them:

…And some more furniture, including bookshelves.

Let’s put it all together in a scene, for fun!

Props Pack 1 will be coming your way on Friday the 13th. Spooky!

See you soon with more pixel art!

– Will

WIP Wednesday: October 4, 2023

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Halloween Assets!

The spooky time of year is upon us once again! It’s my favorite season of the year for pixel art- I love drawing monsters and other terrors of the night. This month I have a couple different things planned. Let’s take a look!

Blood FX Pack 1

Since I’ve been enjoying drawing effects, I decided to do a pack that’s 100% blood effects! I’ve actually wanted to do this all year, but saved it for a special season. 😉

Like other effects packs, it’ll include 10 effects in both a large and small size, and different color themes. Need green blood for a monster or purple blood for an alien? I’ve got you covered! Blood FX Pack 1 is coming your way on Friday.

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New Asset Pack: Super Pixel Fantasy FX Pack 1

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Hey everyone, the new asset pack is here at last! It’s a few days later than I planned, because I’m a bit of a perfectionist. This has some of the sparkliest effect animations yet!

This asset pack has 10 fantasy effect animation types. Each one comes in both a large and small version, and each one has multiple color themes! Let’s take a look at some more juicy preview GIFs.

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