The icons were very well done, but they weren't what I expected. I thought they'd be set up for use in RPG Maker with the same pixel scale as the tiles but the icons are made to take up the same space as the tile. This means when you have 48x48 tiles, the icons at the same pixel scale are 48x48, not 32x32 like they'd need to be. I get why this was done, to have the icons match in scale for all setups you'd only have a 10x10 space to work in at the original 1:1 pixel scale. It just wasn't what I was expecting and won't be as useful to me as I thought.
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Sorry, I don't use Gmail for business. Is there a problem with Hotmail? I can get on another service temporarily so we can talk if you need me to.
BTW, if this is about a possible commission or offer to join a project, the answer will be no. I don't do commissions anymore.
It shouldn't be missing anything, but this is the second comment I've gotten about that in a short period of time. I'll redo the zip file and upload it again just in case, but it may not be right away. I have a few files I've been meaning to add in but can't without talking to someone about it first. I have a hotmail email, drakecastle, you can contact me there.
There has been some confusion before about one of the screenshots, which doesn't use the artwork as tiles. Specifically people usually are wondering where the gabled windows are. Those were not included as tiles, but with some minor editing you can get the same look. The parts to put those together should be in the same folder as the angled walls, if not please let me know and I'll re-upload the zip.
Well, you could just write your own (don't need a lawyer, just a clear set of rules). I don't know of an existing one doesn't allow being distributed as assets, but you could avoid many of the problems with CC0 by switching to CC-By or OGA-By (the same thing but without the anti-drm clause).
A friend of mine is using your tiles for a game. Until I saw screens from it I had no idea that these tiles looked so nice. I don't think your previews are showing them off to their fullest. You might want to have a few previews that are easier to see the tiles in, maybe jpged if you're worried about people just taking them.
http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11... Comprehensive and very helpful for avoiding common mistakes.
http://gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/sywtbapa_almighty_gra... I learned a lot from this one.
http://manningkrull.com/pixel-art/walking.php This is just a tutorial for making walk animations for side scroller sprites but it helped me understand walk cycles in general.
http://2dwillneverdie.com/tutorial/ Lots of good tutorials with tips that are the most useful for larger peices. It's advanced stuff, don't start with this one.
Yeah, I can tell from your links that you know your stuff. I think finding an art partner could be a good idea. Maybe you could try recruiting in a game creation forum instead, you'll be a lot more likely to find what you need.
I never go for those types of offers. Don't know of any professional artist who does, actually. It's nothing personal, it's just that most games are abandoned before publishing, and of the ones that get made the majority sell very poorly. It's a bad investment, and art is difficult enough to make a living off of without that kind of risk. You may be able to find an inexperienced artist who's willing to do that sort of split. You'll need to make a really great pitch for the game though, something that makes an artist want to claim the project as their own. Since the money offered is the equivalent of a lottery ticket you need to offer something else to get people to spend their time and effort on you.
Ah, I keep meaning to make a webpage, but I've never managed to finish one and put it online. Following me on here is probably the best way for now.
Sorry, i don't do commissions anymore. Good luck with your game.
Hello! I've been slowly working my way through your backlog of time lapses. I don't remember how I found them, but they're very interesting. You have a very different way of working than I do, and though sometimes it drives me crazy, I've also learned a lot, especially about how to work faster on larger pieces.
Have you heard of Pyxel Edit? Your method to repeat tiles works surprisingly well, but each time I see you use copy and paste to get tiles to repeat I think to myself, "I need to tell him about this, it would make this so much faster".
Anyway, thanks for posting the streams. They've been fun and interesting and useful.