{Downieville #9} : The Town

Posted by Mush on Sept. 9, 2013, 3:46 p.m.

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Alright, back to work.


spike1 10 years, 8 months ago

Wow, those look amazing! I really enjoy how detailed your work is, it really stuns me :D. The town looks great, and I love how expansive it is. I'm interested to find out how the noose is used, especially with the mayor there looking all happy, might be some dark humor or something? :D. I really like the reflections, and I think that their painted on which is quite impressive, although there are several parts that look a little different :). Can't wait to see more of this :D

aeron 10 years, 8 months ago

Haberdashery hats got to be my favorite word of all time.

Gift of Death 10 years, 8 months ago

I guess this is what "pixel art done right" looks like. :3

Rez 10 years, 8 months ago

Town has a nice feel, you have an eye for architecture styles. Everything looks so pretty.

Also, asian guy might be too stereotypical.

JuurianChi 10 years, 8 months ago

Are those water reflections done in real time?


Oh, you're serious.

Cesque 10 years, 8 months ago

A-ha! A reference!

(and no, I have no idea what the show is, I came across it trying to determine whether Hopsing would be a realistic Chinese name for a 19th century Chinese immigrant… because you see, Mandarin doesn't allow syllables to end in -p, but Cantonese does, and most of early Chinese immigrants actually came from Cantonese-speaking Taishan, so it's okay)

Mush 10 years, 8 months ago

Also, asian guy might be too stereotypical.
If the game was set in a different time, I'd agree with you. I modeled the character after the owner of the Chinese restaurant where I live + the character that Cesque linked to above, and while he looks stereotypically "Oriental," I don't know how else to portray him. Is it his facial features or wardrobe?

Edit: didn't mean for that to sound so defensive :P I honestly want to know how I can improve it.

I love you and your linguistics, Cesque.

Also, I apologize for not being very active lately!

firestormx 10 years, 8 months ago

What a lazy Chinaman. If he closed his eyes, it would practically look like he's napping.

…I'm allowed to make squinty eyed asian jokes…I have a black friend.

But the art looks awesome. =D

Cesque 10 years, 8 months ago

BTW, are you going to add antialiasing to the text?

Rez 10 years, 8 months ago

@Mush: I'd say lose the hat or the fu manchu and give him at least one unique feature, like some glasses or an interesting hair do. God, do I sound like an overly concerned producer ruining art or what. Whatever the case, I support what you do.