all in the sprite

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Both Kirby and Super Mario RPG are still stuck in my mind right now, so have some more pre-rendered sprites! These four little critters are my earliest attempts at rendering sprites, dating all the way back from November of 2009. In order to make these, I had to enhance their original Kirby 64 models with proper 3D meshes. The game uses flat shading on enemies to hide the fact that most of them are made of intersecting planes. For those of you not familiar with the enemies of Kirby 64, their names are Punc, Galbo, Cairn, and N-Z.

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Out of all the promising Hyper Light Drifter merch, none so captivated me than the upcoming artbook. Months of teasing later, the beautiful little hardcover finally reached my doorstep (courtesy of @fangamer) and oh man, it’s a heavily packed book.

At 220+ pages, there’s plenty of art to gobble up. Sprites, cutscenes, backgrounds, it’s all here, including a number of designs that never made it to the final product. I’ve lamented whenever artbooks tend to skimp on older concept arts, so this is one department the HLD Artbook will not disappoint. There’s a lot of stuff left in the cutting room floor and they’re all interesting to look at, especially the ones that evolved into the final product (ahh, now we get definite confirmation that some of the South mini-bosses were indeed, the Kickstarter backer designs.)

My only major complaint is that the book lacks commentary. It credits who does what art, but never the details on Why They Did This, What Inspired Them, or Why This Was Cut, etc. The book is brimming with imagery for you to decipher and nothing else. It’s disappointing because I thrive on behind-the-scene trivia of the things I like, but the artbook opts to approach things as minimalistically as possible - the only wordy thing being Alx Preston’s foreword and a bunch of production notes - and heck, if that isn’t fitting within the context of Hyper Light Drifter’s world, then I don’t know what is.

I ordered the limited hardcover edition (which is sold out as of this writing - I have no clue if that one will ever restock) which comes with a white dust jacket and a Drifter bookmark. I’m tickled pink the tassel is the same color as Drifter’s skin. ;D There’s a softcover edition that is still up for purchase though over at Fangamer’s website.

All in all, I am super satisfied to own a copy of this book. Hyper Light Drifter has been something of a mental therapy for me the past year and I’m more than happy to continue my support for Heart Machine and his crew.

BONUS:

Also THIS IMAGE. WHAT IS IT!? IS IT A DREAM GUARDIAN IS HAVING!? IS IT A DREAM WHERE DRIFTER IS DEAD!? IS IT A CUTSCENE THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO PLAY AT THE BEGINNING WHEN GUARDIAN RESCUES DRIFTER?! NOTICE GUARDIAN IS MAKING THE SAME POSE HE DID AFTER HIS LATE WIFE AND CHILD DIED?! JUST…MY HEART. MY OTP HEART MAN!

Update - 25/5/17

I’ve done pretty well on The Wayhaven Chronicles. I’ve finished writing Chapter 6- writing Felix/Farah’s scene was a nice change, as they’re much looser to write than the others.

I’ll be moving onto Chapter 7 next, then it’s only editing and testing, then I can update to the full demo! Chapter 7 should be more linear, so it will be quicker to finish.

Exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time :D

Touch of Fae has fallen behind again :/ I’ve been limited on time recently, and Wayhaven has taken all of it. Hoping to start on a background or a sprite again soon though!

Hope everyone is doing well :)

@nightmares06

That’s probably the first time I’ve heard that reaction to any of our stories XD Better watch out with them, they might be on their way to discovering what vore is (one of the parts of g/t I initially had a phobia of and now don’t mind at all), and sending off all the characters they write to a quick end.

I’m glad to hear you like our story enough to share! Apparently it wasn’t violent enough for them XD Eating all the sprites. Bowman would be offended.


@neonthewrite

To say the least. Bowman would have to avoid these nieces of yours on principal, because they sound like a lot of trouble for the poor sprites. Not for eating!

anonymous asked:

cuddle time w/ dylann?

-you ask dylann over
-he’s hesitant because he just met you but he says okay
-he’s sounds sooo good on the phone
-he pulls up to your house and gets out of his car
-he looks up at you and you lock eyes.
-your heart is beating in your chest and you can’t believe he’s here.
-he walks up to you touching the back of his hair and looking down.
-you invite him inside and he grins and looks up slightly.
-you offer to make him something to eat and drink but all he wants is the sprite you offered.
-you give it to him slightly touching his hand and offer to watch a movie with him.
-he seems excited when he says yes.
-you sit next to him at a distant comfortable between two friends.
-he moves his leg away from you a bit and giggles.
-he’s only there for a movie and dinner as friends but suddenly you’re so cold.
-you ask if you can share a blanket with him.
-“mhm” as he pulls it from behind the couch.
-he places it over his lap and yours as you finishing eating.
-the movie starts and you slowly get closer to him.
-he puts his hand on your leg and pulls you closer to him.
-you’re heart is beating so fast and he can feel it your sure of it.
-he readjusts the blanket as you start kissing his neck.
-he pulls your chin up and kisses you in the lips and you explode.
-you nuzzle your head on his chest as he plays with your hair.
-you both fall asleep better than you ever had before.

Ugh I swear the FR player base is… special. How is it that this festival item drama is going on strong nearly 4 years in to FR? Honestly, let it die. It was already decided that the sprites are forever retired. Y'all have already fucked up any chance of making profit off of future festival items with Joxar’s Spare Inventory. You know it’s just going to turn out like the bears again. The FR staff have proven to be terrible at making good drop rates. Look at the bears from the first NoTN, they were supposed to be “rare” this time around and yet I got as many bears as i did in the first NoTN in the second. Honestly, festivals aren’t even worth participating anymore because of you Tumblrinas.

Rating Of Every Raichu Sprite From Main Series Pokemon Games

Pokemon Red/Blue: 

Detailed for what limited pallets the gameboy had back than, slightly minamalist and simplistic in design as all gen 1 Pokemon are.  I respect this elder regardless for his original design. 9/10

Pokemon Yellow:

A PERFECT BOY!!  Look at that expression full of excitement!  I wish we could have seen more of this quality Raichu in this game.  10/10

Pokemon G/S: 

Designers, c’mon now.  This isn’t fair.  You can’t just make me choose between TWO sprites to rate!!  But if I have to choose, than I prefer 1st sprite.  He’s fat, powerful and that expression on his face just screams of smugness.  The second Raichu, however, seems to have more mischievous expression rather than aggression.  Both receive a 7/10.  

 Pokemon R/S/E/FR/LG: 

Not as fat, but I do like his “PUT EM UP, SCRUB” pose. 9/10

Pokemon D/P:

He’s finally relaxed, he’s no longer in constant attack mode!  I’m so proud of him of his comfort around others!  11/10

Pokemon Platinum: 

 I am concerned for his sudden shift in weight gain, but as long as he feels comfortable with his weight however, than so do I.  Now there’s just more of this big boy to hug. 9/10

Pokemon HG/SS: 

What a joyful expression!  An improvement to the previous 2nd gen sprites. I trust him. 10/10. 

Pokemon B/W/B2/W2:

Another quality sprite!  This one takes inspiration from the mid animation frame from 4th gen, I see!  I appreciate the reference.  Also, look at the those LEGS! 9/10

Pokemon X/Y/OR/AS

Not much detail, and I miss his expressions and pose.  He’s happy with his transcendence to 3D but I miss the little details. :( 5/10

Pokemon Sun/Moon:

NOW THAT’S MORE LIKE IT!!  The happiest boy I’ve ever seen.  Unratable, to put a number on his perfection would be a crime.  He’s not quite as chubby however, but he must be light enough to fit on his tail.  Still enjoys a Malasada every now and than.  Finally gets his time in spotlight with his new found psychic powers away from the popularity of Pikachu.  He’s even got his own Z-move!  Good job, little buddy on your rise to stardom!  

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I had to make a sprite of Caulifla. I love her, and she hasn’t even done anything yet. We got A FEMALE SUPER SAIYAN YA’LL! You know…excluding Heroes and Xenoverse. I know we had Kale a while ago with the opening and promotional art, but I got over Broly a long time ago 👍.

I know I said we wouldn’t touch graphics, but we decided to update some battle sprites after all. Enjoy this preview of HD goodness.

(Note: This was an april fools post.)