Long ago, I started this as a piece of promo art before abandoning it in a folder titled “New Folder 3″.
I actually “got my start” in video games, having scored a few jobs doing bitmap art in high school. I remember one of the games ended up getting published. A dull side-scrolling shooter called “Gort”. I can find no evidence that it ever existed.
In college, I worked on a series of groundbreaking never-to-be-released adventure games. Looking back, it was years of work for little-to-no pay, but I learned a lot.
Once I started this bitmap Heck and Dead Meat poster, I was flooded with pleasant memories of placing pixels. And I soon realized that if I was really going to to a good bitmap poster, I’d basically have to create a whole tileset and some poses from animated character turns and… I ain’t got time for that!
Plus, Dead Meat’s got nothing to do with video games. Or at least very little. So what was the point?
Still, there’s something soothing about making pixel art. It probably has to do with the grid and limited palette forcing me to contend with the sort of rules I usually prefer to ignore; knocking my brain into a different drive. Maybe after Dead Meat I’ll still be game for some game art. But in between, I plan on getting really into Mai Tais.
- THE MARIONETTE
height/weight: 6’ 1"/ 119 lbs
b day: 11/30/1952
blood type: ???
romantic/sexual orientation: biromantic/heterosexual
yaoi type: uke
hobby(ies): sleeping, doll making, embroidery, spectating
personality: maria is almost always focused on some sort of scheme to free the souls of the children from their “eternal” prison, if not in a constant state of mourning and regret of the day it all happened. she blames herself for it bc she left the establishment w/o her bearings. she works w/ spring bonnie in attempts to try to communicate w/ the loose souls that now haunt the restaurant as they are. she’s always spectating and observing the other animatronics as each day passes.. and is always hoping for goldie to give her another chance…
- MARIAH JACKSON
height/weight: 5’ 6"/ 150 lbs
b day: 11/30/1952
blood type: A
hobby(ies): singing, reading, sewing
siblings: clara afton (dead)’ micheal afton
personality/story: after finishing her time in boarding school (now w/o the memories of what happened before, how her sister was killed and why she was in such despair, bc of the coma blanking her memory), maria mellows out. the new smile she wears seems sketchy at times, but it’s almost always warm and welcoming. she‘s usually quiet, but maria’s always willing to get to know new ppl. especially her new step-son, gregory. but some ppl just aren’t willing to give in to such open arms.. on the day of amber’s birthday, she was a bit distracted; luther jackson, her husband, had dropped the two off at the pizzeria for the party. she was at a payphone, trying to call him so he could pick her and gregory up to go back home. gregory watched the other kids, but something was wrong. stacey was just staring down a dark hall, prohibited to unauthorized personnel, claiming that she saw someone that needed their help. gregory wasn’t willing to follow but, in concern for her safety, went after her. while maria’s back was turned, he and the other children followed stacey down the hall, and into a storage closet. maria heard a scream and realized that gregory was gone. she couldn’t find him anywhere. the restaurant was ordered to be cleared immediately and ambulances arrived shortly afterwards. 2 bodies were recovered: stacey’s and vincent’s, dressed in micheal afton’s uniform. she was unconscious, he was dead. the other bodies simply vanished. no traces. the authorities wouldn’t give her answers (even if they could), no matter how much she begged. maria sought to find those answers herself, by taking a job as a security guard at the sister location that would become the atmosphere of the first game, arriving early to search for clues in secret and enduring the horrors of what players experience in the game itself. on the fifth night, maria somehow manages to sneak out of her office to see if she could reason w/ anyone else who might’ve known what happened that day (bc there was no other way, everything she had tried already didn’t give her any insight on the case) the marionette finds and kills her. she later realizes, in the body of her reaper, that it was really her all along
- MARIAH AFTON (THE FIRST SOUL IN LIMBO)
height/weight: 4’ 1"/90 lbs
b day: 11/30/1952
blood type: A
siblings: clara afton, micheal afton
story: the middle child of 3. her little sister, clara afton, took more interest in her father’s work than mariah did. she was a bit of a problem child too. bc of this she was sent away, as a recommendation from her step-mother, to boarding school back home in england for most of her childhood. after hearing of clara’s death, mariah was able to go back home for her funeral. this put her into a deep and worrying mourning state. she was the very first crying child, that you see outside the restaurant in the second five nights game, in one of the later mini-games after you die ((iforgetwhatitwascalledsomethingaboutcake??)). after her unexpected interaction w/ vincent, who used his power to temporarily disguise himself as a 9-year-old boy, she was found unconscious and seemingly lifeless on the sidewalk and was immediately rushed to the hospital. she remained in a coma for 2 weeks afterwards, but miraculously, made a complete recovery. what she, or anyone at all, didn’t know was that vincent had placed a curse upon her. a curse that would lie dormant for years, waiting for the correct moment to activate and take control. marking her eventual.. and brutal fate…