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My submission to the GB Pixel Art Jam 2023

Theme: “An Awesome Discovery”

Once I read the theme I thought in an idea: What if the characters of a Game Boy game realized they were in a game? Wouldn’t that be an awesome discovery? At least for them… ha ha ha.

I originally thought in iconic characters such as Kirby, Mario, Link to see the “other” side of the screen and realizing they were being watched through a window (the GB screen).

I started to sketch many ideas by hand, and I soon realized I really didn’t have any experience in doing isometric views for any games (although I have always loved how those look).

Instead of using Nintendo characters, I decided to explore how “Glory Hunters” (my own game) would look in a game with a different perspective and making one of the NPCs watch the other side of the Game Boy to get surprised by it.

For the reaction of this NPC I decided to use the iconic emotion sprite that comes with GB studio as a little reference to the engine itself.

What I ended up doing was a diorama of a scene within my own game.

I really liked this opportunity to join a JAM in which with little time you could have a break from whatever you are doing to create an image for the stuff you love: Game Boy and GB Studio.

I only used Aseprite to create this image, and some of the sprites I already made for my own game (main character, two mobs, the back of the NPC and a squirrel).

The rest were adapted (not greatly) to be seen in an isometric view (trees, bushes, fence), and others were created from scratch (open treasure chest, house, meteorite, clouds etc.).

StatusReleased
CategoryOther
Rating
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(1 total ratings)
Author2think design studio
Made withAseprite
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Game Boy, Isometric, Pixel Art, PNG, Retro

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Hi,
well I am actually (finally) just geting through old tabs to disclose them and then I just stumble over this. And I must I like it nice idea! Maybe that is something wich can be even proberly mad eout into a actual game?
In anyways wish you as always just the best!
Cheers!

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Yeah. The isometric point of view is very appealing indeed. The idea of making an RPG like Super Mario RPG has always been on my mind, or even a spinoff of glory hunters using this view. Hopefully this idea can evolve into something playable and fun in the future. You never know! Ha ha ha.

Thank you for the wishes! I appreciate them!

Yeah haha that would be something great indeed!

No worries, just want the best for everybody! :)

I'm not very familiar with the GB library, but I played a lot Pokemon Gold and Wario Land 3, so I got the isometric Pokemon vibe haha

warm, cozy and nostalgic

Good luck with your next projects!

Thanks a lot! Pokemon and Mario Land 3 are one of my favorites! Gotta finish Wario Land 3 soon! Thanks for the comment!

Great idea! Well executed.

Thank you! Will try to develop the idea in the future. Thank you for the words and the comment!

Extremely well executed, and very good art!

Thank you so much! It was really cool attempting this perspective. Glad you liked it!

Really clever (and amazing pixel art)

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Thank you Joel. I It helped quite a lot to just readjust some of the sprites I already had and arrange then in an isometric view. Still a lot to learn using that perspective but it was quite fun and helped distract myself from the routine. I love imagining little dioramas inside my gameboy with their little worlds happening inside it ha ha ha. Thank you for your comment!

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awesome!!! the art its so beautiful  




Thank you! Glad you liked it! I really love the isometric art within games. Maybe this could turn into an idea for the future! Ha ha ha

Lovely concept and nicely executed.

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Thank you! First time trying to make something with an isometric view. I always love to think the characters in a GB game (or all videogames for that matter) have their own little life within a diorama style world ha ha ha. Thank you for the comment and for organizing this! It was really fun!