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|For Wakanda |
February 16th, 2018 by PrimeOp
Celebrating the release of the live-action Black Panther movie with an update featuring T’Challa, his friends, and his foes I know, some have been both friend and foe, but this isn’t the time for that argument, I’ve got an update here.
Custom Sprites: the Black Panther, the Dora Milaje, Klaw, and Nightshade were added to the Marvel gallery. T’Challa, the Dora Milaje and Nightshade have multiple sprites, so be sure to check out their mini-galleries!
mini-logos: Klaw and Nightshade
**edit** added Jungle Action-era logo for the Black Panther
The new stuff has been added to the GFX Generators, where you can make your own graphics!
Last, but not least, this is the short (and kinda rushed) version of an idea I’ve had for almost two decades now. One of the sprite sets I wanted to make for M.U.G.E.N. was the Black Panther and I even had an idea for a fancy intro storyboard for it. I never got around to making a whole sprite set, but the intro (and the perfect theme song to use for it) has been stuck in my head ever since. Again, this was rushed (outside issues ate up a lot of time I’d rather spend working on this), but consider this a down payment on the full version I want to make some day.
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|2018: a new year of newness about oldness |
January 25th, 2018 by PrimeOp
First of all, just in case you didn’t come in through the front door, check out the new and improved index page. That new index pic is YEARS in the making, because I wanted the new version to have 0% sprite edits. That’s all scratch-made, including a sprite done for the new group shot and can’t be found in the galleries yet. I’ll let you find him for yourself. That external link icon set is new, too. Like a lot of the things in this update, it’s long overdue, so let’s get to the rest of it.
Info Center: After years of neglect, the Game Index, Company Index, S-Files/Character profiles and Definition/Vernacula-X sections have been recoded and the main page itself has a new pic with site character Vonetta (a.k.a. Vernacula). She’s in charge of the Info Center and likes the place to be quiet, so keep the noise down while you’re in there.. The pages mostly look the same, but there were a lot of little fixes and improvements to a lot of entries, and the new system I’m using for all of them makes it easy to make changes in the future. Unfortunately, since I’ve been working on this here-and-there since mid-2017, I don’t remember all the brand new pages, so this is a partial list:
– Definitions: Doppelgänger, fighting game, fixed screen, frankensprite, head swap, tile
– S-Files: Billy Lee, Jimmy Lee
Custom Sprites: there are now separate galleries for Alex Kidd, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Ninja Gaiden, the Zelda series
– Ghosts ‘n Goblins: a new scratch-made Arthur sprite.
– Mega Man: a new scratch-made MvC1-style Mega Man sprite.
– Data East: Santos (Trio the Punch)
– Konami: Solid Snake (MGS)
– Sega: Mary (Quartet)
– Marvel: Black Cat (Spider-Man arcade fighting stance)
– Illmosis: a new sprite of Vonetta (a.k.a. Vernacula)
Sprites: lots of behind-the-scenes work was done on nearly all the galleries, mostly switching to the new image display format. There are a few new things, though.
– Golden Axe: the Duel: all arcade big portraits are now there (and separate) and an new .GIF of the final boss.
– P.O.W.: new gallery with sprites of the player characters.
– Konami: Metal Gear Solid
GFX Generators: All of the new custom sprites and mini-logo have been added to the main generator, where The Mego WGSH set-up gets a better set of Konami face circles.
**wipes brow** That’s all for now. Please let me know if you run into any errors or broken parts of the site, because this update changed at least 40% of the site!
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|That’s enough of 2017 |
December 31st, 2017 by PrimeOp
I hope you enjoyed this year’s offerings for the site, even if I didn’t get to finish some of the things I teased for it. There were a lot of sprites…
… and not all of them are even in that pic. I’ve added two more in this update.
Storm was in the X-Men print, but not on the site (until now) and the Chainsaw Boss from Crime Fighters was done during the DangerTerrorHorrorThon, but I didn’t really feel like he completely fit the theme for some reason.
edit: As much as I want this year over as soon as possible, I’ve got to add some stuff here.
The Steam Winter Sale is still going strong and I want to recommend some of my personal favorites:
River City Ransom: Underground (a worthy successor to the original), Fire Pro Wrestling World (the legendary series finally hits PCs with more customization than ever), Combat Core (in Early Access, a fun arena brawler for those to still miss Power Stone), Mercenary Kings (easily one of my favorite recent run ‘n gun games), and Owlboy (a pixel art masterpiece 10 years in the making, and it shows).
Most of 2017 was crappy for me, but some of the few good things I was able to experience this happened because of this site. Those pixel art commissions made up for the loss in day job hours and, fortunately, everyone I worked with was incredibly cool and paid me to sprite things I enjoyed making. The biggest event was being asked by Cuddly Rigor Mortis to make a print for the Gallery1988 Mattel show, and the limited edition print sold out! I finished a lot of my own personal wish-list sprites (the Capcom Aliens vs. Predator crew, completing the Mega Man 2 Robot Masters, the Last Dragon, Konami X-Men, Dr. West from Re-Animator, too many others to list). Lots of behind-the-scenes work was done on the site, and I’ve got another chunk almost done that will change and add a lot of sections in 2018. I want to thank you for the feedback and extra encouragement I got throughout the year, because it helped me get through the rough spots. See you in 2018!
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|Happy Holidays |
December 22nd, 2017 by PrimeOp
Time for toys and time for cheer!
– G.I. JOE: Stalker, Duke (new pose), Storm Shadow, Zarana
– Masters of the Universe: She-Ra, Trap Jaw, Stratos
– Toys and Cartoons: Aja and Shana (Jem), Matt Trakker (M.A.S.K.)
All these new sprites have been added to the main graphic generator, along with the new G.I. JOE 128×192 pixel layout used to display some of the new G.I.JOE sprites up there. It replaces the cruddy, shorter version I did a long time ago. I’ll be adding more versions of that card in the near future.
Wherever you and whatever you celebrate, I hope you have a happy one!
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|GFX Generator: Marvel Legends and fixes |
December 14th, 2017 by PrimeOp
I still have a small toy-related update planned for later, but here’s a little something I figured I’d add to the site right now:
The recent Marvel Legends boxes have been added to the main GFX Generator. I posted teasers for this in different places months ago, but I just finished a few things that made ’em ready for the site. There are more box set-ups, including some that let you choose a mini-logo for the bottom of the box. I’ll add more if people like how these turn out.
BTW: I got hooked on Marvel Legends again thanks to the Spider-Woman, Captain America (with Capwolf head) and Whirlwind (because of that Avengers beat ’em up). They became ridiculously hard to find around here back in the Toy Biz days, so I gave up on ’em, but ended up getting into Hasbro’s smaller Marvel Universe line. Between their becoming easier to find and using classic designs again, I’m buying more ML’s. I hope they keep putting out that Marvel Retro line, too (I still need that retro Iron Man, since he has the armor from the Data East beat ’em up).
Other things in the update:
1.) Improved the sprite of G.I.JOE’s Grunt
2.) fixed “the Holograms” (of Jem and the Holograms) so it shows up in the GFX Generator’s Toys & Toons section. It’s only Kimber for now, but she may have some company in a few days.
Fellow pixel artist Mr. Gilder has a brand-new site with his work, including those beautiful wooden pixel sprites. Please give that site a visit if you’re a fan of pixel art!
Yes, I saw the Street Fighter V trailer with Cody in it. Believe it or not, I was working on something appropriate when the news hit the internet:
You’ll see what that’s about either right at the end of the year or early 2018.
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