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  1. Commissioning an artist to animate an 8-bit sprite, 16 x 16 pixels, between 10 – 20 frames.  What’s a good price to offer?  Don’t want to lowball anyone, but have no idea what the going rate is for something like that.  Google searching placed it somewhere between 10 bucks and my firstborn.  Thanks in advance!

    1. RockyRaccoon


      It's gonna depend on how detailed you want the sprite to be, and how complicated the animation is, really.  What exactly are you wanting done?

    2. malrak


      Nothing really complicated. Basically a little square guy walking in 4 directions, 2 - 4 frames of animation in each direction.  16 x 16 pixels, 3 colors.  Animation like the main character in "Minit" is the best example that comes to mind.  We have the character design already, just not sure what $$ to offer the artist.  He put it in my court, and I don't wanna lowball anyone, as I mentioned.  

    3. DragonGrafx-16


      Top down right? 16x16 is pretty small and should not take much time to do. $10-20 ($1 per frame?) would seem about right to me for just a single sprite. Obviously if you were having them design the sprite it would be more. I know it would only take me about an hour to do, less if you already had a base sprite. But I'm used to using like 16 colors max (and 64x64 for most things) on sprites, 3 would be harder.

  2. Looks like $99.99 and here's the list of games, if the article is accurate. https://bit.ly/30qzTWy
  3. I don't really care. Physical games are never finished anymore, so it's essentially the same as digital, just with the added downside of cluttering up the house. Digital costs too damn much considering there's no physical product, almost as if they forgot to pass those "savings" along to the customer. And we're starting to see that they can pull the plug on your purchases if they want, so there's that. And streaming just plain doesn't work properly yet. So it all seems to have equal amount of suckage currently ☺️
  4. malrak

    PC Game Deals

    Overcooked is free on the Epic Games Store until July 11 https://bit.ly/2RSlb7G
  5. My status updates are working again!  Woo!!!

  6. I'm not a fan of jump scares in any media. They bore me. But, my kids (and most of the world, it seems) love them. Currently, I'm working on a couple of projects with them over their Summer break, and the question came up to check out how older games did jump scares. But, I can't think of any that did. So, you guys happen to know of any games that used any sort of jump scare on a classic (SNES or earlier) console? Friday the 13th (NES) use to shock me a bit when Jason popped up suddenly, but that's about the closest that comes to mind.
  7. This game just makes me happy. It's simple, but just so much fun. The short stages lend themselves to a basic "just get to the end" type of gameplay or "lets try that level again and see how much crazy crap I can pull off while getting to the end" type of replay value.
  8. No rush or anything, but just wanted to let you know I'm still not seeing those options. Lemme know if there's anything I need to check to enable a setting/permission.
  9. Not seeing any of that, sadly. Just "topic" and "gallery" under "create, and no "what's on your mind" under recent status updates.
  10. I'm not seeing how to post a status update now 🥺 <--- found the emojis though.
  11. Any suggestions for a nice sprite/tile creation tool for a kid to use who's wanting to create 8/16 bit era graphics?

    1. Flojomojo


      RPGmaker would be neat to try. I think it's expensive but Humble Bundle has had it for next to nothing more than once.

    2. DragonGrafx-16


      I use Pyxel Edit to make tiles and Piskel for most sprites (mostly because it has a great mirror tool which Pyxel edit lacks).

    3. SmittyB


      I use GraphicsGale which went freeware a couple of years ago.

  12. I'm interested in 1, maybe 2 (depending on a friend)
  13. It took 11 months and 12 days, but I finally finished the entire Ys series! Started Book 1 last June, and finished part 8 tonight!

  14. Dracula never stood a chance against my whip, Holy Water, and save states!

  15. Blinking Light Win -- Anyone know the difference between BLW and AR-BLW?

    1. DragonGrafx-16


      Nope but I have a BLW and I love it... games work every time!

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