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My Favourite Art Style

2 years ago

Feature: Dimetric!

My Favourite Art Style: SimCity 2000

I like to tell people that the brilliance of SimCity 2000's art style rested on the fact that it was not isometric but rather used a technique called dimetric projection. In simple terms, that means the tiles were the same length in all directions horizontally, but they followed a different, flatter scale vertically. It created an iconic angular look and, functionally speaking, it was huge…

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Feature: Still going

My Favourite Art Style: Neverending Nightmares

As far as horror games go, Neverending Nightmares’ [official site] grainy, monochromatic animations set the perfect scene. The sketchy, hand-drawn shadows that guard its borders create an enduring sense of confinement, and the splashes of colour which dance their way into certain frames - stained glass windows, orange candlelight, radiant pink pocket flowers, and, of course, streams of crimson blood - serve to accentuate the…

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3 years ago

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My Favourite Art Style: Space Funeral

RPS has sealed itself inside a chocolate egg for the duration of the UK's long holiday weekend, to emerge only when the reign of Mr Hops The Doom Rabbit has run its dread course. While we slumber, enjoy these fine words previously published as part of our Supporter program. More to come. Space Funeral [Game Jolt download] stars a crying miscreant named Phillip who faffs…

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Feature: Monkey Island and beyond.

My Favourite Art Style: The Pixels Of Adventure

RPS has sealed itself inside a chocolate egg for the duration of the UK's long holiday weekend, to emerge only when the reign of Mr Hops The Doom Rabbit has run its dread course. While we slumber, enjoy these fine words previously published as part of our Supporter program. More to come. Monkey Island 2 marked the dawn of a perfect little era for adventure…

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Feature: Grand, old and deadly...

My Favourite Art Style: Baldur’s Gate

RPS has sealed itself inside a chocolate egg for the duration of the UK's long holiday weekend, to emerge only when the reign of Mr Hops The Doom Rabbit has run its dread course. While we slumber, enjoy these fine words previously published as part of our Supporter program. More to come. I will never shut up about Baldur’s Gate. I’ll still be talking about…

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