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Incline Looking for pretty pixel games

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Please No, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Please No Literate

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    Hello there! There are a lot of indie games out there at the moment, more than I can wrap my head around, so I'm asking you lot if you can help me out by finding some pretty games. I think more people than just me would be interested in this.

    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads/2d-art-appreciation-thread.90271/

    Looking at this thread made me drool. Sadly, as far as I can tell, the indie market which used to either stick to NES or SNES style graphics, or had the terrible practice of pseudo-pixel art, with mixed pixel sizes and all, has now moved on to pseudo-PS1 graphics, skipping the wonderful Amiga and PC-98 styles completely, which are the most beautiful of the 2D styles, with the exception of maybe some of the arcade games, which were the peak.

    So give them to me! I don't care if the gameplay is dull, if it is buggy or unfinished, just list the nicest looking indie games you've got, preferably in those two styles I mentioned, but any 2D pixel art based games will do, as long as they are good on the eyes. Be sure to post pics, a lot of pics!

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  2. deama Liturgist

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  3. https://m.youtube.com/user/SplatterCatGaming

    This guy plays many of those pixel art indie games. The guy is kinda annoying and unfunny (which youtuber isn't?), but it's a nice channel to check on some new indies every couple of months. Just be aware that most of those games, beautiful or not, aren't very good. Fun for a weekend or two.
     
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  4. Terenty Savant

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    Rain World.

    Seriously, not only is it utterly beautiful with one of the most fluid and advanced animations in gaming, it's also one of the best games ever made period.

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  5. Please No Literate

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    I had that on my radar before, but lost track of it, had it confused with Ori for a while. Have to check it out now, it does look good.
    I don't want to watch some greasy youtuber play games, I want pretty games! There is another channel called Alpha Beta Gamer and that is much better, no nerd on the screen. There's also a website, https://www.alphabetagamer.com/, but it's not restricted to the kind of games I'm asking for. There's way too many games coming out to get a good look at them all, which is why I made this thread. I want visual excess, crisp and detailed pixel graphics.
     
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  6. Morpheus Kitami Educated

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    Just modern indies?
    World of Horror is the only one I can think of. Its in the old '80s Macintosh-style or in other limited palette options. Everything I've seen of it looks really sweet, far more than legit B&W/CGA/etc. games looked like. I can't think of anything else though, since literally every other indie game I've seen falls into some form pseudo-pixel art you mentioned.
     
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  7. Please No Literate

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    Older ones are fine, but those are better documented and easier to find. So if you're sitting on some obscure titles that almost nobody has played that look incredible then post them!
    This is just what I was looking for, so pretty!
     
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  8. Terenty Savant

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    Be prepared though it's nothing like Ori and very hardcore. Although they added an easy mode, i'd recommend playing it as intended - "survival" difficulty.
     
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    Graveyard Keeper? Be aware though the game is as dumb as it is beautiful.
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  10. ropulos Cipher

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    Just play older titles, bro

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    (Game is Wonder Project J2 for the N64)
     
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  11. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

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    Stardew Valley:

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    You will lose hundreds of hours into this game.
     
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  13. Citizen Arcane

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    Every game is a pixel game, dumbo. Just put your head real close to the monitor

    for real tho (open)
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  14. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

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    The two genders:

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  15. Gerrard Arcane

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    Stardew looks like ass. First thing that comes to mind when I look at these graphics is shitty Gameboy Color games with terrible collisions where you can't walk behind a tree.
    Guy should've spent some of that mountain of money he got on hiring a real artist to redo the graphics.
     
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    Why waste money "redoing" all the art -- which was one of the factors that drew many people to play in the first place -- when he can invest it into the next game?
     
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  17. Morpheus Kitami Educated

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    Is Elvira obscure?
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