The map design for a special “flashback” area of Unearthed is now complete! I don’t want to give away too much of the story at this point, but you’ll probably deduce from the screenshots that it takes place in some sort of laboratory.
I was looking for a way to have the tileset evoke an “old timey” feel for the flashback, and went through quite a few ideas beforing settling on this visual style. Originally I thought to create the entire tileset in black and white, but eventually sold myself on an original Nintendo vibe instead.
I guess in my mind “bad graphics = ancient history”, and I hope it translates well in the final game.
The next map I’ll be working on is the Chicada Caverns, which recycles a tileset from EarthBound with little to no alterations. Not very exciting, I know, but I can’t remake every tileset in the game. My brain would more than likely explode!