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Unearthed Almanac: Boding Sea

Unearthed Almanac will run once weekly until I finish up some of the more boring aspects of game development (item lists, back-end coding, etc…). Enjoy! Overview The Boding Sea is a massive underground ocean, and the unlikely home of a mysterious race of bird men. Although helpful, the bird men speak in stilted sentences and have archaic traditions. Travelers must tread carefully as one poorly...

Unearthed Update: October 28th (Sprite Conversion IV)

Work trudges steadily for the sprite conversion process! I have implemented all of the NPCs into the game, and now I’m just plowing through the rest of the environmental sprites (plants mostly) and enemies. There’s a good chance I’ll be done by the end of the week, barring some sort of rom implosion. Below are a couple simple edits and palette swaps I’ve made on the fly...

Unearthed Update: March 25 (Old Mycori and Birdmen Aplenty!)

This week was all about variations and refinements on existing sprites. It’s a little more repetitive than making brand spankin’ new creations, but there is a certain joy found in creating unique NPC characters. First up we have the Mycori elders. RS and I both thought it’d be funny for the elders to shed their caps as they aged, resulting in a distinctive balding pattern. These...

Unearthed Update: March 4th (Mycori and More!)

I’ve been pretty busy this week planning the Pathfinder contribution to Gryphcon (post coming later this week), but I did manage to put together some more NPC mock-ups for Unearthed. First off, here are some front-facing sprites for the mysterious mushroom race found in Unearthed, the Mycori. There are three different Mycori clans within the town of Sporegan, and each of them possess a set...

Unearthed Update: February 25th (Birdmen)

After a couple months of essentially designing scenery, I decided it was time to try my hand at some NPCs. With the Grel and Morg already designed, the next logical step seemed to be the Birdmen. There were some earlier attempts at birdmen created by some very talented spriters, but I thought they looked a little too much like the flying men from Earthbound. I decided to go in a slightly...