Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

Unearthed Update: April 22nd (Glensborough Citizens)

I’ve been working pretty hard over the last couple days to put together some sprites for the Glensborough portion of Unearthed. Making farmers and townies is a bit trickier than I thought it would be, due to the somewhat erratic art style within EarthBound. I’ve tried to edit existing sprites while adding my own personal touches, to create new NPCs that still fit the artistic direction of the original game.

First up, a couple of very important sprites: Mitchell’s mom and dad. RS commented that the mom looks like a kindergarten teacher while the dad looks a lot like Eric Nagler.



Coming up next we have an assortment of sprites for Chase’s friends. I sampled clothing styles from a few different eras, and ended up with a group of kids that look like “generic troublemakers” from across history.





And finally, I have padded out the roster of Glensborough villagers a bit, with a focus on evening out the male-to-female ratio. A few of these sprites still need a bit of tweaking, but they won’t undergo any major overhauls before being implemented.




That is all for this week! I’ll be working on some fun sprites over the next few days, so be sure to check in on Monday for another update.

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Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer