Category Archives: Design

All about things that look good (or bad, depending on taste).

Knytt – 16-Bit Platforming Freeware Action

It appears as though my day has just been made, thanks in full part to Nifflas’ Knytt, a 16-bit style, 2D platformer that is just too awesome not to talk about. Taking cues from Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Doukutsu Monogatari and Seiklus, Knytt is about a young Knytt (the little guy you play as) who has been abducted by an alien. After going through space, the UFO hits a meteor and crash lands on the nearby planet. Once landed, you must find the parts to repair your ship. From there, soothing 2D platforming action ensues to my (and hopefully your) great pleasure. The game looks beautiful, has very simple, but incredibly fun gameplay and some of the best, most soothing music seen this side of Colossus. You must try this game out, I can already say it is one of my favorite games on my computer (and I have quite a few, let me assure you of that). Get Knytt here (click here for installer) and get playing.

Note: this game comes form the same maker of Within A Deep Forest, a game with a similar style that I also wholeheartedly recommend. Now back to playing Knytt…

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Sega Saturn Thin-Pak Cover Project

I’ve stumbled upon what could be one of the coolest video game related projects on the web – even if it is only game covers. The Saturn Thin-Pak Cover Project aims to create covers for every game in the Saturn library, Thin-Pak style. The samples (click here and here) look great so far, and there are already over 90 covers. Plus, if you are into creating something cool like this, you can submit your own (using the provided template) and if you are the one with the most *quality* covers by Valentine’s Day 2007, you win a modded Saturn, courtesy of Mookyjooky (cover master). For all the info, check out both the original CAG thread and also the cover site set up by SaurianOverlord (Mooky’s right hand man). Oh, and also The Cover Project, by snowcone, which is where all the covers will eventually end up (and there is already quite an archive as it stands).

Man I really need a modded Saturn

My DeviantART

Well, I finally decided to setup a DeviantART account after a long time of oogling over the arts of other people. While I am not very good myself, it’s still fun to know that your creative stuff is out there and on the web. So, check my page out here.

Some Forum Sigs

Well, I got some Photoshop tutorials today and decided to play around for awhile. And, in doing so, I made three forum sigs that I think came out alright (for a beginner at least). And in making them, I thought I would share them. So, here they are: