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Pixel Art for Game Developers by [Silber, Daniel]

Pixel Art for Game Developers 1st , Kindle Edition

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Is the art for your video game taking too long to create? Learning to create Pixel Art may be the answer to your development troubles. Uncover the secrets to creating stunning graphics with Pixel Art for Game Developers. The premier how-to book on Pixel Art and Pixel Art software, it focuses on the universal principles of the craft.

The book provides an introduction to Pixel Art, its utility, foundational elements, and concepts such as light and shadow. It offers tutorials on creating animations and serves as a functional guide for the most common methodology in 2D game development.

Gamers love the retro feel of Pixel Art, and lucky for you it is easy to create. You'll love the tiny file sizes that will reduce compile times and help your game run faster. Providing you with the skills to create the characters and environments needed for 2D games, this book will help you:

  • Create tilesets to build game environments

  • Understand light and shadow

  • Work efficiently with pixels

  • Use atmospheric and linear perspective

  • Create professional-quality Pixel Art

This book has chapters dedicated to theory as well as step-by-step tutorials, both of which describe the process explicitly. Whether you are an artist, programmer, indie developer, or certified public accountant, after reading this book, you'll understand the steps necessary to create production-quality Pixel Art graphics.

Praise for the Book:

Pixel Art and Pixel Art games are very popular and the technique is a great way for independent creators to create very good-looking games with limited resources. It’s frankly shocking that there hasn’t been a resource like this before ... a very timely book.
—Chris Totten, George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 52670 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 1 edition (28 July 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012VL2VRK
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #539,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, But A Bit Pricey 19 December 2015
By Alec Justice - Published on
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Great book, with lots of good information, and the author has a good background in Pixel Art. However, the price seems a bit too steep for the size and information this book contains. It is, however, really the only book of it's kind.

I wish the interviews were a bit more in-depth, and not so short, especially since they were artists for some very well known, beautiful games. The book could have also been a lot more hands-on.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced for it's content. You're better off googling tutorials online. 12 October 2015
By Kelly - Published on
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When revisiting this book, I found myself ignoring much of the techniques outlined in this book. The methods of content generation aren't practical anymore.

At a lower price point, this might be a good handbook for a beginner, however as it is now, it is too expensive for the content it offers.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really worth the price 11 May 2016
By Ben Davis - Published on
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I don't know how much in depth that drawing pixel art tutorials go, but this is a *very* beginners book. It contains a few typos and weird grammatically incorrect sentences, too, so if you're a grammar nazi like I am, it may be hard to not get frustrated at some of the content. $47 dollars, though? If anything, I'll give it 2 and a half stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 May 2016
By JackD - Published on
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Great book designed for amateurs. I'm learning a lot!
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is such a great book, I need it a long time ago 24 November 2015
By vonedward lee jordan - Published on
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This is such a great book, I need it a long time ago. Have ready only up too page 99 and feel like I have learned so much, and now all those ideas I have are posissable.