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#1 2021-05-28 17:00:16

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Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Heya fantabulous peeps, Satanya, your favourite demonic overlord, checking in!!

Another month of development has gone by, and this one brought with it a plethora of changes, updates, developments, and the like! So, let me catch you up with what's happened thus far in this month's Progress Report and my debut as a faux reporter!

So, let's get this underway!

When we said we're going with vector art, what we actually meant was that we're going with pixel art. That's right, those very few leaks we showed off? All fake. How does it feel, getting deceived? Mwuahaha!

In all seriousness, we were initially going to go with a vector artstyle. We wanted to continue off of what Everybody Edits Universe had, so we experimented with vectors throughout January, until we settled on a style we enjoyed-- a rather simplified, cartoony one, with flat shading and colours. I actually was aiming to experiment with both pixel art and vector art, but I realised we never actually did the former.

So, around March, we started experimenting with pixel art and quite liked where we ended up!! And since then, we've been developing assets in pixel art. In all, with vector art, I believe we had some block packs done, and around 90 smileys done. I may or may not leak them, but most are sort of the basis of what the pixel art iterations will look like. The pixel art size we're going with will be the same as it was in classic Everybody Edits -- 16x16.

Now, you might be wondering, "well, how is it going to look any different from Everybody Edits?" The answer is both simple and not simple.

One of the main things we are focusing on is limiting the amount of colours each block and smiley can have. I believe the current upper limit is eighteen colours per graphic. Everybody Edits Flash had no such limit, so a lot of assets could have upwards of thirty, fifty, or eighty colours! As an example, the bunny smiley in Everybody Edits Flash has around 60 different colours. Everybody Edits!'s bunny has 11 colours. It may seem like a minute change, but it actually allows us to define a set artstyle even if we have thousands of different blocks. By setting rules in place for how each graphic is drawn and the sorts of colours it can use and how many, we can easily maintain consistency throughout the years as we update. That is something I personally believe Everybody Edits Flash faltered in-- the graphics style there, to me, is like rings on a tree. You can sort of see the age of that game with every differnet block pack.

New Artstyle Demonstration

Here is a very simple example with two of EE blocks, old and new:

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Again, these changes may seem quite minute, but they really do go a long way. You might also notice some hue shifting, another stylistic choice we made.

Here is a little scene with several assets. Even with so many different blocks, the amount of colours is finite.

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Even with the change in artstyle, progress is still going well. Here is a slightly larger example, using a tilesheet:

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As you can notice, it allows for autotiling. There are some overlay stickers that allow us to create inner corners, so middle blocks blend in more smoothly. In general, there's a ton of intricacies that go into this system. You may also notice the sand block I used in a previous example is isolated here-- that's something our artist thought of. She wanted a variant of those blocks that don't autotile for classic EE players to enjoy, as well as for creative uses when building worlds. Every sort of autotile sheet needs to follow the same exact format:

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I hope you will enjoy this change. I look forward to sharing more with you in the future!

There will be another post in a week or so from now, with an interview with our lead dev, Fixel! Look forward to it.

And for those of you artistic talented individuals, feel free to shoot us your pixel art portfolio at [email protected] ! Who knows, we might be interested...

tl;dr new artstyle, interview with lead dev next week

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#2 2021-05-28 17:04:09

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

This update is hype!!


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#3 2021-05-28 17:04:52

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Amazing, glad you're sticking with 16x16! Looks great!


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#4 2021-05-28 17:05:24

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

This looks sick


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#5 2021-05-28 17:05:40

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Looks great!


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#6 2021-05-28 17:08:54

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

incredible

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#7 2021-05-28 17:26:42

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

tiling is cool


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#8 2021-05-28 17:29:17

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Thank god for this update, forums have run so dry out of content that people have resorted to discussing what the topic graveyard should be called.

Jokes aside, this looks insane. Probably my favourite graphics I have seen in anything EE-related, the smaller palette makes a huge difference!


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#9 2021-05-28 18:54:18

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Clean 👌

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#10 2021-05-28 19:58:21, last edited by Nikodemzak (2021-05-28 19:58:33)

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Reminds me of terraria tbh (Which is a good thing)


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#11 2021-05-29 00:03:43

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Excellent pick of art style, I really like the way shading uses hue shifting, gives the whole game a lot of vibrancy and life, I hope the design go further with animations, great work!

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#12 2021-05-29 00:41:17, last edited by N1KF (2021-05-29 00:59:24)

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Neat graphics, very cool! I actually tried reworking EE graphics myself with a more limited palette but I only got a few graphics anywhere close to finished. Also they were much closer to the original rather than a total overhaul. Maybe I'll work on them some more sometime.

Because the sprites are upscaled I tried shrinking them back to their original size:

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(Note that the yellow flowers have an extra shade of orange not shown in the palette. None of the smiley's colors seem to match up with the palette, except the lightest white. The palette for the red block doesn't match up either, and I couldn't downscale it neatly so it's not included here.)

edit: I recreated the red block manually! I made two, one based off a 9-color palette, and another with a 10-color palette based off the actual image. (Two pixels in the bottom-left-middlish use a unique color, perhaps an accident from the graphics artist?)

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#13 2021-05-29 03:21:16, last edited by Koya556 (2021-05-29 03:21:59)

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Bimps wrote:

Clean 👌

Super Clean👍🏻


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#14 2021-05-29 03:58:31

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

N1KF wrote:

Neat graphics, very cool! I actually tried reworking EE graphics myself with a more limited palette but I only got a few graphics anywhere close to finished. Also they were much closer to the original rather than a total overhaul. Maybe I'll work on them some more sometime.

Because the sprites are upscaled I tried shrinking them back to their original size:

https://i.imgur.com/NrKqo0D.png

https://i.imgur.com/o5UxDJM.png

(Note that the yellow flowers have an extra shade of orange not shown in the palette. None of the smiley's colors seem to match up with the palette, except the lightest white. The palette for the red block doesn't match up either, and I couldn't downscale it neatly so it's not included here.)

edit: I recreated the red block manually! I made two, one based off a 9-color palette, and another with a 10-color palette based off the actual image. (Two pixels in the bottom-left-middlish use a unique color, perhaps an accident from the graphics artist?)

https://i.imgur.com/68FVQaI.png https://i.imgur.com/7I2RXSy.png

See, I think what happened was that someone used the wrong setting when upscaling it, which gave it a lil bit of AA?

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here's a fixed version i made where i painstakingly replaced the weird off-colored pixels with the right color, but then i realized the bunny was misaligned with the rest of the thing so kinda gave up.


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#15 2021-05-29 06:11:50, last edited by KyYay (2021-05-31 05:37:31)

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

those grass textures are managing to simultaneously burn my eyes and look absolutely amazing at the same time
jokes aside, this all looks pretty cool; although that smiley having an aliased outline just looks so weird to me... i guess i'll get used to it eventually
edit: also, is lighting gonna be coming from the top right now? just seems like a really unorthodox change to me


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#16 2021-05-29 07:05:29

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Reminds me of cave story.


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#17 2021-05-29 11:24:17

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Oh my goshers, I can spam scenery with this


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#18 2021-05-29 12:12:16

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Glad to see the number of woots under OP means people are still checking back in on this project.

Echoing others; I like the change to classic, retro pixel art. No anti-aliasing, no partial transparency, small colour palettes with high vibrancy and noticeable contrast between colours, all lets designers concentrate more on the creativity and individual quality of the graphics. Wouldn’t it be nice if different block colours in a pack were actually different blocks instead of colour-shifted clones?

Looking forward to what Felix has to say. Official announcements four months apart is nowhere near often enough for the number of people allegedly hired.


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#19 2021-05-29 12:15:04

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

was concerned when i heard vector graphics
turns out it's pixel graphics

nice


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#20 2021-05-30 04:37:44

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

looks slick


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#21 2021-06-01 23:16:50

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

The mouse smiley looks so cool!!

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#22 2021-06-30 23:30:07

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

I like the old artstyle more, but that's maybe because I'm used to that artstyle.

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#23 2021-07-05 20:56:30

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

I like how the blocks mesh together when put side-by-side. Will there be an option to prevent certain blocks from meshing together if you’d rather keep them in their standalone form?


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#24 2021-07-05 23:12:24

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

Supah (Snow) wrote:

Will there be an option to prevent certain blocks from meshing together if you’d rather keep them in their standalone form?

Yes, there will be. You won't be forced to have things tile if that's not what you want.


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#25 2021-07-06 16:38:16

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Re: Everybody Edits! New Artstyle | Progress Report (May 28th, 2021) ☆

when does the game arrive? //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/mad


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