Archive entry by Ste Pickford on Fri, 19 Jun 2009
Subject: ET and the Cosmic Garden
This is the third plant drawing from encyclopedia in our Gameboy Colour game 'ET and the Cosmic Garden'.
The leaves look quite nice in the drawing, but the detail doesn't really survive shrinking down to CGB resolution.
Although this technique didn't really work, I prefer to consider it a failed experiment rather than pure incompetence!
I was hoping that by not really considering the low resolution / low bit-depth of the target platform when doing the original drawings - and not over-simplifying them - I'd end up with more detail in the final bitmaps than I would have if I'd drawn them with the CGB in mind. I was hoping that they wouldn't actually look like typical CGB graphics, but look a bit nicer and more unusual.
As I say, failed experiment.