Elandor Chronicles is a game reminiscent of the Super Nintendo generation of video games. It aims to make significant changes to the ORPG scene, incorporating new features and technology, while retaining nostalgic gameplay from some of the most popular titles in video game history.
As an aim to speed up development for Elandor Chronicles, as well as get new ideas and assets from the community, I’ll be requesting and paying for your contributions to the game! Keep an eye on this topic, as requirements might change, or new pixel art might be needed!
What do I need?
I currently do not need any more help on assets for Elandor Chronicles.
~~The content will be for the first release of Elandor Chronicles, which has a level cap of only 10. Thus, the content should be fitting for the first 10 levels of player content. This means that I won’t have any items like iron platemail for the first release. The most powerful items available to a level 10 character who for example has focused in strength, might be a simple suit of light chainmail, or a thick leather breastplate. I’ll provide my progress so you can get a feel for the style, and what has already been done.
Chestgear and legging icons are all front on, use a low amount of colors, and have a dark exterior outline. I recently saved over my color palette, so in preperation to this topic I’ve only so far recreated it in half, and without too much organisation. Nonetheless, the palette should help you, and be used closely to keep a simular style. You are welcome however to add your own colors to the palette if you feel you need to. There is still a handful of different shades I haven’t made or utilised yet. When adding your own colors, keep simular contrast levels and such where applicable.~~
Here are some examples of chestgear I have worked on. I’d also like to note that armor is primarily in 3 different categories, ‘strength’, ‘speed’, and ‘magic’. By first release, I’m hoping to have an equal amount of each, so that no matter what the player’s build is, they will have a large and even amount of armor to find, use, loot, etc.
I’ve only started leggings, here is a preview of one I have worked on, and one an Eclipse Member (Dash) has done. Don’t forget to be creative! Leggings shouldn’t be limited to pants, but instead include other leggings including tunics.
What am I paying?
Elandor Chronicles to date is a low budget title, so instead of seeking to contract professionals and pay based on an hour rate, I’ll be offering a fixed price per sprite. Payment will be between 50c to $1 per icon. Each icon is only 16x16 however, so it could be quite fun, and easy to work on. Due to my own financial conditions, I can’t offer any higher so negotiation will be out of the question.
Payment will be scaled accordingly, a simple pair of pants I would offer approximately 50c, while some of the nicer armors I’d be able to offer a bit higher (up to $1). Hopefully if your interested and can work fast, you’ll be able to accumulate some decent payment, while I’d be able to speed up development. A typical icon sheet in my game is about 8x8 icons. Completing a full one should return about $40 or $50. I’d imagine most intermediate pixel artists will be able to finish one 16x16 icon per 5 minutes maximum, which would earn up to $12 an hour.
How to submit?
Artists may either submit their productions to this topic, or to me by personal message. Payment all comes down to whether or not I will use it in Elandor Chronicles. I do expect some offers from members of the community which will submit art which is not favourable to me, and I will have to give them the bad news that I won’t be using it nor paying for it. If you do submit various icons which I am happy with, then I will make the forementioned payment via paypal. Please either message me your paypal address, or post it in the topic with your submission. If you post it in the topic, please add some symbols like ‘$’ or something to your address so that it isn’t discovered by spam bots. Posting your email address in public on the internet can cause some spam bots and sniffers to find it and add it to an email listing to send you spam or hoaxes.
1. It must be original and developed by you. No plagiarism.
2. It must follow my requirements, please be sure to read the entire topic to make sure you don’t make a simple mistake.
3. Submissions must be made for Elandor Chronicles only. Once payment is processed, I expect the art to only be used in my game.
4. If I don’t like it, I won’t pay for it and I won’t use it.
Thanks everyone, if this topic gets a lot of success, in the future I may implement an additional prize payment for the best submission!