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Super Londo Bros by Cyangmou Super Londo Bros by Cyangmou
Finally I am back from Assembly and this collaboration with my awesome friend Wolfenoctis was our entry for the graphics compo. At the end we had to rush some smaller parts, because time got really tight, but we uploaded it and participated within the last minute =)
It was the only piece of pixel art on the big screen between all the digital paintings, which was quite cool.
Check out all the compo entries over here, there you can see some really great art:…

The piece is 128color high-res isometric pixel art demake screen of "Dark Souls" - or how Dark Souls could look like if it'd be 2D.
It's a pity that the collab is already over because we both had a shitload of fun during the creation.

We decided to recreate this scene, because it's one of the most awesome battles and remarkable parts of the game and the designs for Ornstein and Smough are just kickass.
For everybody who hasn't played the game, I'd recommend it, the first run isn't that hard like everybody says. The game is fair, but unforgiving. And for every artist a look into the designworks book is an adventure.

some of the most revealing moments were those:
"Smoughs hammer looks somewhat like a coke glass"
"Smough is retarded, that's why he laughs at battle"
"Ornstein is Smoughs Babysitter, that's why he is always close to you in battle"

we were also surprised how much love this piece got:

Kotaku Featured…

Reddit Frontpage (back then)…

Wolfenoctis Pixiv account:…

I really would like to link here the Pixeljoint version as well because of the zooming in function, but the mods over there discriminate our work - although they obviously accept and accepted other collabs.

So here is a link to a 200% version:…
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CognitiveVision Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
This is so perfect.

This would be an awesome aesthetic for an isometric 2D game, it fits so perfectly in this scenario as well. I wonder how much this would cost for even a single boss character.
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
too much for every indie out there for sure.
Can't say how much, but actually the mockup never was planned to be more than a cool image which looks like a game :D
stargirl63 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015   General Artist
Dat spritework!
AkiraUmi Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Firior Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just perfect !
I won't ask you to remake the game like this but I'm at this level of will !
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Most probably it won't be possible anyways to make a game like it.
There aren't many games around which actually pulled off that level of pixel art quality throughout a whole game project.
Most of the games with really outstanding spriteart were 1h arcade games or fighting games - but as far as I know there is no full 60h rpg like it.
What comes closest are maybe the pre-rendered 3D games like Diablo, Baldurs Gate etc.
thesilentmantis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sick!!
Hterzsen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
I just want to play Super Londo Bros now!
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly there won't be a game like it, at least not in the very near future.
Even if I'd like to do something like that, it would be first a lot of work and therefore pretty expensive and just getting the license should be nearly impossible.
Stuff like that needs to be handled by an established publisher who has the funds at hand and can afford a professional team to get the shit done in a reasonable development time, but for any indie developer a project like that would be too much, especially as startout project.

But if you like pixel art aesthetics, 2D games and challenging gameplay feel free to follow me, come in my livestream for a chat and maybe tell your friends about it -
One day it could be possible for me to produce a big project, however at the moment I am struggling to get even a considerably smaller project on it's way and le tme tell you that it's really hard.
Hterzsen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Yes, I am myself a software developer, not working in games field, however I do know that leading even small projects on your own and continue your job, life and all take a LOT of time & motivation. Beginning is really hard but keeping up with it is even harder! Actually, I said this because of the beauty of the scene (I would of course love to play Super Londo Bros, but I don't expected it to ever be released ... XD). A game like this won't be easy to balance nor would it be easy to make it enjoyable (need for good controls). And if you don't limit it to Anor Londo, it would also be a little pain in the ass , to implement levels .

Anyways, if you are looking up for this kind of beautiful pixelated  2d games, then I wish you a good continuation & luck!
I'll also keep an eye on your profile from time to time, and, who knows.. if one day I take the game engine we were developing with a friend back, then I'll let you know...
wildabeast73 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015
Make this into a real game, pretty please.
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
look up the answered comment right above.
wildabeast73 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2015
That's too bad. Thanks for the art though, this somehow seems more fitting than the actual game.

Also, how'd you come up with that number of souls?
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yah saw that you asked that earlier. I tried to come up with a funny story, but so far I don't really had the time to think about it. I guess the pun is that it's quite a high amount.
wildabeast73 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Was it just a random number?
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
guess it's somewhat close to the highest amount of souls Wolf ever lost.
wildabeast73 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wolfenoctis, the other guy who was involved in this collab.
Lopez-La-Pesado Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Beastgods Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist
What's the thing with the numbers on the lower right corner? I'm not familiar with this game.
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
those are souls.
Souls in Dark SOuls are like money and exp in one.
If you die you will lose all your souls, but you will be revived at the last bonfire (save-station). All enemies you fought, except bosses and special foes will be revived too.
Then you have the change to fight your way back to the place you died, to recollect them.
But if you die again, thos esouls will be lost.
And you die a lot in the Souls games so it's a game of risk and reward.
wildabeast73 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
How did you get that number?
Vagrant-Skull Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time I see this two things go through my mind: 1. Why are there not more art pieces like this?!
2. Why is this not happening as a game?!
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
1) It simply takes a lot of effort to create pieces like that.
2) because a game means much more effort than doing a static mockup and time means money - making games is an industry.
Vagrant-Skull Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks for the very literal response. Also add in lawsuit for using copyrited content. Regardless incredible and nostalgic artwork.
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well I rather meant you meant "games like this", preferably indie games and not a Souls game.
But if it would be a souls game you are right with the lawsuit.
However this is a piece of fanart =)
Vagrant-Skull Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! Seems like we're missing each other by a bit every time. I didn't mean a lawsuit over the art I mean if someone did a pixelated dark souls game that wasn't from software. And no I meant a Souls game, I love those like crazy!
ScruffyNerfherder99 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Only 5 Estus +2?

Not gonna have a good time.
VictoryaKujisawa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
best artwork all time =D praise the sun o/
ICannotDrawToSaveMe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
This is my new favourite thing ever, thanks for creating it. *_*
Georgek117 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude this is awesome!! plz plz do more of these!! :D
MaliciousVirusX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Playing Dark Souls today and found someone wearing Smough's armor and had the Moonlight Greatsword. I want those know.
Asssmodeusss Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist
holy crap that's insane!
RoleForge Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
E P I C !!!!!!!
Pantufah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thornforg Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic!!! At first, from the preview I thought it was just a screen shot. But this, you are a awesome pixel artist!
Dennyboy87 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :D now this brings back some awsome terrifying memories :)
Ultradoom333 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Diablo X Dark Souls
Gunndrakk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome :D
sysco101 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ah memories! awesome piece!
PawHunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
now, i really wished for a 2D version of Dark Souls....
RHLPixels Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
You're insaaane
MolDovah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Souliknight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Geilo *-*
ReedAkuma93 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Artist
I hate both of them... but they're really badass and fight with awesomeness.
Kritians Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful. Just ... beautiful ...
omerdarkss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
cgamer125 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
10/10 would play
SonOfKrypon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Truly awesome :3   So nice :D
Andr3w137 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist
It's like a Diablo version of Dark Souls.... I so want! *throws money at screen*
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