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ENOL MARTÍNEZ how you can animate so many stuff? is pixel art easy to animate? you have some secret super duper technics, do you?

1- Being passionate about it and working till night xD
2- It depends on the detail that you want for the animations. I strongly recommend to use Aseprite, it's an easy and intuitive tool for everyone.
3 - I have a lot of experience doing animation... since I was 13. One of the things that helped me a lot when I started was the Principles of animation of Walt Disney. Here's a great video explaining them: http://vimeo.com/93206523

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Hi asthreeworks! I just wanted to say that you guys are absolutely amazing! I’ve been watching this project from the start and it has grew into something amazing! Keep up the great work! Especially Enol Martínez with that amazing pixel art! 👾

Thanks for your kind words! All the time spent in those animations is worth it for comments like yours ;-)

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I absolutely love the pixel art/animation in this game 👍🏻! Enol Martínez’s pixel art inspired me to start drawing my own pixel art. I know practice over time is key but does Enol Martinez have any advice or tutorials for a young pixel artist? Has he thought of creating a Udemy course or some YouTube

Cameron
First of all thanks for your comment, seeing how my work inspired you to enter this world and bring your ideas to live really makes my day :-D
Talking about the experience in the field, I've been doing animation since I was very young, started with Photoshop and Flash and then moved to other platforms. My actual tool to create pixel art (and the one that resembles Flash the most) is Aseprite, wich allows to use layers, exports spritesheets, etc. Having a great tool like this enhances the creative process and saves you tons of hours (plus it's cheap!).
The good thing about pixel art is that it can adapt the complexity of an animation to the look and feel of your aesthetic and doesn't require complex visuals to look cool. Start with simpler graphics (like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery), test your skills and grow from there.
About creating an online course, right now we are ultra-focused in the development of our game so I don't have much time left for anything :-/
and besides, there are tons of pixel art tutorials out there!
I encourage you to check the ones from MiniBoss, they are very helpful and beautiful to look at: http://blog.studiominiboss.com/pixelart
PS: if you don't create incredible animations in no time don't despair! This is a process that requires hours of patience ;-)

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Cómo habéis logrado dedicaros integramente al desarrollo del juego sin acabar debajo de un puente? Me gustaría entrar en el mundillo del desarrollo indie y ando algo perdido en ese proceso de transición. PD: Estáis haciendo un juegaco.

Alberto Fernandez
Muchas gracias! Sobre lo de vivir debajo de un puente... nadie a dicho que no estemos debajo de uno! jajaja
Ahora en serio, hacer videojuegos implica muchos sacrificios. Nosotros planificamos lo mejor que pudimos el desarrollo y nos lanzamos a la piscina con la campaña de Kickstarter, dejando nuestros trabajos en el proceso. Te recomiendo que te lo tomes con calma y te especialices en el campo que más te gusta. Júntate con gente competente e intenta salir adelante :)

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Will you release this in 2017 or later?

(⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃──☆*:・゚“A game is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
So, in our case, the game would come to life when we'll finish it. And none of us can tell when would it be. Our top priority is to make the best gaming experience that we can provide. We don't want to rush the production values so we don't have a final release date for the moment.
Sigrid

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Do you know any good tutorial for pixel animation?

Yasss!! ☆ ~('▽^人)
A developer named Alexey Garkushin posted a series of tutorials about pixel art making in general. They are quite interesting for a beginner (not all animation related but very useful): http://gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/sywtbapa_almighty_grass_tile.php
Animating pixel art is no different than doing it in other style. Aside from the technique and tools selected, the animation methods are practically the same. I always recommend to check out this wonderful tutorial that explains the 12 basic animation principles: https://vimeo.com/93206523
Also, if you are searching for a program to work with I encourage you to download Aseprite. Is cheap and easy to use (best pixel art drawing/animation tool out there).
Good luck with your future pixel creations! ( ̄▽ ̄)/

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