Indie Game Devlog #4 (Behind the Scenes) – Art, Movement, Throwing Football

New Art Concepts

There’s some new art that was sent to compare against the previous art style.  This video showcases the new sprites to get feedback and see what style works best.

Art concepts resembling a classic game called Sensible Soccer.

Choosing the art style is not easy, just like sound for a game or menu styles.  With that said, art helps showcase the game and the earlier I can get it into the game, the better!  The main decision was to have art from the 8 bit days of the NES or jump up to the 16 bit style of the SNES.

Which style do you like better?

Throwing Physics Prototype

As part of the video, there is a small demo of the ball being thrown to a receiver.  The benefits and negatives that come from adding the built-in Physics engine in GMS2 and how they can help or hurt a game.

Throwing prototype clip from video.

The throwing aspect of the game is something we want to take serious and make sure if looks and functions as reaslistic as possible.  The targeting systems are also part of the decision making process.

What do you guys think?

Player Movement

There’s some small talk about the player movement.  Having the player move with momentum and weight is the goal.  We really want Legend Bowl to have as much of a simulation feel as possible, while inside of a 2D Pixel environment.

Thanks for watching. 🙂


Indie Game Devlog #3 (Behind the Scenes) – Art Concepts, Physics, and More

Pixel Art

The art in any game is really important and in this video I try to share some new art concepts from the artist who was working on 8bit-Football.  The art shown in this game was something I really enjoyed and loved the detail and colors thrown into this game.

Pixel art is a classic art style that is timeless.  There’s just something about the nostalgia and technique that truly brings many great aspects to any video game.

Early concept art from 8bit-football artist.

Below are some examples of the great artwork being done on the 8bit-football site.

Brignoli header against AC Milan
Gennaro Gattuso
Antoine Griezmann

If you like these sprites, then please be sure to subcribe to the 8bit-football site.


The video also dives into how physics play a role in any game, especially in a football game.  GameMaker Studio 2 has built-in physics, but it comes with performance and development costs that seldom make sense to add to the project.

There are parts of the video that showcase the different physics elements being used as part of the built-in engine.  In addition, I showoff the football throw targeting prototype that may or may not make it into the final product.

Thanks for watching.