Our latest Featured Creator to go under the Member Spotlight is German pixel artist and developer, ElvGames. They’ve been a member of GDM since November 2021 and have a fantastic selection of pixel art assets available.
Developer, Asset Creator, or are you a bit of both?
I’m an indie game developer and asset creator, I started making games back in 2019, my first released game was Hellcraze, which I released in early 2020. I have also released multiple games after Hellcraze, while making games I have learned pixel art which I started to like and make game assets.
Full Time, Part Time, or Hobby?
I’m a Hobby pixel artist and game developer, trying to change this into a Full Time if possible.
How long have you been doing this?
I have been making games and pixel art for 3 years now, I gave a pause on making games now on 2022 to learn better pixel art, I want to start making games again in 2023.
What made you become a dev/artist?
I always did like to play games, mostly action RPGs, in 2019 I started to look for engines, I tried firstly Unity but as a beginner I couldn’t really code, which made me try GameMaker Studio which is the engine I’m still using, GML was easier to learn and GameMaker is easier to use then Unity, I also love pixel art and 2D games, which is easy to make on GameMaker.
Favourite software/tools to use?
GameMaker Studio, it can sound strange, but I draw pixel art inside GameMaker, it has a really simple tool but is exactly what I like about it, most peoples don’t believe it but I really recommend any artist to try GameMaker only by it’s tool to draw pixel art!
What’s one tip you would give to someone starting out?
Start small, make small games, don’t try to make your dream game as a first project which can be really frustrating, try first to make some small games first.
I really recommend you start making a space shooter game, where you just move around and shoot some simple objects, participating on GameJams is also a nice thing to improve your knowledge.
How do you promote your work (games or assets)?
I promote them using Twitter and Reddit, I found out that they’re pretty awesome to get people to know your game/assets!
What project are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on Fantasy Dreamland and Rogue Adventure, they’re both game asset worlds that feature multiple tilesets, enemies, characters for anyone to use on their own game.
I do plan to start making a game in 2023, but it’s something I’m still writing. Any completed projects/work you want to promote?
I do have a bunch of released games, but mainly my games are Hellcraze, Alphadeck and Electrogene, they’re all available on Steam.
Favourite game ever & why?
Diablo – Diablo was the first action rpg game I played back when I was a kid, Diablo 2 was sure the best action RPG I played, I think is mostly because it was my first action RPG game played, but I love action RPGs!