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Member Spotlight - SanctumPixel

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It's over to South East Asia for our next Member Spotlight, with Vietnam based Sanctumpixel  giving us some insight into their game dev career.  A member of GDM since Oct 2019, they've got a plethora of pixel art assets available on their profile page for you to check out.

You can check out their full collection here.

GDM Username: sanctumpixel

Jack Nguyen
Age: 34
Country: Vietnam
Developer, Asset Creator or are you a bit of both?:   
Asset creator (artist).
Full Time, Part Time or Hobby?: 
I'm creating game asset as Part time, I've other jobs in other time.
How long have you been doing this?: 

I began making assets in 2019.
What made you become a dev/artist?: 
I really like Pixel Art and Pixel Art games, which is why I've decided to learn how to create it. I've started creating game assets frequently.

Favourite software/tools to use?:  
Aseprite. I love how simple yet effective it is to create pixel art.

What’s one tip you would give to someone starting out?:   
Pixel art is simply another form of art. You should begin by learning to hand-draw like an artist. Then you start to learn pixel art and you will be draw so great!

Also inspiration and consistent practice are the keys to improving.

How do you promote your work (games or assets)?:  
I promoted it on Twitter, Reddit, and various Facebook groups, specifically targeting indie developers who are in need of pixel art game assets.

What project are you working on now?:  
Currently, I am focused on creating game assets for top-down environments.

Any completed projects/work you want to promote?

You should take a look at my dragon asset. It's the largest one, and I'm really proud of how it turned out!

And finally, favourite game ever & why?:   

I love Age of Empires 1 & 2, Warcraft 3, and Diablo 2. I enjoy top-down environments where I can see everything and have full control.

You can connect with sanctumpixel here:


Check out some of sanctumpixel's assets…

Orc Warrior Pixel Art Characters

Loreon Kingdom Pixel Art Characters

Highland Environment Tileset

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