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Mass Effect: Shepard's Quest by nimgrim Mass Effect: Shepard's Quest by nimgrim
What if Mass Effect was released a few decades earlier?

Keeping this image roughly time period appropriate was quite a challenge. I ended up using a resolution between 3rd (8-bit) and 4th (16-bit) generation consoles. 12-bit? The color palette I used was based on the original NES with around 60 colors to work with, though I didn't limit my sprites to 3 colors and one transparent like the NES was.

The limitations I ended up using are very much like a Sega Genesis, which could handle 448x320 with 64 colors on screen.

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Static-Foil Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Garrus: pew-pew

;;w;; I love this. Its really awesome!!
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TheRedNightDog Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very cool!
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goodfoot1971 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Looks very early-Castlevaniaish, love it! Nicely done!!
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Acavyos Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
WHOAAAAA :iconyeahplz: this would make such an amazing 16bit game!!!!!!! nimgrim PLEASE MAKE MOOAARRR
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Yeboah666 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I pray to Ganesh every day for somebody who can make this a real thing.
The HUD, the detail, the looks... everything is perfect.

PLEASE! Find a programmer and do this for real. I'd buy it.
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o-WingedPanther-o Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this is officially one of the best pieces of fanart I've ever seen :XD: This is just pure awesome :3
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BloodyHaiku Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Digital Artist
:happybounce: this is awesome lol
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LadyIlona1984 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like it could also be played in GBA. :)
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RogueofAsgard Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Photographer
this is ridiculous and amazing. also, i'd totally play this game.
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leoshades Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I am not quite as nostalgic about the old gaming days as I once was, however this looks great!
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KAGTheMedic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AWESOME I would be the first to have this game
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Dahgnear Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somebody should definitely make this into a game.=)
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Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Now that's a classic that should have been seen!
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GrayBeast Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
If this was a hand held game, I'd play forever. So COOL
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Stroke1986 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DO WANT :D
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Dragon-Claw666 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Take my credits!
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not to sound like an echo of the other comments, but this is quite possibly the best thing ever. The distant background with the reaper silhouette... I can just picture it remaining mostly still as the foreground moves. That lovely repeating ground pattern... the DETAILS! You did a great job reducing the complexity of the characters while still making them very recognizable, as well. I freakin' love this!
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to play a game in this style even today, great work :)
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gregory-fleury Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it !
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SkeeNLangly Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
not bad)))
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DasMoo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This is great!
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Belanna42 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This is awesome!!! :D
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gazereths Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This is awesome! Omniblade to the head!!!

I hope some game dev sees this and makes it....I miss the old 8-16 bit days.
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Gagomk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
wow i wish there was a game like this one
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Moohoodles Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
SO AWESOME!
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mrkozmoz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Quite excellent
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N7certified Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
By the Spirits...
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warmachinex Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
that is sweet
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ghostfire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is the greatest thing that ever came to awesome town with awesome sauce. ^_^
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LegendaryStory Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice, well done
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DrakeDrizzy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is fucking awesome.
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TW6464 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
^this
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