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Football sprites… I wondered I did…

Posted: February 8, 2016 at 11:15 am
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I was sitting on the sofa, as you do (or don’t if you have successfully mastered the art of levitation), when a thought crossed my mind. I pondered I did, I pondered again and this time the thought went a little something like this..”I wonder how many times  I’ve drawn football player sprites over the years?”

Hmmm I thought, followed quite closely by an ahhhh, swiftly with a thought of making a drink before I log off. (tea of course!)

The first thing I should clear up is that I didn’t work on the original Sensible Soccer, my old mate Jon Hare created the graphics for this back in the dark ages when the Amiga was the new kid on the block, although I did create the small 16 colour Sensible logo seen here which was used in the game. This itself was based on the rather splendid air brushed version we used to have on the office wall.

Jools’ hand actually writing Cannon Fodder! History in the making!
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Sega World Championship Soccer II (Secret revealed)

Posted: March 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm
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There’s a secret that I’m surprised hasn’t surfaced by now? It’s not something to change societal structure, nor create widespread panic on a global scale. No, this secret is about a game I worked on during my Sensible Software days,

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I once did a pixel version of the World Cup…

Posted: November 30, 2011 at 9:30 am
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And here it is…all drawn 1 pixel at a time using the most excellent ProMotion from the most excellent Jan Zimmerman & Cosmigo!

Unfortunately due to licensing regulations that are tighter than tight things wrapped in latex rubber, shrink wrapped, re-squeezed and then cling filmed to the extreme, this humble image can never be used anywhere without permission from some man in a suit who works for FIFA.(Commercially anyway)

So I thought I would donate it to my blog and give it an airing for bit, poor thing has been stuck in my footy art folder for ages..

Still not all is lost,  I have a growing collection of pixel designs for various shirts and other suitably worthy attire waiting to be finished so there! This concluded this rather pointless yet mildly satisfying post to my blog. Good day to you all.


An old Footy gif

Posted: January 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm
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Whilst trawling through some old files in my documents folder I came across a directory which contained a couple of old animated GIF’s created for past projects. Sadly both projects never saw the light of day but it’s always nice to see work files one more time before they get filed away for another couple of years in darkness.

The first was created for a mobile phone game about fishing called ‘Footy’. 😉

As you can see it’s nothing to do with fishing!

Actually this was really starting to look good it was just a shame the phone hardware at the time was dog slow and just couldn’t handle the sprites , scrolling and ball at the same time!!!

I’ll probably add a section about this game to the new website site when I get round to updating it.

I especially like the skating players!