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#1 Error

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:53 PM

I just had a little question. Why is it that, when I watch videos of people coding games, they always go to 8-bit? Is it much harder to make sprites on a 16-bit, 32-bit, etc. platform? I know it takes more effort, but in the end IMO, it looks better. Or do they do it because of their child hood?

 



#2 BlackRabbit

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:54 PM

It's comfortable to make them 8-bit because that's the base measurement, the easier to scale in anyway. Still, it's not true that sprites are just eight bits base, take a look to this article to learn some about it.






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