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i got a question about this and #NotZelda2. So these are paid assets but you license them as CC-BY-SA? So there is nothing stopping someone from buying the asset, then redistributing it on itch or elsewhere.
the work on both these assets is amazing, and making it available under free culture license is awesome. But I could theoretically buy it, palette swap it, and release it as "RagnarRandom's #StillNotZelda" and give it away for free under CC-BY-SA.
Haha. If someone buys my art and really feels the need to give my art to someone else, I am not going to call a lawyer. I really hope that doesn't happen, though.
Just for the record, I was not planning on doing that nor am I encouraging anyone else to do that. But freedom to redistribute is a core component of the CC-BY-SA.
Yah! Totally appreciate that. I guess I'm depending on the ethics/morals/personal-judgments of the people who buy my work to do what they think is right. I was deciding between CC-BY-SA and CC0, and I think I decided on SA because I wanted anyone who modified the art to also distribute their art by the same license.
would love to commission you take create some new monsters for the pack sometime!
Sure. What is the best way to contact you?
so very cool
Is there any dungeon tiles or is this just overworld tiles?
Yup! The dungeons have inside and outside corners, various floor patterns, pitfalls, sand, water, lava, pushblocks, statues, differently sized doors and blocks, bombable walls, and stairs up and down.
Hello, i've been using this pack for about 1 year and i have to say it's cool. Now you added animated water and it's cool too ! In your log file i've seen you should have animated grass too but i cannot figure cells used to do it ... (no number i believe). Still a great pack in my opinion !
If you need an idea for the next step you could make animated flowers and maybe animated trees or animated firepit. In another ways i think the "paths" cannot be animated, right ? But maybe you can add little animals like reptile or cat who will run through the paths...something like that. Last Idea Cyclone in water. (Tourbillon in french)
Not sure if you ever found them, but the animated tiles, and all the updated tiles and sprites, are in the Super Overworld Adventure ZIP file. Grab that one instead. The other one is older. Good luck!
I've been using this pack for about 2 weeks, and it's amazing. It literally has everything you need to make your own Not Zelda game. The biggest thing that I got from this pack is the slash sprites WITH item positions. No more spending hours trying to figure out how to make a sword swing manually or find the angles myself. This dude did all the work for you!
The animations are superb. The terrain looks amazing. Everything works as described and honestly, I'm hoping you release another pack for a different Not Nintendo game.
I'm going to nudge this comment. If you could create a pack of pixel slash sprites in as many variations as possible, I'm sure it would sell. I scoured the internet for 2d pixel slash sprites and came up with nothing. If you sold your slash sprites alone with the guides, you could easily make $5 a pop. I would've paid that much for them in heart beat - especially with how good they look and the amount of effort you put to help make sure they could easily be adaptable? 100% worth it.
Great job again on the sprite pack!
I'm glad the attack templates helped you out. I was worried it was too confusing! I hope you're having fun w/ the tileset. If it's missing anything LMK. I'm working on updating it soon.
Smaller goos would be awesome. Ones that are 1/4th the size of the current goos, so I can make them appear when the bigger goos die.
Also, I see in the screenshots and examples you have tall grass, but I have scoured your sprite sheets, and I can't find anything similar. I checked multiple times and I still may just be missing it but some guidance on where I can find tall grass would be awesome.
EDIT: I felt like kind of an ass just replying with wants, but i want to say again even if you're too busy to reply or whatever, this sprite pack is amazing and anything you give after this is extra to me. Thanks again!
Sorry the tileset is a big mess! I'm spending some time reorganizing everything... Can you screencap which grass you're talking about?
Honestly, the tileset is pretty organized and was easy to use with the tilemap editor I have. But i'm pretty confident this sprite is missing in all of the color variants for Overworld:
This is from the Custom Minimap example image included in the pack, located at the top center-ish area.
This looks like (and I believe intended to be) tall grass or square bushes - either one works for what I'm looking to use it for. I can easily steal it off the example too but I was hoping to have all of the color variants.
@lunarsignals The OpenZC (open src ZeldaClassic) software is using this. We purchased the complete set, and we'd like to inquire if we could work with you to create enemy and other sprite re-skins to match.
I also hope that you don't mind, but I snagged your BG image as a temporary BG visual for our new site (openzc.org). I'm still working on getting the fully-open-assets site launched.
If you haven't heard of ZC.... Where have you been hiding for nearly v21 years?! :P
For now, zeldaclassic.com remains the steadfast home of our software, which you can also snag from github (github.com/ArmageddonGames/ZeldaClassic).
Anyway, we'e converted the majority of these assets (a playable demo is available if you are interested), but we honestly need good spriters to fill in the gaps between our legacy (infringing) assets, and something that everyone can use without fear.
You can reach me on Discord as @Timelord#9741
Rad. I loved Zelda Classic back in the day. I'll ping you on discord and we can talk.
It's astounding how well put together this is. The graphics are astounding, but what really got my attention was how well documented this is. I've tried using many asset packs in the past, and many times the sheets are simply provided as-is, with no instructions or guides whatsoever. This can make it difficult to determine exact dimensions on sprite sheets and the way the tiles function together.
The creator thought of every possible way to fix that. For example, I was attempting to import one of the character sprites into Gamemaker Studio 2, but I didn't know, as per usual, the frame dimensions on the tile sheet. A quick look in the containing folder revealed a document containing not only dimensions, but each sprite's function and position labeled using columns and rows, respectively. There are also well-labeled folders and example images showing the content in use. In case you somehow need more help, there is also an interactive demo included.
Well done. If there was a way to make images almost plug-and-play, lunarsignals somehow managed to do it. Now if only I can exercise half as much effort and stop being lazy, I might be able to actually make something out of it all...
:):) thanks for the kind words. Let us know if you end up making something with the art :)
I love these assets! I've been using them to prototype out a game I'm working on. Have to say I also love your interactive demo. Would you consider releasing the source code for that? I've been trying to do a very similar melee attack style but cannot figure it out. Maybe you could point me to the right tutorial?
what format do the tiles come in?
The files are spritesheets in .PNG format
Bought for no other reason than I love Zelda and I love this initiative and the fact that it's CC-licensed!
You might want to swap out the steps. They're a little too close to the inspiration I think.
Do the enemies also have animations?
- The large boss enemies have unique animations for walking, idle, and different attacks
- The smaller enemies have walking animations in multiple directions and many have throwable items
- And many of the humanoid player sprites can easily pass for enemies
thank you, i bought it and i'm enjoying it a lot. Can you share the source code of the interactive demo?
I was so busy these last few weeks that I forgot to upload the file. I uploaded the Multimedia Fusion 2 .mfa project file. I hope that is helpful for you? I may or may not build another demo project in Unity for a train jam... We'll see!
This looks amazing! When I have a project to fit this style, I may just come back for these. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the kind words! The assets are currently on sale if you would like to purchase them. I'm considering making a #NotBelmont tileset in relation to Castlevania, though I do like making overhead tiles, so... We'll see :)
These are great
Great pack and awesome support, thank you.
Have you considered doing village/interior tiles? :)
My main concern was Zelda 1 style adventure, so I did not consider doing many village tiles. There's enough for houses and brick buildings, but the interiors are pretty special. If I update the pack I'll add more building interior tiles :)
I actually might pick this up, can you add a couple more screens of the characters and items? Also if you could make a Pokemon type tileset in this quality tons of people will buy trust me.
I added some menu tiles and an action shot at the waterfall. There's a few of the items/characters there. Here's the twitter post w/ images https://twitter.com/LUNARSIGNALS/status/1077717067820949504
Re: Pokemon tiles --- Canari Games just released their modern Link's Awakening, and I think they're doing a killer job, but maybe I can figure out how to do it right... Thanks for the suggestion!
Let me know if you are interested in other asset packs! I'm leaning towards Castlevania, but there seems to be a wealth of medieval platformer assets out there. I was thinking Double Dragon-y or Ninja Gaiden-y could be good, but I'm open to suggestions.
This is amazing! It has everything! Some window/menu ui might be nice, but with this style, it's fairly easy to do oneself. Thank you :)
Thank you! I didn't think about UI, but that sounds like exactly a thing to add in an update :)
I feel conflicted. This is so lovely, and i want to buy it, but it's also doing the same thing as an art pack I've been working on myself. I'm surprised the price is so low, especially considering how much artwork is in this. It looks really great, I look forward to getting it when the holiday season is over and I have a little money for myself.
Do both :) And feel free to let me know if you release an overhead Zelda-style art pack as well!
Bro a pixel art legend (Sharm) just commented on your assets and you didn't even realize.
Oh hell yeah sup Sharm
Bought! Wow, there's so much stuff in this! I'm very impressed. I especially like how many of the tiles have so many variations.
This is beautiful.
very cool, looking froward to seeing what comes next
It's looking like it'll be Castlevania next:
No problem! To be short - no, you do not have to release your game and code under the same license. The license only applies to the art assets. You are free to use these art assets in any way you want (even commercially) as long as you give credit and share the art under the same license. This page from the CC website might help.
I hope this clears up any concerns. :)
No worries! You don't need to include a ZIP of art or anything like that. Just credit me in game and tell the user that the art is licensed to you under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 International license. You can copy this sample text if it helps:
"Thank you for playing [Insert Name of Game]. The art for [Insert Name of Game] is sourced from #NotZelda Overhead Adventure Tiles by LUNARSIGNALS and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license."
Oh! I see now.
So "share" just means make it easy for the player to find the source of the assets (e.g., via links and artist information in the credits and text file, etc.) so they can also purchase them if they wish.
Awesome. Thanks for the clarification!
To be specific, the "Share Alike" (SA) clause means that if you make derivative work of the CC-BY-SA artwork, then you should share this derivative work under a similar license. The general understanding is that a game using this artwork is not a derivative work, so in this case you only need to give attribution (BY). If you create new art assets based on this artwork though, then you should share it under a similar license. Your own art assets which are not derived from #NotZelda are not affected by this license, so they can stay proprietary.
Are you sure you want to be selling something with a CC license? Technically someone could buy it and then post the whole thing on OGA. It would probably be better to come up with your own licensing rules that require the posting of significant edits but don't allow reposting of unedited material.
There have been a few people mentioning this to me, and part of me does worry. While my goals align fairly well with CC, I think that if this asset set ends up widely available for free to the public, I'll probably change it. I hope I figure out the licensing issues before I release another asset set.
And thanks for the concern :)
Actually I'm considering buying this assets pack because it comes under a free culture license, which means that I could use it to make a fully free and open source game. It is true that the license allows a buyer to share the artwork for free, thus bypassing the commercial entry point here, but that's kind of the point of a free license. The Attribution clause should at least ensure that people who may redistribute it would link to this itch.io page, though users who can afford it might consider supporting the original author directly.
The Share Alike clause even means that if people modify these assets, they should share them under a similar license themselves, which most would likely do free of charge. In practice, though, I've rarely seen people bother about it and publish their games using modified CC-BY-SA artwork without putting said artwork easily accessible online -- and most artists seem fine with it. The real "use" of SA would be more to prevent people forking the artwork and selling it as proprietary, which then would be a clear breach of license.
TL;DR: Thanks for giving commercial artwork + free license a chance! That's a great, yet hardly used, combination, and it does include some "risk", but I hope it turns out well for you.