The Art of James D. Sachs Posted by Beamer 10/18/13 A game designer and programmer, James D. Sachs created his art using his Amiga, usually at lowest resolution (320×200). Amazing stuff. Makes me feel like I’m playing EcoQuest again. 16 Comments Leave A Comment 1 BOZACK says: October 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm THIS IS GANGSTA BIZ!!! SO CHEEZ I WANNA EAT IT!! really dig that iceberg joint 2 BAABBOOOOMMM!! 2 Anonymous says: October 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm impressive stuff, really amazed at how much detail he could fit in there. 3 LegendCNCD says: October 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm Jim, my childhood Amiga GFX idol! 4 nitrofurano says: October 19, 2013 at 1:20 am amazing pixel-art stuff! is James Sachs still around and making things? 5 Tetsuo says: October 19, 2013 at 4:20 am i remember seeing that porsche back in the day. damn, now i want to play test drive 2 on the amiga :) 6 Tetsuo says: October 19, 2013 at 4:23 am “Sachs was the lead artist on the groundbreaking Amiga computer game Defender of the Crown from Cinemaware (first published in 1986)” –Wikipedia nice. apparently, the guy also has an account twitter (1 tweet only) 7 Marcus Bakke says: October 19, 2013 at 8:09 am Can we all just take a moment to appreciate Bozack’s amazing comment? 8 Design + Conquer says: October 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm Kind of like a 1990s version of pointillism or divisionism…wonder what Georges Seurat would think? Oh, and want Marcus said. 9 Johnny says: October 20, 2013 at 10:29 am LOL Marcus! 10 Simon says: October 20, 2013 at 7:53 pm If you’re impressed by this, take a look at some of the art people (still!) produce on a C64! ARCHMAGE: http://c64pixels.com/main.php?g2_itemId=100 MIRAGE: http://c64pixels.com/main.php?g2_itemId=74 JOE: http://c64pixels.com/main.php?g2_itemId=165 ELECTRIC: http://c64pixels.com/main.php?g2_itemId=150 SANDER: http://c64pixels.com/main.php?g2_itemId=213 …and there are many others! 11 Max says: October 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm Thanks for the extra links Simon. I can’t imagine how long some of those must have took to make! 12 Simon says: October 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm It’s slightly faster than it used to be as PC pixel art applications mean people can paint in the C64 restrictions using a Wacom tablet (or at least a decent mouse!). Back in the day, most people created graphics with a joystick! It still ultimately comes down to setting individual pixels though! The C64 also has much tighter restrictions than an Amiga and only 16 colours to pick from. 13 LegendCNCD says: October 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm Also Pixeljoint is a great place for pixel gfx. Example http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/81095.htm?sec=showcase 14 Rory says: October 21, 2013 at 11:00 am That Nautilus, tho 15 Jordan says: October 24, 2013 at 5:52 am I am amazed at the detail he was able to fit into such a small space. Artistic and very impressive. 16 Haatas says: October 30, 2013 at 9:42 am Love that first pic of Ron Burgundy!