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!