Have you been using Midjourney to generate pixel art assets for your next game?
If so, you're already one step ahead in the game development process of the future!
Utilizing AI tools is already an excellent practice for enhancing your workflow. In the coming years, it will be nearly mandatory to know how to prompt, fine-tune, and choose those specific tools that can simplify your work.
Midjourney is a great option, but if you're looking for an alternative with features specifically designed for indie video game developers, then you should explore our AI game assets generator: PixelVibe.
In this post we will show you some examples of the things you can build using PixelVibe and the pixel art models we provide for you to level-up your game designing.
What can PixelVibe do for me?
Whether you're developing an RPG, a top-down shooter, a platformer, or any other kind of game, game asset creation can be a time-consuming and challenging task. Especially if you are not very design-skilled, and even more if you are working with pixel art.
Pixel art is a highly demanding style, where every pixel and every square influences the experience of the player.
Pixels form characters, items, backgrounds, and the whole aesthetic of your game world; and even if players don't notice it explicitly, they'll sense something off if your game's style isn't consistent.
And that's where AI generators come into play.
PixelVibe, our AI game assets generator, offers you different features to bring your game visions to life with less effort. With PixelVibe you can:
- Generate game ready 2D assets from a variety of custom AI models.
- Do background removal.
- Re-vibing outputs (creating similar variations).
- Transform high-resolution images into pixel art.
This is designed so you can focus your time on other aspects of your game, and better develop the skills that really interest you (like storytelling, gameplay mechanics, and even music and sound).
The style of the assets generated by PixelVibe is unique and based on your specifications. In this way, your game will have a consistent, engaging aesthetic that improves the player experience.
PixelVibe has a free version where you can generate up to 10 generations per day, and we also have a Standard Plan and a Pro Plan that may adjust better to your needs. Check our subscriptions here and download the mobile app here.
Pixel Art AI models you can use on PixelVibe
Right now, PixelVibe offers 15 models for generating assets, of which 3 are specifically focused on creating pieces in Pixel Art style:
- Pixel Characters Full Body Sprites: Very useful for creating sprites of your main character or NPCs that adapt to any mechanics you want to explore.
- Pixel Pixie Portraits: Pixelated images of fantastic characters, ideal for giving a vintage and retro style to the aesthetics of your game.
- Pixel Icons: Level-up the props, GUI, items, and iconography that permeate your game with these small but detailed pixel icons.
With enough imagination, clever prompts, and proper use of the app, you can get aesthetically varied, simple, and eye-catching assets.
At Rosebud AI, we have hosted some game jams where creators had to use these models, and the results have been more than surprising. Here you can review some of the games that have used PixelVibe for their visual design.
If you feel out of ideas, the models themselves offer you some example prompts; but if you still need help, here we share others that might be useful to you:
Examples of Pixel Art Creation
Pixel Character Portraits
These old-school pixel character portraits will evoke a sense of nostalgia on your players and create a retro-ambiance for your game. As you see, you can create medieval heroes, allies, villains, and any character you need to enhance your narrative:
Pixel Art Weapons and Icons
Want to give a clearer look to your items screen? The Pixel Icons model can help you create a varied gallery of objects that your main character will carry. This is a great model for a better UI experience:
Pixel Characters Full Body Sprites
Are you building a platformer, a fighting game, or an adventure game? These sprites suits for almost any game genre that you are working on. Soon you’ll be able to animate them in our game dev platform, and you can join the waitlist here.
Explore Pixelation with Our Community
We'd love to see what you are creating with PixelVibe, so feel free to share your thoughts with us on our Discord channel.
You probably noticed that we have one more fascinating feature: the option to transform high-resolution images into pixel art with the “Pixelate” button.
This opens up a world of possibilities for your game design, and we’ll dive into this in a future post, but we encourage you to test it out for yourself in the meantime. Remember, with a bit of creativity and the right AI tools, the pixelated world of your dreams is within your reach.
Happy game designing!