Kahlief Steele is creating Pixel Art Paks
1

patron

$1
per pixel art PAK
(Video coming soon!)


Intro to the PAK
Hi! I'm Kahlief. I've been pushing pixels since grade school, and back then, there were a lot of really great, welcoming communities that eventually led me to game development. Now, I want to give back to that gamedev family.

The Idea
I understand that a lot of programmers that have either a) limited budgets b) less-than-ideal art skills c) small projects or d) all of the above, need art for their games. To save time and money for those developers, the latest Art PAKs will be published on my website for a free download. I'm a college student without a lot of free time, so the most I can see myself doing is a PAK every month or two. I'd love to bring that down to one month, or even one every two weeks. That's where you come in.

Patreon
With your help, I can focus a lot more of my time on the Art PAK, polishing those pixels to perfection. Every penny helps, and at the very basic level, you'll get the PAK before it goes live on my site. For those of you who want to morph the PAK a bit more, you can contribute a bit extra and give suggestions for the contents/theme of the next PAK. This would be handy if you had a specific project that you'd need work for. And if you want to learn some art principles and some pixel art techniques directly from me over Google Hangouts, there's a spot for that too.

...wait. What's in it?
So the Art PAK can vary a bit, but each PAK will include the following(for say, a platformer) at the least:

  • Three tilesets
  • One character, running/jumping/dying
  • Four basic enemies, idle, walking, dying, with a variation for two(ex. goomba->paragoomba)
  • Five collectibles(ex. health pack, magic bottle, gold piece)
  • Basic UI Elements(ex. health bar, coin count, life count)
  • Some BONUS flavor tiles for each tileset

Like I said, this is all subject to change, especially with the variety of games/styles out there. But I really value you and your opinion, so if you have comments and concerns, definitely voice them. 

The end(?)
Thank you a lot for your support. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and getting some art out there! 

-Kahlief


PREVIEW OF THE FIRST TILESET

Some of my previous work has been with
Conspirocracy(backgrounds): http://conspirocracy.wordpress.com/
Blood Alloy(everything but the MC): http://www.bloodalloy.com/
Indie Game Story(all): http://indiegamestory.org/
Wayward Terran Frontier(environmental effects, asteroids, nebulas): http://www.wtfrontier.com/
Boss Monster(logo): http://brotherwisegames.com/

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per pixel art PAK
1 patron
You'll receive thanks upon thanks! And you get access to the Art PAK a week before it goes live on my site! And you'll get Patron-only updates!
Pledge $10 or more per pixel art PAK
0 patrons
Give suggestions on the next PAK! Theme, style, and game genre are all up for grabs. +the above tier
Pledge $25 or more per pixel art PAK
0 of 10 patrons
Receive a 30 minute personal art lesson from me every month. I'm good with color theory, art direction, or just plain ole pixel-pushin'. +the above tiers
Pledge $50 or more per pixel art PAK
0 of 3 patrons
Receive two customized tilesets from me for this PAK. Think the PAK's tileset's whack? Get one for you, no questions asked!
Pledge $50 or more per pixel art PAK
0 of 3 patrons
Receive a customized character or enemy from me for this PAK. Character in the current PAK got you blue? Get a new one, made custom for you!
Goals
$1 of $250 per pixel art PAK
This would for sure nail down a monthly Art PAK. WHICH WOULD BE AWESOME.
1 of 3
(Video coming soon!)


Intro to the PAK
Hi! I'm Kahlief. I've been pushing pixels since grade school, and back then, there were a lot of really great, welcoming communities that eventually led me to game development. Now, I want to give back to that gamedev family.

The Idea
I understand that a lot of programmers that have either a) limited budgets b) less-than-ideal art skills c) small projects or d) all of the above, need art for their games. To save time and money for those developers, the latest Art PAKs will be published on my website for a free download. I'm a college student without a lot of free time, so the most I can see myself doing is a PAK every month or two. I'd love to bring that down to one month, or even one every two weeks. That's where you come in.

Patreon
With your help, I can focus a lot more of my time on the Art PAK, polishing those pixels to perfection. Every penny helps, and at the very basic level, you'll get the PAK before it goes live on my site. For those of you who want to morph the PAK a bit more, you can contribute a bit extra and give suggestions for the contents/theme of the next PAK. This would be handy if you had a specific project that you'd need work for. And if you want to learn some art principles and some pixel art techniques directly from me over Google Hangouts, there's a spot for that too.

...wait. What's in it?
So the Art PAK can vary a bit, but each PAK will include the following(for say, a platformer) at the least:

  • Three tilesets
  • One character, running/jumping/dying
  • Four basic enemies, idle, walking, dying, with a variation for two(ex. goomba->paragoomba)
  • Five collectibles(ex. health pack, magic bottle, gold piece)
  • Basic UI Elements(ex. health bar, coin count, life count)
  • Some BONUS flavor tiles for each tileset

Like I said, this is all subject to change, especially with the variety of games/styles out there. But I really value you and your opinion, so if you have comments and concerns, definitely voice them. 

The end(?)
Thank you a lot for your support. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and getting some art out there! 

-Kahlief


PREVIEW OF THE FIRST TILESET

Some of my previous work has been with
Conspirocracy(backgrounds): http://conspirocracy.wordpress.com/
Blood Alloy(everything but the MC): http://www.bloodalloy.com/
Indie Game Story(all): http://indiegamestory.org/
Wayward Terran Frontier(environmental effects, asteroids, nebulas): http://www.wtfrontier.com/
Boss Monster(logo): http://brotherwisegames.com/

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per pixel art PAK
1 patron
You'll receive thanks upon thanks! And you get access to the Art PAK a week before it goes live on my site! And you'll get Patron-only updates!
Pledge $10 or more per pixel art PAK
0 patrons
Give suggestions on the next PAK! Theme, style, and game genre are all up for grabs. +the above tier
Pledge $25 or more per pixel art PAK
0 of 10 patrons
Receive a 30 minute personal art lesson from me every month. I'm good with color theory, art direction, or just plain ole pixel-pushin'. +the above tiers
Pledge $50 or more per pixel art PAK
0 of 3 patrons
Receive two customized tilesets from me for this PAK. Think the PAK's tileset's whack? Get one for you, no questions asked!
Pledge $50 or more per pixel art PAK
0 of 3 patrons
Receive a customized character or enemy from me for this PAK. Character in the current PAK got you blue? Get a new one, made custom for you!