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What makes scaling pixel art different than other images?

Recently I was coaching a developer who's new to making pixel art games, and realized there's some "conventional wisdom" around scaling pixel art that's not obvious to a newcomer, and might not be ...
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How do I move the camera in full pixel intervals?

Basically I want to stop the camera from moving in subpixels, as I think this leads to sprites visibly changing their dimensions if just ever so slightly. (Is there a better term for that?) Note that ...
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Scaling my pixel art platformer from 720p to 1080p

I'm developing a pixel art 2D platformer for PC and smartphone, but I'm stuck on a technical issue. I chose to have a 32x32 tile resolution, and a 64x64 character sprite resolution. The levels are ...
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Confusion about Sprite Size in World Space (Unity)

I have a Sprite with 1080x1920 resolution. And I set the Game View Resolution also to 1080x1920. What I was thinking is that the sprite (1080x1920) should fit correctly within the Camera View. But ...
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Understanding pixel art in Unity 2d

I am struggling to understand the basics behind pixel art in Unity. I understand what a unit is, and that if I draw my sprite with 16x16 pixels, I should set PPU to 16. Take stardew valley for ...
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What should I use as units for my 2D game?

I'm trying to create my first C++ 2D fighting game from scratch, using SDL, and so far I got things to where I am able to move a couple sprites around using some keyboard keys. Right now, I have it so ...
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In what size should i design sprites for unity iOS? [closed]

I am developing a 2D platform game in unity.I have conceptualised the game and have to design the art assets/sprites, but the problem is at what resolution or size do i design them? If I target the ...
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2D game background art and assets, sketch / drawing size and resolution for a 1080P PC Console game?

I am a new game developer, working on a 2D platformer game. I am working with my friends who can make sketches on paper and import them to Photoshop to paint, as none of us have worked on an actual ...
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Can you use a sprite with uneven dimensions in Unity 2D?

I'm new to game development as a whole, so forgive me if this is an idiotic question in itself, but I want to use a sprite sheet where the entire sprite sheet's dimensions are 104x144, and the ...
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What is the perfect sprite size for new ipads with retina displays [closed]

The graphic designer is sending me huge sprites 3000px in width drawn by hand. And now the company is hiring a professional painter to paint huge oil paintings for the game for other levels. Nothing ...
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Confused by scaling, units, and more

Ok, so I've already waded through a bunch of questions around this, and it's just making me even more confused. Let's say I am trying to model a card table in a 2d game. Behind (beneath) the table ...
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How big my sprites should be in Unity? [duplicate]

I'm making a 2D retro-style pixel game and I'd like to know how big my sprites should be. I'm not talking about the size of my image files (which I decided to use a 32x32-based artstyle), but the ...
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Can I use different Tile/Sprite Sizes on the same Tilemap?

My partner and I are creating a 2D RPG with D&D elements with Unity. I am very new to Unity and making games in general, apart from 2 games which I created with Java and the rougelike tutorial ...