Saturday, 16 May 2015

Finally done with the latest trailer for Satay Club Game!

Here is the official trailer for the Satay Club Game. It now features updated graphics that are much richer than what is shown in the first teaser trailer.
Launching in June 30/ July 1st 2015!


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Satay Club Game Update. Releasing in June 2015

A little bit of history in my game. This picture is how I imagined what it was like back then in 1948. If you can recognize the 2 customers eating here, well done! If not, find out when you play the game! These 2 characters really did eat here at Satay Club at Beach Road. Every weekend.



And here is a video trailer of the game.


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Satay Club 1950s Singapore recreated in pixel art game

Here is another update to my game Satay Club. I try to picture the place as how I have gathered from my readings and poring through old photos in the national archives and other places. Click the picture to enlarge it.


A good picture reference would be this awesome photograph from the 1950s.


Notice that there are buses nearby. The Tay Koh Yat bus depot was here right next to Satay Club so a lot of exhaust smoke wafting through the air. No one seemed to mind eating street food like this back then. The people in these photos seemed to be really enjoying their satay!

The actual place was not very well lit, save for the lights coming from those buses that you see in the picture. These people pictured here most probably came here to eat after watching a movie at the New Alhambra Theatre which was just a few steps away.

The graphics I have created thus far are not yet complete. More to come soon.

Friday, 9 January 2015

The first Satay Club on Beach Road in Pixel Art

Satay Club the game development is progressing nicely. Thus far, the Beach Road scene where the first Satay Club used to be is almost done. Below is a screen capture of the game. I think only people of ages 65 and older will be familiar with the first Satay Club in 1940s till 1960s.
Click on the picture to enlarge.


The above scene is not the final release for the game. They might be more graphic elements that I might add in the next few days as I slog on to finish this game.

For people younger than 65 years of age they will be more familiar with Satay Club at the Esplanade, before the Esplanade theatre is built. This scene will also be part of the game once it is complete.

Nostalgia in pixel art.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Pixel art is like building things using Lego bricks!

I've only recently got myself into creating pixel art since a few months back and I'm loving the process. It only dawned on me that creating art and animation in pixels is much like creating something using lego! When you build something using lego, the end product has a certain charm to it.

Here's my latest work:
This is a screen capture of an animation I am currently doing for the upcoming Satay Club game.


Pixel art to me, feels more like pointilism. Much like how Georges Seurat did it in his paintings back in the days of impressionist paintings. Which brings me to this inspiring old man who discovered Microsoft Paint and he never stopped creating pixel art till his death in July this year. His name was Hal Lasko.
You can learn a little more about him and his work in this short inspiring video.

Regardless of whatever forms of art you are into, don't stop creating. Keep doing what you love and contribute to the beauty of this world.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Satay Club Game Teaser preview. Updates so far!

Update to Satay Club the game! The main gameplay mechanics is largely complete. The animation you can view below will most likely be part of the game! Except for the music. The music for this game teaser video is added to see if 60s  local A-Go-Go music will a-go-go (haha sorry!) well with pixel art. If you enjoy the video do pass it around!



Monday, 22 September 2014

Satay Club Game in production now

A new game from Afzainizam Zahari is in the works right now. The gameplay will be totally different from the other popular games that I have. Here is a sneak peek!


I have developed a penchant for small and cute pixel graphics. It reminds me a lot of the games that I played when I was very young. With this game I hope to recreate that nostalgic feeling in both the graphics for this game as well as the theme of this game which is based on the long gone Satay Club in Singapore.