Since /fg/ seems to be less "hey guys look at this jap fangame" and more "hey guys look at my fangame p.s. plz help with this and this and this" I've decided to start a general help thread. There's already a thread for programming help, use that rather than bumping your own thread with questions: http://uboachan.net/fg/res/4116.xhtml
Please use this thread for questions and critque for your graphics, music, character/level design, testing etc. Trying to make your own resources is recommended, but if you absolutely cannot make something original and good on your own even with help with it, ask for resources here (as long as you don't expect your entire game to be made for you). Posting links to helpful tutorials and programs you know of would also be very helpful. I'll start:
Really one of the best pixelling tutorials I have ever read compared to the trashiness you'll usually find, and VERY relevant to this board. Although it's a little outdated and melodramatic, the concepts learned here are more in-depth and helpful than anything else I've seen. Lots of text to page through, but if your pixelling isn't up to par (and honestly, a lot of what I've seen isn't) you need to give this a read. (Hint: it's more than one page.)
Teaches the basic concepts of creating a sprite from start to finish. Even if you think you already know the basics, it's still very much well worth the read. Rather than saying "you use the pencil tool, this is antialising, this is hue and bluh bluh" it teaches from a more professional and artistic point, giving you an excellent example of a very well-made illustration and sprite.
The IC-Project is a literally AMAZING example of pixel art, in MSPaint, with only three colors. The website also gives information on a few different well-known art programs, tips for your own art, his process through the work...I don't even know, man. Seriously, just read it.
Here's a link to an amazing post on a pixelling forum with billions of tutorials, examples, programs, resources etc.
Paint.NET is a good, free program for pixelling, without being shit-tier MSPaint, or having to buy/pirate something like Photoshop with way way too many unnecessary tools than you need for the job.
I'll also be hanging around to give critique, help and answer questions. Good luck /fg/ts.
Last edited 10/08/15(Sun)22:07.