The 8Bit Deck: A pixel art playing card deck
The 8Bit Deck - A carefully crafted pixel art playing card deck with a palette inspired by the Pico-8 fantasy gaming console
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 2 2019 12:37 AM UTC +00:00.
My name is Michael B. Myers Jr. (drawsgood) and I am a huge fan of pixel art and retro gaming. A few months ago, I began designing a few face cards for what, at the time, might have been an 8-Bit solitaire game or something similar. As the process continued, the idea of making these pixel art cards in to actual high-quality playing cards came to mind, and thus the 8Bit Deck was born. Each card has been crafted pixel by pixel, and the color palette was heavily inspired by the Pico-8 fantasy console, developed by Lexaloffle
The 8Bit Deck will be manufactured by the USPCC (United States Playing Card Company) to ensure high quality and durability for each and every deck.
Each card, number and pip were designed and executed in a sprite-editing software called aseprite.
Here is the original design file:
Through experimentation and iteration, I was able to come up with a full set of playing cards, which scale up nicely to production size.
Each deck contains 56 cards: 52 core playing cards, 2 unique jokers, 1 project description and 1 ad/self-promo card.
These are photos I shot using a prototype deck I had manufactured.
The tuck box has been elegantly designed, featuring embossing and silver foil.
Add ons now available!
Once we reach $16,000, I will be making a working PICO-8 solitaire game based on the 8Bit deck designs. Here's a mockup to give you an idea of where I'm heading with it!
I'm incredibly excited for this project, and I hope it shows! I've spent time designing, tweaking and testing in order to create a product I'm truly happy with!
Risks and challenges
Each card front, back and tuck box are all designed, and I'm working with the USPCC who are known for their quality. There is relatively no risk, as I'm just looking to pull the trigger and get these decks made!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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