Genshin Impact: a fan makes a magnificent pixel art demake of the game!
The demake, an activity that consists of imagining a game already released on a console before its release, is quite popular among fans. If we already saw it with Bloodborne or Elden Ring, this is Genshin Impact.
- Genshin Impact pixel art version
- A fan art that requires a lot of time
Genshin Impact pixel art version
Genshin Impact is a game with a certain bias in its graphic design: if not everyone will like it, it had the merit of evoking the famous Zelda: Breath of the Wild for a while before its release. An artistic direction that, since then, has certainly been liked, since the game has exceeded three billion dollars in revenue (only on mobile phones) a year and a half after its launch. This aesthetic style, the pixel artist OhoDavi had fun with this, but old fashioned: what would Genshin look like if it came out 30 years earlier, as a turn-based RPG? Well, he would look like this:
Fanart of the JRPG Genshin Impact. I have finally finished it.
It’s a 20-second video (OhoDavi thinks he can’t make a game of this technical quality himself) that shows Ningguang, Keqing, Aether, and Zhongli against a Ruin Hunter.
A fan art that requires a lot of time
A titanic work that took the artist a long time. In response in the comments, he mentions that this video is made of 306 images. OhoDavi specifies that he started this video last year at a rate of two hours per day. This means that he has invested more than 700 hours in this video, which has already been viewed more than 2 million times.
A time-consuming project, as we saw with Elden Ring. A phenomenal success earlier this year (18 million copies sold since launch), FromSoftware’s latest game has inspired many creators. In addition to the various mods that allow players to embody their favorite heroes (Tifa, Darth Maul…), some have even imagined retro versions of the game like -shin. He did develop a playable Game Boy version of Elden Ring, but only the first part. He had explained that he wanted «find a jobbefore working on the game.