Theme by OPTIMUS
Tribute theme to all those old games that accompanied our childhood (or at least the childhood of “oldies” like me, but there’s also stuff for younger… :D).
In this theme, backgrounds are not so important because I wanted to emphasize the icons: they are the most important part.
To create them, I took characters, objects and other stuff from my vast collection of old games that made gaming entertainment history (well, not really ALL the games, otherwise I would have to make a 1GB theme, and the PS3 has just 70 icons… :P).
It was a very long and hard work, but also very funny because I had to play again all those games: I not only retrieved the characters etc, but I also had to work hard on them, resizing and redrawing pixel by pixel almost all the sprites according to their respective graphic resolutions due to the different consoles/computers from which they come (Atari-ST, Amiga, Master System, Genesis/Megadrive, NES, Super NES and so on…).
After that, I added a very slight 3D effect to intentionally create a contrast between old and new, so the sprites are still in a raw 2D bitmap, but enriched with a bit of “roundness”.
Probably, many will not understand my intentions (or the “spirit” of this theme) but it doesn’t matter: I wanted to do it and I did it.