November 4th, 2017 | Season 1 | 11 mins 55 secs
8-bit, art, bonus, business, cancelled game, mark ferrari, marketing, soundbite, tv game, x-men
The story of a cancelled X-Men TV controller game, as told by former LucasArts illustrator Mark Ferrari, who is a world-renowned and innovative pixel artist responsible for popularising multiple graphical techniques — including dithering, colour cycling, and palette shifting. And an inside look at the downside of having marketing-focused gatekeepers in charge of what products hit store shelves.
October 1st, 2017 | Season 1 | 31 mins 1 sec
adventure, colour cycling, deluxe paint, dithering, game art, gary winnick, graphics, loom, lucasarts, lucasfilm, mark ferrari, palette shifting, scumm, seize the day, thimbleweed park
How a talented illustrator with a fear of computers changed how games looked and perfected background animation techniques that no one before him had thought to use.