Pixel art character design Services

Whimsy Games is a team of professionals experienced in pixel art game character designs for projects of different levels of complexity. With us, you'll get custom-made game characters with various distinctive features. If you want to create a pixel art game, reach out to us, and we'll discuss your project!

Features of Game Character Pixel Art

Pixel art games are still popular among both well-known game studios and small indie teams. This art style creates a sense of nostalgia, provides a game with a characteristic “digitized” look, and is an excellent choice for multiple genres. With a quality tech stack and a skilled team, creating pixel art characters for your games will be swift and exciting.

Whether you want to make a pixel character or a bunch of them, Whimsy Games can help. Together, we’ll develop great concepts and create unique, catchy characters that will definitely attract gamers’ attention.

Our Services in Pixel Art Character Design

Concept art creation We can help you create concept art for your characters from scratch. We'll provide relevant references and come up with the most suitable ideas.
Customizable character design We will help you create pixel character designs that fit your preferences and needs. Rest assured, you will get high-quality, unique art for your future title.
Full-cycle production We provide full-stack production services and can deal with urgent projects. Our design teams are ready to start immediately to meet your deadlines, however tight.
Game visualization We will help you implement character visualization in your game seamlessly and quickly. We will also deal with any issues that might occur during the process.

Our Benefits in Pixel Art Game Character Outsourcing

Custom tech stacks
Custom tech stacks We don’t have a universal tech stack for pixel art character creation. From our experience, every art style, genre, and setting requires different tools and software to provide the best results. That's why we'll pick the technologies most suitable for the task.
Experienced teams
Experienced teams To provide top-quality services, we hire mostly middle and senior-level professionals with years of experience in the relevant niche. All our artists have worked primarily with pixel art projects and can choose the most suitable approaches and techniques for each project.
Original ideas
Original ideas Our teams always come up with fresh ideas that not only fit your preferences but also align with market trends giving your game a better chance for success.
Business-driven experts
Business-driven experts Our experts understand the importance of creating high-quality solutions that fit business needs. We want our products to stand out in the market, so we run market and competitor research before starting any project.

Genres We Сreate Pixel Art Characters In

Arcade games
Fighter and shooter games
Runner games
NFT games

Arcade games

Pixel art arcade games bring players back to the good old times, and they do look quite cool. However, we can also make a refreshing, modern-looking title using authentic game pixel art character designs.

Fighter and shooter games

Our teams can create either old-school or steampunk characters for fighter games. We will pay attention to their skins, weapons, and custom characteristics to add a personal story for each one of them.

Runner games

Runners can also be funny and full of eye-catching characters players can upgrade or modify according to their preferences. We will help you create memorable characters for your runner title to make it stand out among the competitors.

NFT games

Pixel art characters are quite popular in NFT game projects that allow players to create and manage virtual worlds, design pixel art avatars and their own characters. This is an emerging trend in blockchain-based titles, and we can help your players enjoy your game even more with notable characters.

How We Work

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Introductory meeting
We will start with an intro call to discuss what kind of pixel character design you want for the game. We will agree on the number of people on the team, deadlines, and relevant frameworks to optimize the workflow.
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Project preparation
Before we get to work, our team will run a market analysis to define the latest trends in your niche. We will also pick the most suitable tech stack to make sure the final design looks just as you want.
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Sketching
Once we will get suitable references, we will start sketching the first designs. Our specialists will complete the first drafts and hand them over to get feedback from you.
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Feedback and improvements
We will receive your comments regarding the aspects that need improvement or adjustment. We will implement the necessary changes and get to work on the final renders.
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Final approval
As soon as we are done with the final version, we will run one last check with you to make sure we've got everything right.
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Game visualization
If you don’t have any further suggestions, we will visualize the game. We will also make sure there are no visual imperfections or bugs after the completion of this work.
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Post-release support
After you release your game, we'll support it. Whether there are any problems or you need to add more characters, we can do that upon request.
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Quick Facts About Us

50+
successful projects including pixel art character design completed
1500+
hours spent on creating pixel art characters
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clients satisfied with our services
40+
specialists creating pixel art characters daily

Frequently Asked Questions

What is pixel character design?

Pixel character design has its own distinctive feature — all the visuals are based on pixels, creating a cartoon-like, ‘digital’ image. This art style is popular in various game genres, from puzzles to action games and fighters. You can use pixel art for creating both 2D and 3D games, using different levels of depth and detail to get the required atmosphere for the title.

What is the style of pixel art?

The style of games based on pixel art is usually more playful, fun, and sometimes a bit old-school. However, it's also a great option to use for futuristic or steampunk games. Basically, pixel art is quite an adaptable style as it can go well with practically any genre or game setting.

Is pixel art easy?

Creating pixel art isn't as easy as it seems at first sight. To create a high-quality pixel art game, you'll need to learn plenty of techniques that would bring more depth and texture to your characters and the in-game environment, even if you're working on a 2D title. You'll need to learn how to work with specific tools and use graphic editors to create outstanding designs and make your game a worthy competitor on the market.

Why is pixel art so popular?

One of the key reasons pixel art is still so popular is nostalgia that takes people back in the 80th and 90th. Another reason for the success of pixel art games is their unusual look. Although such games may seem simplistic, many renowned game studios manage to add sophisticated visuals to them. Pixel artists can create a unique style for the game's setting and characters and even add various effects like shades or lighting without using complex tools or software.

How much does it cost to hire a pixel artist?

The cost of hiring a pixel art character creator or even a whole team will depend on the project. The total price is influenced by various factors like the project's complexity and urgency, the number of artists you might need to complete the work on time, how many characters you need, and many others. If you want to get a precise estimate, you can contact our team, and we'll provide you with a detailed price breakdown.

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