I’ve seen a few different beadsprite build videos on YouTube, but not many where you get to see the entire process unfold from start to end. I made this video as a response to that.
I loved how it turned out. I wanted to have time to write a song for this, but I was running out of time, so I picked a few free songs to use from the YouTube library. I really like the songs and think they fit the video well. The first song, however, is mine. It is a work in progress that I still need to complete before I name.
Tell me what you think in the comments, and please give it a thumbs up on YouTube.
I’m getting around to making some more of the beadsprites from the popular underground game “Cookie Clicker“. This Perler creation is the first grandma you hire to make cookies for you in the game. There are 9 others that I am working on completing soon, including the “Cosmic Grandma” which I will have a time elapse video of the creation of from beginning to end.
I like the knobbly knees, too high dress, and mature bosom; it adds to the comedy of it all. The color choices work well, and it looks good overall. I’m very pleased with this piece, and look forward to having all 10 lined up with the first Cookie Clicker beadsprite I did.
The internet is a funny thing; you never really know what will come out of it. The simplest of things can attract your attention, and the game “Cookie Clicker” is one of those.
The premise is simple. Click on the cookie to get a cookie. When you get a few cookies, you can buy a second cursor to click on the cookie for you. As you build up a few more cookies, you can purchase a “Grandma” to bake cookies for you. Your CPS, or “cookies per second” increases, and before you know it, you’re opening portals to an alternate universe called the “cookieverse” and condensing antimatter to push your CPS into the billions!
The real magic behind the game, like any other, is the story it tells in the form of achievements, and headlines reminiscent of those you would find in Simcity that relay the impact of your choices. The many abuses you level against the Grandmas are particularly dark; at one point you enter into an “Elder Covenant” with the Grandmatriarch, and twist and deform the Grandmas into hyper-dimensional beings with supernatural cookie baking powers.
I had a ton of fun making this beadsprite, and am really enjoying all the feedback I have gotten on it so far on reddit and imgur. I’m starting to feel like what I am doing might actually become “art”. I am planning on making the smaller variations of the “Grandma” from the game in the coming weeks, and will also be mounting this on painted canvass with one of the quotes from the game.