The landscape


Jeanmilost 2020-04-13 23:30 (Edited)

This is a deep parallax scrolling asset showing a landscape which could be shown in games like Shadow of the Beast on the Commodore Amiga computers.

I used the raster to achieve the effect.

Feel free to use it for your own projects. ๐Ÿ™‚

Release notes
v0.1 - first release
v0.1a - fixed a bug which prevented the scrolling to work in some situations
v0.1b - fixed a bug with the scrolling
v0.2 - improved asset, now graphics were moved in gfx editor and copied from memory instead of generated on runtime. Improved also the fence on the front layer

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2020-04-13 23:30

was8bit 2020-04-14 00:20

Beautiful artwork :)

was8bit 2020-04-14 03:50

Way cool :)

Jeanmilost 2020-04-14 03:52 (Edited)

Thank you was8bit, however it was a little more than a simple picture, itโ€™s a real multiplane parallax scrolling. However I noticed that effectively the scrolling was completely frozen on the first version, because of a bug when the scroll speed was manipulated outside the raster (and in fact for a reason I cannot figure out: sometimes it works and sometimes not). I simplified the code, and uploaded the file again, now it should work as expected.

was8bit 2020-04-14 03:53

Yep, 1st one was a painting... latest one, wowzers! :)

GAMELEGEND 2020-04-14 03:53

Holy crap this is awesome

Jeanmilost 2020-04-14 04:01

Was8bit, gamelegend, thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

desbyc 2020-04-14 05:58


Timo 2020-04-14 09:39

Big trees and a Zeppelin are missing ;)

Jeanmilost 2020-04-15 15:49 (Edited)

Timo, yes I agree... Perhaps one of these days I would decide to reproduce the Shadow of the Beast scrolling as close as possible as the original version :) However I just wanted to test an idea I had about how to implement multiple parallax scrolling, but not especially the SOTB one, which I only used as a base to create my landscape (obviously it was the closest one to test my idea ;) ). I offered this work as an asset, because I doesn't plan to use it for now, and perhaps (I hope) it may serve for others. I would be curious to see what other people can do with it...

was8bit 2020-04-15 16:33

It is quite beautiful :)

I noticed abit of a 3d effect at the bottom where it look like a bit of branch where you can see thru a hole in it and see the more distant movement ... I think accentuating that 3d effect with a bigger thing at the front would really make that 3d effect pop!

was8bit 2020-04-15 16:53

My failed attempt...


Jeanmilost 2020-04-15 17:10

was8bit, I will check that as soon as I get a few time for me :)

was8bit 2020-04-15 20:30


PranXter 2020-04-18 02:26

What is the bridge looking structure at the bottom

Timo 2020-04-18 09:37

Should be a fence. Here is a video of the inspiration source of this scroller:

Jeanmilost 2020-04-18 16:26 (Edited)

Yes itโ€™s a fence, Iโ€™m not a very good graphist ๐Ÿ˜„

And to be honnest, inspired from the c64 version instead:

nathanielbabiak 2021-08-24 04:10 (Edited)

Those mountains are pretty! They inspired some of the background tiles in my upload here.

Jeanmilost 2021-08-25 01:48

@nathanielbabiak Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

G-9 2021-10-10 15:10

Nice update

Jeanmilost 2021-10-10 15:30

Thx ๐Ÿ™‚

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