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Amiga Tribute: Agony by LukeTheRipper Amiga Tribute: Agony by LukeTheRipper
Alestes from Agony

Part 9/24 of my Amiga tribute project >3

This time it's a title that's interesting in quite a few ways, behold Agony

For one, the main character is no mere owl, well, granted, it's actually a warlock who was transformed as part of a trial to gain unimaginable cosmic power, but that's not what I'm getting at :XD:
If anyone remembers a great company called Psygnosis, do you recall it's logo? Yes, that is the very same owl which was a sort of mascot of the company.

Second, this game had truly astounding graphics for it's time, and do remember we're talking about a game from 1991, and hell, this game still looks great. Like my good friend ThunderwolfBrony said when I showed him the game - "It's far better than those indie games which use the word "retro" as an excuse for bad graphics", and pretty much each aspect of the game was mostly for art's sake. The bitmap artworks, the background, the animation, hehe, ThunderwolfBrony called it a "swag game", and it's a pretty fitting description :D
Though truth be told, them graphics was what spawned some flaws, for one, the graphics took most of the space, so the game was pretty short, and also, no intro could be added to explain the backstory, heh, good thing the manual explained it clearly (oh, the good ol' manuals ^w^), also, this game was very hard, and the fact that many enemies and their projectiles blended too well with the background at times only unnecessarily magnified the difficulty...

Third, which is kinda tied with number two, this game was the first shoot-'em-up to ever use hitboxes. No, it wasn't Touhou. This is actually part of the "swag game" theme, as the creator purposely chose a bird as the main character, and the gaudy way it flaps it's wings is meant to show you how enemy bullets pass right through them and the main body is the only part that can be hurt, how's that for "swag" :XD:

And fourth, the music. The game featured a theme song by Tim Wright, which atypically for an action game was a classically-themed, piano-led instrumental. The title song was adapted without giving him proper credit by the keyboardist of Dimmu Borgir, Stian Aarstad, in the song "Sorgens Kammer" for their Stormblåst album. The band did not know about this. Following several months of communication between Wright and Dimmu Borgir, and in a nod to the composer, the band did not include the track on a later re-recording of Stormblåst.
Feel free to check this yourselves:
Original - www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9UTnU…
Sorgens Krammer - www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDeQI9…
Or a complete comparison - www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE6WFQ…
However do note that this plagiarism is a pretty well known fact, even Wikipedia states so both under Agony's entry and the Stormblåst album entry |3 and as good as the song sounds, there is no excuse to steal anyone's work.

Well anyways, it has been a while since I've drawn anything with wings, hehe, kinda missed that, and as you probably noticed, tried to draw them a tad differently. Also, this was the first time I ever drew an owl, so it's probably not the best owl pic on the net, but I really did my best here ^^


Other parts of the project - Shadow Of The Beast, Shadow Fighter, Zool, The Chaos Engine, Superfrog, Skeleton Krew, The Speris Legacy, Flashback, Agony, Brutal: Paws of Fury, Fightin' Spirit, Ruff 'N' Tumble, SwitchBlade, Lionheart, The Lost Vikings, Brian The Lion, Wolfchild, Gods, Entity, Franko: The Crazy Revenge, Hired Guns, Turrican, The Killing Game Show, Yo! Joe!


Alestes (c) Psygnosis
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:iconoratherebelkitsune:
OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Szczerze mówiąc, ta sowa mnie hipnotyzuje na tym rysunku... ;)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soweł rzecze, favuj więcej XD
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OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A ja odpowiadam, że tak ;) Ale serio, hipnotyzuje mnie sposób, w jaki ra narysowałeś. :)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skrzydła zawsze rysuje mniej wiecej w ten sposób, zauważyłem, że zazwyczaj się to ludziom podoba ^^
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Melomonster Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Cool! Your collection of amiga game characters is amazing!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A dziekuje bardzo >3
Nie mielismy u nas sprzętu, na którym zagrywali się nasi zagraniczni koledzy, toteż grało się na tym co było, głównie na Amidze ^^
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D--BRINGER Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That is awesome. I have Alestes painting in my profile can you please check it out? :happybounce: 
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, way ahead of you >3
You did submit this to my group, so yeah, already seen, commented and faved it :XD:

And thanks, glad you like my take on the character ^^
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D--BRINGER Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D by the way i guess we are the only one who drew Alestes on Deviantart...
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then you haven't searched good enough it seems - www.deviantart.com/art/Tree-of… ;3
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Kai45 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I love this one so much!!!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, this one was really special ^^ not to mention time consuming |3
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RussiaWinter Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Świetne! :o (Eek) 
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dziękować, sporo się przy tym napracowałem ^^
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RussiaWinter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Widać :D
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Awesome, Agony to świetny klasyk, fajnie czasem pograć tylko po to żeby obejrzeć grafikę w tle :)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A i owszem, jest to jeden z tych klasyków, którym nie mozna pozwolić na odejście w zapomnienie >3

Hehe, i trzeba tylko uważać, by to co wzieliśmy za tło nie okazało sie przeciwnikiem XD
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
tak :) nie zapominaj że to jedna z tych gier gdzie można cały czas lecieć na auto-fire, nie strzelanie nie ma dużego sęnsu w grze gdzie liczy się szybka eliminacja zagrożeń.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nie tyle można, co raczej trzeba :D jednak sam auto-fire nie zapewni ci przeżycia ;3
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Magicull-Delesia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing :D
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The game itself looks amazing, so the fanart should be as well.
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quinta-esencia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
Happy you think so ^^
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quinta-esencia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconsecretplz:
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Komiksiarnia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Rewelacja!!!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A dziekuję ^^
Naprawde sie przy tym napracowałem ^^
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Komiksiarnia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Już dawno mi się tak coś  nie podobało :) Bravo!!!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, miło słyszeć ^^
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! I'm looking forward to seeing the others you've got planned. :)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
and I got 8 pics already, with a link to each one in the description.
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen them - all very good. :D
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Rej-kun Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ładne pióra @W@
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dziękować ^^
Naprawde sporo roboty z nimi było |3
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Rej-kun Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Widac, ale opłącało się.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, miło słyszeć ^^
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Rej-kun Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wiem :3
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