Working on a stupid little platformer because I’ve always wanted to make games.  Not sure about the black outline.  There’s something about the straight up colors that’s pretty cute.

  • Touky

    Definitely outlined, it will make it easier for player to read the frame, gameplay-wise.

    Look at the difference between the NES Super mario and the SNES one.

  • Fefniir

    The black outline stands out a lot more

  • mark

    It depends on the background of your plattformer… Bright background -> outline; contrasting background (like dark blue-ish) -> no outline

  • Rekoj Eht

    no outline is cuter, outline will make him easier to see.

  • Jamie Noguchi

    Yeah, I think you’re right. I think for gaming, readability is probably more important.

  • Kyle Wright

    It 100% depends on the background

  • El_G

    Peronally, I believe it looks better without outline – as for being able to see, well, people are right, outline is easier. But if you’re using a darker background then it would work, and the legs and ears in particular look much better without the outline.

  • Cassie S.

    With the outline. Hands down. (Because you can see it better.)

  • Heather Meadows

    Did you try outlining in a shade of brown? That wouldn’t be so stark, but would probably still improve visibility.

  • Jamie Noguchi

    That’s a good idea. I’ll try that with a few of them.