Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Philz Coffee as Tiny Tower pixel art

About a year ago I got a little obsessed with this mobile game called Tiny Tower. My favorite part about it was how they took very real, specific places, turned them into simplified pixel art, and still retained the feel of the original place. For example, their "video rental" looked exactly like my local blockbuster, but in pixel form. 

As tribute, I turned my favorite coffee shop, Philz Coffee in San Jose, into a Tiny Tower floor. Complete with hipster bitizen. 

It would be fun to do more of these and eventually get my own little version of Tiny Tower going, but not much time at the moment unfortunately. Perhaps in the future!


Jimmy Lam said...

Hey! A fellow fan of Tiny Tower! You don't know me, but I've seen your work around, especially from the beautiful rare candy Dragonair piece you did, and decided to check out your other stuff. We also apparently went to the same school in the same program and never crossed paths. Well keep up the great work!


Melissa King said...

Hey Jimmy, thanks! Good to see other Tiny Tower fans out there, haha. It is quite a fun little game.

And yeah, I don't think we have ever met. What year did you graduate in?

Jimmy Lam said...

I think on record I graduated in 09, but I was in the 2008 graduating class I think, with such greats as Andrea Rhodes, Paul Abadilla, and Don Ta.