Wednesday, December 1, 2010

'Animal Crossing: City Folk': the best time you'll ever have wasting your life.

I own a Wii, and my Wii is very central to my day-to-day life. I play video games on it, I watch Netflix on it, and I even do yoga with it. (I'm frightened to install the "Wii Shopping" channel because I'm pretty sure if I could - I would buy peanut butter, toilet paper, and designer shoes on it.)

One of the Wii games I've spent countless hours on is Animal Crossing. When I'm feeling creative, but not particularly in the mood to be productive, I will spend hours in the game either landscaping or creating custom outfits. Lately, I've been doing gigantic "ground banners" as I call them. Animal Crossing lets you make designs within the game to use as pathways, outfits, or wallpaper... I use the design slots to make giant pictures.

Animal Crossing: City Folk : ground design comprised of (qty. 8) 32px x 32px design slots shared between two players. Outfit is a custom outfit created as a "pro-design".

I decided to do the Five and Nineteen Blackbirds logo tonight - but have plans to make a little red fox, too which I can use as my town flag also. The game allows you to be endlessly creative and geeky. Here are some photos of my past endeavors:

Animal Crossing: City Folk - ground banner comprised of (qty. 6) 32px x 32px designs - color pallette #16.

Animal Crossing: City Folk - ground banner comprised of (qty. 9) 32px x 32px designs.

Animal Crossing: City Folk - 32px x 32px ground banner (one design slot).

Animal Crossing: City Folk - an example of my interior design sense in the game. This was my 'cactus and fire' room, of course. Every house should have one. Custom outfit (pro-design).

Animal Crossing: City Folk - hybrid gardens. The brick edging is actually a pattern you can get from the walrus if you feed him a fish, and then I altered it so I could have one going the other direction, too... and be able to make a grid. (The hybrid flowers were made from patience and from a bit of controlled 'time travel'.)


  1. OMG! Wow! You are really good at that! I hope to get that good one day...

  2. You should share the patterns..