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Wednesday 4 September 2013

8-bit Avatar Maker - Create your 8-bit self

Ever wanted to create an avatar picture for forums, Facebook or other social media with 8-bit look? There are many options available and now there's one more for Android so you can create your avatar directly on your phone. 8-bit Avatar Maker by Tokuloko Games is a free app with very functional design. It was inspired by a website that creates similar avatars:

There are over 40 million combinations available but setting the desired look is simple. It works in a similar way as assembling a police portrait. There's not much to it, but it does exactly what it is suppossed to do.

The app creator is very responsible to requests - the early version allowed only to create images randomly - not so much of an avatar creator - but after users complained, the creator swiftly came with a new version with all the customizations.

Also on my tablet the game looked very bad. Notice the filtering that makes the image blurry and totally not 8-bit like on the left picture. It took the author only a day to give me a special version to test and after I confirmed the picture is now correct, it went straight to Google Play (new version, picture on the right).

 The first image in this article is my attempt to create my 8-bit avatar ;) If you'd like to create your own, check this app in Google Play Store!
Martin Varga is a Czech software developer who likes pygmy owls (hence Kulíš), running, ramen, travelling and living in foreign countries. He is also known as smartus or sm4 on the internet (read as smartass, but there are too many of them). He currently tries to make games in AndEngine like Mr. Dandelion's Adventures and hangs around a lot at the AndEngine forums.