Paint of Persia is an interesting pixel art rotoscoping pixel art tool I came across recently, and it looked interesting. Animating is one of my least favorite tasks, and while I don’t particularly like rotoscoped styles, I can appreciate it. There are a wide variety of uses for a tool like this, ranging from simply wanting a game with a rotoscoped style, to wanting to draw over reference easier.
While I typically work on pixel art and animations using Graphics Gale (mentioned in my Favorite Gamedev Tools post) , I like trying out new tools. Pickle caught my eye when I saw its terrain mode – a live-updating tilemap editor that displays all possible combinations of tiles at once. I knew I had to try it out, so I downloaded the 7-day trial and gave it a whirl!