How to Design a Custom Background for Your Gamestar Mechanic Game

To design your own custom background, you need to use programs outside Gamestar Mechanic. You must use a program that lets you create image files and save them to your computer. Programs such as Microsoft Paint are free and come supplied with your operating system; others, such as GIMP and PicMonkey, can be downloaded. Some programs, such as Dungeon Painter Online, are specifically designed for game backgrounds.

When drawing a background, don’t overdo it. The sprite — the most important part of your game — is meant to stand out visually, so use shapes and colors that work well as a background and don’t distract the player. Try out different combinations to see what works best for your game.

Drawing a background from scratch can be difficult, especially when you want it to fit in with a Gamestar Mechanic game. You can always modify existing images by scaling and recoloring them into new works; however, the rules of plagiarism still apply. Some free programs give you sets of tiles that you can arrange into high-definition backgrounds and save to your computer.

A single screen in a Gamestar Mechanic game is 640 pixels wide and 480 pixels tall.