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Hello, I am Reinhold Hoffmann, the proud founder of Game-Art-HQ a website and community all about video game related art, culture and history.

Beside commenting on Destructoid and remembering Tuesday every week in a C-Blog I am building up a growing video game character database there on GA-HQ as well as organizing video game art tributes now since September 2011.

Around 1300 artworks created by gamers were made for thelisted below Art Projects among even more.

Mario's Blacklist
50 of Super Mario's enemies drawn by 50 artists, published on the 25th September 2014

The 20th Anniversary of the King of Fighters Series.
Over 30 of the Teams of the KOF teams were illustrated by over 40 gamers. Published on the 20th August, exactly 20 years after the Japanese Arcade Release of KOF'94

Link's Blacklist
This project started in June 2012 and was updated for the 4th Time in July 2014. It covers over 200 enemies and bosses of the Legend of Zelda series

These are only the last three of over 15 art tributes hosted by Game-Art-HQ,com




My lovely woman and myself, we are together now since 5 1/2 years and its still an awesome relationship. Awesome wonders happen, even to Hoffmann's ;)

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3:15 AM on 12.08.2013

The Game is Over!
If you hate clickbait headlines and blogs with something very different from what you expected, don't view this blog or you will be very dissapointed...or maybe surprised?






A while ago i had some thoughts about creating a gallery with more and more Game Over screens , ranging from games of the eighties up to some PS2/Xbox age ones, this gallery would show the many different looks a Game Over screen can have, sometimes its just a black screen with the Game Over font..a few other times they are accompanied with a whole image just drawn for it or are animated.

Today, with the most games offering unlimited lifes to us players, the Game Over screens seems to be face a Game Over by itself lol...beside in a few RPG's like No No Kuni or Star Ocean IV i don't remember actually any new games with them.

In this blog you can see some of the Game Over screens of the past:



Battle Arena Toshinden was one of the first 3d fighting games. Never a arcade game but developed like one with an arcade mode, 2p, practise and options.
The Game Over screen was also done like in the most arcade fighters, meaning the camera zooms in or out and the Game Over font appears.
Pretty in Pink




Bust A Move 2: Arcade Edition
You see this cute Game Over screen in Bust a Move 2 aka Puzzle Bobble 2 for Arcade, Playstation and Saturn, a small animation is included as well




Dynasty Warriors 2
Dynasty Warriors 2 was the first free roaming part of the popular series and released in 2000 for the Playstation 2.
The game is all about wars and battles of whole armies (while the player controls only one character in a battle) and this game over screen shows the sad return to home of a losing armyÖ




Final Fantasy XII
A nice Game Over font and a deep red turning screen


Punisher (PS2)
You`re Dead
Even Frank Castle can die in the Punisher game for PS2, XBOX and PC and if it happens you see him falling down and than this small game over screen telling you the bitter truth. Its simple but one of my favourite Game Over screens ever.


King of Fighters XI
So clean and simple, but still somewhat stylish, i like that all KOF Games seem to have very different Game Over Screens but always fitting to the games



Maybe i continue this little personal side project. If you think its something interesting you can see that gallery with so far over 40 game over screens on my own little website Game Over Screens Gallery on Game Art HQ



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