Video game developers have been adding colorful visual elements and amusing details to engage gamers and make the world feel more complete since the dawn of gaming.
Chief among these added details are the virtual paintings found in video game locales such as haunted houses, castles, dungeons and temples, just to name a few. Sometimes paintings were just there to add color, other times they were like easter eggs for gamers to find, inside jokes which delighted detail oriented gamers.
Recently a Tumblr site called Video Game Art Archive launched, and it’s dedicated to paintings found in video games, and though their collection is far from exhaustive at this point there are some real gems in the collection that truly deserve recognition as standalone works of pixel art.
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