Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Another Beautiful Silhouette

Sinan Kubba writes, "While it’s arguable that the art style’s popularity with indie developers is because it’s less resource-intensive, a silhouetted look places more pressure on the artwork to stand out in lieu of things like strong detail, texturing, etc. The pressure is now squarely on the defined shapes and designs of the foreground and background, and a silhouetted look requires them to be engagingly unique and to complement each other so that they draw players in rather than block them out, so to speak."

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