Docs / Backgrounds
Each of your scenes requires a background image that defines how that scene should look. You can add backgrounds to your game by including PNG files in your project's
Background PNGs must only contain the following four colors:
Colors that are not one of the above hex codes will be matched to the nearest color. Unlike sprites, the color
#65ff00 can not be used in backgrounds.
- Backgrounds are divided into
8pxtilesets so the total image size must be a multiple of
8pxin both width and height.
- A background has a minimum size of
144px(the GB screen size)
- Both the width and height of a background must be less than or equal to
- The width of the image multiplied by the height must be less than or equal to
1,048,320. For example an image with the width
2016pxwill have a max height of
2016 * 520 = 1048320)
An image can contain no more than 192 unique
8px tiles at once due to memory limits. This means that even using the smallest background size possible you must repeat about half of your tiles. Where possible repeat tiles between images as they will be grouped together saving on total game size. It is recommended to use a tile map editor such as Tiled to ensure your backgrounds conform to the pixel grid.