Design Culture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Nintendo’s newest installment in the Animal Crossing series released last Friday, and already the game has proven popular for the sharing of digital designs and artwork!

Within Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player is given a set of custom design tools that allow them to create designs for clothing, for tilesets to place on the ground, and for paintings.

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Upon diving into these tools for the first time, I decided to try and build up my skills with this editor recreating a shirt that I wear frequently!

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It’s not as robust as the Adobe suite we’re using currently, obviously, but it hasn’t stopped plenty of people from creating richly detailed designs

or just funny memes:

With the game only out for 4 days at this point, I am excited to see what else people are going to be able to come up with and share with the world!

 

Note: Screenshots in this post were taken from my own copy of Animal Crossing!

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