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Curiomatic is a YouTube channel and art project created by "Artsy" Omni Jacala with the purpose of analyzing and creating art and character design from video games. It hosts several shows:
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  • Rerendered, in which they try to create new art based on existing design and aesthetic, notably Retraux and outdated ones. A subseries named Smashified specifically aims to create renders of video game characters in the style of Super Smash Bros. (initially the 3DS/Wii U versions, but eventually shifted towards Ultimate after its release).
  • Game Bites, in which they create various assets for imaginary video games. Sometimes they culminate into a Vertical Slice in which they mix all the previously made assets into a functioning prototype.
  • Splatshine, a mini-series of mashups of Splatoon and Super Mario Sunshine.

The collective initially debuted as only Smashified and started with a bang with the release of an elaborate hoax announcing the coming of Rayman in SSB4, which received a wild media coverage before being revealed by Omni himself as a fake. Prior to that, some Omni creations such as Bomberman, Geno and various Kirby hats in the style of Brawl were already shared within the Smash community but mostly uncredited. Before the "Rayman leak" he also unsuccessfully tried to "leak" Klonoa on GameFAQs.

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The collective is now composed of several artists:

  • Artsy Omny (illustrator)
  • Chris Szczesiul (illustrator)
  • Andrew Coleman (3D generalist)
  • Sean Hicks (illustrator)
  • Nathanael Platier (musician)
  • RetroSpecter (musician)
  • Mykal Williams (musician)

They interact with people on Twitter and ask them which characters they would like to see "smashified". The collective also did several collaborations with the Nintendo Force magazine. They have done 22 characters so far for the Smashified series, plus a bunch of trophies based on objects and less noteworthy characters:

     Characters 

     Trophies 
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     Other 

Alternative Title(s): Smashified

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