These are a bit old by now (I think approx 2010?). Some of the art I did while at Gaia Online, for the Chance Item “Famestar Hero.”
Basically, Chance Items at Gaia Online are random box items with a bit of a story attached to them. The theme of this one was music oriented.
"In a forgotten basement, a dusty old vinyl record holds a hidden prophecy: soon, a great pop hero will save the world with the power of music. If you’ve got the chops, you could rise through the ranks of musical stardom and become the legendary Famestar Hero!"
As one of these characters (including a few others- I’m only posting the art I did for this item), you go through several stages of increasing venue size. Things get a bit crazy as the world gets invaded by the nefarious “Vylons.” Only the power of music can stop them, apparently!
Characters, stages, stage clear images, Vylons, the final battle, and victory screens.
Anyway, you guys should go check out the current Gaia Online artist tumblr account, for stuff that is actually on the site and relevant still haha: http://fyeahgaiaartists.tumblr.com/