It's not going to be that minimalistic garbage a lot of indie devs like to pass off as 8-bit. I'm using a program called Aseprite. It has some cool features that should make it easy for me to make animated sprites. I recommend it to any pixel art enthusiast.
I've been working on a game in RPG Maker VX Ace since the beginning of July. I'm making all the sprites from scratch. I've found a bunch of scripts to make up for the fact that I'm using RPG Maker. I also found a music making app for Android but unless it's as accessible as Mario Paint I probably won't have a good time with it. Since RPG Maker doesn't have browser support nobody will ever play my game but w/e. Anything to help me procrastinate from the upcoming test I'll have to take to get into the graphics design course in my college.