Pixel Art Challenge: Tamagotchi Demake


Tamagotchi was introduced a quarter of a century ago. Not every "vintage" toy with LCD screen included pixel art, but this one did. This week we are going to honour that viral toy of the late 90's.

Using the provided template, pick a character, enemy, etc... from an existing, modern video game and make it fitting the 32x32 screen only. On the screen, only use the 3 LCD colors from the provided palette.

Some form of animation is required. Design the enclosure paint, buttons and logo using any other colours you like. You may not alter the shape of the toy.

Example of a finished product:

Canvas size: Exactly 64x64, use the template
Colours: Max 16 (including the 3 LCD colors and transparency)
Transparency: Required
Animation: Required

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by gawrone @ 6/14/2021 01:23  |    3


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gawrone (Level 11 Pixeljoint) @ 6/14/2021 02:12

I've put that to gently steir people away from choosing something like Space Invaders or Q*bert, but if someone really want to, than why not?

gawrone (Level 11 Pixeljoint) @ 6/14/2021 02:07

Becasue it is not specified, it is entirely to your interpretation. If someone thinks that modern games are past 1989 it's fine. If someone thinks that everything before ps5 are boomer games, will also meet the rules (even if for the wrong reasons :P ).

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 6/14/2021 01:47

So, um, what counts as a 'modern video game' in this context? Given that the example piece is seemlingly supposed to be Tomb Raider, which came out the same year as the Tamagotchi.

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