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CHALLENGE: It's Horrifying!

Your challenge this week is brought to you by Delicious. He wants you to create a mock-up of a horror video game!

Your mock-up must at least include a central character (the player) and a HUD. Also, the environment should be some-what gloomy, but it's not required, as long as there is something in the mockup that could categorize it as a horror game.

Check out herehere and here for some ideas.

Canvas size - Unrestricted (Single Screen) Multiple Screens for same game allowed.
Colors - Max 25.
Transparency - No.

RULE EDIT: for those making multiple screens and want space between screens using trans color is ok for a total of 26.
Animation - No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The It's Horrifying! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!



Edited by jalonso - 09 May 2011 at 4:56pm
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 3:16am
Awright, the inclusion of the central character means first-person horror games are out of the question? I was thinking of circumventing that by adding a player portrait (and maybe some dialogue). Acceptable? :)

Also, WIP abomination:
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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 7:46am

Definitely acceptable, in my opinion - aslong as the character is being displayed in some way. WIP is looking great. :)

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 8:01am
This is getting kinda gory.
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 10:33am
Looks very interesting though I'm not sure that I love the color choices. : )
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 4:57pm
Minor rule change/clarification added to first post:

RULE EDIT: for those making multiple screens and want space between screens using trans color is ok for a total of 26. Single screen entries remain with 25 color limit.
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Quote FelipeFS Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 9:24pm
This is my entry. The mock-up for a dark RPG game.



EDIT: I guess there is not enough time to make so many pieces. So I will make just one, and the others I will make just for the gallery.


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Quote wuhu Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2011 at 10:49pm
Here's my WIP. Just a simple adventure game.




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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 3:47am
Update!
Now with a basic form of GUI and main characters- a whole party of'em!

Includes:
-Bald Knight
-Boxhead Wizard
-Giant
-Elder Liche
-Mad Witch

*edit* some buttons added ;P



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 2:23pm
Is it horrifying?

You play as a newb and must battle the pies, the eyes of big brother, tincjections, kiwi bombs, swedish meatballs, hatching snakes and finally skameanie. Avoid the flames, get +s avoid them -s



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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 2:27pm
Wtf, you have climax as a playble character 0_o
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Quote Velrio Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 4:44pm
Right now it's called 3000 Miles Under London. Take steampunk + survival horror multiplayer and that's what I'm working on. I plan to greatly improve this mock up in the coming days so maybe I can meet the deadline even!
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 6:33pm
Nothing more horrifying than goblin hunting.
Still needs a HUD and one less color.
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote vecign Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 6:36pm
Hey, my art skills are horrifying, so this is the perfect challenge for me..uhuuu!



ok, i know i still suck in pixel art, but i will try, here is my basic layout:




only can get better




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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 7:41pm
Awesome WIP's here! Hope to see some more. :)

Velrio: Unfortunitly that piece is already 227 colors (The maximum is 25 for this challenge) and it is obvious that those circles surrounding the building  and the text were automatically done rather done by hand. Same Pixel joint rules apply in this competition as they would in any - It must be pure pixel art. I like where you are heading with the drill and characters, perhaps crop it down to that and make sure you're not cheating and place em' pixel by pixel! Good luck. ;)

Quote from one of the few rules of this site:
"Any art you post should be PIXEL ART! Pixel art implies that each pixel is placed by hand (no filters, paintbrushes, gradient fills, etc)."


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Quote Velrio Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2011 at 10:36pm
Thanks delicious! Here's an updated version with less than 25 colors.
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 1:38am
I started when the challenge was posted yesterday and worked on it some tonight.  I felt like trying for a Tale of Genji esque piece.  Still fiddling with color, item placement, etc., but I think it's headed in a good direction. : )
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 8:19am

I'll try to finish this by sunday.

Edit:
@FelipeFS, That looks awesome. It looks like the type of game I'd play. The title screen reminds me of Diablo, which is always good.

@Mrmo Tarius, Thats shaping up into something great. You've improved loads recently.

@Velrio, looks interesting. Can't wait to see the end result.

Dpixel, I like it, but I think the goblins could use a bit more contrast.

I doupt I'll finish this before the deadline.



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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 2:14pm
Still working on my first panel... Might not have time for more. :(
 
You play as a truck driver trying to escape the city, driving down zombies and helping civilians! What a hero. :')
HUD is a WIP


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Quote FelipeFS Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 2:19pm
Jim16: Thanks! What monster is this? Is this from any mythology?

@Delicious: Nice truck! =)

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Quote twingloxx Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 3:56pm
Submitted my entry. I was happy to discover the theme of this week's challenge, almost finished this the other day before I found out. So thanks to Delicious for choosing a fun (and well-timed) theme.

Some excellent stuff in this thread, looking forward to seeing the final entries!


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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 4:40pm
^Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're supposed to start from scratch for weekly challenges, right?

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9378&FID=1&PR=3
There we go. Scroll down to the last post to see the rule.

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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 4:44pm
Originally posted by twingloxx

Submitted my entry. I was happy to discover the theme of this week's challenge, almost finished this the other day before I found out. So thanks to Delicious for choosing a fun (and well-timed) theme.

Some excellent stuff in this thread, looking forward to seeing the final entries!


What an excellent piece.
 
Unfortunitly, you're unable to submit this into the challenge because the rules state that you must start from scratch when the challenge starts, and considering you were working on this before, it can't be accepted. :(
 
It's a shame, because this definitely looked like it could've been a winner.
 


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 4:49pm
What a shame. Its fantastic.
I've removed from challenge but left in twingloxx's gallery.
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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 4:56pm
I really liked it too, and saw it as a good contender for a ribbon. ):
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Quote twingloxx Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 10:16pm
Oh well, should have read the rules more carefully. Anyway, glad you liked it!
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Quote vecign Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 10:32pm
-UPDATE-

hello again!

i start new, because the other image was too sh*t...
now i only need some good monsters and a hero
and this is not easy for a noob like me^^
i work some hours on this, but really get in love with grafx2 now


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Quote FelipeFS Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 10:54pm
vecign: I liked the previous image, but this one you are making now is more detailed. You could make some monsters in those doors.

I suggest Character Maker 1999 to do any job that involves pixel.
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2011 at 10:58pm
I'm driving myself nuts just trying to establish a good palette.
 
Color breakthrough!  Now this is more my style. :D


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Quote wuhu Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 10:35am
Some great looking WIPS!



Hope i can finish in time
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 11:30am
Originally posted by vecign

...my art skills are horrifying, so this is the perfect challenge for me...

So many funny comments lately.
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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 5:01pm
That s funny.
Damn I like the abomination you've created mrmo tarius!.. (had to check the spelling there)
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Quote FelipeFS Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 7:49pm
@jalonso: Hey, jalonso. We are brazilian, and sometimes some of us do not write fluently in English. So sometimes when we write, it looks funny ... at worst, unreadable!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 7:59pm
@FelipeFS, That was well written, clear and very funny to me. It seemed to me that vecign said that with humor at his own expense. It actually made me like his entry a little more for it.

I would never laugh at anyone for their vocabulary (or anything else) and hope no one ever feels insulted or put down by me or anyone else here. If so, do report it even if by Mods.

I do sometimes joke with members who've been around and know me a little.
Just the same I apologize.


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Quote FelipeFS Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 8:44pm
@ jalonso: No need to apologize, I understood what you meant. =)
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Quote FelipeFS Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 9:16pm
It's almost done!

I will not be able to finish the other screens. The deadline is near.
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Quote vecign Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 10:32pm
@FelipeFS: oi, eu moro no Brasil mais sou alemão

@jalonso: yeah, i meant it with humor and one tear in my eye when i see the great work of others here and how i suck, something must be wrong with my pixels, they just don't want how i do

anyway, i have one question, i must have 25 colors or can be less too?

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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2011 at 11:44pm
You can definitely have less than 25! 
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Quote NorthboundFox Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2011 at 2:19pm
@FelipeFS That totally reminds me of the Icon Of Sin. Looks great so far!
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Quote vecign Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2011 at 4:22pm
-Update-

still no Hero...and damn! where are those zombies?!
but my background and the hud is near to finish...oh oh but not much time more




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Quote vecign Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2011 at 4:52pm
how you guys upload your images? I use imageshack, but i have the impression the image loses some quality or that the colors look different when i compare my picture original in grafx2 & here in the forum.. 
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2011 at 6:25pm
@vecign, I use imgur.com and like it.
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Quote wenruto Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2011 at 3:08pm
@FelipeFS Jst post wht u have done for the challenge and finish the rest even if the challenge's over i wanna see the restt.. It's lookin Incredible so far keep it up! =]
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Quote vecign Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2011 at 7:40pm
- update -



hey..imgur.com looks nice, very fast &simple to use :) thx for this jalonso
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Quote FelipeFS Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2011 at 9:08pm
@wenruto: I will finish the rest of the piece!
I did not like the final result(which I posted for the challenge - the deadline is very close),  but I'll edit it later, and finish the other pieces.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2011 at 6:19am
Originally posted by vecign

- update -



hey..imgur.com looks nice, very fast &simple to use :) thx for this jalonso


I joined imgur and use it all the time. I think if you don't join you get ads.

So, it seems your skills are not so horrifying as you think. Still some observations:
•The banding/outling on the mountains is terrible/ugly and horrifying.
•The player sprite is maybe too big for the truck.
•The zombeh in the door is too small or uses perspective which a game like this wouldn't use. I think it would read better if player and this sprite matched in size so it reads as player /enemy.
•The road in blue is wrong from a design standpoint. Make it a dark grey but not black. This will help lower HUD stand out too.
• Unless you've run out of colors consider changing the sky to be a bit darker using blues.
• The very top of the doors have an ugly curve/jaggies. Maybe ...1-1-2-3-5-7-5-3-2-1-1px
•The GUI red numbers could use a white outline so they read better.


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Quote vecign Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2011 at 3:17pm
@jalonso: Hey man, thank you very much for the advices, today i am to drunk after one birthday party to change the things in time, but i learn a lot here & for sure you can count on me for the next competition! I know i suck very much in character creation, are there any good tutorials for this topic anywhere? The thing in the doors was not meant to be one zombie, it was only one funny decoration, the zombies are still missing, but like i say, today i have no time more to finish

But anyway, it was fun and i am looking forward for the next one :) 
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