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    Posted: 04 August 2014 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Arabian Nights

Create a video game mock-up that involves an Arabian Nights world.

Canvas Size - Exactly 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors
- Max 22.
Transparency
- No.
Animation
- Optional.


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 Arabian Nights 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!

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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2014 at 11:59am
Husband has to leave the house, doesn't trust wife, leaves a parrot to spy on her. Parrot tells him that there was a lover, then everyone gets upset, etc.

Not sure how to make the colors look nicer to fit the dramatic "in-the-dark" scene without sacrificing enough contrast to make the main parts 'pop.'



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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2014 at 2:20pm
That looks great MuffinMan!

Here's a wip of Es Sindibad. Absolutely hating the colour limit, had to change the characters design to allow for more colours for the background and objects. I'm sure you will notice my inspiration.


Edited by Damian - 04 August 2014 at 2:21pm
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Quote Skab Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2014 at 10:05am
I'm going for Alibaba...suggestions?
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Quote almostpeaceful74 Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2014 at 2:24pm
Going for a (very loose) sci-fi interpretation of the Ensorcelled Prince, a prince who was half-turned to stone by his wife's magical powers. Decided to make him giant, too. The palette needs another look, and to be cut by a few colors:
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Quote d9nis Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2014 at 6:36pm
Well here's my entry step-by-step for the contest. It's the very first time I do something like that. Loosing and messing with frame was a pain in the a**. I'll finaly make it. Hope you'll enjoy :)

Each frame was designed with grafx2, the animation was done with gimp.

First a proof of concept. I wasn't sure if I'll do something animated or not.


I then focused my self on the sky part.



then the city



I quickly done an incomplete animation to had an idea how it's looked



the first dune layer



Well, the second dune layer. I put some detail but due to translation we can't really enjoy it...


he he here's the fun part. For the logo I first wrote the name of the game in grafx2. I used "Times" font.



I also quickly made a blended gold/chrome effect



Then I used color selection to made full alpha on the logo, made the animation.

And then remove the grey background.

I finaly made a third dune layer



Assembling all the stuff...



total frames: 64
total colors: 18
4 frames cycles for stars
5px/s for the city
10px/s for the first dune layer
20px/s for the second dune layer
40px/s for third dune layer
64 frames cycles for the typo

;D


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2014 at 7:10pm
d9nis, you lost me at '...I used Times...'
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2014 at 7:26pm
d9nis,
I forgot your English is not the best.

'you lost me' is an American way of say you got confused or lost focus and attention.

Times is a very basic font and this is an Arabian themed challenge and because your pixel depends on the type then something that looks more Arabic would look nicer.

Just my opinion. The Times font is not that bad :)
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Quote d9nis Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2014 at 7:38pm
Indeed I thought about that,  but I don't really like arabic typo. And "Times" fits more to what I had in mind (piran?se/schuiten/orientalism approach).

Also, I tried to manage the piece to something very personnal, still influenced by the arabian night. But yeah, well, I understand your point. :)
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2014 at 7:45pm
Well, that's a design choice so Times is fine then :p

I will however say that the problem I saw was that I did not get a 'feeling' for Arabian because of the type but maybe too because the building go by so fast.
Generally speaking an Arabian 'mood' is not fast because the traditional transportation is classically a camel.
Maybe the type is right but the speed is not?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 10 August 2014 at 5:46am
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Quote Kerberos Replybullet Posted: 10 August 2014 at 8:10am
I am still an amateur in backgroundpixelate...

17 colors.
Sorry for my bad english,
Kerberos.

Edited by Kerberos - 10 August 2014 at 8:27am
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