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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Topic: Pixel Joint Mascot
    Posted: 24 March 2005 at 10:32pm

Post your best ideas for a pixel joint mascot.  We might use it in future collaborations including games so it's worth putting some effort in.  Don't be afraid to post ideas, doodles, reference pics and pixel art to get the creative juices flowing.  Hopefully the mascot will take shape through -- say it with me now -- collaboration.

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Quote Garage Inc. Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2005 at 10:36pm

humm...when i think pixels, I think...computer geek. Maybe we could have like a computer nerd. Or, maybe a liger. Either one is good.

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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2005 at 10:52pm
Computer geek is definitely a good candidate.  Combining the art and the nerd would be a good direction for a mascot me thinks.
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Quote Idden Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2005 at 11:11pm

Just a question, what's a liger ? I looked on google and it said it's a cross breeding between a tiger and a lion. Does that really exist ?

I think that would do a good mascot anyway.

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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 1:16am
i like the idea of the nerd, but how about you stick  it  in a wizard costume and have the  dungeon and dragons kinda  outfit (dunno what it looks  like though, just a blue robe)

then he could be like a spell caster / nerd / pixel art

oh yeah, ligers are lions and tigers mated.

they are like the best animal ever, not in the wild yet though.


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Quote greyscar Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 2:23am
here, i something i put together, it kinda goes along with the wizard thing, also it could be used in a zelda style rpg game,


ill look into doing more poses, this is just a concept

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Quote Brian the Great Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 3:58am
How about a nerd sketching something with a cursor? That's... Pixel-art-ish...
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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:00am

how about a pixel - painting a pixel art image :S

 

or some sort of dog that wears glasses

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Quote stryder Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:09am
are mascot should be a nerd kinda dressed up like a sponge bob with a pencil always in his right hand and should have the middle of his glasses if he has one taped in the middle  thats my idea
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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:14am
or maybe a nerd from australia who has a bent pencil that would work as a bommerang - thus an attack for the game aswell.
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Quote stryder Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:17am
wo i just got an idea we could make him like ness  hell be a super smart kid that builds amazing things like special bike and stuff and sibix i llike your idea of australia and the weapon
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Quote Brian the Great Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:19am
How about

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Quote stryder Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:39am

it looks a little weird i thought we were going foor the mario work is that sedgemonkeys

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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:48am

Originally posted by Brian the Great

How about a nerd sketching something with a cursor? That's... Pixel-art-ish...

I like this idea.  The nerd could be painting a canvas with the arrow or something. The challenge is how to make it look like a cursor and not just a weird white arrow? 

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Quote Brian the Great Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:55am
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Originally posted by Brian the Great

How about a nerd sketching something with a cursor? That's... Pixel-art-ish...

I like this idea.  The nerd could be painting a canvas with the arrow or something. The challenge is how to make it look like a cursor and not just a weird white arrow? 


Making it very blown-up and have white outlines and a black filling?
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Quote Garage Inc. Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 9:54am

Wow, the nerd idea really took off  

 

P.S.-Im sure a liger excists somewhere, but I got the idea from Napolean Dynamite.

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Quote iSTVAN Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 3:48pm

I had this idea to design the mascot as a computer mouse with a face and arms and legs, but I had trouble not making it look like a bean.

The nerd idea could definately work! I'm gonna sketch up sometimes characters!

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Quote iSTVAN Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 8:51pm

I whipped up this animation of a possible mascot. I based on the 'nerdy' character idea:

heres a zoomed version (it got a little distorted):

Tell me what you think!

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Quote Akira Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2005 at 9:25pm

Gesus thats cool. Mind if i try out your mouse idea? perhaps it can be his pet.

 <- next collab has gotta be smilies.

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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 12:20am
lol.. most awsome design there istvan, why not have a mouse as a weapon if he is used in the game, like a whip.

names?

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Quote Akira Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 1:35am
nawh. I reckon the whole magic floating pixels as weapons would work best. I suppose his other hand could hold a mouse. Howabout a cursor as like a dagger? And I'm thinkin' Kevin. Thats a good nerdy name (apologies to any kevins out there).
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 3:23am
Haha, that's awesome, iSTVAN!
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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 4:09am
lol kjevin.. how about ugiene
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Quote stryder Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 8:35am
i like the nerd but the freckles maybe we can do something about them
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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 10:01am
Originally posted by iSTVAN

I whipped up this animation of a possible mascot. I based on the 'nerdy' character idea:

heres a zoomed version (it got a little distorted):

Tell me what you think!

I'm just quoting this so it will show up on the second page...

That is a helluva nerd iSTVAN.  The juggling pixels, overbite, glasses and outfit are all golden.  The only two things that bother me are the hat and the lack of feet. I think the hat needs to have the little nub at the top and some sort of strap so it doesn't look like a weird hairdo. Other than that I think iSTVAN has almost nailed it the first go though I don't want that to stop anyone else from submitting their ideas.

Sibix mentioned ugiene or Eugene.  That's not a bad nerdy name. Kelly (sorry keller) is kind of a sissy/nerdy name for a guy.

Check out this list of nerdy names...

http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/nerdname.html

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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 10:46am
Originally posted by sedgemonkey

I think the hat needs to have the little nub at the top and some sort of strap so it doesn't look like a weird hairdo.

I thought it was a weird hairdo?
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Quote greyscar Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 10:55am
yeah, im not too sure about the hair but other than that its golden...
great job

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Quote Brian the Great Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 11:35am
It looks like he's wearing a cap front-side-back(?), but further than that, it rocks. Before he's made mascot, I think there should be more attempts. I don't like it when the's no contest.
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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 2:00pm

Yeah, please post more attempts if you've got an idea. This isn't meant to be a cheering section for iSTVAN's piece (although I'm sure he appreciates it).

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Quote Brian the Great Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 2:17pm
Hey, weren't you on vacation?
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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 2:23pm

Got back late Wednesday night. We don't take long holidays in the States.

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Quote iSTVAN Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 2:25pm

I'll say from the out set, I've never seen a pixel artist this ugly! Infact from the photos we've posted in the meet and greet, I'd say we're all pretty good looking (in a non-community suck up sort of way).

Mine was just a quick one a drew based on a sketch I was doodling as I read various description. I thought about the competition, and whether I should hold back posting it until everyone had a agreed on a character, but I thought twice about this and realised there wouldnt be much point!

Yep. That is hair. I cant see it any other way, but does it really matter if he has a few design principle oddities? Look at Bart's hair, or 'Hey Arnolds' tucket-in 'kuilt' thing. That includes the lack of feet.

That  said, nothing is final about him. He was just my initial thought. I wanna see more characters! And what's the harm in making more? We can have a group of main characters, Mario style.

Sibix: I originally drew him with a mouse in the non-pixel-floating hand, but it seemed tacky, and didnt really look like a mouse at all.

Akira: I like the idea of having a pet mouse! Haha. How about he has a curser arrow, that looks SLIGHTLY not like the default Windows one (as to not confuse the player) which the character can throw boomerang-'Jill of the Jungle' style?

A name! haha, I havent even thought about that. What do you think of giving him a really 'jocky' name? Bit of irony for the character, perhaps to balance out his appearance. But I think a name can be decided at the end, when we have a definate character, that way we can do it in a poll or something.

This long post has been brought to you by iSTVAN's lack of sleep!

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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 2:47pm
didnt have long so i rushed this....

its ROO


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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 2:55pm

Sibix sure went in a different direction.

It's a beauty kangaroo, but where's the tail?



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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 3:54pm

I had a gerbil once a long time ago when I was a kid... my sister and I had him out of the cage once and he started to run away on us. My sister grabbed for him to keep him still but, grabbed his tail by accident and the thing ripped off. The gerbil lived another 2 weeks

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Quote fastshorty Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 4:16pm
I've made a quick face feel free to use it (doubt someone will)

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Quote iSTVAN Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 7:53pm

As we all know we pixel artists arent confined to just one pair of overalls and hair styles. I designed some different onsombles for my pixel mascot:

To the left we see the original pixel-dork; to the right he is dressed in his favourite death metal T-shirt (shudders), trendy'cool' glasses and hairdo, and the tightest jeans he could find; next to him he is dressed in his 'But I'm a Ladeee' drag-wear, with suitable wig, skirt and lipstick.

 

 

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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 8:05pm
dude... those look great. Now I think it'd be cool if you could do a variety of styles of the same character so we could get an idea of what he'd look like in various styles of games, etc
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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 8:39pm

The second nerd hair is real slick and the chica is perfect -- especially the "man hands". Still love the glasses of the first. 

The second reminds me a bit of Marty McFly.

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Quote iSTVAN Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2005 at 11:47pm

Yeah! I was gonna say, if anyone want to redraw my character in their own style, adding their own twist like, feel free to do so!

Sedge: Keep in mind, theyre all the same character, so that chick IS a guy! Haha. Marty Mclfly?! As in 'Back to the Future'? I dont see it!

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Quote Demon Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 2:09am
Spidey-Nerd 

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Quote greyscar Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 2:21am
i love the edit istvan,
my favorite has to be the last one,

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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 4:53am
name for the game coudl; be...

*drum roll*



Eugine Max And The Chess Club Challenge
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The Populars (popular people) have stolen the chess figures from the chess club, you (Eugine Max) must save them all over a number of lessons (levels) before its check mate.

Eugine Max (you) is the only one up for the job, as he stands before the Student Council, he is set the challenge of saving chess club and becoming the hero of Arty - Farty Collage.

Levels.....
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1.Canteen Capers (dining room)
2. Art class Attack. (art room)
3. Gym class Jumpers (gym class/P.e)
4. The Jok strap slap (changing rooms)
5. the library Loosers (library)
6.Musical Manic ( music rooms)
7. Play Ground Panic (playground)
8. canteen capers act 2 (dining room)
9. Computer Crash
10.  chess club champion (last level, fights the principal boss)

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w00t that took a while
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Quote Demon Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 5:09am
wouldnt that post best be suited in he Game collab thread?
"At least we killed some boredom..." - Death Note.
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Quote Sibix Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 8:43am
lol oh yeh soz 
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Quote Skipper Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 9:25am


Old, but I think celopants would be happy here.
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Quote Brian the Great Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 10:19am
Originally posted by sedgemonkey

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How do you explain you're using IE6? No Mozilla? Shame on you.

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Quote stryder Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 3:11pm
this might be in the differnt area but i have a great idea for the game

(the charater) make an clone of himself made of millions of pixels and their was a virus that made his clone evil!so he has to fight his evil clone before the clone changes the world to a big pixel planet the clone will have creatures created to fight (the main chacter) on each level! the main character should be able to suck up the pixel monsters after he weaknes them!i rerember a megaman game i played you killed the boss and got his ability that would be cool in the game and it would be fun to change his look in the game like special glasses super pocket protecter special clothes with differnt abilitys and thats my idea
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Quote Saboteur Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 3:16pm

Man, an unimpressive picture, but I couldn't get it how I wanted, cause I can't do cute. It is funny to be portrayed as a nerd, and ISTVAN's pictures are way better than mine, but I figured makin a pixel as our mascot more appropriate, seeing I have no buck teeth, have random shaggy hair, don't wear glasses, and don't even have a shirt with pockets :P

Yeah, I guess ignore the hands, they suck the most.



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Quote stryder Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2005 at 3:39pm
whats was that arnt we working on the nerd were not changing all are plans to a block!
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