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CHALLENGE: Create-a-Controller

Sony recently announced their new 'Move' controller. So this week we want you to get creative and design your own game controller for a home console.

You may draw inspiration from existing controllers, but don't be lazy and just submit a replication of an existing controller with some alterations - ie. no NES controllers with added analogue sticks. Be creative.

Your controller doesn't even have to be for an existing gaming system; in fact, it can be for an entirely made up system.

This is a look at the history of game controllers if you need some inspiration.

Canvas Size - Max 150 x 150.
Colours - Max 20.
Transparency - Required.
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 Create-a-Controller 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 Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2010 at 5:57am
Hooray!  Video games ahoy.
I hope I'll be able to actually find time to do this challenge.
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Quote Robinson Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2010 at 8:40am
Sould the image just show the mentioned controller, or should this be a scene showing the gameplay particularities of the controller (and the controller of course...) ?
Nice challenge anyway!!!
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2010 at 8:44am
I'm not sure what you mean by gameplay particularities. But the image should just show the controller on its own. Remember you can discuss the details of the controller in your submission's description.
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Quote pepperoach Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2010 at 10:59am


2 pointer-finger analogs :D
No more multi-tasking thumbs!

Also, both halves separate for maximum fatness while sitting on your couch, if lifting your arms over your body is too tiring.

Pretty much a WIP, I'm not sure what to add, it still looks like many other controllers. I don't mean the shape, though, can't go too far or I'll just make it uncomfortable.
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2010 at 3:11pm


Procrastinating on homework :D
needs more depth IMO.
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Quote SerenaOmega Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 7:03am
I have a question, how do you do the transparency? I tried to download the thing that they have on it but it messed up and didn't work. So will anyone help me?
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Quote AceRaven Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 8:30am
Hi everyone(it's my first post here)!
I have made this(something like half nun-chuck, but with edge ;] )

What do you think?

SerenaOmega, you can use Gimp/PS, add alpha channel and delete color witch should be transparent, or save as with transparency box checked in InfranView, picking transparent color. Not all file formats handle transparency. For those with layers you can use tiff, png and gif is good for flat ones.

Edited by AceRaven - 16 March 2010 at 8:32am
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Quote M. Lucanius Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 2:39pm
Greetings.

I was wondering if I could elicit some help from you guys. I entered this week's weekly challenge with this:



but Tronlet noted that it was a bit flat. I agree with him, but I don't exactly know how to fix it

He also recommended using a different shading method. Any ideas or helpful hints?

Any help is much appreciated.

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Quote Ruban Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 2:48pm
Originally posted by M. Lucanius

Greetings.

I was wondering if I could elicit some help from you guys. I entered this week's weekly challenge with this:



but Tronlet noted that it was a bit flat. I agree with him, but I don't exactly know how to fix it

He also recommended using a different shading method. Any ideas or helpful hints?

Any help is much appreciated.


Change the perspective, its so boring to look straight at it. It should also help with some depth issues.

Preview for my idea: (No pic yet) The Nentindu Zii: E-motion control.
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Quote M. Lucanius Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 2:56pm
Thanks. I'll try, but my pixel art skills are severely lacking
It may not come out right
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Quote SerenaOmega Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 3:50pm
But I don't use PS or GIMP.....I only have MS Paint.
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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 5:28pm
I don't know how to make it transparent in paint, but you could download the free version of graphics gale. For graphics gale you just click the ... on the frame your on and then enable transparency.
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 5:34pm
Originally posted by SerenaOmega

But I don't use PS or GIMP.....I only have MS Paint.


Then download GIMP ;)
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2010 at 10:19pm
Originally posted by TheRobinHood

Originally posted by SerenaOmega

But I don't use PS or GIMP.....I only have MS Paint.


Then download GIMP ;)


Or use Iaza, which doesn't need to be downloaded.
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Quote Harlad Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2010 at 10:03am
Sup, im new member and im not sure where to upload this "new control" pic so i just put it here...



" Hand - Some "  the new control to rule them all. 



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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2010 at 2:53pm
And in the Darkness bind them.

Bg has to be transparent, not just pretend to be... ;D
Submit to the gallery (when finished. I guess that was the meaning of your question?) and don't forget to check the last box: Submit to weekly challenge

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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2010 at 6:54pm
Harland ... Anatomy! :3
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Quote Harlad Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2010 at 11:44pm
I dont really understand how this works, when i try upload this pic it says:

Error!

There was a problem processing your request. Please correct the following:
  • All pixel art requires a valid small image.
So its not allowing to upload larger than 100x100 and still when i try upload it with small it says that pic is too big.

But its okay, i dont really mind about it.. i suck anyway at drawing
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 19 March 2010 at 1:17am
When you make a piece larger than 100x100, you must also make a small version 100x100 max, which will appear in the gallery as preview (don't resize: you can crop a meaningful part of the image, or make a different, but related, image).
Upload this preview as the small file, and the larger main piece as the detail file.

Sucking at drawing is the best reason to practice and upload! ;D
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Quote Harlad Replybullet Posted: 19 March 2010 at 2:12am
Sucking at drawing is the best reason to practice and upload! ;D

Maybe true ,but i dont really know how to pratice it, nobody likes my drawing style because its like "candy" but only ugly.. everybody start whine about lines or anything inveigh. 

So i never start draw much pixel art because i just badly sucks in everything.


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Quote Slemboll Replybullet Posted: 19 March 2010 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by SerenaOmega

But I don't use PS or GIMP.....I only have MS Paint.
When i do transparency i always use ww.iaza.com Upload the picture and then top right corner u will find transparency option
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Quote M. Lucanius Replybullet Posted: 19 March 2010 at 1:03pm
Originally posted by Harlad

So i never start draw much pixel art because i just badly sucks in everything.


ow! ow! ow! I do too... terribly so, but I do pixel art because I enjoy it. Even when someone says they hate my work, I don't mind. I love it and it is a great compliment when someone is willing to say they hate it and advise me on how to make it better. I am certain that I will never be really good at pixel art, but I do know I will forever enjoy it. So cheer up and don't be discouraged. Instead, do what you enjoy with the time God has blessed us with regardless of what others think.
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