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CHALLENGE 12/28/2009: Emancipate Your Har

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Topic: CHALLENGE 12/28/2009: Emancipate Your Har
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 12/28/2009: Emancipate Your Har
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: Emancipate Your Harddrive

Create something using the restrictions from any challenge this year. The challenge thread will have a list of all challenges from 2009.

Only new or previously unfinished entries; nothing that's been submitted before. Also, make sure to mention which challenge your entry is for.

Bonus round: Post a comment here and tell us what your favourite challenge(s) from this year were! We'd love to hear your thoughts.

../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1091 - - Theme: 'Bubbles'
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1115 - - Isometric Alien Building
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1116 - - The Magenta Challenge
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1120 - - One Word Comic
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1122 - - CGA Cyclops
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1123 - - Pixel Crunch
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1127 - - Easter (Island)
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1124 - - Omnivortrait
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1131 - - Circled
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1111 - - The Creatures Noah Forgot
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1130 - - Gates of Heaven/Hell
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1129 - - Egads!
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1135 - - The Mysterious Glow
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1143 - - Tall Bunyan
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1148 - - What Happens on the Moon
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1142 - - Final Boss
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1155 - - Pixel Logos
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1147 - - Seeing Red
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1153 - - Mixed Metaphors
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1159 - - Obliqueworld
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1161 - - Windows Se7en
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1139 - - Movember 'Stache
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1165 - - Genre Bending
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1145 - - Gears of Summer
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1169 - - Best. Challenge. Ever.
../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1167 -




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Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 2:19am
Finally feel confident enough with the C-64 palette :)


btw, the Challenge isn't stickied ;)


Posted By: Blueberry_pie
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 3:26am
Yeah, I just noticed that too. Must've happened when I edited the post to include the challenge list. I think that also caused part of the thread title to get cut off, argh. e: fixed now.
Oh jeez, every time I edit the post to complete the thread title, the thread gets unstickied, and every time I sticky the thread, the thread title gets cut off.


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Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 8:16am
Very nice challenge,i am register here only in semptember but i whatch most of challanges,i very liked (Game boy turn 20) i love old school and thats why i will try to make something from that challange here is a litle wip what i done a.t.m
 
It will be game "Ghost of Sparta" i working at first screen now this i main character...
 
 
 
 Little edit,plz suggest background,i think to make something like graveyard...

More edit,i think helmet now look a lot better.. i wana hear something from great guru of PJ ;)


Posted By: Tiemen
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 11:35am


Also the Game Boy Turns 20 challenge. Just felt like making something like Zelda, since Nintendo really screwed it up with Spirit Tracks.


Posted By: orenshtiv
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 2:05pm
Noooooooo!!!!!! why now? why you stupid mouse? I can't join this challenge... my mouse is messed up,ahhh man! I HATE YOU YOU STUPID MOUSE! T^T
The biggest and the last challenge of the year..and I can't..oh well,goodluck everybody


Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 2:15pm
Orenshtiv................... Mouse for pc is most chipest thing,in Latvia it cost if our money will be dolors about 2$


Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 3:28pm
Ok First screen is finished if someone have sugestians plz tell,but tomorow i will work on main screen..




Posted By: Shawn
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by orenshtiv

Noooooooo!!!!!! why now? why you stupid mouse? I can't join this challenge... my mouse is messed up,ahhh man! I HATE YOU YOU STUPID MOUSE! T^T
The biggest and the last challenge of the year..and I can't..oh well,goodluck everybody


we should make a "spriters who have no functional mouse" club!

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Posted By: Antome
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 4:17pm
Because the Game boy one seems to be popular, I'll try my first challenge on that.

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction?




Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 6:44pm
My preference goes to challenges where you don't have to know the challenge theme to understand the piece. For instance, the ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1158 - ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1134 - ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1162 - ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1118 - ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1135 -


Posted By: Mortar
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 8:25pm
ooh... this is my chance to finish my "obliqueworld" entry...


Posted By: sapphira83
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 8:39pm
im doing the magenta challenge entry...only problem is i'm stuck on the lineart...



if anyone can send me a ref pic of a butterfly with similar wings, please do. really appreciate it.



Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 28 December 2009 at 11:46pm
Going with the Open-mouthed one, methinks.

Ooh, also have an unfinished Moai lying 'round :D


Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:09am
(Antome)
 
plz tell me what dit you did,sow i can understand it.. its to blurry :(
 
(sapphira83) Line art is great ;)but, when i draw buterffly try to draw to isometric, that have a look that they are flying...
 
 
And how in this challenge will tell whos better if evryone doing diferent tasks...????


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:33am
@Agris, It is up to the members which piece they decide to vote for. This challenge is always a bit of a weird one; it's a little hard to compare, sure, but I think ultimately everyone is on the same playing field. Think of it as a big multiple choice challenge like the ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1105 - - ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1142 - -

BTW, these were the winners for the last 2 years (Personally, I think they were fair choises):



(1st place 2007)



(2nd place 2008)


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Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:40am
What you planing to do in this year??? :)


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:45am
Me? If I was going to participate this week it would be Genre Bending.

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Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:53am
;) nice choise...


Posted By: eldiabolito
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 2:10am
i'm a gonna try the "music game ds mockup" challenge...
can i submit more than one (double)screen(s)?
and if there's some time left, the 20th gb anniversary challenge is worth a shot too i think...

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Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 4:17am
I almost finished i what to hear comments,today done main screen  What can i add here??? suggestians... plz

And what can i add here...


Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 5:10am

Ok this is all together how it looks,plz suggest something... our tell me does it look good?

 

working at the second screenshot ;) it will be cave where heroic Spartas warrior meet angry cyclop ghost

P.S how to make ghost tale right


Posted By: sapphira83
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 12:17pm
@ agris: the wings are isometric...its the bottom part of the wings im worry about


Posted By: Robinson
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 4:38pm
I want to participate, but I can't choose between the "gameboy turns 20" one and the "pixel logo" one...


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Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 5:39pm
Do both then 


Posted By: smk
Date Posted: 29 December 2009 at 10:09pm
Or do a gameboy game titled "Robinson" ;D


Posted By: Agris
Date Posted: 30 December 2009 at 1:46am
I guess evryone loves gameboy :D :D

Guys if there gameboy game console which haves backlight??? i had once gameboy realy hated that i cant play it at night :( :(

i change the tale of cycloop.. know it looks better am i right??? What weapon should he care???




Posted By: orenshtiv
Date Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:02am
Can I submit 2 pixels? for 2 different challenges? :/


Posted By: Blueberry_pie
Date Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:32am
Yeah, no problem. It's always allowed to submit multiple entries.

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Posted By: Peeter
Date Posted: 30 December 2009 at 4:19pm
I also chose the Game Boy challenge. It was the first one I tried and would like to try it again =P


First screen almost done. Enemies and HUD are missing.


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Posted By: Pragz
Date Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:27pm
The main charrie and platform are wonderful, but that background ruins it. ):


[Edit]

Actually, that sprite just looks like a recolor of your avatar. The rule still stands that all pixels must be new and made specifically for the challenge. D:


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Posted By: Peeter
Date Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:36pm
Previously unfinished entries are allowed for this challenge. How can you prove it's not?


edit:

the title screen
wip
wip


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Posted By: Pragz
Date Posted: 30 December 2009 at 8:00pm
It's not like I care either way, Peeter. I was just saying. XD

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Posted By: Bubu
Date Posted: 31 December 2009 at 11:40am
Challenge: ../pixels/challenge_item.asp?id=1169 -

The idea is that when you're alone at night the slightest noise can lead you to think there's some monster near you... Tempted to "animate" it so that the thing in the tree appears at some point instead of being there all along...


Posted By: sapphira83
Date Posted: 31 December 2009 at 3:30pm


reworking on the wings, but having no such luck (yes i looked up references)


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 31 December 2009 at 4:05pm
@Sapphira - looking good so far, but don't forget you don't just have to use magentas. Have a look at how masterfully http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/40170.htm - iLKke inserts other colours alongside the magentas.

Also, I'm not to sure the dithering is really working in the head.

@Bubu - I like the concept. I think the tree trunk is a but too wide at the top. The dithering around the moon seems a bit too high contrast, which makes the sky seem a bit brittle. Also, the Heart Attack Horror challenge doesn't allow for animation, I think this would be better without animation anyway. Maybe blend the monster into the tree a bit more to make it less obvious, so it isn't seen immediately when viewing the image; ie. "oh, hey there's a girl sitting th...HOLY CRAP THERE'S A MONSTER IN THE TREE"


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Posted By: sapphira83
Date Posted: 31 December 2009 at 5:06pm
oh i see. thanks skamococre. don't know what i was thinking when dithering the head.


Posted By: Bubu
Date Posted: 31 December 2009 at 5:31pm
Alright thanks, so slim tree top down, less contrast in sky, and no animation (forgot to check if that was allowed thanks). Will try blending the monster in by making it darker and maybe making just the eyes pop out more than the rest...

Thanks :)


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 01 January 2010 at 4:09am
Oh and BTW, your third darkest skin colour is not in the challenge palette.

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Posted By: Bubu
Date Posted: 01 January 2010 at 6:03am
Ah yes, was aware of that, it's an area I was gonna rework (skin transition between v light and v dark), want to add more contrast there and generally around her face so she looks more scared than surprised :)

changelog:
changed monster palette to darker, more blended into tree colours
more contrast in face
changed moonshine to less bright and generally less saturated palette :)


Posted By: sapphira83
Date Posted: 01 January 2010 at 12:00pm
any final recommendations before i submit?




Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 01 January 2010 at 7:20pm
Yup.

AA, and less evenly spaced stars/sparkles. Maybe also some variation, at the moment there are only two types of stars/sparkles.


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Posted By: Robinson
Date Posted: 02 January 2010 at 9:04am
Hey smk! It's a real good idea, thank you, i'm gonna think about it!
Why not a "Robinson crusoe like" game ? :D

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Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 02 January 2010 at 10:11am
Some nice works in the making here. :D


Posted By: Robinson
Date Posted: 02 January 2010 at 1:04pm
i've done the title screen for my mockup, don't know if it's finished, just tell me if you see something to improve!



and one more time, thx smk!

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my blog http://suruneile-danslesnuages.blogspot.com - here (in french and under construction).


Posted By: bitswitcher
Date Posted: 03 January 2010 at 4:20am
You need 2 screens Robinson. thats the weekly rule


Posted By: Robinson
Date Posted: 03 January 2010 at 6:57am
I know, it's just the title screen, but some others are coming, I just wanted to show what i've done yet!

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Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 03 January 2010 at 7:10am
Ok, if that is the case, I'll send it back for revision; please resubmit once you complete your entry. Also, you should have exactly 4 colours in each of your screenshots and ensure that you are using the correct colours from the palette:



In the version you already submitted into the gallery you have 12 colours.

Make sure you fix this before you resubmit k.


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Posted By: bitswitcher
Date Posted: 03 January 2010 at 10:39am
i think im gonna make a character in foolish style.


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 03 January 2010 at 11:04am
You better get crakin' then. You have about 13 hours.

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Posted By: bitswitcher
Date Posted: 03 January 2010 at 11:42am
im on my way :D



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