Pixel Art Challenge: Tales from the Future

From Parallel Worlds challenge winner Framin comes this week's challenge, "Tales from the Future". Create the Title Screen for a cyberpunk* game.

* Something in good old "Blade Runner", "Neuromancer", "Ghost in the Shell" style.  Think dark streets, razor girls, broken dreams and so on :)

  • Colors: 32 max. Monochromatic coloring (doesn't have to be greys) + 1 other color.*
  • Canvas Size: 320x240
  • Transparency: No
  • Animation: No

*Sample coloring style showing a monochromatic scheme with a color added. Notice that the extra color has its own ramp.

Art by Mirre ©

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/3/2007 01:41  |    19


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Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/7/2007 19:59
so its...bichromatic? :P

we have words, use them!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/7/2007 14:23
A couple entries are really good, but don't really capture the cyberpunk feel.

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/5/2007 09:36
oh wait, it was in the news, lol.

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/4/2007 10:30
thank you for introducing me to the best theme yet jal, would have missed it otherwise.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/3/2007 19:38
Holy crap, I'm testing Perciv@l's new theme and this news item fits perfectly...

*...walks away quietly

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 9/3/2007 17:58
Can't wait to see the entries. I would try something if i wasn't so busy.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 9/3/2007 16:18
Good catch soda. It was "Parallel Worlds". 

soda (Level 10 President) @ 9/3/2007 15:03
Framin didn't win the Transformers challenge...

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 9/3/2007 14:55
this is pretty interesting, I've never done any real fullscreen scene...
I might join this one if I got the time.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 9/3/2007 10:51
Yeah, inkspot/wolverine have the right idea... with the right composition your working canvas area doesn't have to be that big.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 9/3/2007 09:12
Inkspot's got a good point there.  A moody dark cyberpunk look is a perfect setting to getting away with using a lot of empty black areas for 'atmosphere' if done well.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 9/3/2007 08:58
this's MY challenge.

just adding another great example of a cyberpunk game called "SNATCHER" <3

raelz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/3/2007 08:50
aahh nice challenge, lf to see the results of it!

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/3/2007 07:39
Heh, you can always leave half of the size empty, cover it up with black or something :D

soda (Level 10 President) @ 9/3/2007 07:13
This sounds great, but yes, again, and again, the size is pretty big. 

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/3/2007 05:38
I reckon I might give this a go.. but man, that canvas size is huge!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/3/2007 05:17
I love these pallete type exercises(something I need), but that canvas size is really going to be tight on time. I also hope to join.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 9/3/2007 04:22
Sounds like a really interesting challenge. Hope to join. I just wish the size limit wasn't that huge for more submissions.

Deltakatachre (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/3/2007 02:57
That one is a real business.

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