Pixel Art Challenge: Gears of Summer


Summer is right around the corner for those in the Southern Hemisphere. Therefore, challenge winner Adarias challenges you to create a PSP mockup for a beach party game featuring ROBOTS!

Oh yeah, you know what I'm talking about...all those bronze beauties rubbing oil on each other, letting off some of the year's steam and kicking it into neutral for a while, recharging their batteries and going wild on pure ethanol. Yup, it's robots on the beach!

Canvas Size - Exactly 240 x 136.
Colors - Unrestricted.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.

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

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/30/2009 00:01  |    8


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Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 12/1/2009 08:03

Mockup, in the vein of beach and party games.  Party games are any that can be multiplayer or where you can pass the controller around by design (so mario party definite is, as is Super Smash, Left 4 Dead counts, Call of Duty possibly is, final fantasy definitely not).  Something like DOA beach volleyball and that kind of sub-genre (that's what i had in mind), only it's robots.  Of course, come up with your own format that involves robots and beaches and you could earn bonus points (I don't vote).  It would be a tough argument but if you can do a piece of full-screen static art and sell it as a game mockup (beach robot multiplayer dating sim?) more power to you.

The only requirements are that it must be 240x136 and that it must appear to be a party game mockup.

Again though the basic rules are there and beyond that it's up to fate and the audience.  You could potentially sell a picture fried chicken as long as it's 240x136 with no transparency, it's just going to be a hell of a lot harder to convince.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/30/2009 23:23

Hopefully I can do this one.

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/30/2009 18:46

i dont get it. is it just a picture of robots on a beach in that size or a game mockup?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/30/2009 16:00

Adarias, best I can recall we wondered if full PSP spec would be too big for a weekly challenge and you came up with half size as a solution to this. Doesn't really matter I guess. 240x136 is quite the challenge.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 11/30/2009 14:30

this was sent in like June or something and I forget how or why or who chose the screen size, my gut says ignore the PSP aspect of it (i really don't remember) and just take the 240x136

Mathias (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/30/2009 14:02


skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/30/2009 03:47



Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 11/30/2009 03:36

So it's meant to be only half PSP sized looking at the dimensions given? To scale up and make 'low res'?

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