Pixel Art Challenge: SHMUP!


Without question Shoot 'em Ups are fun to play. However, the common space theme sometimes just doesn't cut it. Time to be more creative!

Pixel a player "ship" that isn't your generic spaceraft. A plant with guns, an animal that poops rockits, anything goes! You can choose between a top-down and side-scrolling perspective.

Canvas Size - Max. 150 x 150.
Colours - Max. 16.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Optional.

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

Posted by Mandrill @ 4/3/2017 07:48  |    13


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Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/8/2017 05:44

Make sure to check the box Submit to weekly challenge right above the green "submit" button

smelo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/8/2017 05:27

So I am completely new here and this might be a silly question, but how do I submit work for the challenges?

BexelArt (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/7/2017 09:22

Alright, that's what I was thinking. Thanks for clarification DexRunner and Mandrill.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/7/2017 07:52

@ Bexel

The easiest and most ideal way would be, like DexRunner mentioned, to pixel a sprite with a transparent backround. However, you could bend the rules to such a degree that just a few pixels are actually transparent. I don't see how this could improve the overall piece though.

DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/7/2017 06:44

Pretty sure the way you described it is exactly what is wanted.  It's just a "ship" sprite made with transparency around it as if you could insert it into any random shoot-em up game.  If you made transparency around the ship then technically the image has transparency. 

BexelArt (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/6/2017 14:59

In what ways is transparency required to be used? I haven't seen one requiring yet, and I'm wondering what specifically falls under that rules. Does a transparent background around your 'ship' count, or does the actual image itself need transparency used within' it?

Veli (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/5/2017 08:21

Screenshot of an imaginary game.

Sonata242 (Level 3 Stalker) @ 4/4/2017 15:34

can you guys explain to me what mock-up means? thx

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/4/2017 08:28

A sprite would be ideal. However, if you can make something else work within 150x150 pixels, go ahead. :)

No mock-ups.

Veli (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/4/2017 08:10

That is a good question. I'd like to know that too.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/4/2017 06:18

Aww, mock-ups aren't allowed? D:

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 4/4/2017 05:09

Sounds like it should be an in-game sprite, but can be from the top or side.

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 4/4/2017 05:00

Should it be depicted as an in-game sprite or could it be shown another pose?

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