Pixel Art Challenge: Pixelween 2022: 1ST LEVEL


This is the second challenge out of four Pixelween 2022 challenges, a contest with prizes.

Those sneaky ghosts of Halloween have captured four belowed colors of our vampiric palette! (which were voted out by PJ discord users).

This week, you will be drawing a gameplay screen of the first level of your original thriller video game. If you also participated last week's challenge, you are supposed to somehow continue the same game concept (of course change of ideas are welcome). If this is your first week, you can start with a fresh idea here.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 160 (horizontal) x 90 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 12 only colors from the palette below:

Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

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

Posted by gawrone @ 10/3/2022 00:48  |    9


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SeDiceBisonte (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 10/6/2022 06:27

Thanks for the link–that's really interesting. I'll have to do more reading on the subject because I use pngs all the time. I never realised colour was handled differently (at least not in this particular way).

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 10/6/2022 06:06

No, it's about something with browsers and png called 'gamma correction' which used to mess up colors when, for instance, doing collab pieces that every participant would download, improve then reupload: colrs would shift and palettes became unmanageable. I don't know if it is still relevant (the linked doc is old), or if RGB/indexed is related. I don't understand it deeply. Not silly at all!

SeDiceBisonte (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 10/6/2022 02:45

@Manupix: Out of curiosity (as someone who's still relatively new to pixel art), is the issue with pngs that it's possible to re-save it but forget to use indexed colours? My understanding is that gifs are, by contrast, always indexed. Since your comment, I noticed that the palette in the original post is RGB rather than indexed.

Is the problem with imgur that it might use lossy compression, even on images with low filesizes?

Sorry for what are probably very silly questions!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 10/5/2022 09:01

I copied the image to my disk, then pasted it into the message. Just copy-pasting it from the original post didn't break the imgur URL, which I believe is what keeps you from seeing it.

You're welcome!

yuanhai (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 10/5/2022 02:35

The picture is successfully displayed, and the color is the same as the last one (except for the four that disappeared). How did you do it? Anyway, thank you so much.

yuanhai (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 10/5/2022 02:27

Thank gawrone 

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 10/4/2022 01:56

This may or may not work.

(colors might have slightly changed, as it's a png that was downloaded then reuploaded. Note to mods: post palettes as gifs not pngs, and maybe elsewhere than imgur)

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 10/4/2022 00:27

Here you go:

almost black, 0e0116;

almost white, f8f7f2;

darkest green, 0b4b3b;

the most beautiful one, 4b2933.

yuanhai (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 10/3/2022 20:15

Is there a kind person who told me, who can't open the picture, which four colors were removed?

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