Why They Had to Fake It

Why They Had to Fake It

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Why They Had to Fake It

Title: Why They Had to Fake It
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godzilla :: 68206 points)
Posted: 8/2/2009 23:48
Palette: 23 colors
Statistics:  19 comments    17 faves    0 avatars

This is far from finished, and far from what I had in mind.

Well, deadlines are deadlines.

Maybe I'll give it the few more hours days it deserves, when the challenge is over. Maybe.

Disclaimer: the title is 100 % pure joke. I do not give the tiniest amount of credit to the Moon 'conspiracy theories', and nothing more to any 'conspiracy theory'.

Edit: preview update , thanks a lot Skamocore for the advice and magic! ;-)

Uploaded the WIP.

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-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 3/27/2010 02:52

Haha, brilliant :D

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/18/2010 10:18

AWESOME!!!  I love the little Earth back there too

Jooble (Level 2 Peon) @ 8/13/2009 12:49

i finally get it! clever ^^

and a great pixel too (:

Semmu (Level 1 Private) @ 8/12/2009 00:59

ooh my god!
nice idea!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/11/2009 14:05

Well, more than that.. .There's no Moon actually, no stars, no planets, just little holes with lights behind.

Semmu (Level 1 Private) @ 8/11/2009 13:23

sorry, but i cant understand you :S


so its the Moon from inside?

Karzahnii (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2009 06:47

 Ah, now I get it. That's clever.

Kigurou Sonkei (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/10/2009 02:47

Aaahhh, I get it now - very smart. :D

Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 8/5/2009 23:19

Awww, hell I get it now.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/5/2009 05:36

Your concept is definitely readable, and a few hours before I read your last comment, I was thinking the narrative continuity between the preview and your piece was huge !

I voted for you, I hope you'll have the third place, you really deserve it !

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/3/2009 13:16

Tpoe: just what I was afraid of... ;-)

The preview is the clue: it shows 'before', or 'from the outside'. I won't spoil it further for now!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/3/2009 13:06

Thanks guys for the comments and favs!

Yeah I know, there's a lot more work here. A lot of details are still rough, the shadows should be worked on more, possibly with dithering, they should certainly flicker around the lamps. Some AA might be useful.

Mostly, the robot (the real one, up there on the left) is not good, this is where my concept too is unfinished. It takes someone to have built and to operate this place (a kind of reverse Dyson sphere!), but I'm totally undecided: gods, aliens, angels, robots, men... And, should I show them or not? So it ended up as a late crappy robot, supposed to look like Robby (but doesn't). It was also useful to help point to the crank that is supposed to drive the gears, but I'm sure no-one can see the crank anyway.

So yes, Manjaman, this is the LEM! Hey, I forget I'm on the old side of you people here! I think it must have hovered a bit like this over the actual moon surface, as Neil was desperately trying to dodge boulders through clouds of dust. Here they're just too amazed to do anything...

I was mostly afraid the concept would not be understandable, whence the anim (so the lamps would be obvious, and then the little holes), and the preview too. I'm glad it seems to work for you guys. Please comment on this mostly!

Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 8/3/2009 13:02

Could someone explain this to me? I'm don't think I get it.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/3/2009 12:28

My bad, I didn't know the module had this shape.

So the concept is better than I thought, congrats !

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 8/3/2009 12:16

 A robot? I thought it was the ship. Well, I wonder if it can lift in middle air like an helicopter, but the form resemble the ship more than a robot. Anyway, a very good piece. One of my picks.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/3/2009 10:04

onek's right.

This is really amazing and very original ! But I see no point in introducing a robot there... What does this robot bring to your concept ?

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/3/2009 07:02

nice^^ , guess this is my favorite for now... maybe it would be nice if the reflections of the candles would also move a little, and theres something strange about that candle next to the weight...        >click<   

Celri (Level 4 Ensign) @ 8/3/2009 03:35

Love the concept - faved!

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 8/2/2009 23:55

Great pixeling and great use of the colours - except you have an extra colour on the robot's back which isn't in the palette. I've still allowed in into the challenge as it is still close.

Also, I would advise you to change your preview image as it is too big to show on the front page. For images to show on the front page then need to be <10kb.

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