Pixel Art Challenge: 3D Mock Up

From iSTVAN comes this great challenge. Pixel a 2D mock up for an existing 3D video game of your choice.

  1. Must be a real 3D game, not just a made up one. (Ref link in description)
  2. The main character and at least one enemy/opponent must be featured.
  3. 3D game can be from any genre (eg. FPS, Racing, RPG etc).
  4. Canvas Size: 180x120 OR 360x240 horizontal.
  5. Colour restrictions: 32
  6. No transparency
  7. Animations not allowed.

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

Posted by Ensellitis @ 1/7/2008 00:08  |    36


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iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/10/2008 14:01
TomF: No it doesn't matter if two people do the same game.

Zymn: Yes, I would certainly accept a game like Doom. There has already been a Wolfenstein remake.

TomF (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/10/2008 09:24
oohhh nice challenge idea! i think i'll do soul reaver, unless anyone else is doing that? does it matter if two people have the same game?
Adarias I'd love to see that,  I love the style of DC2.

zymn (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/10/2008 07:44
do the real old 3D games count? you know, when they were only wireframes? or, what about Doom?

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/9/2008 14:50
Adarias: The rules don't mention anything about the gameplay, so yes, you can change it if it still feels like the same game.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/9/2008 14:07
can we change the gameplay a bit?

i'd love to make Dark Cloud 2 into a sidescroller, but do i have the time, and would it be fair......

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/9/2008 12:15
I cannot think of anything else other than Shadow of The Colossus. Maybe Okami, but SoTC won't leave my mind XP

countach (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 1/9/2008 09:11
All games I would like to draw are itselves pixel-arts from the 80's. 90's, and their screen size would match the 360x240 specs... so a simple screen cap would fit in -at leasts, technically- in the rules...

I mean, OutRun, StarWars vector early game, 3D Deathchase from the ZX Spectrum...

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/9/2008 05:24
No bug capturing pleeeez

Walrus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/8/2008 21:49

in animal crossing there is a lot of competitions like fishing and bug capturing, i can just add a catch meter and ill have opponent :)

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/8/2008 20:09
@gas13: well, i don't know if the ghost/zombies/robbers that appear could be some kind of antagonist.
@klav: so only games with both 3D graphics and gameplay? hmm.

klav (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 1/8/2008 19:41
@met: Ikuraga is on one plane.  its a top down, vertical shooter.  it's 2d because it plays flat.  (left, right, down, up).  where is the depth? the backgrounds may look 3-d but you can't travel into them.  I love ikuraga, but it's still a bad example of this challenge.  think of some crappy game on the 360 like halo or something.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/8/2008 15:11
That's cool, thanks.

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/8/2008 14:56
Gas 13. I think drawing multiple characters should be fine, in your case. The idea with that rule was just to make sure people created dynamic scenes.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/8/2008 14:24
Walrus, are there any enemies? I was thinking about creating MySims but it seems there's no enemies in the game.

Not sure if we can count other characters as an opponents.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/8/2008 13:05
@7even & Klav:
but that doesn't answer my question. what i mean is, Ikaruga is a 3D shmup with a 2D gameplay. but as far as i know, it doesn't have a 2D version -speaking of graphics-. at least not an oficial version(i know there are some flash based versions, but that doesn't count). unless klav means Radiant Silvergun (Ikaruga's spiritual presequel) wich is indeed a 2D game. but even if that's the case, RS is another diferent game. so i don't get what does him mean with "ikaruga is already a 2-d game".

by the way, yes, i was talking to klav... not to Itsvan or its thread :P

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 1/8/2008 07:57
Prince of Persia was originally in 2D, I suggest not doing a game that has a 2D predecessor.

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2008 07:56

I think iSTVAN means that entries with games that already have a 2D interpretation will certainly have a comparison between the official and yours. Like, you gotta challenge yourself not only to make a reinterpretation, but to be different from the already made.

But I do think it was just his advice ;D

Boonzeet (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/8/2008 07:42
I'm going to try Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles...

soda (Level 10 President) @ 1/7/2008 21:27
I'm fo sho doin' Fable.   I've started already. 

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/7/2008 20:54
you mean it was made in a 2D Gameplay, or that iy has a 2D version. as far as I know, we are speaking of games with 3D graphics.

please explain yourself.

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/7/2008 15:49
A lot of the games people are suggesting already are, and in some cases were originally, a 2D game. Prince of Persia, Donkey Kong, Metroid, even Tomb Raider had a 2D version for gameboy. 

It is possible to do a great re-interpretation of a the 3D version, but you'll have to compete with being compared to the original.

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/7/2008 14:25
Prince of Persia, it's not the best game in the world but I could make something great out of that hopefully.

Krazykatz1995 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/7/2008 13:54
I might do tomb raider??? but I don't have much time so I'm not sure I can.

Amorphous (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 1/7/2008 13:24

Nice Challenge! I'm definitely in!

As for what to do...I'm a huge Metroid fan, so I may possibly do a Prime game. I don't know which one, though, and I hate taking other people's ideas...

soda (Level 10 President) @ 1/7/2008 13:19
Hmm, I wanna do Metroid Prime, or Donkey Kong 64.  Fable maybe? 

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/7/2008 12:40
lol i hate youu

Walrus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/7/2008 12:07
gonna do animal crossing :)

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/7/2008 11:59
Im so in!! 

klav (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 1/7/2008 09:09
ikuraga is already a 2-d game.  bad example.

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/7/2008 08:01

Better Example

Cool challenge

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/7/2008 04:45

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/7/2008 03:48
Surt: Hey, I've just been playing the Flashback game over the last couple of days. I expect something as brilliant as that from you!

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/7/2008 02:45
Fade to Black.

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/7/2008 01:51
challenge is really great

ScarredShadow (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/7/2008 01:32
Assassin's Creed anyone?

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/7/2008 01:06
aarg, I dont kow any great 3d games!!

EDIT: oh I do know one! Gonna pixel that!

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