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May 1, 2013


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[CLOSED] Winners here…
Heeeeeello everybody. You know what? I just LOVE pixels. But I'm not really good at drawing.
That's why I want to ask you, yes YOU - person staring at screen, to draw some for me.
Also I really like games. That is why this contest is pixelart contest.
Main theme of the contest is
Like this one…
Or this one…

What events\characters should you draw?
- A movie, a game, an anime, your OC. Whatever you like! Imagine Mass effect 3 on GB…! (already a bad idea, since I mentioned it here) :D
- It would be great to remember, you are drawing a game. They often have score or life meter. Make something cool.
- Once again: gameboy remake of something existing will have much more chances then some random 4-colored drawing
Look at this cool Dino Crisis gameboy mockup:…  It's a nice example of half of the entry.

What you should not draw
- Drawings, containing sprites or their obvious parts, which you've found (or stolen) somewhere. You may use your own old sprites.
- Games, which already exist on GB\DS\NES. Making original sprites for them will be kinda hard. But.. you can try actually. Just make them really different. Like first-person Megamen or something.
- You should not compress image in JPEG or something. Seriously -__-"   Use png please.
- Animations. Make everything static please.

What should your work have?
- It should have 4-color palette like the pictures above.
This image has two recommended palettes…
- It has to be 320x144 pixels. Which is 2 gameboy 160x144 screens.
- It should have one gameplay moment and a title screen. TWO 160x144 pictures merged in ONE 320x144 picture. Ok?
You can also replace title screen with some really interesting sub-menu if you really want to. But... well.. not just a list of items. More like a minigame which is really title-related. For Mass Effect it would be... I dunno, a dialog with that funny ring?
- Link to original universe in description.

How do you win?
- You create a donation pool, so that everyone would see, that everything was fair and you got your reward if you had won.
- You post a link to your work during May 2013 in comments to this journal. If there will be many contestants, I will add all those works into a contest-fav folder.
- You wait until jury chooses collectively 3 works and checks if everything is all right with them.
- You win, if you are the Chosen One.
- You get reward right away during first few days of June. I have all the points already.

Also important
- You don't need to watch me or fav this journal. Because... why would you do that? 0_o It's not a popularity measure, it's a contest.
- You MAY spread a word, because contest needs at least 5 works to take place...
- You don't really need to fit gameboy game design criteria and hardware limitations. Just resolution and colors. But it would be great, if your entry looked like a real GB game.
- The  more recognizable and original is your use of someone's universe is - the better. Marvel comics, modern TV-series. Use imagination!

What do you win?
1st = 1500 :iconpointsplz:
2nd = 1000 :iconpointsplz:
3rd = 500 :iconpointsplz:

Easy as pie. If there will be two works of exactly the same level, jury has a right to split a prize in half. Also one man gets one prize but you can try and post up to 5 entries.
I've gathered ALL those points with llama trades, I don't have spare =\
:iconjamato-sun: :iconsolusnox: :icon08--n7r6-7984:

Just in case, reminder 1.
What is pixelart:
- Lines are neat, usually 1 pixel wide.
- Usually limited palette.
- No effects, like blur, are used on image.
- Dithering colors makes it look even better!
- You mostly work pixel-by-pixel or with line tool. Or with fill. You rarely use brush.

Reminder 2.
If you like the work - fav or comment! It will help us choose.
If you see stolen sprites - comment with links to originals! It will help not to choose an unfair person.

Accepted works:…
  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Listening to: Chiptune
  • Reading: Dan Simmons
  • Playing: Time Hollow... again
  • Eating: Toasts
  • Drinking: Milk
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Jamato-sUn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Added link of winners list.
FrankRT Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, bugger! I might've joined in this one!
Jamato-sUn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Okay, everybody, it's definitely June 1 in all time zones, now contest is officially closed.
Now just be patient and let jury work. They know their ways around pixels. Honestly, it would be impossible for me to choose between all these awesome entries. I'm glad I've got real game developer's help :)
SpookyLotus Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] One of mine is here. I'll try to get in the others.
Mishok2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Mishok2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Hi everyGAMEBOYdy!!!
I'm just now registered here and this is my little work for this great challenge
I take one of my favorite modern RPG - polish bestseller "The Witcher".
Hope you will enjoy it!

Sorry for my English.
fennekinlaplz Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
[link] I finished it. Hope I finished in time... ^^;

(I'm Dave-the-Druddigon in my alt/PLZ account, BTW)
Jamato-sUn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thank you for a big descriptin. Added to contest foledrsklfkld... dang. I couldn't get any sleep D:
Druddy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, when does the contest end? I'm almost finished with my entry, but I hope I'll make it in time... >.<
Jamato-sUn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Right before June 1.
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