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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 12/28/2009: Emancipate Your Har
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CHALLENGE: Emancipate Your Harddrive

Create something using the restrictions from any challenge this year. The challenge thread will have a list of all challenges from 2009.

Only new or previously unfinished entries; nothing that's been submitted before. Also, make sure to mention which challenge your entry is for.

Bonus round: Post a comment here and tell us what your favourite challenge(s) from this year were! We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Music Game DS Mockup
Theme: 'Bubbles'
Old.
Isometric Alien Building
Clowns
The Magenta Challenge
Let's Dance!
One Word Comic
Two-Faced
CGA Cyclops
Character Mash-up
Pixel Crunch
April Fool's Gallery III
Easter (Island)
Delicious Dish
Omnivortrait
Game Boy Turns 20
Circled
Cards Alive
The Creatures Noah Forgot
Scenes from the Future
Gates of Heaven/Hell
Side Ship
Egads!
The Tooth Fairy
The Mysterious Glow
Multi-Purpose Portrait
Tall Bunyan
An Animated Avatar
What Happens on the Moon
World Leader Caricature
Final Boss
bANd-IMALS
Pixel Logos
Wilhelm Screamer
Seeing Red
The Opposite Sex!
Mixed Metaphors
Life After People
Obliqueworld
Silly Walk Cycle
Windows Se7en
Zombeh Love
Movember 'Stache
Coloured Creatures
Genre Bending
8 Color Music
Gears of Summer
Heart Attack Horror
Best. Challenge. Ever.
That's So Last Decade


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Emancipate Your Harddrive pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!



Edited by Blueberry_pie - 28 December 2009 at 8:45am
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 2:19am
Finally feel confident enough with the C-64 palette :)


btw, the Challenge isn't stickied ;)
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 3:26am
Yeah, I just noticed that too. Must've happened when I edited the post to include the challenge list. I think that also caused part of the thread title to get cut off, argh. e: fixed now.
Oh jeez, every time I edit the post to complete the thread title, the thread gets unstickied, and every time I sticky the thread, the thread title gets cut off.


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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 8:16am
Very nice challenge,i am register here only in semptember but i whatch most of challanges,i very liked (Game boy turn 20) i love old school and thats why i will try to make something from that challange here is a litle wip what i done a.t.m
 
It will be game "Ghost of Sparta" i working at first screen now this i main character...
 
 
 
 Little edit,plz suggest background,i think to make something like graveyard...

More edit,i think helmet now look a lot better.. i wana hear something from great guru of PJ ;)


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Quote Tiemen Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 11:35am


Also the Game Boy Turns 20 challenge. Just felt like making something like Zelda, since Nintendo really screwed it up with Spirit Tracks.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 2:05pm
Noooooooo!!!!!! why now? why you stupid mouse? I can't join this challenge... my mouse is messed up,ahhh man! I HATE YOU YOU STUPID MOUSE! T^T
The biggest and the last challenge of the year..and I can't..oh well,goodluck everybody
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 2:15pm
Orenshtiv................... Mouse for pc is most chipest thing,in Latvia it cost if our money will be dolors about 2$
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 3:28pm
Ok First screen is finished if someone have sugestians plz tell,but tomorow i will work on main screen..


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Quote Shawn Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by orenshtiv

Noooooooo!!!!!! why now? why you stupid mouse? I can't join this challenge... my mouse is messed up,ahhh man! I HATE YOU YOU STUPID MOUSE! T^T
The biggest and the last challenge of the year..and I can't..oh well,goodluck everybody


we should make a "spriters who have no functional mouse" club!

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Quote Antome Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 4:17pm
Because the Game boy one seems to be popular, I'll try my first challenge on that.

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction?


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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 6:44pm
My preference goes to challenges where you don't have to know the challenge theme to understand the piece. For instance, the Mixed Metaphors pieces can't really leave a life of their own without an explanation - however I had lots of fun with those submissions, great stuff too.
I also dearly love palette challenges.

Of those since I joined, my favs are Final Boss and Windows Se7en. I haven't looked at all those before yet, but The Magenta Challenge and The Tooth Fairy were top, both in theme and submissions.

Probably no time this week to finish anything I previously had no time to finish. :(
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Quote Mortar Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 8:25pm
ooh... this is my chance to finish my "obliqueworld" entry...
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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 8:39pm
im doing the magenta challenge entry...only problem is i'm stuck on the lineart...



if anyone can send me a ref pic of a butterfly with similar wings, please do. really appreciate it.

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2009 at 11:46pm
Going with the Open-mouthed one, methinks.

Ooh, also have an unfinished Moai lying 'round :D
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:09am
(Antome)
 
plz tell me what dit you did,sow i can understand it.. its to blurry :(
 
(sapphira83) Line art is great ;)but, when i draw buterffly try to draw to isometric, that have a look that they are flying...
 
 
And how in this challenge will tell whos better if evryone doing diferent tasks...????
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:33am
@Agris, It is up to the members which piece they decide to vote for. This challenge is always a bit of a weird one; it's a little hard to compare, sure, but I think ultimately everyone is on the same playing field. Think of it as a big multiple choice challenge like the World Leader Caricature

BTW, these were the winners for the last 2 years (Personally, I think they were fair choises):



(1st place 2007)



(2nd place 2008)
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:40am
What you planing to do in this year??? :)
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:45am
Me? If I was going to participate this week it would be Genre Bending.
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 1:53am
;) nice choise...
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Quote eldiabolito Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 2:10am
i'm a gonna try the "music game ds mockup" challenge...
can i submit more than one (double)screen(s)?
and if there's some time left, the 20th gb anniversary challenge is worth a shot too i think...
it's not the speed that kills, it's the sudden stop...
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 4:17am
I almost finished i what to hear comments,today done main screen  What can i add here??? suggestians... plz

And what can i add here...
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 5:10am

Ok this is all together how it looks,plz suggest something... our tell me does it look good?

 

working at the second screenshot ;) it will be cave where heroic Spartas warrior meet angry cyclop ghost

P.S how to make ghost tale right


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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 12:17pm
@ agris: the wings are isometric...its the bottom part of the wings im worry about
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Quote Robinson Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 4:38pm
I want to participate, but I can't choose between the "gameboy turns 20" one and the "pixel logo" one...
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 5:39pm
Do both then 
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2009 at 10:09pm
Or do a gameboy game titled "Robinson" ;D

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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2009 at 1:46am
I guess evryone loves gameboy :D :D

Guys if there gameboy game console which haves backlight??? i had once gameboy realy hated that i cant play it at night :( :(

i change the tale of cycloop.. know it looks better am i right??? What weapon should he care???




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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:02am
Can I submit 2 pixels? for 2 different challenges? :/
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:32am
Yeah, no problem. It's always allowed to submit multiple entries.
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Quote Peeter Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2009 at 4:19pm
I also chose the Game Boy challenge. It was the first one I tried and would like to try it again =P


First screen almost done. Enemies and HUD are missing.
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Quote Pragz Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:27pm
The main charrie and platform are wonderful, but that background ruins it. ):


[Edit]

Actually, that sprite just looks like a recolor of your avatar. The rule still stands that all pixels must be new and made specifically for the challenge. D:


Edited by Pragz - 30 December 2009 at 5:29pm
Hello - I'm new here. :)
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Quote Peeter Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2009 at 5:36pm
Previously unfinished entries are allowed for this challenge. How can you prove it's not?


edit:

the title screen
wip
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Quote Pragz Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2009 at 8:00pm
It's not like I care either way, Peeter. I was just saying. XD
Hello - I'm new here. :)
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2009 at 11:40am
Challenge: Heart Attack Horror

This is what I have so far...



The idea is that when you're alone at night the slightest noise can lead you to think there's some monster near you... Tempted to "animate" it so that the thing in the tree appears at some point instead of being there all along...
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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2009 at 3:30pm


reworking on the wings, but having no such luck (yes i looked up references)
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2009 at 4:05pm
@Sapphira - looking good so far, but don't forget you don't just have to use magentas. Have a look at how masterfully iLKke inserts other colours alongside the magentas.

Also, I'm not to sure the dithering is really working in the head.

@Bubu - I like the concept. I think the tree trunk is a but too wide at the top. The dithering around the moon seems a bit too high contrast, which makes the sky seem a bit brittle. Also, the Heart Attack Horror challenge doesn't allow for animation, I think this would be better without animation anyway. Maybe blend the monster into the tree a bit more to make it less obvious, so it isn't seen immediately when viewing the image; ie. "oh, hey there's a girl sitting th...HOLY CRAP THERE'S A MONSTER IN THE TREE"


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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2009 at 5:06pm
oh i see. thanks skamococre. don't know what i was thinking when dithering the head.
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2009 at 5:31pm
Alright thanks, so slim tree top down, less contrast in sky, and no animation (forgot to check if that was allowed thanks). Will try blending the monster in by making it darker and maybe making just the eyes pop out more than the rest...

Thanks :)
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2010 at 4:09am
Oh and BTW, your third darkest skin colour is not in the challenge palette.
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2010 at 6:03am
Ah yes, was aware of that, it's an area I was gonna rework (skin transition between v light and v dark), want to add more contrast there and generally around her face so she looks more scared than surprised :)

changelog:
changed monster palette to darker, more blended into tree colours
more contrast in face
changed moonshine to less bright and generally less saturated palette :)


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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2010 at 12:00pm
any final recommendations before i submit?


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2010 at 7:20pm
Yup.

AA, and less evenly spaced stars/sparkles. Maybe also some variation, at the moment there are only two types of stars/sparkles.
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Quote Robinson Replybullet Posted: 02 January 2010 at 9:04am
Hey smk! It's a real good idea, thank you, i'm gonna think about it!
Why not a "Robinson crusoe like" game ? :D
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 02 January 2010 at 10:11am
Some nice works in the making here. :D
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Quote Robinson Replybullet Posted: 02 January 2010 at 1:04pm
i've done the title screen for my mockup, don't know if it's finished, just tell me if you see something to improve!



and one more time, thx smk!
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Quote bitswitcher Replybullet Posted: 03 January 2010 at 4:20am
You need 2 screens Robinson. thats the weekly rule
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Quote Robinson Replybullet Posted: 03 January 2010 at 6:57am
I know, it's just the title screen, but some others are coming, I just wanted to show what i've done yet!
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 03 January 2010 at 7:10am
Ok, if that is the case, I'll send it back for revision; please resubmit once you complete your entry. Also, you should have exactly 4 colours in each of your screenshots and ensure that you are using the correct colours from the palette:



In the version you already submitted into the gallery you have 12 colours.

Make sure you fix this before you resubmit k.
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Quote bitswitcher Replybullet Posted: 03 January 2010 at 10:39am
i think im gonna make a character in foolish style.
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You better get crakin' then. You have about 13 hours.
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