Alrighty, the time has come to pass judgement upon all who have participated in this competition. I'm happy to have at least three of you to blather at - and thanks for humoring me and joining in. Since there's so few of you (though I intended to do it regardless), I'm going to critique a bit as well as announce our winner.
So, we'll do them in order:Markbilly's Handmade Blowtorch
This one is a touch difficult to tell at a glance what you're looking at. I recognized after reading what it was a tank on the right side, and what I think are some tubes, but I was a little confused. Still, it looks like it'd be fun to use, and sure
you can hand-make a blowtorch, if you're industrious enough. I like the concept, and as you dropped down your torch before Mad, that's also commendable. If I might also offer some artistic constructive criticism, the image would look a bit smoother if you removed some of those double-pixels. All in all, though - a groovy piece of sprite inventory.Mad's DIY Blowtorch
Another blowtorch! I was a little suprised to see that 66% of our entries were implements of burnination. Still, I reckon that they're far-removed from one another enough to be considerable as completely different things. Where Markbilly sprited up a machine, you shoved a giant hamster drinking trough up a stuffed ant-eater's rectum and filled it with volatile liquids. Who could ask for anything more? Now, the sheer volume of sprites here really helps to make the post stand out, but it's one entry per jam - and by that right, I'm considering the final product (inv23.png) to be your actual entry, and the others just a prelude thereto. The elegant and simple use of color, and the consistent inventory item style definitely contributes. Very well done.
and finally,gASK's Human Liver
That's definitely an original piece of inventory right there. Though I think I've seen various body parts in games before, I'm certain I've yet to see a human liver. Now, this is another example of something I sure as hell wouldn't have been able to tell had I not seen what it was (But that kinda stands to reason with a chunk of meat, such as it is). I also dig the idea of a medical game (though I seem to remember that Sierra released a medical game of some sort - anybody else?). Considering the subject material, I'd have to say you did a pretty good job.
Now, it's time for the hard part - deciding objectively on a winner.
From an artistic, and entertainment value point of view, I'm thinking Mad
deserves this one. Thank you all for entering the competition, and I hope to see the rest of you in Mad's, when he's got it going.