Well, ladies and gentlemen, the deadline has come and gone and it's time to make a decision on this week's Sprite Jam winner. I'll begin with a quick comment on each of the entries, then proclaim our weekly champion.
First up: Bodrius
I'm not familiar with the character of Mafalda, so the reference is a bit lost on me, but the sprite is absolutely solid. I'd be remiss to say that there's something odd about a little girl sunbathing topless, but as an entry - especially for the topic provided, it's a great job. And for your first competition entry, it's great work.
A man after my own heart. What's not to love about bikini babes on pink rollerskates with boomboxes? She'd fit perfectly into a high-res 80's-themed adventure game, and reminds me fondly of "Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!". If I were to give criticism, I'd say that the shading could be a little higher contrast, but looks great even without. And man is she pale, for being out in the sun all day.
Followed by: Tabata
Looks like Joey's got a bit of a bad habit - but hey, who can blame him (aside from the police)? Great expression and fun posing - the body is twisted in a kind of odd way, but it works. Of course, on a hot sunny day, that outfit would be a little stifling, wouldn't it?
And finally: ProgZmax
Ah, Limey - one of my favorite contemporary AGS characters. A little disappointed to not see Lucky anywhere in the background (unless that's his charred remains there to the side of Limey's beach chair?), but no big deal there. I'd love to see another Limey Lizard game one of these days.
And now the hard part: Deciding on a victor. Going from a technical standpoint, Limey's always amazing with his limited size and palette showing just what ProgZ can do, while from a "The kind of stuff SPC was hoping to see" standpoint, it's Anian hands-down. Fun-factor goes to Tabata, of course - once again, great expression and nice interpretation of the rules, but I think I'm going to go with Bodrius
this time around: Great execution, quick turnaround and apparently totally recognizable from the source material. A really good start on the AGS forums.
So again, congratulations, Bodrius
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the next competition, and I plan on participating, whatever it may be! And thank you once again to everyone else, as well, who entered the competition. I had a lot of fun, and hope that you all did as well. See you next time!