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Title: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (CLOSED)
Post by: ildu on 04 May 2020, 18:05
Have you ever had a feeling that there's some ominous space lurking behind that suspicious wall, perhaps accessible through a camouflaged door, a trapdoor, an ancient mechanism, a fake bookcase or a poster plastered on the wall. Well, you've just entered that hidden room.

What do you see? How did you gain entry? Why is it hidden?

(https://i.imgur.com/7gTFVtK.jpg)

Judging criteria:

Concept - Is the idea novel and intriguing?
Playability - Would it work?
Artistic merit - Is it visually impressive?

Let's accept entries until Sunday May 24th, followed by a week of voting until Sunday May 31st. Good luck!



And so we have our entries :D!

jwalt
(https://i.imgur.com/xgvJeN3.gif)

TGames
(https://tgamespics.webs.com/BG%20Blits%20Hidden%20Rooms.png)

kaizen101
(https://i.ibb.co/BcNdvPF/A1.png)

Jack
(http://techtroupe.net/posted/backgroundBlitz_hiddenRoom.jpg)

Cassiebsg
(https://i.imgur.com/dApTRZh.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 10 May 2020, 21:22
I'm working on an entry. 
Don't let me forget it.  ;)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: jwalt on 12 May 2020, 01:28
Can't take a lot of credit for this, since the main theme, the toilet, is from a really funny image I bumbled into during a Google Search.

An animated gif.

(https://i.imgur.com/3eHakV5.gif)

The shower curtain, fwiw, was something I tried initially, for this Blitz. Didn't like it all that well, but this was a chance to salvage it.  ;-)

Modeled and rendered in Anim8or.

Edit: I snagged another image for the shower curtain. I don't own the artwork on the curtain, so this isn't an entry. Just passing along cause I liked the effect.

Spoiler: ShowHide


(https://i.imgur.com/xgvJeN3.gif)

Amazon lists the curtain, for them that's interested.

Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: TGames on 15 May 2020, 03:46
Here's my entry:

Imagine that an archeologist or a pirate finally uncovers the secret cavern containing what they've been seeking.

x1 x2 x4 x8
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: Jack on 15 May 2020, 23:40
Sad to hear of the passing of Earthworm Jim and the use of his corpse as a rope. ;)

Nice background. Reminds me of Permanent Daylight.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: ildu on 19 May 2020, 07:07
Great job so far :). We have roughly five days until the deadline, so if anyone is working on a piece, get crackin'! Would love to get more entries.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 19 May 2020, 15:56
I'm still working on it, just adding details, but doing very little at a time. :-[
But no matter what, unless my HD dies, the world ends, or something in those lines, I'll upload an entry.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: kaizen101 on 19 May 2020, 16:00
(https://i.ibb.co/BcNdvPF/A1.png) (https://ibb.co/Xj8N64M)

(https://i.ibb.co/LtgbLT7/A2.png) (https://ibb.co/k8DkRLC)

Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: ildu on 23 May 2020, 08:03
Oh how the time flies! Our deadline is already tomorrow. Finish your pieces and post them up. If you need an extension to the deadline, let me know :).
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 23 May 2020, 09:21
It will have less detail than I wanted, but oh well, when I only put like half an hour daily, that's the end result.   (wtf)
So I just need to fix the ceiling lighting and then set the light levels, as it's currently a bit too dark.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: Jack on 24 May 2020, 01:54
(http://techtroupe.net/posted/backgroundBlitz_hiddenRoom.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: blur on 24 May 2020, 10:59
Jack, this looks like an accident about to happen with all the toilet paper, alcohol distillery and open flames! :shocked:
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 May 2020, 12:31
Less detail than I wanted, but oh well... at least I post something this time around.  :)

Using Blender 2.82 and Cycles... still don't like Eevee  (roll)
(https://i.imgur.com/dApTRZh.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (entries until May 24th)
Post by: Jack on 24 May 2020, 13:36
Very nice.

But so dark, and I'm not talking about the lighting. :)

Eevee a shit. But I've seen people accomplish miracles with it. Just don't know how.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (voting until May 31st)
Post by: ildu on 24 May 2020, 20:40
Okay! Thanks for all the great entries. Good job everyone :)!

We will now commence with voting, which will sustain until Sunday May 31st. Please make your judgements using the criteria listed below. Tell the artists what you like and why - I'm sure they'd like to hear what y'all think.

Judging criteria:

Concept - Is the idea novel and intriguing?
Playability - Would it work?
Artistic merit - Is it visually impressive?
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (voting until May 31st)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 27 May 2020, 19:56
Concept - Jack (I like the idea of a just a hidden room).
Playability - kaizen101 (that's one cold hidden room... and the salad got the dressing.  (laugh))
Artistic merit - Jack (but those broken bricks need some extra work to be convincing... and just love the TP... very on topic)  (laugh)

@jwalt: Cool, love the idea, though the curtain images "ruin" the effect IMHO. But funny.  (laugh)

@TGames: Simple and effective. Though maybe some more darkness around the inside and edges of the hole would provide more depth and emphasize the chest and the bright light coming from the hole. In other others, missing a bit drama.  ;)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (voting until May 31st)
Post by: Jack on 27 May 2020, 23:42
I'm voting Cassiebsg x3.

It reminds me of S.T.A.L.K.E.R (so does my entry), and I just love that lamp and its shadows on the top.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (voting until May 31st)
Post by: ildu on 01 Jun 2020, 20:25
Let's extend the voting for a bit so we can get some more input. Voting ends on Friday June 5th!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (voting until June 5th)
Post by: blur on 06 Jun 2020, 13:16
It's after the voting deadline, so these votes should not count and are for informal purpose only.
Concept: kaizen101 - The idea of presenting the in-freezer-scene looks refreshingly novel to me.
Playability: TGames - There's a treasure chest and a rope, both good plot devices in adventure games.
Artistic merit: TGames - It is not rendered nor a vector painting, so it must be the best of the entries.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (voting until June 5th)
Post by: ildu on 07 Jun 2020, 09:22
Well, it would've been nice to get more votes, but I guess this has to end at some point. Congrats to the winner, Cassiebsg! Feel free to take on the next BlitZ :).
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Jun 2020, 10:16
Thanks, but to be honest don't know if I want to host it.  :-\ When not even half of those that participated with an entry bothered to vote.  :~(
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: kaizen101 on 07 Jun 2020, 18:21
Thanks, but to be honest don't know if I want to host it.  :-\ When not even half of those that participated with an entry bothered to vote.  :~(

Congrats Cassiebsg!
I'm sorry I did not vote... I don't vote if I'm one of the participant.. I apologize about that. 
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Jun 2020, 19:17
Uhm... you should vote, BECAUSE you have participated. Even though all board members are free to vote, only few do so (but the participants are expected to vote).
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: kaizen101 on 08 Jun 2020, 04:48
I see, so that's how it work. Next time will do. I can see that not much participate on voting even on other contest, which should be done by non participant (298 Guests, 5 Users (maybe they are not interested)), but who am I to blame, if I my self don't vote. Just a suggestion, don't you think its best if there is a poll (I think Mags have it) as well on background events like this? Its just that I'm not good at expressing myself, so its easier to click on something.  ;-D     
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: Stupot on 08 Jun 2020, 04:59
I’m terrible at remembering to vote for these contests (much less participate). I’ll try to do better.

Kaizen, you said you believe you are not good at expressing yourself. Don’t let that worry you. Sometimes you see other people’s detailed explanations to justify their votes. That it not necessary. It’s okay just to put the name of the person next to each category and that’s fine.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: kaizen101 on 08 Jun 2020, 09:14
I think I will do that, just the name. Thank you so much.  :grin:
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 08 Jun 2020, 17:17
Yes, just the name is fine, when I have less time that's what I do.  ;)

Fine, I'll think about a new topic.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: kaizen101 on 08 Jun 2020, 19:03
Hahaha! That's great! I will try to join again  :-D.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Hidden Room (Winner: Cassiebsg)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 08 Jun 2020, 22:45
New BG Blitz open now! https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58168.0