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Inventory items

I woke up this morning and had a sudden realization: I need to go on an adventure! I need to drop everything at once and simply go. I know what you may be thinking, but no. You can't talk me out of it and you can't stop me, I've made up my mind. I'm leaving and I'm going to have a grand adventure filled with spetacular sights and unforgettable experiences.

However, there is something you all can do for me. I've still got a little bit of space left in my backpack and I would gladly hand over some pixelated coins to fill it up:

1st:

2nd:

3rd:


Rules:
- Draw a sprite of an inventory item
- No size or color limits
- Add a short sales pitch (optional)

And please try to be reasonable, I'd rather not lug around huge buildings, funky spaceships or a herd of cows.
You have until January 29th.
« Last Edit: 02 Feb 2017, 22:51 by Hobo »

Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #1 on: 11 Jan 2017, 23:42 »
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This hand-held computer can be used to hack terminals, you never know when you might need to hack a terminal!!

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #2 on: 12 Jan 2017, 02:35 »
I'm in.  For this, I decided to keep it simple.



A Crystal Ball item.  Maybe a sorceress dropped it, and she needs you to retrieve it--similar to Matoya's Crystal in the original Final Fantasy, only in this case, it's an AGS game.  Or maybe it could be used to solve other puzzles.  You can interpret this how you like. :P

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #3 on: 12 Jan 2017, 04:28 »
My inventory item is:



Lower Manhattan!

With a population of just over 1.6 million, Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City. Popular attractions include Central Park and the Empire State Building.









Just kidding. It's really a Manhattan keyring:



That's something you CAN carry around in your pocket. And you never know when a keyring might be useful!

« Last Edit: 20 Jan 2017, 00:29 by Gurok »

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #4 on: 12 Jan 2017, 05:18 »
Hahaha...Gurok, that was awesome!

But now I really am itching to play a game where you have to carry around Lower Manhattan in your inventory...

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #5 on: 12 Jan 2017, 06:30 »
Yeah, sounds kind of cool!
"Honey, I shrunk Lower Manhattan!" (laugh) (I know, band pun and bad movie, but... (roll) )
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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #6 on: 12 Jan 2017, 14:45 »
Here's my entry:
A cassette tape. Now I know what you're thinking, what do I need an outdated thing like a cassette tape for. Well I'll have you know it's in the top fifty most common items in adventure games.
And you can use it for all sorts of things. Maybe it has something interesting on it, or maybe you need it to record something which you could playback later, or maybe you need the tape inside it to tie something together.

Whatever you use it for, you'll probably need a handheld tape recorder (sold separately).
(Warning: cassette may not fit inside recorder.)

I love making inventory items. :-D

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #7 on: 13 Jan 2017, 14:21 »
I'm just gonna spam this post so I get the darker background for my transparent background sprite...
« Last Edit: 13 Jan 2017, 14:25 by Mandle »

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #8 on: 13 Jan 2017, 14:25 »
Pulley With A Rubber Chicken In The Middle


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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #9 on: 13 Jan 2017, 14:30 »
Pulley With A Rubber Chicken In The Middle

Ha ha!  Spoofing the classic Monkey Island item.  Well played.

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #10 on: 13 Jan 2017, 15:10 »
Mandle, that has got to the greatest inventory item I have ever seen! :shocked:
I think we're done, we already have our winner.

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #11 on: 13 Jan 2017, 19:39 »
Danvzare, looking at your entry I feel like you had a preview to my hopeful MAGS entry this month. I could use the graphic help.

Mandle, yeah we see what you did there. I guess reversed words confuse lawyers lol
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #12 on: 13 Jan 2017, 20:04 »
Danvzare, looking at your entry I feel like you had a preview to my hopeful MAGS entry this month. I could use the graphic help.
Hey if you want some help with graphics for a MAGS entry, I'd be glad to pitch in (especially if it's about inventory icons). Just send me a PM. :-D

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #13 on: 17 Jan 2017, 23:17 »
I'll see Danvzare's outdated cassette tape and raise him one 5 1/4" floppy disk!

I'd post the even larger 8" floppy, but that would be too much old school to handle.  :=

I hope Hobo comes across some outdated computers on his adventure, because this disk contains a whopping 360 kilobytes of freeware Oceanspirit Dennis assets!
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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #14 on: 18 Jan 2017, 00:23 »
Thanks Mandle and Cassie for the comments.

I would love it if we could get the other stuff mentioned in the initial post (a funky spaceship and a herd of cows) as semi-useful items.

I dare you to make that 8" floppy, Ponch.

Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #15 on: 18 Jan 2017, 10:54 »
I thought it would be fun to add a MacGuffin into the mix, so here I present the book of Thoth,
said to contain powerful spells written by the Egyptian god himself.

I chose to draw the book of Thoth because I really, really like the story behind it, it's a timeless tale with all the ingredients for a great adventure and I'd love to one day see someone try to make a game adaptation.
Here is a link for those who want to read it!

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #16 on: 18 Jan 2017, 15:30 »
Gurok, for some reason, I am unable to view the image you uploaded. I tried visiting the direct link with another browser, and even tried a proxy (thinking that the host might have been blocked by my ISP for some god knows what reason---Pastebin is banned here, for instance) but to no avail.

Can you please your image to a better host? kthxbye.
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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #17 on: 18 Jan 2017, 15:53 »
@Blondbraid Nice story, thanks for sharing. And beautiful inventory item!

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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #18 on: 19 Jan 2017, 02:09 »
I dare you to make that 8" floppy, Ponch.
Are you crazy? At this scale, that would make that 40x40 sprite something close to 43x43! That's too much to ask of anybody!  :shocked:
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Re: Sprite Jam: Inventory items (until January 29th)
« Reply #19 on: 19 Jan 2017, 07:05 »
That 5.25" floppy needs an Electronics Boutique brand disk notcher!