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CaesarCub

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Sierra Template Background Contest - CLOSED!
« on: 28 Jun 2017, 14:24 »
The Template Background Competition.
A.K.A. - Not the Background Blitz.

As some of you may know, we are making an updated Sierra Template for AGS.
We already have the icon bar and nu-Roger defined.

Now it's time to have a nice background, so Roger is not floating in the darkness of space.


Doesn't he look lonely there?

Your task is to create a nice background for our friend.

The specifications:
  • The background must be done for a 320x200 resolution.
  • Roger should fit in it without having to scale him up or down.
  • There is no thematic restriction, but Roger should not feel too out of place.
  • There is no color restriction

For reference here is one image of Roger:



Te deadline is July 24, so there is lots of time.
Please keep the specifications in mind, since this background will be used on the Sierra Template.

Winner: Selmiak



« Last Edit: 03 Aug 2017, 12:05 by CaesarCub »

Nixxon

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jun 2017, 21:05 »
Nice! Can we do a scrolling background? Eg. 440x200?

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #2 on: 29 Jun 2017, 22:17 »
as long as roger doesn't look too out of place this should be no problem.

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #3 on: 04 Jul 2017, 09:27 »
Great idea! I plan to have a go at this.

CaesarCub

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #4 on: 09 Jul 2017, 01:06 »
I can't wait to see what great stuff you'll come up with guys :D

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #5 on: 09 Jul 2017, 06:43 »
Man, that template is sooooo cool!

With a neato background added I feel this new look alone should draw more people to the AGS engine!

lorenzo

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #6 on: 09 Jul 2017, 11:28 »
I'm working on a background. I don't know how it's going to turn out, since I'm not very good at drawing low resolution stuff.
I love the new template, by the way!
« Last Edit: 09 Jul 2017, 11:31 by lorenzo »

Nixxon

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #7 on: 12 Jul 2017, 10:08 »
@ Lorenzo. Damn! I thought I might have had a chance to win this one. There goes that idea... ;)

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #8 on: 14 Jul 2017, 10:10 »
I made two backgrounds, because I wasn't happy with the first one and... I'm not really happy with the second one, either.
I don't know if it's allowed to have two entries in the same competition; if it's not, I'll remove one.




Nixxon: wait until you hear about my Advanced Pixel Art Technique™, which consists of drawing a big picture and then resizing it to fit 320x200. Can't get any more advanced than that!
I hope you manage to make an entry, I'm curious to see what you come up with!

Nixxon

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #9 on: 14 Jul 2017, 10:41 »
Jesus dude, they're gorgeous!! I particularly love the first one.

Bugger the technique... If the glove fits! Simply amazing.

I feel like scrapping my attempt altogether now lol. Well done sir.

CaesarCub

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #10 on: 14 Jul 2017, 13:42 »
Nice entries Lorenzo!

Come on everyone! Let's have some more before the contest closes! ;-D

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #11 on: 14 Jul 2017, 16:47 »
Those backgrounds are beautiful, lorenzo.  Nice work!

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #12 on: 14 Jul 2017, 17:07 »
Lorenzo... That first background... I need to play that game!

lorenzo

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #13 on: 15 Jul 2017, 08:50 »
Nixxon: thanks! I wasn't sure about my backgrounds, so that's a relief. Now, go finish your entry before the 17th! ;)

CaesarCub, dactylopus: thank you! :)

Mandle: (laugh) If I ever make such a game, you'll be the first one to know! ;)

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #14 on: 15 Jul 2017, 11:37 »
I don't know if it's allowed to have two entries in the same competition; if it's not, I'll remove one.
The more the merrier. :-D

By the way, I love that first background.
I really want to know what's behind that door as well.

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #15 on: 15 Jul 2017, 13:09 »
@lorenzo:
these 2 backgrounds are really cool, I like the first one better. Nice vibrant colors and an interesting scene that is easy to read, me likes! ;-D


but seriously, can we have an extension please? some 1-2 weeks maybe?! we have 2 entries by one person, come on, there can be more!

well, this is how far I got with my stuff and I have no time for painting this weekend and little time at the evenings through the week :P

Nixxon

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #16 on: 15 Jul 2017, 22:45 »
Oh well, here goes....

Could use some pixel tidying.

« Last Edit: 18 Jul 2017, 05:58 by Nixxon »

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #17 on: 15 Jul 2017, 23:39 »
Nixxon: Wow that is good! Only problem with that is there is an issue with left road. Bottom line becomes top line and it is hypnotizing!

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #18 on: 15 Jul 2017, 23:50 »


Hey! I decided to give a shot at drawing a background. :D

Nixxon

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Re: Sierra Template Background Contest - Open until July 17
« Reply #19 on: 16 Jul 2017, 02:47 »
@hirusr. Thanks mate, yes I think you are correct! There are a few compositional issues that I'm not entirely happy with. I need to discipline myself in the process of thoroughly planning out my scenes before I hit the colouring stages.

I might throw up a revision if I have time between now and the cutoff.