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Author Topic: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!  (Read 5923 times)

NIGHTTIME


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Albert Bierstadt, Lake Tahoe, Spearing Fish by Torchlight; Sylvester Shchedrin, Moonlit Night in Naples; John Atkinson Grimshaw, Reflections on the Thames; Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhône.

Your job is to create a background set at nighttime. It can be anything you want: a starry night in the countryside, a futuristic city at night, a dark alley, or something else entirely! Even a rock concert, as long as it takes place at night.

Deadline: 18th 25th of May 2018

Voting:

Concept: your background should tell us something about the place you have depicted.
Playability: does it have clearly defined walkable areas, things to interact with, etc?
Artistic Execution: does the image convey the wanted atmosphere? What's the feeling of the place?

Good luck!
« Last Edit: 03 Jun 2018, 18:20 by lorenzo »

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #1 on: 04 May 2018, 23:26 »
Great theme! Here's a little something I whipped up :)

« Last Edit: 05 May 2018, 00:10 by Mouth for war »
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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #2 on: 05 May 2018, 17:50 »
I like your background, Mouth for war!
It has a lovely atmosphere, it makes you feel like you're under the moonlight. And the light creates some nice contrast.

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #3 on: 05 May 2018, 21:55 »
Thank you very much! I'm a sucker for doing landscape backgrounds haha :D
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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2018, 22:25 »
Isn't anyone else gonna join this comp.? Come on people! night time is awesome!!!!! :D
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VampireWombat

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2018, 13:10 »
Since the deadline isn't until next Friday, I plan to to make my background this weekend.

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #6 on: 15 May 2018, 09:05 »
A quick reminder: the deadline is Friday. If anyone is working on his entry and need more time, let me know, and I can add a few days to the competition!

Come on, don't let Mouth for war win by default! ;)

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #7 on: 15 May 2018, 10:45 »
I could submit an all-black rectangle, if that helps.

VampireWombat

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #8 on: 15 May 2018, 13:23 »
If you want more than a generic sky with a low detail moon then I probably do need an extension until like Sunday.
Unfortunately, Friday is also the due day for the GameJam and I'm still attempting to finish something for it.

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #9 on: 15 May 2018, 21:15 »
I could submit an all-black rectangle, if that helps.
That would be a very minimalist background! (laugh)

Unfortunately, Friday is also the due day for the GameJam and I'm still attempting to finish something for it.
Sorry, I didn't know about the Game Jam, I would've chosen another day otherwise.
I'll extend the competition for another week. The new deadline is the 25th of May!

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #10 on: 15 May 2018, 22:47 »
Maybe you should lure some MAGS participants to join the blitz. Someone might have already drawn a night scene for their MAGS game or perhaps is planning to.

I could submit an all-black rectangle, if that helps.
If you'd add a pair of eyes, it could actually pass as a fairly functional background :)

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #11 on: 17 May 2018, 22:40 »
And here's my entry:


Nighttime sounded like a good excuse to try out a limited palette :)

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #12 on: 18 May 2018, 09:01 »
I'm always impressed with what people can create with a few pixels and a limited palette. That's a really cool background, Kastchey, very atmospheric! It's detailed enough to make you understand what's going on, but it leaves enough room to the imagination.

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #13 on: 20 May 2018, 10:19 »
I just made a sequence for my MAGS game, and thought it could fit well in the theme (or as well as a tangent can be (roll) ).

There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #14 on: 20 May 2018, 16:33 »
Amazing entries! Inspired me to do a quick one myself - this is a bit of a photobash experiment, some "dirty tools" too.

Rock into the night!


Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #15 on: 20 May 2018, 22:41 »
Ah nice to see more entries here. Great work everyone :D
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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #16 on: 21 May 2018, 13:33 »
Cassiebsg: as long as the background is set at night, it's fine. (laugh) Best of luck with your MAGS game!

Pinback: great background, I love the lighting and the sense of scale.

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #17 on: 24 May 2018, 06:35 »
A work in progress. Won't have it finished by the deadline but still wanted to submit something ;-D


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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #18 on: 24 May 2018, 06:37 »
Looks really good, regularryan! Nice silhouettes in the distance.

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Nighttime
« Reply #19 on: 24 May 2018, 21:36 »
Alright, here's my entry.
Not too creative, but it's what I was inspired to make.