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Background Blitz: Middle Ages - RESULTS
« on: 09 Oct 2019, 16:59 »
MIDDLE AGES


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Bernardo Bellotto, Piazza della Signoria a Firenze; Giuseppe Zocchi, Il Bargello.


Your job is to create a background set during medieval times. The subject doesn't matter, as long as it's recognizable as medieval. It could be a house, a castle, the town hall, an alley, or something else!

Deadline: 24th of October 2019

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!

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Entries:
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Mandle


WHAM


Alan v.Drake


Kastchey


Flugeldufel


Cassiebsg


Blondbraid


Jack


Results
  • 1st place: Alan v.Drake
  • 2nd place: Flugeldufel and Kastchey
  • 3rd place: Mandle and WHAM
« Last Edit: 06 Nov 2019, 09:49 by lorenzo »

Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #1 on: 16 Oct 2019, 20:14 »
Only eight days left!

Is anyone working on an entry? Or everybody here dislikes the Middle Ages? ;)
I hope I haven't chosen a bad theme! (laugh)

cat

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #2 on: 16 Oct 2019, 20:47 »
Or everybody here dislikes the Middle Ages? ;)
I somewhat do. I think it's because of that overused and boring medieval fantasy setting.

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #3 on: 16 Oct 2019, 21:18 »
I had an idea but forgot about this. Hopefully will have time to make it.

Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #4 on: 16 Oct 2019, 21:30 »
I like the theme and I have an idea, now I'm just trying to find time to whip something up.

Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #5 on: 16 Oct 2019, 21:57 »
Cat: sorry you didn't like the theme! It's understandable, though. I'm not a fan of fantasy literature and films myself.
But in my opinion, the "real" Middle Ages have little to do with the fantasy representation of them. It's mostly superficial similarities (castles, swords, and dresses?).

Jack and Kastchey: if you need more time, let me know and I'll extend the deadline!

Cassiebsg

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #6 on: 16 Oct 2019, 22:36 »
I love the middle ages!
Only problem is I currently have no time for this.  :-\
Hope someone has the time and submits something.
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

WHAM

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #7 on: 17 Oct 2019, 12:40 »
I haven't done pixel art backgrounds in ages, and this intrigues me as an idea, so I might try to craft something small tonight.
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VampireWombat

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #8 on: 17 Oct 2019, 14:47 »
The theme is fine to me. But my creative energy has been low this month. What little I have had has gone into working on MAGS. I will see if I can come up with anything, though.

Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #9 on: 17 Oct 2019, 20:18 »
Cassiebsg: that's a shame! I would've loved to see one of your renderings, or a pixellated background (the mountain one was quite good!).

WHAM: great! Happy drawing!  :-D

VampireWombat: don't worry, finishing a game in a month is hard enough. Best of luck with MAGS!

Cassiebsg

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #10 on: 18 Oct 2019, 00:36 »
I some times join MAGS or a game I'm working on, and do a BG for it (if I can make it fit the theme, of course  ;) ).
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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #11 on: 19 Oct 2019, 09:16 »
Now, this challenge does seem quite intriguing, but there is something that I would like to ask.

Does the picture need to be 'real' and historically sound, or would a fairy-tale picture suffice?

Cassiebsg

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #12 on: 19 Oct 2019, 15:21 »
fairy-tale is fine :)
just as long as it fits the theme "a background that could be found in the middle ages"... not likely you'll be able to make a cyberpunk or a modern city with skyscrapers and cars... unless you are an awesome storyteller that could fit all that in the middle ages...  ;)
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Mandle

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #13 on: 19 Oct 2019, 17:31 »
My attempt at a Seussian medieval background...

« Last Edit: 19 Oct 2019, 17:51 by Mandle »

Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #14 on: 19 Oct 2019, 23:51 »
Nice perspective Mandle. That's some hairy clouds  :-D

Like VampireWombat, I keep my spare time for a MAGS project but I like the theme.
 

Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #15 on: 20 Oct 2019, 09:59 »
Does the picture need to be 'real' and historically sound, or would a fairy-tale picture suffice?

Hi, Reiter! Feel free to interpret the theme as you like! Don't worry too much. As long as the background is recognizable as set during the Middle Ages, you can do whatever you want, and draw whatever subject you prefer.
Basically, what Cassiebsg said. ;)

My attempt at a Seussian medieval background...
Mandle: that's a lovely background! Nice, clean lines and I just love those curly clouds! I think the style would work really well for an adventure game.

WHAM

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #16 on: 20 Oct 2019, 14:55 »


An attempt was made! A shady fortress monastery in the dark of night.
I began to feel like I could keep adding detail and polish for days on end, but if I went on with that I'd just end up burning myself out and probably run well past the deadline, so I'll call it done here.
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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #17 on: 20 Oct 2019, 18:46 »
Great background, WHAM! I like the angle you've chosen and the nocturnal colours. It's very atmospheric!

I began to feel like I could keep adding detail and polish for days on end, but if I went on with that I'd just end up burning myself out and probably run well past the deadline, so I'll call it done here.
I can certainly relate!

Mandle

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Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #18 on: 21 Oct 2019, 18:15 »
I can totally see an "Alone In The Dark" 3D character wandering around that background, Wham!

Re: Background Blitz: Middle Ages
« Reply #19 on: 21 Oct 2019, 23:53 »
Will you manage to steal the middle-aged merchant's gold?



I'm glad to see that the background blitzes are still alive.

- Alan
« Last Edit: 21 Oct 2019, 23:56 by Alan v.Drake »