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Background Blitz: Another World (RESULTS)
« on: 05 Nov 2019, 23:54 »
ANOTHER WORLD


Inspiration from the namesake game


Make a background set in another world. It could be a world with strange lifeforms, a scenery of alien structures, anything goes as long it gives a vibe of belonging to a different world.
I posted a few screen from Another World because that game is a reminder that even with few colors and details it's possible to convey a great atmosphere, but there are no constraints for the challenge.

Deadline: 24th of November 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?

Have fun!


Trophies




Results
  • 1st place: abstauber
  • 2nd place: lorenzo, Neil Dnuma and Kastchey
  • 3rd place: Jack and Reiter

- Alan
« Last Edit: 03 Dec 2019, 23:46 by Alan v.Drake »

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 08 Nov 2019, 00:13 »
Awesome! I'm a sucker for otherworldly sceneries.
I don't know if I'll have the time to make an entry but I will definitely try.

VampireWombat

  • Not a chupacabra
    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with play testing
Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 08 Nov 2019, 14:13 »
Hmm. I'll see what I can do. I might even try something with my "new" laptop.

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 08 Nov 2019, 18:48 »
I love both the game (Another World) and the theme! Hopefully, I'll be able to make an entry.

abstauber

  • Cavefish
  • still mowing the lawn
    • abstauber worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • abstauber worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 19 Nov 2019, 10:15 »
I'm also in for this.

DBoyWheeler

  • Maverick Hunter D-Boy at your service!
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 20 Nov 2019, 02:05 »
Here's a quick entry:

(Using the spoiler thing to prevent it from lagging others' connections.)

Spoiler: ShowHide


A weird sky in some strange barren land--the ground probably illuminated by a light close to the foreground.  And maybe random items or NPCs would appear at rightly-timed moments in the game.  Like first time around, you meet with someone who gives you information, and later when you return here, there's a discarded item needed to solve a puzzle.  And maybe sometimes you'll see a funny Easter egg on the top of one of the distant mountains.  Oh, the possibilities!

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 21 Nov 2019, 01:11 »
Here is mine. A tricky matter, certainly, but not a subject that I could abandon.

Spoiler: ShowHide


It became a rather peculiar worldlet, but I would like a brief visit. I think that I shall draw the rest of the barge some day, too.

abstauber

  • Cavefish
  • still mowing the lawn
    • abstauber worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • abstauber worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 21 Nov 2019, 14:54 »
Okay, I just stop with the touchups now.
This turned out weirder than intended, but here we go: 16 colors, all taken from the C64 palette.



Definately lots to explore here ;)


--edit:
In the meantime I converted the image so that real C64 could display it too  8-)

(160x200px, 3 different colors + black in a 4x8px cell)
« Last Edit: 25 Nov 2019, 10:05 by abstauber »

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 23 Nov 2019, 09:06 »
How's it going, does anyone need more time to finish their pieces?


- Alan
« Last Edit: 23 Nov 2019, 22:37 by Alan v.Drake »

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 23 Nov 2019, 10:44 »
I'm working on my entry right now! I started a bit late, unfortunately, but I hope I can finish it today.

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 23 Nov 2019, 15:19 »
Very cool and colourful entries.
 

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 23 Nov 2019, 18:52 »
My entry:

« Last Edit: 23 Nov 2019, 18:56 by lorenzo »

Jack

  • Think deviant
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • Jack worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 24 Nov 2019, 02:02 »
The whole competition I had in mind to do a Dyson sphere, but it makes everything a lot harder and creates boring shadows, so I made this instead:


Re: Background Blitz: Another World (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 24 Nov 2019, 20:40 »
Thanks for all the entries guys, I'll close the challenge tomorrow morning (approx. 12 hours from now), unless anyone asks for an extension.


- Alan

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (ENDING SOON)
« Reply #14 on: 25 Nov 2019, 04:06 »
I would appreciate an extension if you are so kind to offer. I didn't get a chance to work on anything yet, but the theme is amazing so I'd love to get at least a quick entry in.

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (ENDING SOON)
« Reply #15 on: 25 Nov 2019, 08:57 »
I would appreciate an extension if you are so kind to offer. I didn't get a chance to work on anything yet, but the theme is amazing so I'd love to get at least a quick entry in.

Ok, then. I'm adding three more days.


- Alan

This was harder than I remembered!


« Last Edit: 26 Nov 2019, 12:52 by Neil Dnuma »

Ok, then. I'm adding three more days.


- Alan
Awesome, thanks!

Lovely entries everyone. And a couple really stunning ones - more detailed comments incoming!

Edit:
Here's mine. Not quite what I had pictured in my mind but anyway, here goes:

« Last Edit: 27 Nov 2019, 23:33 by Kastchey »

Re: Background Blitz: Another World (VOTING)
« Reply #18 on: 28 Nov 2019, 07:07 »
TIME TO VOTE!

Entries



DBoyWheeler



Reiter



abstauber



lorenzo



Jack



Neil Dnuma



Kastchey


Voting categories:

  • 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?

Voting ends on the 3rd of December 2019.

Mandle

  • NO PIXEL LEFT BEHIND!!!
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Background Blitz: Another World (VOTING)
« Reply #19 on: 28 Nov 2019, 09:55 »
Concept: Jack (The story here is obvious... Some humans are exploring a distant planet(oid))
Playability: Abstruder (I can tell immediately where my character can go. Also kickass graphics for c64)
Artistic Execution: Lorenzo (Beautifully composed. Belongs in a museum! (or art gallery))