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Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« on: 08 Aug 2020, 08:58 »
HOUSE


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Johannes Vermeer, View of Houses in Delft.


Your job is to create a background that features a house. What kind of house? Any kind! A cosy chalet in the mountains, a tree-house, a modern home, a futuristic skyscraper, an ancient Roman domus, a haunted mansion, a mobile home, the inside of a small studio flat, a Victorian mansion, and so on.

Deadline: 29th August 2020.

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! :grin:

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Entries:
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Sinitrena


Creamy


Mouth for war


Cassiebsg


milkanannan & son


Pogwizd


Jack



RESULTS:

1st place: Creamy and Mouth for war
2nd place: Jack
3rd place: Pogwizd
« Last Edit: 06 Sep 2020, 09:46 by lorenzo »

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #1 on: 08 Aug 2020, 19:51 »


Interesting.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #2 on: 09 Aug 2020, 09:03 »
(laugh) (laugh)
Well, it is a kind of house.

Sinitrena

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #3 on: 13 Aug 2020, 14:49 »


I start entries for this competition so often, and I never finish them. For once, I did finish one, yay!

(The fire is obviously supposed to be animated, but seeing my track record of entries, I'm afraid that if I try to animate it, I won't finish it.)

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #4 on: 13 Aug 2020, 18:49 »
Nice background, Sinitrena!
I really like your interpretation of the theme. I'd love to cross that suspended bridge and see the inside of the house -- and meet its inhabitants!

Sinitrena

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #5 on: 14 Aug 2020, 11:48 »
I'd love to cross that suspended bridge and see the inside of the house -- and meet its inhabitants!

You sure about that? The inhabitant is called Robin. He likes to rob people.  ;)
(The background is vaguely inspired by the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood, though I haven't seen the movie in, what, ten years or so.)

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #6 on: 14 Aug 2020, 18:17 »
Well, in that case we'll know who to blame for any missing inventory item! ;)

(The background is vaguely inspired by the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood, though I haven't seen the movie in, what, ten years or so.)
I see! I haven't seen that Robin Hood film, so I couldn't recognize it.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #7 on: 19 Aug 2020, 07:11 »
Only ten days left!

Is anyone working on an entry? Or this theme is too homely? :P

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #8 on: 19 Aug 2020, 17:25 »
It's a great theme, Lorenzo. I keep meaning to enter these with my son, but we never get around to actually finishing a project! I'll try to find time this weekend to polish a final entry.

Cassiebsg

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #9 on: 19 Aug 2020, 18:46 »
Oh, I forgot. I do love the theme.
I'll see if I can make one... last time I was going to make a small town I ended up making a house...  (roll) Because I just love making houses.  (laugh)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #10 on: 19 Aug 2020, 20:25 »


Painted a couple of days ago.
 

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #11 on: 19 Aug 2020, 22:25 »
That's beautiful, Creamy.

I had an idea, based on a mountain, because I need the practice. But then I had a much better--if challenging--idea for a background. So I will attempt that when I have some concurrent hours.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #12 on: 20 Aug 2020, 10:22 »
milkanannan: a family-made background, nice! :cheesy: And don't worry if the entry isn't polished enough, as long as you're having fun with your son. ;)

Cassiebsg: well, the house alone should be enough this time. ;)

Creamy: I love your entry! Great colours that work really well with the subject, and just the right amount of detail for the scene. Is it inspired by a real place?

Jack: sounds interesting, can't wait to see it!

By the way, if anyone needs more time, just let me know.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #13 on: 20 Aug 2020, 18:21 »
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Is it inspired by a real place?

Yes. The marshes of Müllenbourg on the island of Noirmoutier. Even the donkey was there.
 

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #14 on: 20 Aug 2020, 21:38 »
Did you take a picture or is it made from what was there, plus memory?

I often wonder what the painters of old would say about a camera.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #15 on: 21 Aug 2020, 04:22 »
Very nice. Looks like a setting for a Studio Ghibli film.  8-)

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #16 on: 26 Aug 2020, 21:43 »
Reminder: only three days left!

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #17 on: 26 Aug 2020, 22:11 »
My entry :) 
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #18 on: 26 Aug 2020, 22:37 »
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Did you take a picture or is it made from what was there, plus memory?
I painted it on the spot.

Thanks milkanannan. It's a beautiful place. What the picture doesn't show is the crowd in Summer  :P

Nice picture, Mouth of War. Are you still working on your isometric game?

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I often wonder what the painters of old would say about a camera.
I guess they would be depressed. Your precious skill, which was the only way to keep a visual track of the past, becomes only decorative.

« Last Edit: 26 Aug 2020, 22:39 by Creamy »
 

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #19 on: 26 Aug 2020, 22:39 »
Thanks Creamy :D Your piece looks really cool too :-) Well I have 1000 unfinished projects now I think haha but this and another game is what I'm working on at the moment :)
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #20 on: 27 Aug 2020, 18:25 »
Nice entry, Mouth for war! Maybe someday we'll see the rest of the village. ;)

Cassiebsg

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #21 on: 27 Aug 2020, 21:59 »
Here's my entry (entirely made with Revit):



And a ray-traced version render of it just for comparison, my entry is the above one.  ;)
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There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #22 on: 27 Aug 2020, 23:25 »
Nice entry, Mouth for war! Maybe someday we'll see the rest of the village. ;)

Thanks! I sure hope so :D
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #23 on: 28 Aug 2020, 18:55 »
Nice background, Cassiebsg! I like both versions, although I probably prefer the first one -- in the second, some details get lost.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #24 on: 29 Aug 2020, 06:06 »
We're new at this (laugh)

Pogwizd

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #25 on: 29 Aug 2020, 13:00 »
Hi all,
I thought I could give Background Blitz a go for once :)
Not sure if it fits the topic but here's my entry:

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #26 on: 29 Aug 2020, 18:48 »
Cool backgrounds.

I've decided on one to make just now.

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #27 on: 30 Aug 2020, 04:02 »
Couldn't decide on something to make for this, so I went with an older idea I had for an avatar.


Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #28 on: 30 Aug 2020, 20:05 »
Love the new entries! All in very different styles.

VOTING!

Entries


Sinitrena


Creamy


Mouth for war


Cassiebsg


milkanannan & son


Pogwizd


Jack



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 5th of September 2020.

Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #29 on: 30 Aug 2020, 21:30 »
Concept: Pogwizd
Playability: Cassiebsg
Artistic execution: Creamy
« Last Edit: 31 Aug 2020, 16:25 by Mouth for war »
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #30 on: 31 Aug 2020, 02:44 »
Concept: Jack
Playability: mouth for war
Artistic execution: pogwzd

Pogwizd

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Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #31 on: 31 Aug 2020, 10:49 »
I'm just going to copy and paste what milkanannan posted (with a minor alteration) :):
Concept: Jack
Playability: mouth for war
Artistic execution: Creamy

Also, thanks for your vote milkanannan :)

ildu

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Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #32 on: 31 Aug 2020, 12:12 »
My votes:

Concept: Creamy
Playability: Mouth for war
Artistic execution: Creamy

I just had to give two to Creamy, because the piece is so lovely :). Reminds me of the upcoming indie game, Dordogne.

Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #33 on: 31 Aug 2020, 12:58 »
I vote creamy!
For which category? All three?

Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #34 on: 31 Aug 2020, 16:25 »
I updated that XD
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #35 on: 31 Aug 2020, 17:43 »
Thank you! :-D

Cassiebsg

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Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #36 on: 31 Aug 2020, 17:52 »
Concept: Jack
Playability: Sinitrena
Artistic execution: Creamy
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Sinitrena

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Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #37 on: 01 Sep 2020, 02:59 »
Creamy: Looks incredibly idyllic - perfect place for a picnic. A picture I would put on my wall. I don't like this style for in-game staff, though, to be honest. It's possible to have characters and sprites fit in, but more often then not they just stand out.

Mouth for war: I could imagine that very well for a vimiscal children's game. I'm reminded of Pokemon, not necessarily style-wise, more from the general vibe and atmosphere.

Cassiebsg: Honestly, I prefer your second version. The few pixels on the right side of the roof, where some of the sky shines through are slightly distracting.

milkanannan & son: Cute. I'm reminded of an old children's book I had with fairy tales, where one was about Cockaigne and the illustration was somewhat similar to your background. I tried to find the book (probably at my parent's) or the picture online, but I couldn't.

Pogwizd: I can't say why, but this background seems to created most of a distinct atmosphere for me - somehow desolate and hopeful at the same time.

Jack: I love the idea. The light shining through the cracks looks great. I only think the picture is all in all too dark. The light/darkness contrast would still be there with an all in all lighter image.


Votes:

Concept: Jack
Playability: Cassiebsg
Artistic Execution: Creamy

Racoon

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Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #38 on: 02 Sep 2020, 22:27 »
Concept: Mouth for war
Playability: Mouth for war (it definitly looks like a game I would play, I really like the perspective)
Artistic Execution: Pogwidz (because I really like the feeling of the place)

Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #39 on: 02 Sep 2020, 23:09 »
Concept: Jack. What's going on with this barn?

Playability: Cassie. Very practical and good-looking. The flowers and the trees are a bit too samey for my taste. Maybe you could turn them in different directions?

Artistic execution: Mouth for war. Neat and detailed. The wooden roof is a little strange. The character reminds me of the kid from Gorillaz :cheesy:

Sinitrena: nice composition but whatever post-treatment you used serves your picture badly IMO.

Milkanannan & son: that's a horny house.

Pogwizd: cute minimalist piece. I seem to discern a knight statue and vines between the buildings. It's hard to tell at such a low resolution.

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I just had to give two to Creamy, because the piece is so lovely :). Reminds me of the upcoming indie game, Dordogne.
Thanks. I look forward to this gorgeous game too.
« Last Edit: 02 Sep 2020, 23:46 by Creamy »
 

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
« Reply #40 on: 02 Sep 2020, 23:45 »
Concept: Pogwizd
Playability: Mouth for War
Artistic execution: Creamy
« Last Edit: 03 Sep 2020, 00:05 by Jack »

Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #41 on: 06 Sep 2020, 09:45 »
RESULTS!

1st place: Creamy and Mouth for war!

2nd place: Jack!

3rd place: Pogwizd!

That was a close result! Thanks for participating, everyone! :-D
« Last Edit: 06 Sep 2020, 10:45 by lorenzo »

Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #42 on: 06 Sep 2020, 12:01 »
Yeah that's what I'm talking about :-D Thank you all for voting :-) Creamy can set the rules for the next blitz if that's ok? :-)
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #43 on: 06 Sep 2020, 12:49 »
Nice. Thanks for the votes, and the trophy.

Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #44 on: 06 Sep 2020, 13:45 »
Congrats guys!

Pogwizd

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Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #45 on: 06 Sep 2020, 14:01 »
Haha blocks everywhere! I live in them, I draw them, and now I get a trophy shaped like them :) Thanks lorenzo :) and everyone else who voted for me.

Sinitrena

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Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #46 on: 07 Sep 2020, 03:22 »
Congratulations, guys. We have some worthy winners here.

Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #47 on: 17 Sep 2020, 05:08 »
Yeah that's what I'm talking about :-D Thank you all for voting :-) Creamy can set the rules for the next blitz if that's ok? :-)

Let's get this next blitz going guys! ;)

ildu

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Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #48 on: 17 Sep 2020, 11:44 »
Ditto! I'm excited to start a new piece :D.

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #49 on: 20 Sep 2020, 14:23 »
Maybe Mouth for war should go ahead an pick one, because it looks like Creamy is handcuffed to a bed somewhere.

Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« Reply #50 on: 20 Sep 2020, 14:40 »
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Maybe Mouth for war should go ahead an pick one, because it looks like Creamy is handcuffed to a bed somewhere.
I found the key  :=