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    Posted: 27 June 2011 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: The Lava Level

Design a single-screen mock-up of a new, original video game showing a level that includes lava.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 12. Must only include colours from the palette below:

Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

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  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

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  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The The Lava Level pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!



Edited by skamocore - 27 June 2011 at 12:30am
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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 2:23am
rough sketch

Im leaving town on friday and wont have a computer so hopefuly I can finish it before then.
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 3:21am
Hey r1k,
It looks very good. The stones, the sky, I suppose the lava will later on as well....
but..
It looks a bit like 'routine work'.

You seem to already know how to align your pixels to create impressive reflections and clouds and rocks, than why start with the most unoriginal idea possible?
Any game that I have played with lava featured (cavelike)platforms with lava inbetween..

I challenge you to take your skill to the wild side! there is no need to even make a platforming game! Take an original perspective, original location, original lava source and stream, and then an original background!
I am sorry but clouds and rocks and a simple gap are not doing it for me...
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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 4:18am
well heres a rough sketch of something different

squirell knight versus lava spewing baby bird on tree tops?  Im imagining a cartoony yoshi's island type style.  I want to make it a platforming game though because I actual make games, and they have been in top down perspective for the last year or two, and Id like to do side scroller for a change.

edit: cleaning in up a bit



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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 4:22am
Here's another simple gap! With rocky platforms! IT IS very ORIGINAL and has FIREBALLS. Bet you never seen THOSE before, eh? :) :)



basic tiles done, now on to detail stuff.

Also r1k, that is TRIPPY and also AWESOME :D

*edit* updaet tiem!



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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 6:41am
Fiery yeah!

Edited by Leroy - 27 June 2011 at 6:46am
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 6:52am
I've messed around a bit with the tileset, and here's the result-

Meet Baalphraegor! (well, his stone-carved head, really)


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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 10:23am
Still a major WIP, but
Looking better then my Water level peice :p
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 1:24pm
Moar updaetz. obviously inspired by my earlier 'Temple of Lunarius mini' piece- the mouth lavafall, and general layout of things. Which may be subject to change.

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Quote Batzy Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 3:35pm
I'd like to see some of your works animated somehow mrmo, thought animating lava falls?
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Quote GhosTZinhu Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 3:45pm
The first, I might do a v2


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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 4:13pm
update
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Quote uburur Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 9:34pm
Play as the harlequin archangel Vohmai as she tries to build radiance at the peak of an active volcano. Tap the screen to dispatch a holy wrath or swipe at the screen to generate radiant shields. Calling down wrath will completely empty your radiance and clear the screen of entities/effects of level equal to or lower than the consumed radiance. Generating shields will drain your accumulated radiance, so use them sparingly. Levels are completed by achieving 100% radiance.

Why is she building radiance in such a volatile area? No one knows,,,

Comments or suggestions would help greatly?
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Quote Adarias Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 11:47pm
uburur - i like the sketch, i like the description....but how and where are you going to fit lava into that image? the only way to tell there's even a volcano is from the accompanying text.

I'm thinking of entering this one. I haven't had a decent milestone at work recently and a short-term accomplishment should be good for my morale. Right now I'm torn between brighter and darker lava:



Very WIP still, a DnD/common fantasy concept, probably free movement in iso 4dir, more about the coop than the endless dungeon, although I have stuck to something vaguely resembling a tileset.

going for DS mockup, top screen will have stats and action log stuff. I like my environments too much to clutter them.

Currently just showing the arcane mage and barbarian. don't worry, there's a few more tricks up my sleeve come submission time.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 12:40am
I'd say go with bright lava, as it adds moar contrast! Or, go both- you can make some parts hotter (and therefore brighter) for variety :)
(or increase that frame speed and make it animated!)
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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 1:27am
@ Adarias, I had the same thought as Mrmo Tarius, making the lava animate.
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 2:11am
Good improvement r1k!
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 2:47am
Moar updaet splashy spritey! FWOOSH



I'd say the piece is way too large for me to try and animate it in time :/
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Quote kevink Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 4:26am
Originally posted by Adarias

uburur - i like the sketch, i like the description....but how and where are you going to fit lava into that image? the only way to tell there's even a volcano is from the accompanying text.

I'm thinking of entering this one. I haven't had a decent milestone at work recently and a short-term accomplishment should be good for my morale. Right now I'm torn between brighter and darker lava:



Very WIP still, a DnD/common fantasy concept, probably free movement in iso 4dir, more about the coop than the endless dungeon, although I have stuck to something vaguely resembling a tileset.

going for DS mockup, top screen will have stats and action log stuff. I like my environments too much to clutter them.

Currently just showing the arcane mage and barbarian. don't worry, there's a few more tricks up my sleeve come submission time.


Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

Moar updaet splashy spritey! FWOOSH



I'd say the piece is way too large for me to try and animate it in time :/


Wow guys, these are just too awesome.

I did a quick sketch on my netbook as well. I hope I'll have some time to finish it!

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 4:35am
I'm thinking of converting that huge scene into a slideshow-sort-of-thing, because it's never a good thing to show the whole level like this, and I need to fit it into a game-like HUD. I've a few ideas.

also kevink, I need to see that piece of yours completed! :D
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Quote Meatermen Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 5:48am
This my very WIP:



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Quote Denmen707 Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 6:01am
My WIP, probably going to go street fighter kind of game.
Meaterman, I'm pretty sure that is mario
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Quote Meatermen Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 7:31am
Oh yes I misread the challenge... I thought that I have to make a lava level for an existing game.
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Quote Denmen707 Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 8:18am
All he needs now is an opponent
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Quote uburur Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 10:27am
@adarias - lava gets hurled in from either sides of the screen,,, kinda weird ill admit xD Also, your sprites are so cute <3 I especially like the outline fading out before the feet.

also, i did an small update on the hud and, hopefully, better show where the lava is in the game


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Quote .42ing Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2011 at 6:12pm


Oh noes! Suddenly a boss appears! D:

My 1st PJ contest entry, whoo! Hope i get it done in time...
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 2:11am
Gaah, seems I cannot read. It clearly says "sigle-screen mockup". So much for my slideshow :/
Oh well, I'll just post it here then. In 2xmode! :P


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Quote kevink Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 4:59am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

Gaah, seems I cannot read. It clearly says "sigle-screen mockup". So much for my slideshow :/
Oh well, I'll just post it here then. In 2xmode! :P


one word, ANIMATED SCROLLING LEVEL..wait what?

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 5:03am
For that to work, I'd have to do the actual sprite animations, which would take ages :/
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Quote kevink Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 5:52am
Nah, you could just scroll the level with the static images.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 6:11am
Hmm, that I can do, but does it still count as 'single screen'?
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Quote kevink Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 6:33am
It's arguable, bit I think it does.
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 7:24am
I don't see why it wouldn't count but I prefer the full mockup to view it all at once.
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 9:47am
Another WIP. Still gotta fix some stuff and add stuff. Generator thing looks really odd and I might put in a hotbar above the main screen.
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Quote Rebolation? Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 2:55pm
MY WIP:
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Quote .42ing Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 2:58pm

Still very much a WIP.. It's a side scrolling shooter! You are a super powered robot fireman who can FLY, and you were sent to extinquish this lava monster. Open for suggestions and such. :D
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Quote Meatermen Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 4:04pm
I finished mine I think here it is:


@Mrmo Tarius: Your picture is my favourite :d
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Quote neofotistou Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 4:32pm


Here's my WIP.
It's a non-realtime tower defense game. You need to guard your lair from the cute but surprisingly resilient Blerps. Just a sketch at the moment.

Amazing job everyone!

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Quote Xamllew Replybullet Posted: 29 June 2011 at 8:38pm
Looks good so far Neofotistou, I like the lava effect, looks intensely bright.
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Quote deadpixelteam Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 12:09am
Everyone made awesome pixel art, kudos .

This is my little start.



More to come :)
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Quote deadpixelteam Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 3:36am
Here's some animated update...



I need to create more tiles, items and background... Hope I'll finish on time
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Quote deadpixelteam Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:33am
Here's a little more update,bars and hero burning skull

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Quote wuhu Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 9:51am
Damn u guys are awesome....

WIP - Jurassic kart




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Quote gabriellord Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 1:54pm
My first WIP

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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 3:13pm
@ deadpixeltean, maybe try either making the characters larger or shrinking the screen a bit, as theres currently alot of blank space that youll have to fill.

@ wuhu, that looks awesome.  Like a 3d game with pixel art graphics, loks like it would be fun to play.
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Quote Meatermen Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 3:40pm
Here's the v2 of my lava level:
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Quote xxmantisxx Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 6:58pm


Whatcha think?


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Quote showtime Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2011 at 9:26pm
"what is this is?"
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Here is my background for the game)
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Quote deadpixelteam Replybullet Posted: 01 July 2011 at 4:32am
Originally posted by r1k

@ deadpixeltean, maybe try either making the characters larger or shrinking the screen a bit, as theres currently alot of blank space that youll have to fill.


I know r1k, I'll add more stuff in :), thanks

Here's some more



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